Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 15:25 Molson Coors Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £5,854 2nd £1,719 3rd £860 4th £429
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.47s
  • Off time: 15:25:45
15:25 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Divers (FR) 4/1
2nd Tara Royal 11/4
3rd Premier Sagas (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 222-161 Yellow, Maroon chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Saveiro (FR) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 G A Swinbank B Hughes 121 11/26.50
2 1410-1U Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Tara Royal 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-8 D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 11/43.75
3 631213- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Benny Be Good 188
Nag me
7 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 7/18.00
4 8302-03 Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 15
Nag me
6 11-2 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 120 4/15.00
5 61P1- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Hold Fast (IRE) 213
Nag me
6 11-2 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 11/43.75
6 521327- Black, White seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Premier Sagas (FR) 193
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 N G Richards B Harding 10/111.00
7 67-8240 Maroon, Light Blue epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Terenzium (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 11-2 p Micky Hammond F Keniry 113 100/1101.00
8 0345-30 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 13
Nag me
4 10-7 Ferdy Murphy R McGrath 50/151.00

Verdict

This looks likely to be a competitive heat and given that none of the leading lights are proven on good to firm it might pay to tread carefully with HOLD FAST suggested. Howard Johnson's charge makes his debut over fences here and was good enough to defy a penalty in novices' hurdle company on good ground. He shaped then like a chaser and may prove up to the win. Tara Royal got rid of Tony McCoy at Bangor and so this Haydock chase winner has a bit to prove now back in trip. Saveiro won on soft at Hexham earlier in the month and this looks tougher in much quicker conditions and with a penalty. Divers should come on for his recent Towcester spin, but again has it to prove on ground this quick and if he fences well then a bigger danger may prove to be useful former hurdler Benny Be Good.