March 19 / 16.45 Carlisle

16.45 Carlisle

Soft

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  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 8933

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Finished third, albeit well held, in maiden hurdles at Exeter (2m) and Chepstow (2m3f) the last twice; bred to do much better still, being half-brother to a multiple hurdles winner for his connections, and looks open to improvement now handicapping; interesting.
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2nd

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

13:25 Chepstow

Big Blue Moon

12st 5lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Delivered on earlier promise when fairly comfortable winner on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) on Sunday; carries 7lb penalty here but stable's capable conditional Cameron Iles claims 8lb; obvious contender.

11/8

1st

5

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Big Blue Moon

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders on inner

7/2

3rd

3

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:47 Chepstow

Big Blue Moon

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Always towards rear on hurdling debut in December (2m3f) but shaped with significant promise when third at Exeter (2m, heavy) last month, albeit tired and well held in the end; moves back up in trip here and has each-way claims.

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 6-7766

Last run: 110 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Wind surgery and switch to handicap company are possible sources of improvement; however, has very unconvincing claims on her form in bumpers and novice hurdles; 5lb out of weights.
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2nd

11

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Celestial Fashion

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

led

25/1

6th

7

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

12:00 Ayr

Celestial Fashion

10st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Modest efforts to date and would be a surprise winner.

66/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4-5396

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Mixed results this term, midfield over C&D most recently; this veteran has been on a general decline in the last 16 months but is undeniably well handicapped on best form; 17lb below last winning mark.
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3rd

8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Serious Ego

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear

7/1

9

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Serious Ego

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Regressive 10yo; not disgraced but didn't show enough when sixth of 13 at Carlisle last month to suggest he will be winning this.

8/1

6th

14

6th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Carlisle

Serious Ego

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Best effort this term when third in small field at Musselburgh in November; hasn't won for two years and current mark reflects a general decline in his ability; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 255476 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Substandard form, minus headgear, since joining current yard; has become well treated and the return of cheekpieces may prompt a revival (last two wins came in this equipment).
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4th

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

For Three

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Mark Weatherer

midfield on outer

25/1

6th

4

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

For Three

11st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mark Weatherer

Capable on his day for James Ewart but it's been a slow start for his current yard and he was 14l behind Kavanaghs Cross the last time.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3744P2 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Last two wins came over fences (off higher marks); however, ran an encouraging race at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft; finished second) back hurdling last month; clear possibilities if building on that effort.
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5th

3

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Crack Du Ninian

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

in touch with leaders on outer

3/1

2nd

1

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle

Crack Du Ninian

12st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

Has something to prove in view of this winter's chase form but he's dropped down the weights and was a good third at Carlisle in October on his last hurdle start; possible contender.

5/1

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Crack Du Ninian

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, midfield, ridden and no impression before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

8/1

Form: 221/88 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Defied a 6lb higher mark at Kelso (2m, good) prior to long absence; well below that form in two starts since returning to action; chance depends on whether first-time cheekpieces prompt a revival.
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6th

4

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Rob Royal

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

towards rear, jumped left 1st

25/1

8th

1

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:15 Uttoxeter

Rob Royal

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

took keen hold, soon led at steady pace, disputed lead from 3rd, shaken up after 5th

20/1

8th

13

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:43 Uttoxeter

Rob Royal

10st 6lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Progressive when last seen, winning a Kelso handicap by 8l off only 2lb lower; however, has a 798-day absence to overcome in a warm race.

20/1

Form: 54-212 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Solid record this season, with ready success under Edward Austin at Ayr (2m, good to soft; conditional riders' event) flanked by a couple of seconds on deeper ground, latest in Class 3 at Kelso; strong chance back down in grade, especially with Austin able to use his 5lb claim this time.
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7th

1

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Beat Box

12st 1lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

midfield on inner, pushed along briefly after 3rd

9/4

2nd

7

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:30 Kelso

Beat Box

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Reappeared with good second at Hexham (2m, soft) in November and comfortably went one better at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last month; going back up the weights but remains well treated on old form and holds strong claims.

7/4

1st

5

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

12:30 Ayr

Beat Box

11st 8lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

got loose beforehand, held up in rear, headway into midfield 4th, in touch with leaders 5th

6/4

40/1

Form: 73390- CD

Last run: 337 days

W: 10st 2lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Has plenty of form at this venue, including three wins; however, he's on a five-year losing spell and lacks recent match practice having been absent since last April (well beaten); returns as a 14yo.
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8th

12

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Pistol

10st 2lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

pushed along soon after start, prominent on outer, nudged along 3rd

40/1

Form: 50P-P5

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden who has weak claims on overall form; only a modest fifth at Wetherby two weeks ago (second run for new yard); needs to improve a good deal.
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9th

9

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Secrets De Famille

10st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Neil Mechie

raced in second

33/1

5th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Wetherby

Secrets De Famille

10st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Neil Mechie

Didn't show much when trained in Ireland (mainly over about 2m) and pulled up at 150-1 on recent stable debut at Sedgefield (3m3f, good).

100/1

2

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

Secrets De Famille

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Neil Mechie

Lightly raced for Peter McCreery in Ireland but didn't show much and looks to be on a tough mark for her British/stable debut.

25/1

Form: 5363P

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Five-race maiden; not completely solid on form but looks a possible improver with tongue-tie applied on handicap debut; drops back in distance (ran over 2m6f/2m4f the last twice).
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2

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Brian’s Jet

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders on inner, dropped to midfield and reminder after 3rd

10/1

5

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:40 Sedgefield

Brian’s Jet

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

December's Newcastle novice third (2m6f, good to soft) was a step in the right direction but he weakened there since and his opening mark isn't generous; tongue-tie goes on.

10/1

2

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle

Brian’s Jet

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Fair form in bumpers and in two races over hurdles (both here) but more is needed to take this.

16/1

Form: /7046-

Last run: 565 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Sole win for Nigel Twiston-Davies came four years ago; absent since a poor effort in August 2021 when making debut for new stable; best watched unless the market speaks positively.
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7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Kevin Hunter

towards rear

33/1

Form: 456-B4

Last run: 293 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden but may improve for the wind surgery he's had since finishing fourth at Cartmel (2m6f) when last seen; that form has been franked subsequently and this drop back in trip looks a plus.
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10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Lusitanien

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

in rear, bumped 1st

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £159.00
Straight Forecast £185.69
Tricast £953.61
Trifecta £1287.90

Selections

RP Ratings:

Crack Du Ninian

SPOTLIGHT:

Beat Box

The Times:

Big Blue Moon

The Star:

Serious Ego

D Express:

Big Blue Moon

Telegraph:

Beat Box

Daily Record:

Beat Box

TOPSPEED:

Crack Du Ninian

POSTDATA:

Crack Du Ninian

Daily Mirror:

Crack Du Ninian

The Sun:

Crack Du Ninian