Today's racecards

Carlisle

  • 16:45 Racing Uk Sky 432 Handicap 5f 193y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.88s
  • Off time: 16:46:17
16:45 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Of Eden (IRE) 2/1
2nd Elkhorn 11/1
3rd El Dececy (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 0-74248 Dark Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Guest Connections 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 v D Nicholls M O'connell (5) 63 16/117.00
3 (11) 1785-60 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap El Dececy (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 J Balding A Elliott 62 14/115.00
4 (3) 431618 Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap Imperial Djay (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-2 Mrs R Carr P Makin 61 5/16.00
5 (1) 2455-82 Black, yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 9-0 M Mullineaux Joseph Young (7) 59 11/26.50
6 (4) 0950-14 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Eden (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 8-11 E J Alston D Allan 56 2/13.00
7 (8) 173495- Emerald Green, White hoop, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White hooped cap Optical Illusion (USA) 216
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 55 10/111.00
8 (10) 542327 White, Brown braces, Amber cap Welcome Approach 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 J R Weymes P Mulrennan 53 9/110.00
9 (12) 24633-9 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Elkhorn 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-5 b Miss J A Camacho Martin Lane (3) 50 11/112.00
10 (5) 658002 Royal Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue and Royal Blue hooped sleeves Bertbrand 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 v I W McInnes S De Sousa 49 40/141.00
11 (2) 0060-44 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Fyodorovich (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 v J S Wainwright James P Sullivan (5) 46 22/123.00
12 (6) 0657-48 Dark Blue, Light Blue stars, sleeves and cap Avoncreek 88
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-4 B P J Baugh Kelly Harrison (3) 45 66/167.00
Non runners
2 (9)1220-00Future Gem49-4A DickmanD Tudhope63

Verdict

IMPERIAL DJAY is given another chance here ahead of King Of Eden and Bertbrand in a competitive handicap. Ruth Carr has her horses in rude health and this gelding has won two of his last four starts which is admirable after a very busy period. He handles quick ground and a testing finish so a bold bid is anticipated. Two Turtle Doves went close at Nottingham earlier in the month for this jockey, El Dececy has a little to prove at present but he has his ground and is nicely handicapped, whilst Future Gem's best efforts have come on slower ground. King Of Eden is consistent and his fourth to Top Bid last time out reads well; this stiff finish should see him go very close off a fair mark of 56. Optical Illusion beat Hansomis almost a year ago at Hamilton and is now just 1lb higher, Welcome Approach is as consistent as they come, whilst Elkhorn is better than he was able to show on his reappearance. Bertbrand was a distant second at Redcar earlier in the month which was a bounce back to form, while Fyodorovich was a solid fourth to Rough Rock at Yarmouth and that reads well in the context of this race. A really tricky puzzle where we will tentatively side with Imperial Djay.