Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 15:40 Cumberland Show Handicap Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places bottom of home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 18.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:26
15:40 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Emperor's Choice (IRE) 15/8
2nd Sydney Paget (IRE) 5/1
3rd You Know Yourself (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 19-F321 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 130 5/16.00
2 66711P RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 23
Nag me
9 11-8 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 126 25/126.00
3 461-363 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap You Know Yourself (IRE) 4
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 121 10/111.00
4 R7414P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Arbor Supreme (IRE) 15
Nag me
11 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 120 14/115.00
5 213F-2P Light Blue, Pink hoop Vamizi (IRE) 58
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-2 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 13/27.50
6 31P-524 Red, Dark Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Dark Blue cap, White diamond My Boy Paddy (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-1 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 119 7/18.00
7 872221 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 42
Nag me
6 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 119 15/82.88
8 42-81P1 Red, black stars, black sleeves, white stars and cap Markadam 12
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-12 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 116 12/113.00
9 1F/1PRP- Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, black sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamonds Roseneath (IRE) 349
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 A M Hales Paul Moloney 115 20/121.00
10 13F/548 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Classic Cut 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 b1 J Ewart B Hughes 112 25/126.00

Verdict

Sydney Paget made most and jumped well when landing a beginners event at Towcester last month and though this is much tougher he looks a nice staying prospect and will love the conditions. Mcmurrough won handicaps at Newcastle and Wetherby before finding Cheltenham a step too far and back in this grade has to be respected as does My Boy Paddy, who found Bangor's 3m6f just beyond him though he only faded from around two out. Emperor's Choice battled to victory in a very tight finish at Taunton last month and as that was only his fifth start over fences he's entitled to make further progress and looks well enough handicapped but the fact that MARKADAM is unbeaten on this course may just give him the edge. Dianne Sayer's charge has been here three times and won the lot and though raised a massive 12lb for his latest success his rider can claim almost half back so he's expected to retain his unbeaten record around here.