14:00 Carlisle 20 Feb 2012

Cumbrian Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,599 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

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14
iT
Dark blue, white chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap (The Old Betfairians)

Big Occasion (IRE)  56 

b g Sadler's Wells - Asnieres (Spend A Buck)

5 11-10 b
125
5 11-10 b
125

Useful performer on the Flat and likely to prove at least as good in this sphere judging by win in 3m novice at Chepstow in December. Not at best at Huntingdon last time but still unexposed.

Useful performer on the Flat and likely to prove at least as good in this sphere judging by win in 3m novice at Chepstow in December. Not at best at Huntingdon last time but still unexposed.

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32/2214
iT
Black and light blue diamonds, black sleeves, light blue cap (Lucy Forbes & G T Bewley)

South Leinster (IRE)  25 

b g Chevalier - Easy To Please (What A Guest)

BF
7 11-10
120
7 11-10
120

Placed both starts over hurdles for Howard Johnson back in 2009/10 and comfortably got off the mark at Catterick on New Year's Day. Rare blip last time but capable of bouncing back.

Placed both starts over hurdles for Howard Johnson back in 2009/10 and comfortably got off the mark at Catterick on New Year's Day. Rare blip last time but capable of bouncing back.

3
F-5
iT
Beige and black stripes, black and red hooped sleeves, beige and black hooped cap (Mrs Vanessa Ramm)

Beggar's Velvet (IRE)  25 

b g Dr Massini - Lakelough (Mandalus)

6 11-3
-
6 11-3
-

Fell sole try in a point in April and didn't do enough in a Warwick bumper in January to warrant an interest here.

Fell sole try in a point in April and didn't do enough in a Warwick bumper in January to warrant an interest here.

4
426-123
iT
Pink, black epaulets, black and pink striped sleeves, hooped cap (Sir Ian Good)

Crowning Jewel 69 

b g Sulamani - Pennys Pride (Pips Pride)

C BF
6 11-3
122
6 11-3
122

Bumper winner who has shaped well when placed in a couple of spins over hurdles, third to useful handicapper Bourne at Catterick last time. Sure to do better, and looks a leading contender.

Bumper winner who has shaped well when placed in a couple of spins over hurdles, third to useful handicapper Bourne at Catterick last time. Sure to do better, and looks a leading contender.

5
1-754
iT
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke)

Granville Island (IRE)  29 

b g Flemensfirth - Fox Glen (Furry Glen)

5 11-3
-
5 11-3
-

Created good impression when winning bumper at Bangor on debut in March. Pulled too hard since, but is going to get it together at some stage, possibly once his attentions are switched to handicaps.

Created good impression when winning bumper at Bangor on debut in March. Pulled too hard since, but is going to get it together at some stage, possibly once his attentions are switched to handicaps.

6
53
iT
Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Peel Bloodstock)

Gwladys Street (IRE)  46 

b g Portrait Gallery - Native Ocean (Be My Native)

5 11-3
-
5 11-3
-

Shown a bit of promise in 2 runs in bumpers, keeping on well at Sedgefield last month. Will need to progress again now switched to hurdling if he is to take this.

Shown a bit of promise in 2 runs in bumpers, keeping on well at Sedgefield last month. Will need to progress again now switched to hurdling if he is to take this.

7
14330-3
iT
Dark blue and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, dark blue armlets (Pam & Richard Ellis)

Noble Scholar (IRE)  39 

b g Anabaa - Lisieux Rose (Generous)

7 11-3
109
7 11-3
109

Dual bumper winner who again made frame in novice hurdle on return from a year off at Catterick last month. Likely to have come on for that and interesting contender.

Dual bumper winner who again made frame in novice hurdle on return from a year off at Catterick last month. Likely to have come on for that and interesting contender.

8
8-0P2
iT
Maroon, white hooped sleeves (Mr John Wade)

Runswick Relax 50 

ch g Generous - Zany Lady (Arzanni)

6 11-3
-
6 11-3
-

Showed first sign of ability when 18 lengths second of 6 to South Leinster at Catterick last time, though readily left behind by winner, and will need to improve to go one better here.

Showed first sign of ability when 18 lengths second of 6 to South Leinster at Catterick last time, though readily left behind by winner, and will need to improve to go one better here.

9
1-36
iT
White, pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, pink diamond (Mr Mark Jackson)

Russe Blanc (FR)  26 

wh g Machiavellian Tsar - Fleur De Mad (Maiymad)

5 11-3
-
5 11-3
-

Bumper winner in testing conditions a year ago and some promise when third on hurdling bow at Chepstow in November. Unable to build on it last time though and more needed here.

Bumper winner in testing conditions a year ago and some promise when third on hurdling bow at Chepstow in November. Unable to build on it last time though and more needed here.

10
P5P3-P9
iT
Emerald green, red seams, emerald green sleeves, red spots, red cap (Mr R H Walton)

The Boozy Bishop (IRE)  4 

b g Bishop of Cashel - Ann's River (Over The River)

7 11-3
-
7 11-3
-

Offered little in points and fared no better in a couple of runs over hurdles.

Offered little in points and fared no better in a couple of runs over hurdles.

