Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 13:55 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 34.70s
  • Off time: 13:56:11
13:55 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jackson Cage (IRE) 1/3
2nd Highrate (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Yellow, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow spots, White cap Acordingtoscript (IRE)
Nag me
5 10-12 M Todhunter J Reveley 11/112.00
3 52-963 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Highrate (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 13/27.50
4 313-822 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Jackson Cage (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire (3) 115 1/31.33
5 56-55 Royal Blue, White Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Master Act (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 12/113.00
6 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Roman Sioux (IRE) 459
Nag me
4 10-12 R Bastiman B Harding 200/1201.00
8 47-6 Beige, black stars, black sleeves, beige stars and cap Oscar Baby (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 10-5 E Cooper T Siddall 33/134.00
Non runners
21-32Diocles (IRE)510-12D McCain JnrJ M Maguire
707-86PRupert Bear510-12J WaltonMiss C Walton

Verdict

DIOCLES' bumper win at Southwell a year ago has worked out quite well and he ran well in the face of a stiff task at Haydock yesterday. A penalty proved too much to overcome on his reappearance at Haydock but the five-year-old should thrive now tackling hurdles and is less exposed than stablemate and recent Uttoxeter runner-up Jackson Cage. Highrate was third over C&D last time and may be best of the rest, though Master Act has shown some promise and Acordingtoscript was second in an Irish point-to-point in October.