14:10 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

Enhanced Place Odds At 188Bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 3f 61y

Soft

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1
2-624
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Black, yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap (Mr D McCain Jnr)

Chicago Lady (IRE)  27 

b m Stowaway - Gemmeus (Bigstone)

7 11-12
104
7 11-12
104

Pushed a short-priced favourite all the way when second over C&D last month. However, disappointed since and improvement required to defy this opening mark.

Pushed a short-priced favourite all the way when second over C&D last month. However, disappointed since and improvement required to defy this opening mark.

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2
216FP2
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White and black stripes, royal blue sleeves, white cap (A Beard B Beard S Ripley)

Scales (IRE)  21 

b g Bob Back - Mrs Avery (Supreme Leader)

12 11-8 t
100 WS2
12 11-8 t
100 WS2

Veteran who returned to form on the back of a wind operation when second at Hereford (19.7f, soft) last month (pair clear of remainder). Tongue strap back on and every chance with a repeat.

Veteran who returned to form on the back of a wind operation when second at Hereford (19.7f, soft) last month (pair clear of remainder). Tongue strap back on and every chance with a repeat.

3
62/2-22P
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Xv)

Tickanrun (IRE)  41 

gr g Tikkanen - Dusty Lane (Electric)

8 11-3
95
8 11-3
95

Lame when pulled up at Catterick last time but his previous efforts entitle him to respect. Down in trip. Yard remain in good form.

Lame when pulled up at Catterick last time but his previous efforts entitle him to respect. Down in trip. Yard remain in good form.

4
86U483
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Purple, white triple diamond, white sleeves, purple armlets, white and grey striped cap (The Multi-taskers)

Strike West (IRE)  35 

b g Westerner - Fuel Queen (Flemensfirth)

6 11-2
94
6 11-2
94

Still a maiden and seems to have consistency issues, though did shape a bit better than the distance beaten suggests last time. Tickanrun preferred of the yards 2 runners.

Still a maiden and seems to have consistency issues, though did shape a bit better than the distance beaten suggests last time. Tickanrun preferred of the yards 2 runners.

5
9-89797
iT
Orange, black stars and sleeves, hooped cap (Jacobs & Dobbin)

Permission Granted (IRE)  88 

b g Oscar - Ask The Misses (Supreme Leader)

6 10-12
90
6 10-12
90

Some encouragement in his qualifying runs but is yet to progress in handicaps. Though, did make a sizable blunder last time, which didn't help and it’s still early days.

Some encouragement in his qualifying runs but is yet to progress in handicaps. Though, did make a sizable blunder last time, which didn't help and it’s still early days.

6
PP67FP
iT
Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap (Nobaj Ltd)

Aniknam (FR)  10 

b g Nickname - Kelle Home (Ut*useful)

8 10-12
90
8 10-12
90

Bumper/novice hurdle winner in younger days. In process of running better before falling at Sedgefield last month but disappointing at Uttoxeter since. Lurks on a dangerous mark.

Bumper/novice hurdle winner in younger days. In process of running better before falling at Sedgefield last month but disappointing at Uttoxeter since. Lurks on a dangerous mark.

7
738/00P
iT
Light blue, red star, white sleeves, light blue cap, red star (Millhaugh Racing)

Herecomesnelson (IRE)  56 

b g Morozov - Undesperado View (Un Desperado)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Placed a couple of times over hurdles in 2015/16 season, but little impact 3 starts this season after 21-month absence (breathing problem last time).

Placed a couple of times over hurdles in 2015/16 season, but little impact 3 starts this season after 21-month absence (breathing problem last time).

8
678970
iT
Red, large emerald green spots, grey sleeves, red spots, emerald green and red quartered cap (Scotgiliesandersonswintoncampbelmckirg)

Captain Black 23 

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Midlem Melody (Syrtos)

6 10-7
85
6 10-7
85

Hasn't shown enough in novice/handicap hurdles to warrant interest.

Hasn't shown enough in novice/handicap hurdles to warrant interest.

9
7-7P832
iT
Barclay tartan (Mrs Allison Stamper)

Border Victor 19 

b g Beat All - Sambara (Shardari)

6 10-6 p
84
6 10-6 p
84

Unreliable individual who confirmed the promise of last run when second of 10 in handicap at Wetherby (24.1f, good to soft) 19 days ago. His profile means he's still one to treat with caution, though.

