Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 14:15 Best Odds Guaranteed At Totesport.com Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.97s
  • Off time: 14:15:23
14:15 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diamond Frontier (IRE) 4/6
2nd Lord Larsson 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31PU52 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Dar Es Salaam 8
Nag me
6 11-5 p1 James Moffatt P Aspell 99 5/16.00
2 294-241 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Diamond Frontier (IRE) 73
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 J Howard Johnson Ryan Mania (3) 124 4/61.67
3 F3-UFUR Brown, Beige hoop, Beige and Brown hooped sleeves, Orange cap Lord Larsson 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 4/15.00
4 4-1305U BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 P Monteith G Lee 9/110.00
5 4P97P6 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Night Reveller (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 10-5 t M C Chapman S Gagan (7) 64 200/1201.00
6 21-PPPP GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Rock Port 7
Nag me
8 10-5 J Walton B Harding 66/167.00

Verdict

DIAMOND FRONTIER rates the automatic selection in what looks a poor contest with Lord Larsson, Dar Es Salaam and Los Nadis the only others to make a modicum of appeal. Howard Johnson's runner got off the mark over fences last time when proving too good for a similarly modest bunch. That came under conditions almost identical to those faced here and, as the horse has won over further, we can expect a similarly positive ride from young Ryan Mania, who continues to impress many a judge. This horse remains capable of progressing beyond his official rating of 124, one that already should make him tough to beat. If there is an upset then perhaps Los Nadis would be the one most likely to provide it, although there have to be slight concerns as to his ability to act with cut. He was rated slightly better than Diamond Frontier over hurdles so at least we know he's got ability, but further concerns surround his ability to prove as good over fences having unseated none other than Ryan Mania on his first try. Dar Es Salaam ran a good race last time but he's got well over a stone to find at the figures and may not be suited by dropping in distance, so third place could go to Lord Larsson if he completes. That is a massive questionmark though because in four tries over fences he's yet to do so. Rock Port and Night Reveller look very poor and there will be some long faces amongst pundits and punters should Diamond Frontier not get the job done as he's confidently expected to do.