Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 14:10 Sporting Champions Raceday 20th March Novices' Hurdle3m 1f

  • Winner £2,227 2nd £649 3rd £325
  • Going: Soft (Heavy around 5th hurdle)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 47.87s
  • Off time: 14:10:43
14:10 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alexander Road (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 83411 Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Alexander Road (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 t1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (7) 110 4/15.00
2 37-F1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Jago River (IRE) 104
Nag me
5 11-10 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 9/110.00
3 514-1F1 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Eyre Square (IRE) 66
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-3 K G Reveley J Reveley 119 4/61.67
4 70-P539 ROYAL BLUE, yellow seams, red cap Lord Rudi (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-3 R K Watson R T Dunne (5) 110 5/16.00

Verdict

EYRE SQUARE, who has stamina in abundance, has won over fences at Newcastle and Ayr this season and showed enough over hurdles last term to suggest he can take advantage of the 7lb he receives here from Alexander Road and Jago River. Donald McCain's mare is chasing a hat-trick after wins over 2m4f here and at Sedgefield but has her stamina to prove and possibly lacks the scope of Howard Johnson's five-year-old, who showed a nice turn of foot to beat Chocolate Caramel at Musselburgh in November and was an expensive purchase back in 2009. Lord Rudi showed promise when third at Thurles last month but has disappointed again since and may struggle against these.