Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 20:00 Betfair Handicap6f 192y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.11s
  • Off time: 20:00:42
20:00 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Game Lad 7/1
2nd Rio Cobolo (IRE) 10/1
3rd My Gacho (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 900-045 Pink and Purple diamonds, diabolo on sleeves Joseph Henry 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 85 6/17.00
2 (7) 23-2352 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Nightjar (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 K A Ryan P Hanagan 84 3/14.00
3 (5) 07-9583 Red and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, Red cap My Gacho (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-3 v M Johnston J-P Guillambert 84 7/18.00
4 (6) 00-4476 Dark Blue, Orange seams and armlets, quartered cap Ra Junior (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 D Nicholls M Geran (3) 81 11/26.50
5 (2) 2309-87 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Summer Dancer (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 P T Midgley P Makin 78 28/129.00
6 (1) 0-03018 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Game Lad 4
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 pt T D Easterby D Allan 77 7/18.00
7 (4) 243121- Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 213
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 bt M W Easterby G Gibbons 77 7/24.50
8 (8) 520-804 Emerald Green, White stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Rio Cobolo (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 v Paul Green James P Sullivan (5) 69 10/111.00

Verdict

Another decent heat where MY GACHO is given the vote ahead of Ancient Cross and Nightjar. The Mark Johnston-trained pick has already won twice from marks higher than today's 84, and this 7f is his optimum trip. Good ground is not a problem for him and it is time he got his nose in front once again. Ancient Cross was well placed by Mick Easterby to end last season with two wins from his last three starts, both being on good going. He is now 7lbs higher than that most recent Catterick success and with the yard in decent form he should be fit enough to put up a good show. Nightjar ran well after a break at Thirsk earlier in the month but has gone up 3lbs for that defeat, and looks best on the Fibresand, so we will take him on, while Summer Dancer is slipping back towards a winning mark and should get very competitive. Game Lad ran no sort of race at Newcastle last time, having won there a race earlier, and a further 2lb rise is a negative, so we hope that My Gacho can return to winning ways.