Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 14:45 Celebrate With Hallmark Hotel Carlisle 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.30s
  • Off time: 14:45:33
14:45 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballybough Pat (IRE) 5/6
2nd African Gold (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap African Gold (IRE) 145
Nag me
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 5/23.50
2 311- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Ballybough Pat (IRE) 197
Nag me
5 10-12 A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 5/61.83
3 743522- Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mitchell's Way 188
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 G A Swinbank F Davis 112 6/17.00
4 873-432 Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 118
Nag me
6 10-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 107 10/111.00
6 5PP/2PP- Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Seaofemotion (GER) 203
Nag me
6 10-12 R Johnson K Johnson 100/1101.00
7 582214/ Purple, Emerald Green star, Mauve cap Rowan Road 607
Nag me
8 10-5 I Jardine A P Lane 33/134.00
Non runners
54-Robin's Command (IRE)510-12Mrs R DobbinNon Runner

Verdict

African Gold won his bumper at Stratford in May and has a solid NH pedigree. But he may just be worth opposing here with the equally promising BALLYBOUGH PAT, who impressed in another bumper at Ffos Las in March and won a point-to-point in Ireland earlier. He's made the long journey up from Dorset for this and is Aidan Coleman's only booked ride at the meeting. Mitchell's Way and My Idea already have form over timber and the former was second twice here in the spring, though he has looked a little one-paced so far.