Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 13:25 Merry Christmas From Carlisle Racecourse Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.30s
  • Off time: 13:26:52
13:25 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diamond D'amour (IRE) 4/9
2nd Smart Act (IRE) 4/1
3rd Hail Tiberius 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 P33-43 Red, White stripe, halved sleeves Diamond D'amour (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 10-12 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 110 4/91.44
3 ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Fantastic Storm 125
Nag me
4 10-12 R Bastiman B Harding 50/151.00
4 Dark Blue, White sash, White cap Great Wisdom (IRE) 450
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/113.00
5 7 Purple, yellow epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Hail Tiberius 37
Nag me
4 10-12 T D Walford L Heard 7/18.00
6 70 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Papillon Parc 29
Nag me
5 10-12 E Cooper T Siddall (7) 25/126.00
7 5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Smart Act (IRE) 39
Nag me
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/15.00
8 6/P41-PP White, Brown hoop, Pink cap Flaming Clint 14
Nag me
5 10-5 S Marshall M J McAlister 66/167.00
9 0-0 Maroon, Black and Maroon striped sleeves and cap Twin Edge 18
Nag me
6 10-5 A G Foster F Davis 100/1101.00
Non runners
16-7413Nowurhurlin (IRE)411-5D McCain JnrJ Kington110

Verdict

Nowurhurlin (third at Haydock yesterday) got off the mark over C&D last month and should make a bold bid to defy his penalty. Donald McCain also saddles Smart Act, who hinted at ability in a Bangor bumper, while Diamond D'amour has shown enough to suggest he'll be winning soon. HAIL TIBERIUS gets the nod, however, as he ran his best races on the Flat when there was plenty of give in the ground and showed promise on his hurdling debut at Newcastle despite pulling too hard. Providing he settles better here, he should take all the beating.