Carlisle

  • 14:05 Geoffrey And Graham Mclean Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft (good to soft in the home straight
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.84s
  • Off time: 14:05:47
14:05 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cocoa Key (IRE) 14/1
2nd Pyracantha 6/1
3rd Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0P/093-5 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Cool Operator 187
Nag me
7 11-12 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 115 10/111.00
2 441-327 Red and black check, white sleeves Pyracantha 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 G A Swinbank B Hughes 112 6/17.00
4 8615/P- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Palm Reader (IRE) 330
Nag me
7 11-7 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 110 20/121.00
5 254449- Dark blue, maroon spots, dark blue cap Euro American (GER) 208
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-2 Mrs R Dobbin A L Voy (7) 105 14/115.00
7 232/750- Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Heart O' The West (IRE) 239
Nag me
6 10-13 A Parker J Reveley 102 22/123.00
9 0/FU0-B1 Black, large red spots and sleeves, white cap No Supper (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-13 G Bewley Harry Haynes (3) 102 7/18.00
11 00-3087 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 33
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6 10-11 M Todhunter G Lee 100 20/121.00
12 4035P-0 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Kempski 171
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10 10-10 b R Nixon Ryan Mania (3) 99 33/134.00
13 547115 Orange, Black braces and sleeves, hooped cap Zahara Joy 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-9 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 98 14/115.00
14 9/7506F ROYAL BLUE, emerald green stars, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars on cap Knockbaun Prince (IRE) 39
Nag me
6 10-9 John G Carr C Poste 98 40/141.00
15 F5845-0 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Cocoa Key (IRE) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 R C Guest P Aspell 98 14/115.00
16 79057/5- Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-8 B Ellison F Davis (3) 97 2/13.00
17 05801/ Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap Kings Guard (IRE) 598
Nag me
7 10-0 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 89 10/111.00
Non runners
3685741-Kilbrannish Hill (IRE)611-9I R FergusonC O'Farrell112
60-52158Golden Future711-2P D NivenTimmy Murphy105
8U1604/4-The Joker (IRE)1210-13J K MageeMr S F Magee102
1034/6-597Isitcozimcool (IRE)510-11F P MurtaghRyan Mania100

Verdict

COOL OPERATOR is chanced despite top-weight. Howard Johnson has his horses in good form and this gelding should be effective off this attractive mark of 115; he could probably do with the ground drying up a bit however. That's a comment that applies to No Supper, the classy flat horse Simonside and the mare Zahara Joy. Kings Guard is far from discounted with the ground in his favour and along with Golden Future, with Timmy Murphy an interesting jockey booking, and the Irish challenger Kilbrannish Hill, a Perth winner last time, he helps make this a competitive heat.