Dukey has run well on occasions this year but not followed up on his win at Southwell last November. However, he did it well in the heavy rain under Jimmy at Catterick and was value for a bit further than the given result.
"Moderate sprinting form. Once again they came stands´ side in the straight. DANISH DUKE, representing a stable that couldn´t be in better form, came here on the back of a solid effort at Nottingham and he had an ideal trip, keeping wide off the churned up inside rail around the turn and then heading over to the stands´ rail in the straight. He won easily, and it wouldn´t come as a surprise to see him follow up while he´s in this sort of form."
Racing Post, 2016
"Danish Duke did it nicely. He won at Southwell before Christmas and had maybe been a bit disappointing this year, but it was never in doubt today."
Ruth Carr, 2016