Unreliable individual who confirmed the promise of last run when second of 10 in handicap at Wetherby (24.1f, good to soft) 19 days ago. His profile means he's still one to treat with caution, though.

Verdict

Chicago Lady could fare better now switched to handicap company following three outings in novice hurdles, the best of which saw her finish a good second over this C&D, but preference is for SCALES. He showed immediate improvement on his first start since a wind operation when filling the runner-up berth in a similar event to this at Hereford three weeks ago and Kerry Lee's charge could build on that. Border Victor hinted his turn may be near when beaten four lengths into second at Wetherby latest, but was over three miles.

Verdict

Plenty with questions to answer, but TICKANRUN could be worth chancing. He was in good from prior to finishing lame at Catterick and is up to winning a handicap of this nature. Scales has struggled for consistency but is on a workable mark if able to back up his latest effort, while Aniknam is too well handicapped to ignore.

14:45 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

Read Silvestre De Sousa At 188Bet Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f

Heavy (Soft in places)

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1
P3-1112
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Purple, royal blue hoops, royal blue cap (Richard & Katherine Gilbert)

Onlyfoolsownhorses (IRE)  239 

br g Presenting - Lizzy Langtry (King's Theatre)

7 11-12 t
115
7 11-12 t
115

Real improver in handicap hurdles last summer, showing a really willing attitude when completing the hat-trick at Perth in June. Makes chase debut after 7 months off. Heavy ground possibly a concern.

Real improver in handicap hurdles last summer, showing a really willing attitude when completing the hat-trick at Perth in June. Makes chase debut after 7 months off. Heavy ground possibly a concern.

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2
1UD112
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Purple, light blue cross belts, white sleeves and cap (Laura Morgan Racing Club)

Skipping On (IRE)  9 

b g Westerner - Skipping Along (Anshan)

9 11-9 h
112 4
9 11-9 h
112 4

Gained a third chase win over 2m at Towcester last month. Creditable second from 8 lb higher mark since and should go well again.

Gained a third chase win over 2m at Towcester last month. Creditable second from 8 lb higher mark since and should go well again.

3
11/P9P7
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Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), emerald green sleeves, black cap (Mr Ronnie Lilley)

Imperial Prince (IRE)  72 

b g Subtle Power - Satco Rose (Satco)

Non Runner

Non Runner

On the up when winning twice over hurdles for Sandy Thomson in spring 2016, but retains little ability on the evidence of his 4 starts this term.

On the up when winning twice over hurdles for Sandy Thomson in spring 2016, but retains little ability on the evidence of his 4 starts this term.

4
174532
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Red, white triple diamond, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap, white diamond (R & A Houghton, R Roberts)

Romulus Du Donjon (IRE)  9 

gr g Stormy River - Spring Stroll (Skywalker)

7 11-0
103 7
7 11-0
103 7

Fair handicap hurdler (won at Catterick in November) who bounced back to his best and arguably should have won when second here (20.9f) 9 days ago. Stable going well at present and shortlisted.

Fair handicap hurdler (won at Catterick in November) who bounced back to his best and arguably should have won when second here (20.9f) 9 days ago. Stable going well at present and shortlisted.

5
4-20437
iT
Light blue, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, purple star (S R B Crawford)

Crawfords Mill (IRE)  17 

br m Getaway - Lough Cuan (Zaffaran)

6 10-13
102
6 10-13
102

Wasn't disgraced on handicap hurdle debut at Ayr and can have latest effort overlooked (found test inadequate). Has pointing experience to call upon so shouldn't be overlooked on chasing bow.

Wasn't disgraced on handicap hurdle debut at Ayr and can have latest effort overlooked (found test inadequate). Has pointing experience to call upon so shouldn't be overlooked on chasing bow.

Verdict

SKIPPING ON shaped like a step back up in trip was needed when only held by a length over 2m as he went for a hat-trick here nine days ago and can go one better off the same mark. However, Onlyfoolsownhorses would be a big threat is returning in the same form as when last seen in the summer. Micky Hammond's inmate got within three-quarters of a length of completing a four-timer over an extended 2m7f at Hexham last time out, although that was off 4lb lower and the layoff has to be a concern. Romulus Du Donjon completes the shortlist on the back of as good second over a furlong further here nine days ago.