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2/134
iT
Red and royal blue (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green and white hooped cap (The MerseyClyde Partnership)

Tiger Maguire (IRE)  31 

b g Flemensfirth - De La Renta (Oscar)

7 11-3
-
7 11-3
-

Readily came clear when opening account in a heavy-ground bumper at Chepstow in December. Hasn't progressed as might have been expected since, but conditions should suit and in good hands.

Readily came clear when opening account in a heavy-ground bumper at Chepstow in December. Hasn't progressed as might have been expected since, but conditions should suit and in good hands.

12
3467
iT
Yellow and white diamonds, grey sleeves, white cap (Allan Gilchrist & Peter Wylie)

Mia Matriarch 53 

ch m Silver Patriarch - Youandi (Silver Season)

6 10-10
-
6 10-10
-

Made the frame in a couple of bumpers in May/June but failed to achieve anything on first 2 starts over hurdles.

Made the frame in a couple of bumpers in May/June but failed to achieve anything on first 2 starts over hurdles.

Verdict

CROWNING JEWEL boosts rock-solid form and will be fancied to land today's opener. He readily beat Bury Parade (who has won twice since) in a bumper here in October and the form of his third over hurdles at Catterick last time was given a massive boost with the winner, Bourne, landing a competitive handicap hurdle at Ascot on Saturday (second has also won two races since). South Leinster wasn't disgraced behind subsequent Grade 2 winner Brindisi Breeze at Newcastle and rates the biggest threat, while Big Occasion has questions to answer after his disappointing Huntingdon effort.

Verdict

Crowning Jewel was useful in bumpers and he has shown enough in a couple of spins over hurdles to think he would be winning sooner rather than later. South Leinster and Big Occasion could give him most to think about.

14:30 Carlisle 20 Feb 2012

British Stallion Studs E.b.f./thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £3,704 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

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2m 4f

Soft (Heavy in places )

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14-1U53
iT
 (Mr Barry Murphy)

Streamtown (IRE)  26 

b m Bob Back - Kelly Gales (Strong Gale)

D BF
8 11-4
106
8 11-4
106

Made a winning return on second start over fences in 2¼m Downpatrick maiden in October. Beginning to struggle when blundering 3 out in handicap at Musselburgh last time, but chances on best form.

Made a winning return on second start over fences in 2¼m Downpatrick maiden in October. Beginning to struggle when blundering 3 out in handicap at Musselburgh last time, but chances on best form.

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34133/P
iT
Black and scarlet (quartered), black sleeves, scarlet cap with black hoop (Shade Oak Stud)

Alora Money 29 

b m Alflora - Mrs Moneypenny (Relkino)

C BF
9 10-12 b1
97
9 10-12 b1
97

Dour stayer who won 25f maiden hurdle here in 2009/10. Off more than 2 years and well backed, but pulled up distressed on chase bow at Market Rasen last month. Something to prove with blinkers tried.

Dour stayer who won 25f maiden hurdle here in 2009/10. Off more than 2 years and well backed, but pulled up distressed on chase bow at Market Rasen last month. Something to prove with blinkers tried.

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2/130-24
iT
Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap (Mr Tom Ford)

Brixen (IRE)  33 

b m Heron Island - Rythem Ofthe Night (Over The River)

8 10-12
-
8 10-12
-

Bumper winner who opened hurdling account at first time of asking at Towcester for Lucy Wadham, and better form when in frame on both chase starts for new yard. Handles heavy, and must go well.

Bumper winner who opened hurdling account at first time of asking at Towcester for Lucy Wadham, and better form when in frame on both chase starts for new yard. Handles heavy, and must go well.

4
4-9142P
iT
Maroon, light blue hoop, hooped sleeves, light blue cap (The Cuckoo Partnership)

Classical Mist 56 

ch m Classic Cliche - Mademist Jaz (Lord Bud)

8 10-12
107
8 10-12
107

Successful in Uttoxeter handicap hurdle in October and resumed progress when runner-up at Doncaster in December. Stopped quickly on soft ground last time, and going a major worry for chase debut.

Successful in Uttoxeter handicap hurdle in October and resumed progress when runner-up at Doncaster in December. Stopped quickly on soft ground last time, and going a major worry for chase debut.

5
151655
iT
Dark blue, royal blue chevrons, dark blue cap, royal blue star (Mr Derrick Mossop)

Overyou 28 

bl m Overbury - Keep The Treasure (Treasure Hunter)

7 10-12
99
7 10-12
99

Has won over hurdles at Cartmel and Hexham at up to 3m this season, and back to form on first start for Chris Grant when fifth at Wetherby last time. Capable of going well if taking to fences.

Has won over hurdles at Cartmel and Hexham at up to 3m this season, and back to form on first start for Chris Grant when fifth at Wetherby last time. Capable of going well if taking to fences.

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P5-2F7F
iT
Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star (The Transatlantics)

Shoal Bay Dreamer 31 

b m Central Park - Ninfa (The Parson)

6 10-12
77
6 10-12
77

Runner-up in a low-grade handicap hurdle here on return, but not gone on, and made mistakes before departing on her chase bow at Catterick last month.

Runner-up in a low-grade handicap hurdle here on return, but not gone on, and made mistakes before departing on her chase bow at Catterick last month.

