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The South African-bred Elusive Fort gelding Catch Twentytwo is one of seven runners who will line up in the Group 3 level weights Earl Of Sefton Stakes over one-mile-and-one furlong (1800m) on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile tomorrow at 16h00 South African time.

The Group 2-winning 2000 Guineas runner up Master Of The Seas (Dubawi) is the best performed runner in the field and has an OR (Official Rating) of 117.

The Group 3 winner Megallan (Kingman), who runs in the colours of Anthony Oppenheimer (Mary Slack’s second cousin) has an OR of 112.

The former Paul Peter-trained Catch Twentytwo won the 2020 Grade 2 WSB Dingaans over a mile and the Grade 3 Tony Ruffel Stakes over 1400m.

He subsequently gained two Grade 1 seconds from 1600m to 1800m and a Grade 1 third over 1800m as well as two Grade 2 runner up finishes from 1400m to 1600m.

He is a big strong horse which gives hope he can gallop through the ground on a UK course, which is usually tougher going than the generally fast South African ground.

Catch Twentytwo was originally bound for this year’s Dubai Carnival but did not make it due to a delay in Mauritius.

He is being trained at Newmarket by Jane Chapple-Hyam.

She won this race two years in succession with Mull Of Killough (Mull Of Kintyre) in 2013 and 2014.

Catch Twentytwo is owned by the ASSM Syndicate (Arun Chadha and Warne Rippon) and Ian Levitan.     

He will be ridden tomorrow by Robert Tart.

Picture: The Godolphin-owned Master Of The Seas winning the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket as a two-year-old. (Godolphin).