Verdict

ROMULUS DU DONJON was back to his best when runner up here 9 days ago, and with his stable going well at present, another bold show seems sure to be on the cards from this mark. Skipping On continues in good heart, while Onlyfoolsownhorses has to be respected making his chasing bow despite obvious ground concerns.

15:20 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

Newmarket Betting At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 3f 61y

Soft

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211558
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Dark blue and mauve stripes, halved sleeves, dark blue and mauve quartered cap (Lord Daresbury & Jocelyn Rosenburg)

Cave Top (IRE)  31 

b g Court Cave - Cyrils Top Girl (Top Of The World)

6 12-3
130
6 12-3
130

Progressive multiple winner earlier in the season back in a novice now after struggling in handicaps at Uttoxeter the last twice. Could return to form.

Progressive multiple winner earlier in the season back in a novice now after struggling in handicaps at Uttoxeter the last twice. Could return to form.

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2
322133
iT
Royal blue and white diabolo, royal blue sleeves, white stars, white and royal blue quartered cap (Tees Components Ltd)

Teescomponents Lad 33 

b g Midnight Legend - Northern Native (Be My Native)

5 11-5
119
5 11-5
119

Fairly useful in bumpers and off the mark over hurdles when dead-heating at Catterick (19.3f) in January. Unsuited by the way the race developed over 2m at Hexham latest and better than that.

Fairly useful in bumpers and off the mark over hurdles when dead-heating at Catterick (19.3f) in January. Unsuited by the way the race developed over 2m at Hexham latest and better than that.

3
55-4246
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing CIX)

Duke Debarry (IRE)  55 

b g Presenting - Blue Dante (Phardante)

7 10-13
122
7 10-13
122

Well held on Doncaster handicap debut in February, but remains unexposed and wouldn't be any surprise to see him get his career straight back on track dropped in trip in very winnable race.

Well held on Doncaster handicap debut in February, but remains unexposed and wouldn't be any surprise to see him get his career straight back on track dropped in trip in very winnable race.

4
59
iT
Purple, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets and star on emerald green cap (The Gilbert's & Mr Campbell)

Excalibur (POL)  25 

gr h Youmzain - Electra Deelites (With Approval)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Won minor event over 1¼m on Flat in Poland in 2017. Has shown little in 2 runs over hurdles recently for this yard.

Won minor event over 1¼m on Flat in Poland in 2017. Has shown little in 2 runs over hurdles recently for this yard.

5
34-66
iT
Old gold, purple and green hoops, old gold sleeves, purple and old gold quartered cap (J Townson & P Thompson)

Forth Cave (IRE)  181 

b g Court Cave - Supreme Departure (Supreme Leader)

6 10-13
-
6 10-13
-

Showed a bit in Irish maiden points in 2016, but well beaten in 2 runs over hurdles for Jo Foster last year.

Showed a bit in Irish maiden points in 2016, but well beaten in 2 runs over hurdles for Jo Foster last year.

6
28
iT
Maroon, grey triple diamond and sleeves, grey cap, maroon diamonds (Mrs J M Gray & Mr G R Orchard)

Informateur (FR)  73 

b g Maresca Sorrento - Isarella (Second Set)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Better effort in bumpers when second in the mud at Haydock on debut. Longer trip will suit now tackling hurdles.

Better effort in bumpers when second in the mud at Haydock on debut. Longer trip will suit now tackling hurdles.

7
2-438
iT
Black, yellow disc, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, purple star (Mr B Lapham)

Rajapur 19 

gr g Dalakhani - A Beautiful Mind (Winged Love)

5 10-13 p
107
5 10-13 p
107

Modest Flat maiden who seemed unsuited by the increase in trip when well held on handicap hurdle debut at Wetherby (21f) last month. Could figure back down in distance.

Modest Flat maiden who seemed unsuited by the increase in trip when well held on handicap hurdle debut at Wetherby (21f) last month. Could figure back down in distance.