Verdict

BRIXEN makes the long trek up north from from Barry Brennan's Lambourn stable and could reap the rewards. She has emerged with plenty of credit in two starts over fences thus far and this represents a drop in class. Alora Money won a maiden hurdle race at this venue in October '09 and there is every chance that she will strip fitter for her comeback run at Market Rasen last month. First-time blinkers could help her bounce back to form, while Classical Mist is worthy of consideration tackling fences for the first time.

Verdict

Brixen boasts the best form and is proven in testing conditions, so ought to break her duck over fences. Streamtown looks next best, although Overyou comes from chasing stock, and is interesting on her first try over fences.

15:05 Carlisle 20 Feb 2012

Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle (Betfair Jumps Series Qualifier) (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,523 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

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37-P817
iT
Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves (Mr Muhammad Nadeem Khan)

Tenor Nivernais (FR)  51 

b g Shaanmer - Hosanna Ii (Marasali)

5 11-12
130
5 11-12
130

A dual winner in France and better than ever when winning at Haydock in December. Looked moody off revised mark last time though and hard to know what to expect here.

A dual winner in France and better than ever when winning at Haydock in December. Looked moody off revised mark last time though and hard to know what to expect here.

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30-2326
iT
White and orange (quartered), white sleeves, orange stars, orange cap (Mrs Tania D Yeomans)

Silver Gypsy (IRE)  23 

b m Luso - Your Life (Le Bavard)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twice a winner over hurdles for Kim Bailey, but not taken to chasing as expected for this yard. Well held back over hurdles last time too, albeit in a good race, and others stronger.

Twice a winner over hurdles for Kim Bailey, but not taken to chasing as expected for this yard. Well held back over hurdles last time too, albeit in a good race, and others stronger.

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85-5013
iT
Black, light blue disc, black sleeves, light blue stars, black cap, light blue star (Dr Jeff Dalton & Mr C Shankland)

Grafite 31 

gr g Act One - Silver Gyre (Silver Hawk)

D
7 11-10
128
7 11-10
128

Better than ever second start for current yard when making all in 2m Lingfield handicap last month. Raised a hefty 11 lb for that win, however, and seemed to find new mark beyond him last time.

Better than ever second start for current yard when making all in 2m Lingfield handicap last month. Raised a hefty 11 lb for that win, however, and seemed to find new mark beyond him last time.

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3/80641
iT
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap (Brocade Racing)

Quinte du Chatelet (FR)  26 

b g Lavirco - Grandeur Royale (Royal Charter)

D
8 11-7 p
125
8 11-7 p
125

Successful 3 times up to 2¾m in 2009/10 and back on top of his game when coasting home at Hereford last month equipped with first-time cheekpieces. Leading player if headgear works again.

Successful 3 times up to 2¾m in 2009/10 and back on top of his game when coasting home at Hereford last month equipped with first-time cheekpieces. Leading player if headgear works again.

5
210-128
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mike And Eileen Newbould)

High Ransom 30 

b m Red Ransom - Shortfall (Last Tycoon)

C
5 11-4
122
5 11-4
122

Lightly-raced mare who seems to relish testing conditions, following 2m win here with good effort at Wetherby (2¾m). Bombed out at Haydock last month but capable of bouncing back.

Lightly-raced mare who seems to relish testing conditions, following 2m win here with good effort at Wetherby (2¾m). Bombed out at Haydock last month but capable of bouncing back.

6
711/565
iT
Black and white diamonds (Mr Brian Ellison)

John Forbes 8 

b g High Estate - Mavourneen (Dynaformer)

D
10 11-2
120
10 11-2
120

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser at best, but not at the top of his game in handicap hurdle last month and well held in jumpers' bumper on fibresand last time. Others make more appeal.

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser at best, but not at the top of his game in handicap hurdle last month and well held in jumpers' bumper on fibresand last time. Others make more appeal.

7
211/P30-
iT
Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap (Mr Tom Ford)

Hoback Junction (IRE)  463 

b g Heron Island - Lizzie Simms (Phardante)

8 11-2
120
8 11-2
120

Won 2 novice hurdles at up to 21f in the spring of 2010. Not seen since a disappointing run on handicap debut in November that year and best watched for new yard after 463-day absence.

Won 2 novice hurdles at up to 21f in the spring of 2010. Not seen since a disappointing run on handicap debut in November that year and best watched for new yard after 463-day absence.

8
4F-7611
iT
White, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, royal blue star (Distillery Racing Club)

Knockando 28 

b g Milan - Cherry Lane (Buckley)

7 11-0
118
7 11-0
118

Lot to like about the way he powered clear on first crack at 3m when registering first success in very testing ground at Ayr and followed up at Wetherby 3 weeks later. 12 lb higher now though.

Lot to like about the way he powered clear on first crack at 3m when registering first success in very testing ground at Ayr and followed up at Wetherby 3 weeks later. 12 lb higher now though.

9
22130-1
iT
Eton blue, scarlet spots and cap (Mrs J U Hales & Mrs L M Joicey)

Aneyeforaneye (IRE)  296 

ch m Definite Article - Resolute Approach (Toulon)

D
6 10-13
117
6 10-13
117

Responded well to pressure when winning 2½m mares novice at Musselburgh last January. Successful in Hexham handicap when last seen in April but 9 lb rise and an absence enough to look elsewhere.

