Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 15:00 Join Now At rewards4racing.com Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £2,859 2nd £839 3rd £419 4th £209
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.80s
  • Off time: 15:01:50
15:00 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Artic Night (FR) 7/4
2nd Gulf Punch 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 914251 Yellow, light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Gulf Punch 23
Nag me
4 11-12 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 109 9/25.50
3 2B4544 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Rangefinder 87
Nag me
7 11-8 A Crook B Hughes 105 9/110.00
4 4-93314 Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Long Distance (FR) 145
Nag me
6 11-8 p Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 105 10/111.00
5 8357-45 Yellow, maroon sash, Royal blue sleeves and cap Bollin Fiona 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 b D W Whillans Callum Whillans (7) 96 9/43.25
6 P42-P00 Red, large Yellow spots Bunratty (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-11 Mrs E Slack A L Voy (5) 94 16/117.00
7 0U620-9 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Artic Night (FR) 57
Nag me
5 10-10 N G Richards Brian Harding 93 7/42.75
Non runners
23/43-24Ebony River (IRE)511-9Jennie CandlishA O'keeffe106

Verdict

Gulf Punch was put up 9lb after winning at Musselburgh last month and both victories so far have come at a lower level. As a four-year-old, he has a lot of weight to carry on this ground and may find the task beyond him. Rangefinder has disappointed over hurdles so far while Long Distance's sole victory so far came on fast ground over a shorter trip and he hasn't raced since July. Ebony River is a possible improver but BOLLIN FIONA is likely to handle these conditions better than most and, 2lb lower than when successful over C&D in March last year, gets the vote.