Carlisle

  • 13:50 32Red Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.90s
  • Off time: 13:50:53
13:50 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mohawk Ridge 5/1
2nd Sleepy Haven (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 81-3F0 Maroon, beige triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Dibdabs (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-3 ht M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 33/134.00
2 P33 Maroon, Black star and star on cap I'm A Rocker (IRE) 59
Nag me
5 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/25.50
3 25-6724 Light Blue, Scarlet hooped sleeves, striped cap Lord Brendy 56
Nag me
6 11-3 R Johnson K Johnson 11/43.75
4 53 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Mohawk Ridge 27
Nag me
8 11-3 James Moffatt B Hughes 5/16.00
5 FU Red, Black disc, striped sleeves and cap Shirls Son Sam 29
Nag me
6 11-3 C W Fairhurst F Keniry 200/1201.00
6 2368 Light Blue, Red hoops, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap Vasco Pierji (FR) 18
Nag me
5 11-3 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 20/121.00
7 33123 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Sleepy Haven (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 123 6/42.50

Verdict

The four-year-old SLEEPY HAVEN gets an age allowance from these rivals and that should help him gain his second victory over timber after he landed a Bangor maiden in November. He's competed at a higher level subsequently without being disgraced. Lord Brendy ran his best race to date on heavy going at Hexham in November so conditions are in his favour but Mohawk Ridge does most of his racing on Catterick's flat track and could find this too stiff. I'm A Rocker should prove best of the Donald McCain pair with Jason Maguire on board.