Having been beaten 3/4l by his stable mate, Vallarta, over course and distance the time before it was great for Meshardal to get his head in front at Catterick where his form reads 4211821!
"Race distance increased by 6yds. A fair handicap and solid form for the level. MESHARDAL went one better than when runner-up over C&D last time, asserting near the line to end a lengthy losing run. He should remain competitive once reassessed."
Racing Post, 2017
"Meshardal had a quiet time last season but it sometimes happens like that as he had a good year the season before. He likes it here and I had him pencilled in for another race here a week on Friday, but there is no point running him with a penalty."
Ruth Carr, 2017