Responded well to pressure when winning 2½m mares novice at Musselburgh last January. Successful in Hexham handicap when last seen in April but 9 lb rise and an absence enough to look elsewhere.

10
8/U312-P
iT
Yellow and white diamonds, grey sleeves, white cap (Allan Gilchrist & Scott Taylor)

Hawaii Klass 79 

ch g Classic Cliche - Youandi (Silver Season)

CD
7 10-10 t
114
7 10-10 t
114

Ended last season on the up, winning C&D novice in March and good short-head second on handicap bow following month. Hard to be positive about his return at Aintree in December, though.

Ended last season on the up, winning C&D novice in March and good short-head second on handicap bow following month. Hard to be positive about his return at Aintree in December, though.

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4-11F02
iT
Black and light blue check, black sleeves, light blue armlets, red cap (Mr Dan Gilbert)

Dusky Bob (IRE)  47 

br g Bob Back - Sunsets Girl (The Parson)

D
7 10-9
113
7 10-9
113

Improved since joining this yard, winning hurdle and chase this autumn. Back on track when second in 2¾m Huntingdon handicap hurdle last month and entitled to respect once more.

Improved since joining this yard, winning hurdle and chase this autumn. Back on track when second in 2¾m Huntingdon handicap hurdle last month and entitled to respect once more.

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52-9632
iT
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Highrate (IRE)  64 

b g Presenting - Hollygrove Cliche (Classic Cliche)

6 10-3
107
6 10-3
107

Fair form in bumpers last season and in the frame in 17f novice hurdles here the last twice. Remains capable of better and back up in trip for handicap debut. No easy task off this mark though.

Fair form in bumpers last season and in the frame in 17f novice hurdles here the last twice. Remains capable of better and back up in trip for handicap debut. No easy task off this mark though.

13
9-65612
iT
Mauve, white stars, white sleeves, mauve stars (Mr W J E Scott & Mrs M A Scott)

Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE)  34 

b g Zagreb - Nissereen (Septieme Ciel)

6 10-1
105
6 10-1
105

Switch to handicaps brought about an improvement when scoring in good style at Kelso (2¾m) in December. Seemed to be outstayed upped to 3m last time but travelled well and still unexposed.

Switch to handicaps brought about an improvement when scoring in good style at Kelso (2¾m) in December. Seemed to be outstayed upped to 3m last time but travelled well and still unexposed.

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44-5632
iT
Light blue, red cross belts, black and red hooped sleeves, red cap (Rayson & Susan Nixon)

Political Paddy 44 

b g Vitus - Political Mill (Politico)

10 10-0
104
10 10-0
104

Three-time hurdles winner/error prone maiden chaser. Patchy record in recent times, but last 2 placed efforts proved he can still cut it off his reduced mark. This will require more though.

Three-time hurdles winner/error prone maiden chaser. Patchy record in recent times, but last 2 placed efforts proved he can still cut it off his reduced mark. This will require more though.

Verdict

It could pay to side with DUSKY BOB in what looks a competitive handicap. Brian Ellison's versatile gelding has clocked up wins over both hurdles and fences this term and the form of his second at Huntingdon last time looks rock solid with first and third both winning since. Quinte Du Chatelet appeared to benefit from the application of cheekpieces (worn again today) when making all to win easily at Hereford last time and should go well off an 11lb higher mark here, while Grafite and hat-trick seeker Knockando complete the shortlist.

Verdict

Gleann Na Ndochais seemed to find the step up to 3m just a bit too far last time but he travelled like a well-handicapped horse and can return to winning ways back at this trip. Knockando and Quinte du Chatelet may give him most to think about.

15:40 Carlisle 20 Feb 2012

Cumberland Show Handicap Chase (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Winner £5,653 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Weighed In
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230/41F
iT
Maroon, emerald green and maroon check sleeves, emerald green cap (Mrs J W Furness & Lord Zetland)

Bold Ransom (IRE)  30 

b g Lord of Appeal - Bodalmore Rose (Roselier)

BF
10 11-12
127
10 11-12
127

Cashed in on drop in weights to nab 3½m handicap chase at Haydock in December, eased on the run-in. Well held when falling there since, even so has made his presence felt off similar marks before.

Cashed in on drop in weights to nab 3½m handicap chase at Haydock in December, eased on the run-in. Well held when falling there since, even so has made his presence felt off similar marks before.

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1PP-112
iT
Yellow, black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap (Mr G S Brown)

Do It For Dalkey 79 

b g Silver Patriarch - Dalkey Sound (Crash Course)

CD BF
10 11-8
123
10 11-8
123

Transformed by breathing operation to win back-to-back handicaps here, and made further progress when runner-up in a stronger race at Sandown since. Left on the same mark and a big player once again.

Transformed by breathing operation to win back-to-back handicaps here, and made further progress when runner-up in a stronger race at Sandown since. Left on the same mark and a big player once again.

3
V16-1P1
iT
Emerald green, white sleeves, red stars, red cap (Ron Bartlett & F J Ayres)

Victory Gunner (IRE)  56 

ch g Old Vic - Gunner B Sharp (Gunner B)

D
14 11-7
122
14 11-7
122

Admirable veteran who has won 4 of his 6 starts in the past 12 months, most recently a weak 4-runner Ffos Las handicap on Boxing Day. Fully effective under the conditions, but this is tougher.