8
07PP
iT
Red, yellow disc, yellow sleeves, red armlets and spots on yellow cap (Mr John Nicholson)

Royal Summit 93 

b g Kayf Tara - Nas Na Riogh (King's Theatre)

7 10-13 t1
- WS
7 10-13 t1
- WS

No form in bumper and 3 races over hurdles. Tongue tie goes on after a wind operation.

No form in bumper and 3 races over hurdles. Tongue tie goes on after a wind operation.

Verdict

This represents a drop in class for DUKE DEBARRY, who mixed in good novice company before contesting a fair race on his handicap bow and looks well treated in this lesser event getting weight from previous winners Cave Top and Teescomponents Lad. The latter is just preferred of that duo with the forecast testing ground in his favour and he wasn't beaten far into third in a similar event last time out.

Verdict

No obvious improvers and DUKE DEBARRY makes most appeal on a couple of bits of his novice-hurdle form earlier in the season. Rajapur is feared most ahead of 3-time winner Cave Top.

15:55 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

Download The App At 188Bet Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

3m 2f 34y

Heavy (Soft in places)

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361-P41
iT
Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap (Mr T G Leslie)

Mahler Lad (IRE)  62 

b g Mahler - Sister Merenda (Dr Massini)

8 12-0 v
112
8 12-0 v
112

Rejuvenated by a change of headgear/able to boss matters when adding to chase tally at Musselburgh (23.7f) last time. No sure thing to repeat the trick here, though.

Rejuvenated by a change of headgear/able to boss matters when adding to chase tally at Musselburgh (23.7f) last time. No sure thing to repeat the trick here, though.

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1/41-536
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Dark green, orange star and sleeves (Mr Paul Collins)

Solid Strike 27 

b g Sir Harry Lewis - Solid Land (Solid Illusion)

10 11-12
110
10 11-12
110

Multiple point winner but has achieved just modest form in his 5 outings under Rules spread over 3 years.

Multiple point winner but has achieved just modest form in his 5 outings under Rules spread over 3 years.

3
24/P572
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White, maroon star and sleeves, maroon cap, white star (John Higgins)

Milanesque (IRE)  27 

b g Milan - Longueville Quest (Witness Box)

9 11-5 t b
103
9 11-5 t b
103

Ran better than for a while in first-time blinkers when second of 7 in handicap chase at Limerick (24f, heavy) 27 days ago but headgear not sure to work so well this time.

Ran better than for a while in first-time blinkers when second of 7 in handicap chase at Limerick (24f, heavy) 27 days ago but headgear not sure to work so well this time.

4
421342
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White, red seams, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap (County Set Four & Keith Hunter)

Misfits (IRE)  17 

b g Beneficial - Park Rose (Roselier)

7 11-3 t
101
7 11-3 t
101

Belatedly put it all together under prominent tactics at Musselburgh (23.7f) in January. Best effort since when good 3¾ lengths second to Achill Road Boy at this C&D last time and 5 lb better off now.

Belatedly put it all together under prominent tactics at Musselburgh (23.7f) in January. Best effort since when good 3¾ lengths second to Achill Road Boy at this C&D last time and 5 lb better off now.

5
711F13
iT
Orange, black stars and sleeves, hooped cap (Mr Ronnie Jacobs & Mrs Rose Dobbin)

Attention Please (IRE)  32 

b g Kalanisi - Dangerous Dolly (Jurado)

8 11-2 p
100
8 11-2 p
100

In excellent form this winter, winning 3 times. Major error put paid to his chance when third at Musselburgh last time and can bounce back.

In excellent form this winter, winning 3 times. Major error put paid to his chance when third at Musselburgh last time and can bounce back.

6
572561
iT
Royal blue, red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white spots, white cap, royal blue stars (Farming Army Newitt Flannigan Findlate)

Achill Road Boy (IRE)  17 

b g Morozov - Presenting Katie (Presenting)

9 11-0
98
9 11-0
98

Took advantage of tumbling mark in handicap chase at this C&D (good to soft) 17 days ago by 3¾ lengths from Misfits, kept up to work. 7 lb rise should still leave him competitive at the least.

Took advantage of tumbling mark in handicap chase at this C&D (good to soft) 17 days ago by 3¾ lengths from Misfits, kept up to work. 7 lb rise should still leave him competitive at the least.

