Captain Tom Cat is a five-year-old gelding by Dylan Thomas, based with Grand National winning trainer Dr Richard Newland.
He showed plenty of promise in the point-to-point field, but has truly thrived since going under rules. He was second in a Southwell novice hurdle on his debut in July, before cruising to a seven-length success at Uttoxeter just over a fortnight later.
The second home on that occasion was a subsequent winner, whilst Captain Tom Cat himself defied a penalty to win again at Uttoxeter on his next appearance in August. Making all under Sam Twiston-Davies, he showed a fine attitude to fend off all comers up the straight, winning with more in hand than the winning margin might have suggested.
Captain Tom Cat is out of a half-sister to the top-class bumper performer Rapid Escape and his sire is a developing force within the jumps ranks. He is a really classy individual and is just the sort with which his trainer excels.
Many more successes seem sure to follow in the forthcoming months!