Admirable veteran who has won 4 of his 6 starts in the past 12 months, most recently a weak 4-runner Ffos Las handicap on Boxing Day. Fully effective under the conditions, but this is tougher.

4
66P-35P
iT
Light blue, royal blue star, white and royal blue check sleeves and cap (Crossed Fingers Partnership)

Kellystown Lad (IRE)  72 

b g Old Vic - Kissangel (Namaqualand)

9 11-5
120
9 11-5
120

Point/hurdle winner who opened chasing account at Sedgefield (2½m) in November 2010. However, little impact thus far this season, and fact he bled last time has to be a slight worry.

Point/hurdle winner who opened chasing account at Sedgefield (2½m) in November 2010. However, little impact thus far this season, and fact he bled last time has to be a slight worry.

5
F19-23U
iT
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap (Brocade Racing)

Shaking Hands (IRE)  39 

b g Bach - Picton Lass (Rymer)

D BF
8 11-5 t b
120
8 11-5 t b
120

Won at Warwick (3¼m) last season and good placed efforts up to 4m on first 2 starts this term. That said, tends to make mistakes (unseated first at Catterick last time), so does come with risks.

Won at Warwick (3¼m) last season and good placed efforts up to 4m on first 2 starts this term. That said, tends to make mistakes (unseated first at Catterick last time), so does come with risks.

6
U25-BPU
iT
Tan, black and green hooped sleeves, black cap (Mr J I A Charlton)

Heez A Steel (IRE)  39 

b g Naheez - Ari's Fashion (Aristocracy)

C
11 11-5
120
11 11-5
120

Not always the most fluent of jumpers but thorough stayer (fifth in Scottish National last term) and not impossibly handicapped. Yet to complete in 3 runs this winter, though.

Not always the most fluent of jumpers but thorough stayer (fifth in Scottish National last term) and not impossibly handicapped. Yet to complete in 3 runs this winter, though.

7
015-2UF
iT
Dark green, yellow triple diamond, yellow and dark green halved sleeves, yellow cap (Mr T Pearcy)

Beamazed 56 

ch g Silver Patriarch - Gotogeton (Le Moss)

C
8 11-4
119
8 11-4
119

Quickly made into better chaser than hurdler, running well when second at Market Rasen (25f) on return. Third but ridden when falling there last time, that following a previous unseat at Kelso.

Quickly made into better chaser than hurdler, running well when second at Market Rasen (25f) on return. Third but ridden when falling there last time, that following a previous unseat at Kelso.

8
121/21-P
iT
Dark blue, white star, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (Favourites Racing VII)

My Boy Paddy (IRE)  68 

ch g Accordion - Securon Rose (Roselier)

8 11-3
118
8 11-3
118

Bolted up in 3m heavy-ground novice hurdle at Uttoxeter in November 2010. Off over a year prior to jumping badly on chase bow in December, but is a point winner and still very early days.

Bolted up in 3m heavy-ground novice hurdle at Uttoxeter in November 2010. Off over a year prior to jumping badly on chase bow in December, but is a point winner and still very early days.

9
213-540
iT
Emerald green, red seams, emerald green sleeves, red spots, red cap (Linacres Racing Partnership)

Dove Hill (IRE)  9 

b g Old Vic - Commanchey's Pet (Commanche Run)

C
9 11-0
115
9 11-0
115

Won 25f novice hurdle here for Howard Johnson in late-2010, but jumped less than fluently in a maiden chase at Catterick last month and since run a shocker back over the smaller obstacles.

Won 25f novice hurdle here for Howard Johnson in late-2010, but jumped less than fluently in a maiden chase at Catterick last month and since run a shocker back over the smaller obstacles.

10
P2F-2PP
iT
Light blue, pink hoop (Remenham Racing)

Vamizi (IRE)  52 

b g Supreme Leader - Cuilin Bui (Kemal)

9 11-0 p
115
9 11-0 p
115

Sole career win came nearly 2 years ago, and for all he's shown himself to be a fairly useful handicap chaser since, things cleary gone wrong last twice. Very much the stable second pick here.

Sole career win came nearly 2 years ago, and for all he's shown himself to be a fairly useful handicap chaser since, things cleary gone wrong last twice. Very much the stable second pick here.

11
P11-1U3
iT
Royal blue, pink hoop (Mr & Mrs William Rucker)

Horsham Lad (IRE)  61 

b g Muroto - Comeragh Queen (The Parson)

C BF
8 10-12
113
8 10-12
113

Multiple point/hunter winner who made a seamless transition to handicaps with a ready success in 3m chase here in October. However, jumping let him down both starts since, which tempers enthusiasm.

Multiple point/hunter winner who made a seamless transition to handicaps with a ready success in 3m chase here in October. However, jumping let him down both starts since, which tempers enthusiasm.

12
04P4-24
iT
White, brown cap (The Old Relics Partnership)

Sandofthecolosseum (IRE)  68 

b g Bob Back - Shuil Again (Good Thyne)

7 10-10
111
7 10-10
111

Still awaiting first win but came as close as he ever has when second on return at Wetherby in November. Fair effort at Newbury following month and will relish this stamina test in the mud.

