Today's racecards

Cartmel

  • 16:10 Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places, Heavy in places Woodside Chase Crse)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.60s
  • Off time: 16:12:39
16:10 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Epee Celeste (FR) 10/1
2nd Leac An Scail (IRE) 7/2
3rd Moulin de La Croix 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 611P-14 Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Postmaster 50
Nag me
10 11-12 t Tim Vaughan Robert Kirk (5) 135 5/16.00
2 13U8/8-7 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Strongpoint (IRE) 41
Nag me
8 11-1 t P Griffin Harry Skelton 124 20/121.00
3 P/0053P- MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Hoopy (IRE) 42
Nag me
10 11-0 pt G Elliott Mr Derek O'Connor 123 12/113.00
4 72-4331 Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap Wave Power (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 10-8 Mrs V Jackson B Hughes 117 3/14.00
5 1-52812 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 11
Nag me
11 10-5 Miss J E Foster Miss Samantha Drake (7) 114 7/24.50
6 635/121 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Moulin de La Croix 10
Nag me
8 10-4 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 113 3/14.00
7 001374- RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Rory Boy (USA) 73
Nag me
7 10-1 v A Crook Adam Nicol (7) 110 12/113.00
8 1-6P546 Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Epee Celeste (FR) 20
Nag me
6 10-0 M C Chapman Miss Alice Mills (7) 107 10/111.00

Verdict

Gordon Elliott has become legendary for his raids on these shores and the return of HOOPY to racing under Rules appears significant. The ten-year-old won at Ballingary on his most recent run between the flags and with soft ground prevailing he can make that match fitness count. Postmaster reportedly broke a blood vessel in the Grand National though he showed no ill effects when slamming his rivals by 13 lengths in a hunter chase at Fakenham. Wave Power is lightly raced for an eight-year-old and Val Jackson was able to get a win out of the ex-Howard Johnson inmate on only his second start for the yard. Moulin De La Croix's last win was a walkover at Worcester although he has obliged previously against actual rivals in soft ground. Rory Boy appeared to have fallen out of love with the game, but he was turned out at Southwell on the Flat and sauntered home by a double-digit margin. Andy Crook gets a first chance to see whether his recent punt at the sales is a bargain or a blow out.