7
5P-7P55
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Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap (Southdean Racing Club)

Onderun (IRE)  17 

b g Flemensfirth - Warts And All (Commanche Run)

9 10-7
91
9 10-7
91

Won handicap chase at Lingfield last term but lost his way at the end of the campaign and no sign of an upturn in fortunes for this yard as yet.

Won handicap chase at Lingfield last term but lost his way at the end of the campaign and no sign of an upturn in fortunes for this yard as yet.

Verdict

A 10lb rise for a five-length win at Musselburgh makes life tougher for MAHLER LAD, but a chance is taken on Donald McCain's strong stayer being up to the challenge having had plenty in hand of his rivals that day and having had a good break from the track. Achill Road Boy was an easy winner over course and distance when last seen and he is capable of playing a leading role once again, while Misfits, who was second that day is entitled to bridge the near four-length gap at the revised terms. Irish raider Milanesque and Attention Please are others with solid claims.

Verdict

ACHILL ROAD BOY and Misfits came clear of the others when first and second over this C&D 17 days ago and look major players again. Attention Please is another to consider.

16:30 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

Roa/racing Post Owners' Jackpot Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 1f

Soft

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Timeform says (star rating)
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U69121
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Dark blue, light blue cross belts, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, white cap (The Cheltenham Trail)

Skywards Reward (IRE)  9 

b g Dubawi - Russian Society (Darshaan)

7 11-13
106 9
7 11-13
106 9

Off the mark in 2m handicap at Wetherby in February and took his form to another level when scoring by 17 lengths over C&D 9 days ago. Goes off same mark so should prove hard to beat.

Off the mark in 2m handicap at Wetherby in February and took his form to another level when scoring by 17 lengths over C&D 9 days ago. Goes off same mark so should prove hard to beat.

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45506P
iT
Royal blue, red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white spots, white cap, royal blue stars (The Farming Army)

Graystown (IRE)  10 

b g Well Chosen - Temple Girl (Luso)

6 11-12
105
6 11-12
105

Found some improvement on handicap debut when fifth of 12 at Haydock in January, but little impact since.

Found some improvement on handicap debut when fifth of 12 at Haydock in January, but little impact since.

3
200
iT
White, large dark blue spots, armlets and cap (Mr D Owens)

Pastoral Music 34 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Jasmeno (Catcher In The Rye)

5 11-11
104
5 11-11
104

Fairly useful on the Flat. Disappointing in 2 runs since modest second on Musselburgh hurdle bow but wouldn't be a surprise to see him get back on track now handicapping.

Fairly useful on the Flat. Disappointing in 2 runs since modest second on Musselburgh hurdle bow but wouldn't be a surprise to see him get back on track now handicapping.

4
0631-09
iT
Black, red stars on sleeves, red cap (Red Cap Racing 1)

Suggestion 147 

gr g Dansili - Jibboom (Mizzen Mast)

6 11-7
100
6 11-7
100

Successful handicap debut at Wetherby last spring. Well beaten in 2 comeback starts in the autumn but returns from a break with yard in good form. Interesting runner.

Successful handicap debut at Wetherby last spring. Well beaten in 2 comeback starts in the autumn but returns from a break with yard in good form. Interesting runner.

5
044333
iT
White, purple star, white sleeves, purple stars, purple cap (The Lingdale Optimists & Mrs Mb Thwait)

Floramoss 19 

b m Alflora - Brackenmoss (Supreme Leader)

7 11-6
99
7 11-6
99

Reached the frame yet again when third at Wetherby (3m) latest, but proving frustrating and suspicion she'll find at least one too strong again. Significantly down in trip.

Reached the frame yet again when third at Wetherby (3m) latest, but proving frustrating and suspicion she'll find at least one too strong again. Significantly down in trip.

6
053-870
iT
Maroon, white chevrons on sleeves, maroon cap, white star (Drink Till You Drop Syndicate)

Emilyogue (IRE)  316 

b m Scorpion - Presenting Tara (Presenting)

5 11-2
95
5 11-2
95

Third in Kilbeggan maiden this time last year but well held in 3 runs last summer (including a handicap) and not seen since. Would need to see market support to consider.

Third in Kilbeggan maiden this time last year but well held in 3 runs last summer (including a handicap) and not seen since. Would need to see market support to consider.