Still awaiting first win but came as close as he ever has when second on return at Wetherby in November. Fair effort at Newbury following month and will relish this stamina test in the mud.

13
3/PV56-1
iT
Red, black sleeves, white armlets, black cap (Mr W F Jeffrey)

Overlady 21 

b m Overbury - Chief Lady Nicola (Nicholas Bill)

C
10 10-2
103
10 10-2
103

Thorough stayer who shrugged off a 10-month absence on her first start for this yard when winning 25f handicap chase at Ayr in January. Came clear that day and revised mark doesn't look beyond her.

Thorough stayer who shrugged off a 10-month absence on her first start for this yard when winning 25f handicap chase at Ayr in January. Came clear that day and revised mark doesn't look beyond her.

14
P/8V3-25
iT
Black, white sleeves, white cap, black spots (Mr A H Mactaggart)

Royal Mackintosh 21 

b g Sovereign Water - Quick Quote (Oats)

CD BF

Non Runner

Non Runner

Very nearly took advantage of much-reduced mark when neck second to Rolecarr in 25f soft-ground handicap on return at Kelso. However, flopped behind Overlady since, plus 2 lb out of the weights.

Very nearly took advantage of much-reduced mark when neck second to Rolecarr in 25f soft-ground handicap on return at Kelso. However, flopped behind Overlady since, plus 2 lb out of the weights.

Verdict

Overlady won impressively on her first start for Stuart Coltherd at Ayr three weeks ago and potential improvement from that first start in 10 months could help her defy a 9lb rise in the handicap, but DO IT FOR DALKEY edges the vote. He is three from four at this venue and ran right up to his best when chasing home multiple Grade 2 winner Deep Purple in a stronger race at Sandown last time. Victory Gunner has won two of his three starts so far this season and cannot be left out of calculations.

Verdict

Overlady made a cracking start for this stable when pulling clear at Ayr last month and looks capable of going in again despite shifting back up in the weights. Do It For Dalkey is in the form of his life and represents a big danger, as does Bold Ransom if returning to the level which saw him stroll to success at Haydock in December.

16:10 Carlisle 20 Feb 2012

Join Now At Rewards4racing.com Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £3,054 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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621675
iT
Red, royal blue sleeves, white armlets (Mr G Thompson)

Take Over Sivola (FR)  61 

b g Assessor - Maya Rock (Video Rock)

5 11-12 t1 b
115
5 11-12 t1 b
115

Ex-French performer who hasn't shaped with that much promise in 3 starts for David Pipe so far (well backed last time). Tongue strap now added to other headgear down in class.

Ex-French performer who hasn't shaped with that much promise in 3 starts for David Pipe so far (well backed last time). Tongue strap now added to other headgear down in class.

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4P-217P
iT
Royal blue, white sleeves (Jethart Justice)

Sotovik (IRE)  14 

gr g Aahsaylad - Moenzi (Paris House)

C D

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

3-time chase winner, including 3m handicap at Perth in May. 2 runs back this winter haven't amounted to much, stopping quickly back over fences at Ayr last time.

3-time chase winner, including 3m handicap at Perth in May. 2 runs back this winter haven't amounted to much, stopping quickly back over fences at Ayr last time.

3
466821
iT
Light blue, white spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap (Mr K Alexander)

Et Maintenant (FR)  19 

ch g Johann Quatz - Dunlora (Sagaro)

C D
10 11-11
112
10 11-11
112

Lot more to like about last 2 runs, ending losing sequence with game success in 3m Newcastle handicap at the start of the month. Still not badly treated after 5 lb rise and stable remains in form.

Lot more to like about last 2 runs, ending losing sequence with game success in 3m Newcastle handicap at the start of the month. Still not badly treated after 5 lb rise and stable remains in form.

4
5-35253
iT
Emerald green, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, yellow cap (Tay Valley Chasers Racing Club)

Prosecco (IRE)  21 

b g Perpendicular - Bay Gale (Abednego)

10 11-10
111
10 11-10
111

Mostly respectable efforts this season, placed again in 2m Ayr handicap hurdle last time. Return to this sort of trip will suit back over fences. Yard also runs Et Maintenant.

Mostly respectable efforts this season, placed again in 2m Ayr handicap hurdle last time. Return to this sort of trip will suit back over fences. Yard also runs Et Maintenant.

5
5F/0-515
iT
Yellow, purple hoop, purple and yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, purple star (Mr A J Duffield)

Ruff Diamond (USA)  31 

b g Stormin Fever - Whalah (Dixieland Band)

CD
7 11-10
111
7 11-10
111

Gained first win since juvenile days in 2½m handicap hurdle here in December. First form over fences last time, but was still a fair way short of what will be requited to take this.

Gained first win since juvenile days in 2½m handicap hurdle here in December. First form over fences last time, but was still a fair way short of what will be requited to take this.

6
1345-85
iT
White, red diamond, white sleeves, light green armlets, light green cap, red diamond (Mrs Sue Murtagh)

Clouseau (NZ)  101 

ch g Riviera - Miss Marple (March Hywel)

8 11-8
109
8 11-8
109

Took well to chasing when winning at Taunton for Nick Williams in November 2010, but left that stable on the cheap and shown little for current yard.

