Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 13:55 Weatherbys Bank Graduation Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft (Last 2 Furlongs Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.75s
  • Off time: 13:56:18
13:55 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Money Trix (IRE) 10/3
2nd Companero (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/1113- Royal Blue, large Red spots, hooped sleeves, Red cap Companero (IRE) 282
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 J Howard Johnson P Buchanan 137 7/18.00
2 3511/PR- Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Minster Shadow 261
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 C Grant R McGrath 123 50/151.00
3 121/F21- Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Money Trix (IRE) 254
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 N G Richards B Harding 143 10/34.33
4 5/13P6-4 Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Roll Along (IRE) 194
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies G Lee 160 5/42.25
5 51/3321- Maroon, Emerald Green and Maroon check sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bold Ransom (IRE) 246
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 K G Reveley J Reveley 132 16/117.00
6 1PP2F2- Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Lodge Lane (IRE) 201
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 b V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 143 7/24.50
7 355525 Emerald Green, White star, Emerald Green and Black striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Maidstone Mixture (FR) 11
Nag me
4 10-7 Paul Murphy M O'connell 104 150/1151.00

Verdict

ROLL ALONG has his sights lowered considerably today and is readily preferred ahead of Money Trix and Lodge Lane. The last named has won 6 of his 13 career starts and, having shown plenty of ability, he is a fair prospect for the Victor Dartnall yard. He does, however, possess a modest completion rate over fences, so needs to be at the top of his game today. Money Trix has been very lightly raced since he finished second to Black Jack Ketchum in the Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree in 2006. Having gone well fresh in the past, his absence since February isn't a great concern and the Nicky Richards-trained gelding is most likely to be there to exploit any weakness shown by the selection. However, considering that Roll Along's last two starts came in the Cheltenham and Punchestown Gold Cups, this is likely to seem like a stroll in the park in comparison. Small fields seem to be ideal for Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding and the nine-year-old has a cracking chance of getting his 2009/10 campaign off to a flyer.