Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 16:15 British Stallion Studs/World Owl Trust E.B.F. 'Junior' Standard Open NH Flat Race1m 6f

  • Winner £1,848 2nd £539 3rd £269
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.70s
  • Off time: 16:16:36
16:15 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vinstar (FR) 8/11
2nd Tough Trade 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Vinstar (FR) 55
Nag me
3 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/111.73
4 Dark Blue, Grey striped sleeves and cap Farmer's Friend
Nag me
3 10-12 J Mackie Donal Devereux (3) 20/121.00
5 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop Kettlewell
Nag me
3 10-12 Mrs K Walton Mr S Brockbank (10) 20/121.00
7 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Tough Trade
Nag me
3 10-12 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 3/14.00
8 Purple, orange hooped sleeves, quartered cap Vodka Moon
Nag me
3 10-12 Mrs S A Watt Joseph Palmowski (7) 40/141.00
9 Orange, Black braces and sleeves, hooped cap Willie Whistle
Nag me
3 10-12 D Thompson Tony Kelly (7) 25/126.00
10 Black, Lilac star, quartered cap Dancing Lamb
Nag me
3 10-5 Miss S E Hall Brian Harding 9/25.50
Non runners
2Amisfield Lad310-12M SmithDanny Cook
3Biggins Boy (IRE)310-12G A SwinbankRachael Green
6Reggie Rabbit310-12R FordNon Runner

Verdict

Vinstar has a penalty for his victory in the French provinces in September but he's now with Donald McCain, who will probably have improved him in the interim. He's the obvious starting point in this as he's the only one with previous experience but we're fearful of Alan Swinbank's terrific strike rate here with bumper horses and will side with his BIGGINS BOY. Related to a winner on the Flat in Ireland, he may have too much speed for these. Dancing Lamb is a half-sister to Rupert Lamb, who runs in the opener, and any money for Sally Hall's filly would be significant.