Took well to chasing when winning at Taunton for Nick Williams in November 2010, but left that stable on the cheap and shown little for current yard.

7
62-5413
iT
White, royal blue chevron, pink cap (Mr Richard Collins)

Playing The Field (IRE)  19 

b g Deploy - Gaelic Buccaneer (Un Desperado)

BF
7 11-5
106
7 11-5
106

Took advantage of handicapper's leniency when getting off mark in 3m Newcastle handicap in January. Good third behind Et Maintenant back there subsequently, but not one to rely on.

Took advantage of handicapper's leniency when getting off mark in 3m Newcastle handicap in January. Good third behind Et Maintenant back there subsequently, but not one to rely on.

8
0-78244
iT
Red, yellow cross belts, yellow sleeves, red stars (Mrs Freda Rayson)

Red Kingdom (IRE)  31 

b g Red Ransom - Eucalyptus Hill (Peaks and Valleys)

8 10-12
99
8 10-12
99

Won 2m Perth novice chase in early-2010/11 (for Tony Martin). Proving consistent in handicaps of late, and return to this trip will be in his favour. Well treated.

Won 2m Perth novice chase in early-2010/11 (for Tony Martin). Proving consistent in handicaps of late, and return to this trip will be in his favour. Well treated.

9
2/14P-34
iT
Yellow, black triple diamond, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow diamond (Mr G T Bewley)

Teerie Express 19 

b g Sir Harry Lewis - Trecento (Precious Metal)

C D
11 10-9
96
11 10-9
96

3-time chase winner who dictated strong pace before finishing fourth behind Et Maintenant and Playing The Field at Newcastle last time. His turn will come again.

3-time chase winner who dictated strong pace before finishing fourth behind Et Maintenant and Playing The Field at Newcastle last time. His turn will come again.

10
9-89455
iT
Purple, emerald green cross belts and sleeves, emerald green and purple quartered cap (Mrs Hilary Mactaggart & John R Elgin)

Cassius (IRE)  49 

b g Pistolet Bleu - L'enfant Unique (Phardante)

D
10 10-7
94
10 10-7
94

Not the force of old over hurdles (winless since 2009) and hasn't jumped fluently tried over fences last twice. Probably safe to look elsewhere despite having tumbled in the weights.

Not the force of old over hurdles (winless since 2009) and hasn't jumped fluently tried over fences last twice. Probably safe to look elsewhere despite having tumbled in the weights.

11
2-43444
iT
Gold, red sash, sleeves and cap with gold hoop (Messrs F T Walton)

Saddle Pack (IRE)  14 

b g Saddlers' Hall - Zuhal (Busted)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Point winner whose jumping has let him down more often than not this term. Current mark fair but others make more appeal in this.

Point winner whose jumping has let him down more often than not this term. Current mark fair but others make more appeal in this.

12
P7-12P3
iT
Orange, white chevron, chevrons on sleeves, white cap (The Extra Time Partnership)

Domoly (FR)  56 

b g Varese - Queen D'Ouilly (King Of Macedon)

D
9 10-0
87 1
9 10-0
87 1

Improved when landing 2½m handicap chase at Hexham on return to Ferdy Murphy. Poor runs the last twice dampen enthusiasm now.

Improved when landing 2½m handicap chase at Hexham on return to Ferdy Murphy. Poor runs the last twice dampen enthusiasm now.

13
U1-5345
iT
Dark blue, large pink spots, pink cap (Mrs S Smith)

Teenando (IRE)  19 

b g Teenoso - Ananda (Majestic Maharaj)

C
12 10-0 (ow2)
87 10
12 10-0 (ow2)
87 10

Good record over fences at Carlisle, winning 4 times in all. Can't get excited about recent efforts, though, and hard to see him adding to good course record from 10 lb out of handicap.

Good record over fences at Carlisle, winning 4 times in all. Can't get excited about recent efforts, though, and hard to see him adding to good course record from 10 lb out of handicap.

Verdict

ET MAINTENANT looks like the one that they all have to beat here. This past course winner confirmed his recent wellbeing with a game win over 3m at Newcastle last time and a 5lb rise in the ratings may not be enough to stop him following up. Playing The Field was seven lengths back in third that day but should be able to close the gap meeting on 5lb better terms here, while Teenando returns to the scene of his four career wins and rates a lively outsider despite running from 10lb out of the handicap.

Verdict

Red Kingdom has fallen a long way in the weights and could take advantage returned to 2½m. Lucinda Russell's pair Et Maintenant and Prosecco look dangers.

16:45 Carlisle 20 Feb 2012

Madness Live In Concert 7th July Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,599 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Printouts
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33-4312
iT
Red, white stripe, halved sleeves (Mr J Hope,mr K Twentyman & Mr J Gibson)

Diamond D'amour (IRE)  44 

gr g Danehill Dancer - Diamond Line (Linamix)

CD
6 11-12
116
6 11-12
116

Done well for new yard, winning heavy-ground C&D novice readily in December, and losing no caste in defeat behind revitalised Stormy Weather at Newcastle last time. Remains on a winning mark.

Done well for new yard, winning heavy-ground C&D novice readily in December, and losing no caste in defeat behind revitalised Stormy Weather at Newcastle last time. Remains on a winning mark.

