March 26 / 15.45 Carlisle

15.45

Heavy

Go North Red Rum Series Final Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15432
  • 3m 0f 110y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Go North Red Rum Series Final Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.80
  • Place: £4.60

Form: P15F54

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Back to winning ways at Kelso (2m7f, soft) in December but unable to replicate that form since and well beaten the last twice; visor returns.
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3rd

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Has struggled on his last four starts, being pulled up on both runs last month; plenty to prove but he's 5lb lower than when winning at 16-1 over C&D (heavy) last March, and that came in the visor that goes back on this afternoon; the first-time tongue-tie may also help; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

3rd

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Has struggled on his last four starts, being pulled up on both runs last month; plenty to prove but he's 5lb lower than when winning at 16-1 over C&D (heavy) last March, and that came in the visor that goes back on this afternoon; the first-time tongue-tie may also help; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Hold The Note

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, not fluent 9th, soon prominent

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 252222 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
4lb out of the handicap today and he's 0-7 over fences, but he's been runner-up on five of those chase starts (3m/3m3f, soft/good), including on his last four outings, and he may be the type to benefit from the first-time cheekpieces; no surprise to see a bold show.
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2nd

12

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Elleon

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

0-21 over hurdles/fences prior to winning at Haydock (2m4f, soft) last Saturday; over half the fences were omitted and his strike-rate suggests he's not an obvious one to follow up, but he frequently finishes placed and has run well over this C&D on heavy going; could give another good account.

10/1

2nd

12

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Elleon

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

0-21 over hurdles/fences prior to winning at Haydock (2m4f, soft) last Saturday; over half the fences were omitted and his strike-rate suggests he's not an obvious one to follow up, but he frequently finishes placed and has run well over this C&D on heavy going; could give another good account.

10/1

1st

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Elleon

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

0-13 over fences but has finished in the first three on 11 of those starts, including when running well at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) and Fakenham (3m, good) the last twice; might not be far away.

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 311442 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row last November (3m/2m7f, soft/good); hasn't really threatened on his three starts since and was no match for Court At Slip when second of four at Newcastle last time; however, the winner has followed up and this fellow is much better off at the weights today; not ruled out.
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2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Return Fire

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear 3rd, not fluent 8th, mistake and unseated 3 out

3/1

4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Return Fire

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Didn't see out Carlisle's stiff 3m2f in December last time out but in good form previously, winning at Hexham (2m4f, soft) then close third at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft); won over 3m last season and could be involved.

8/1

Form: 314611 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Has won three of his five chases and is 2-2 in these blinkers having scored at Newcastle (2m7f, good) and Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) the last twice; the progressive 6yo is on the up and could again play a leading role.
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3rd

4

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

Court At Slip

11st 3lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

7yo who made it four wins from his nine chase starts when scoring at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; won over 3m3f at Sedgefield last March, which is as far as he's gone previously, and he could continue to improve.

5/1

1st

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Court At Slip

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Won three times under regular rider William Easterby during last season's first campaign over fences (2m7f-3m3f, good-soft; including C&D) and also ran well on heavy; reappeared with fair fourth at Catterick three weeks ago and could show the benefit of that outing today; one to consider.

11/2

4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Court At Slip

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, lost position gradually before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no telling impression

5/1

Form: -P3114 CD

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row in the winter (3m3f/3m1f, soft) before soundly beaten fourth behind Onestepatatime and Elleon at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft); needs to leave that latest run behind but all his wins have come on soft ground (including over C&D) and he's not ruled out now back on a testing surface.
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8th

11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Skyhill

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

11yo who made it four wins from his last seven starts when scoring at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; however, he's been beaten on his three starts since and needs something extra to land this warm race.

16/1

8th

11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Skyhill

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

11yo who made it four wins from his last seven starts when scoring at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; however, he's been beaten on his three starts since and needs something extra to land this warm race.

16/1

5th

5

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Skyhill

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Won over C&D (heavy) on New Year's Day and back on song with fair fourth at Ayr (3m, soft) three weeks ago; could build on that latest performance now back at a venue where he's 2-2.

8/1

Form: F35112 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft/good to soft) in January before pushing Court At Slip very close there (3m3f, soft) 12 days ago; she's at a different course today but was effective away from Sedgefield over hurdles, and her surplus stamina could well be a plus at this stiff track.
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5th

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Onestepatatime

11st 6lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: John Wainwright

Three-time course winner over today's trip over fences, and ran much better than eventual 21l defeat might suggest when third in recent soft-ground chase here; switches back to hurdling on a lower mark; contender.

6/1

3rd

5

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Onestepatatime

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Wainwright

prominent behind clear leaders

9/2

Form: 5362F1 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Close second of four at Kelso (2m7f, heavy) in January on second chase start and easily won three-runner handicap at Musselburgh (3m, soft) latest; this is a much tougher test of his credentials but he's gone up just 2lb for last time and this unexposed 6yo could be ahead of the handicapper.
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1st

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Duke Of Deception

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Two chase wins towards end of last season and he also scored over hurdles at Wetherby (3m, good) last October; has run well to finish second back over fences the last twice, most recently beaten just 1l at Bangor (3m5f, heavy); ticks plenty of boxes.

5/1

2nd

8

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Duke Of Deception

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

raced wide, towards rear

6/1

11/2

Form: 4134P1 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent and it's possible good/good to soft ground suits best; however, he was a convincing winner in first-time blinkers (retained) at Bangor (3m5f, good to soft) last month and has strong claims if repeating that form.
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10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

2nd

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Bretney

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, slow jump 5th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 5 out, left in second but hampered by faller 4 out, headway and pressed leader 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 551222 D BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won at Musselburgh (3m, soft) in December and runner-up on his three starts since; beaten at 2-5 in a match at Catterick last time but didn't run badly and might not be far away.
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4

2nd Dec 2023

Good

3m 2f 1y

Class 4

11:49 Doncaster

Creative Control

11st 11lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Well handicapped on some of last season's form but had fortune on his side when winning at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in September and has been safely held twice since; should be fine over today's trip but needs to up his game; tongue-tie fitted.

10/1

8th

3

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:07 Ayr

Creative Control

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Made it 2-10 over fences when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in September but the clear leader fell two out in that race and this 7yo came up well short in his follow-up bid at Bangor last month; others preferred.

8/1

Form: 8B-733

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Promising third on stable debut at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in December; again third at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) 12 days ago but was a long way behind Court At Slip and Onestepatatime, so has work to do.
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6

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:45 Carlisle

Westy Fox

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Promising third on stable debut at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in December; again third at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) 12 days ago but was a long way behind Court At Slip and Onestepatatime, so has work to do.

14/1

3rd

4

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Westy Fox

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Irish import who was making his debut for this stable when creditable third of 12 at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in December after seven months off; should be sharper for the run and shaped there as though this longer trip would suit; worth considering.

8/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £99.70
Straight Forecast £74.51
Tricast £469.66
Trifecta £839.10

Selections

RP Ratings:

Duke Of Deception

Telegraph:

Court At Slip

The Times:

Return Fire

POSTDATA:

Creative Control

SPOTLIGHT:

Elleon

TOPSPEED:

Duke Of Deception

D Express:

Duke Of Deception

Daily Mirror:

Duke Of Deception

The Star:

Duke Of Deception

Daily Record:

Court At Slip

The Guardian:

Return Fire