7
337335
iT
Brown, yellow stars and sleeves, check cap (Mrs Barbara Butterworth)

Perseid (IRE)  23 

br g Robin Des Pres - Cowanstown Miss (Presenting)

8 11-0
93 1
8 11-0
93 1

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 7/1, first run since leaving Sue Smith when fifth of 14 over C&D 23 days ago.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 7/1, first run since leaving Sue Smith when fifth of 14 over C&D 23 days ago.

8
431154
iT
Black and white check, black sleeves, white armlets (Abbadis Racing & D A Harrison Racing)

Instingtive (IRE)  9 

b g Scorpion - Fully Focused (Rudimentary)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Latest win in hurdle here in March. Respectable fourth of 9 over C&D 9 days ago.

C&D winner. Latest win in hurdle here in March. Respectable fourth of 9 over C&D 9 days ago.

Verdict

SKYWARDS REWARD routed the opposition by 17 lengths in a course and distance contest earlier this month and should be hard to beat once again having escaped a rise in the ratings due to that success coming in a conditional jockeys' race. A winner of two of his last three starts, he is in fine form and should be able to see off Floramoss, with the consistent mare having the assistance of Brian Hughes once again. Perseid and Instingtive are others who could play a part from the foot of the handicap.

Verdict

SKYWARDS REWARD escapes a penalty for his wide-margin C&D win 9 days ago so is hard to oppose. Suggestion is of some interest back from a break with the Phil Kirby team in form and may prove next best ahead of the frustrating Floramoss.

17:05 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

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6

1m 7f 207y

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F24432
iT
Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, white spots, royal blue cap, white stars (Brian's Mates)

Pistol Park (FR)  17 

b g Poliglote - Pistolera (Monsun)

7 11-12 t
129
7 11-12 t
129

Had been operating below his best this term but big step back in the right direction when runner-up here last time and holds leading claims off same mark.

Had been operating below his best this term but big step back in the right direction when runner-up here last time and holds leading claims off same mark.

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5-1U455
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Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots (Mrs M A Boden)

Grey Gold (IRE)  38 

gr g Strategic Choice - Grouse-N-Heather (Grey Desire)

13 11-10
127
13 11-10
127

On the decline this season and quickly lost interest at Hereford last time. Others preferred despite tumbling mark.

On the decline this season and quickly lost interest at Hereford last time. Others preferred despite tumbling mark.

3
211311
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Dark green, orange star and sleeves (Mr Paul Collins)

Dica (FR)  41 

ch g Kapgarde - Easy World (Lost World)

12 11-7
124
12 11-7
124

Now 12 but he's never been better, rewarded with 4 wins from his last 5 starts, most recently when making all at Catterick last month. 7 lb higher now but must be respected.

Now 12 but he's never been better, rewarded with 4 wins from his last 5 starts, most recently when making all at Catterick last month. 7 lb higher now but must be respected.

4
41P447
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Black, red cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mr G R Orchard & Mrs J M Gray)

Wolf Sword (IRE)  17 

b g Flemensfirth - Dame O'neill (Dr Massini)

9 11-4
121
9 11-4
121

Added another chase success to his tally at Wetherby in November. Not been in same form since, but shaped better than finishing position suggests last time and is now below his last winning mark.

Added another chase success to his tally at Wetherby in November. Not been in same form since, but shaped better than finishing position suggests last time and is now below his last winning mark.

5
F21314
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Light blue, purple star and sleeves, purple cap, light blue stars (Read & Morgan)

Ulis De Vassy (FR)  22 

b g Voix Du Nord - Helathou (Video Rock)

10 10-0 p
103 7
10 10-0 p
103 7

Not the force of old but has landed a pair of low-grade handicaps at Southwell this term. Consistency not his forte, however, and cause not aided by being 7 lb out of the weights.

Not the force of old but has landed a pair of low-grade handicaps at Southwell this term. Consistency not his forte, however, and cause not aided by being 7 lb out of the weights.

Verdict

Dica has to be respected, given that the veteran has finished in the first three home in each of his last 10 starts, and he should be in the mix once again. That said, the preference is for PISTOL PARK, who is now 2lb below his last winning mark and his last couple of performances have been encouraging. Ulis De Vassy is not the most reliable of geldings but he is more than capable of going well in a race of this nature.