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211275/
iT
Royal blue, light blue seams and armlets, mauve cap (Mr Chris Tremewan)

Sir Boreas Hawk 803 

b g Overbury - Fringe Benefit (Executive Perk)

D

Non Runner

Non Runner

Made it to the track only 3 times since landing a 19f novice on hurdling bow back in 2007, looking amiss on chase debut when last seen. Shrewd yard has stuck with him, though, and market helpful.

Made it to the track only 3 times since landing a 19f novice on hurdling bow back in 2007, looking amiss on chase debut when last seen. Shrewd yard has stuck with him, though, and market helpful.

3
132-P4P
iT
Maroon, white hooped sleeves (Mr John Wade)

Knockavilla (IRE)  56 

b g Saddlers' Hall - Native Singer (Be My Native)

CD
9 11-11
115
9 11-11
115

Best effort over fences last season for Howard Johnson when runner-up to Alfie Sherrin on final outing. Not shown much for new yard this term, however, and of little interest returned to hurdles.

Best effort over fences last season for Howard Johnson when runner-up to Alfie Sherrin on final outing. Not shown much for new yard this term, however, and of little interest returned to hurdles.

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20-6543
iT
Beige, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue cap (Mr R H Hall)

Willie Hall 53 

b g Alflora - G'Ime A Buzz (Electric)

8 11-8
112
8 11-8
112

Won 2m Newcastle handicap hurdle in March, and in frame on only outing over timber this season. Again less than fluent over fences last time, and will be seen to better effect in this sphere.

Won 2m Newcastle handicap hurdle in March, and in frame on only outing over timber this season. Again less than fluent over fences last time, and will be seen to better effect in this sphere.

5
14841F
iT
Red, large emerald green spots, grey sleeves, red spots, emerald green and red quartered cap (Mr S Coltherd)

Suprise Vendor (IRE)  21 

ch g Fath - Dispol Jazz (Alhijaz)

D
6 11-8
112
6 11-8
112

Took advantage of drop in weights to land weak 17f handicap at Sedgefield in May. Back to form when winning at Kelso in December, but 8 lb rise looks stiff, and he fell heavily last time.

Took advantage of drop in weights to land weak 17f handicap at Sedgefield in May. Back to form when winning at Kelso in December, but 8 lb rise looks stiff, and he fell heavily last time.

6
55P280
iT
Brown, yellow stars and sleeves, check cap (Mrs Barbara Butterworth)

Knight Valliant 31 

gr g Dansili - Aristocratique (Cadeaux Genereux)

9 11-3
107
9 11-3
107

Improved when winning pair of handicaps last season and better than ever when second in C&D event in November. Excuses for last 2 efforts and definitely on a fair mark if putting it all together.

Improved when winning pair of handicaps last season and better than ever when second in C&D event in November. Excuses for last 2 efforts and definitely on a fair mark if putting it all together.

7
6-74137
iT
Yellow, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap (The Ground Hurlers)

Nowurhurlin (IRE)  49 

b g Saddlers' Hall - Pint Taken (Needle Gun)

CD
5 11-3
107
5 11-3
107

Much improved when landing 17f novice hurdle at Carlisle in November, but efforts surrounding that not nearly as encouraging, failing to impress with his attitude in Ayr handicap last time.

Much improved when landing 17f novice hurdle at Carlisle in November, but efforts surrounding that not nearly as encouraging, failing to impress with his attitude in Ayr handicap last time.

8
8-46584
iT
Orange, black sleeves, orange stars, orange cap, black stars (Dr C Kesson Mr/mrs Reid Mr R Carruther)

Open de L'Isle (FR)  21 

b g Funny Baby - Gratiene de L'Isle (Altayan)

CD
10 11-1
105
10 11-1
105

Fairly useful handicap hurdler/chaser on his day, but merely going through the motions at present, and was only fourth of 5 finishers behind Nelson du Ronceray at Ayr on latest start.

Fairly useful handicap hurdler/chaser on his day, but merely going through the motions at present, and was only fourth of 5 finishers behind Nelson du Ronceray at Ayr on latest start.

9
56-553P
iT
Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Border Thistle Racing)

Master Act (IRE)  49 

br g Act One - Celtic Fling (Lion Cavern)

7 11-0
104
7 11-0
104

Best effort in novice hurdles came when third of 6 over C&D on heavy ground in December, but performed well below that level when soundly beaten on handicap debut last time, and plenty to prove.

Best effort in novice hurdles came when third of 6 over C&D on heavy ground in December, but performed well below that level when soundly beaten on handicap debut last time, and plenty to prove.

Verdict

It's difficult to look past DIAMOND D'AMOUR with Paddy Brennan an eye-catching jockey booking. George Bewley's talented grey barely had to break into a sweat when making every yard of the running in a novices' hurdle over C&D in December and he arguably stepped up on that when chasing home subsequent winner Stormy Weather at Newcastle last time. If granted a soft lead again, he can make them all pay, leaving Willie Hall and Surprise Vendor to scrap out the minor placings.

Verdict

Diamond d'Amour did well when second to subsequent winner Stormy Weather at Newcastle, and this C&D winner can outpoint his rivals. Willie Hall is respected back over hurdles, while the chief threat may well come from Knight Valliant, who is better than he has shown of late.

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