Verdict

PISTOL PARK was back to somewhere near his best when runner-up at this course last month and remains on a winnable mark. He is taken to land the spoils. The in-form Dica is the obvious danger.

17:40 Carlisle 17 Apr 2018

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7

2m 1f

Soft

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Yellow and dark blue diamonds, yellow sleeves (The Blue Nuns)

The Some Dance Kid (IRE)  64 

b g Shantou - River Rouge (Croco Rouge)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Runner-up on second start in Irish points and successful debut under Rules in Catterick bumper (soft). Will likely need to improve to concede plenty of weight to Lily's Gem but still much respected.

Runner-up on second start in Irish points and successful debut under Rules in Catterick bumper (soft). Will likely need to improve to concede plenty of weight to Lily's Gem but still much respected.

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P2
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PURPLE, WHITE hoops, PURPLE sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Davidson, C Davidson & N James)

Geordielandgangsta 135 

br g Geordieland - Dunsfold Duchess (Bustino)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

£30,000 purchase after finishing second on completed start in points last time (Dec 3). Could easily be up to making presence felt on Rules debut, particularly if market vibes strong.

£30,000 purchase after finishing second on completed start in points last time (Dec 3). Could easily be up to making presence felt on Rules debut, particularly if market vibes strong.

3
7
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Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Kate & Andrew Brooks)

Let's Get At It (IRE)  118 

b g Mustameet - Last Hope (Jurado)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

25/1, showed a bit when midfield on Ludlow debut in December. May do better with that experience behind him.

25/1, showed a bit when midfield on Ludlow debut in December. May do better with that experience behind him.

4
3P1113
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Yellow, brown sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Mr G F White)

Pieceoftheaction (IRE)  24 

br g Oscar - Homebird (Be My Native)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Oscar gelding. Half-brother to 4 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Brackloon High and unreliable but fairly useful hurdler/chaser Bon Chic.

Oscar gelding. Half-brother to 4 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Brackloon High and unreliable but fairly useful hurdler/chaser Bon Chic.

5
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Light green and black diamonds, light green cap, black diamond (Hurst Farm Racing)

Baymore Road 

b g Josr Algarhoud - Animal Cracker (Primo Dominie)

4 10-7
-
4 10-7
-

Josr Algarhoud gelding. Dam ran twice over hurdles, 5f winner on Flat. Likely outsider on debut.

Josr Algarhoud gelding. Dam ran twice over hurdles, 5f winner on Flat. Likely outsider on debut.

6
3
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Purple, yellow epaulets, purple sleeves, yellow spots (Miss M Hodgson)

Dizzy Chief 254 

b m Erhaab - Dizzy Whizz (Kayf Tara)

6 10-5
-
6 10-5
-

Modest third on Market Rasen debut in August and not seen since.

Modest third on Market Rasen debut in August and not seen since.

7
32
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Light blue, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, purple star (S R B Crawford)

Lily's Gem (IRE)  17 

b m Scorpion - Kegster (Bach)

5 10-5
-
5 10-5
-

Scorpion filly who left form of remote debut third well behind when runner-up over C&D 17 days ago' Good chance she can go one better now.

Scorpion filly who left form of remote debut third well behind when runner-up over C&D 17 days ago' Good chance she can go one better now.

8
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Yellow, black triple diamond, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Miss Victoria Bewley)

Samba Time 420 

gr m Black Sam Bellamy - Tikk Tokk (Tikkanen)

6 10-5 h1
-
6 10-5 h1
-

66/1, well held on Wetherby debut 14 months ago. Hood added for return. Can only watch.

66/1, well held on Wetherby debut 14 months ago. Hood added for return. Can only watch.

Verdict

LILY'S GEM was not beaten far at all when finishing second in a similar race over C&D late last month and she can be supported to go one better. Dizzy Chief is another who has displayed promise already under Rules and she merits a place on the shortlist. The Some Dance Kid beat some decent rivals when winning at Catterick in February but his 7lb penalty leaves him vulnerable.

Verdict

LILY'S GEM was a promising second over C&D last month and is taken to go one better now. Catterick-scorer The Some Dance Kid is the one most likely to follow him home unless the market speaks in favour of the Rose Dobbin point recruit Geordielandgangsta. Let's Get At It could also improve with his debut under his belt.