Today's racecards

Cartmel

  • 17:55 McGuinness Feeds TBA Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places,Heavy places on Woodside Chase Crse)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.80s
  • Off time: 17:58:25
17:55 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desolait 11/4
2nd Wheyaye 5/1
3rd Glaced Over 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24/66-21 Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap Wheyaye 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 Mrs V Jackson B Hughes 101 5/16.00
2 1534-37 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Groovy Dancer 65
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 Mrs R Dobbin J M Maguire 100 7/24.50
3 147-512 Red, White inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Desolait 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-11 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 100 11/43.75
4 45-2215 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Talk of Saafend (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-10 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 99 11/112.00
5 124/F5-3 PINK, large PURPLE spots, PINK sleeves, PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots Ishismart 27
Nag me
8 11-4 R Hollinshead Harry Skelton 93 8/19.00
6 37UP5-2 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Glaced Over 27
Nag me
7 11-1 p1 R Shiels A P Lane 90 8/19.00
7 34P5-12 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Harrys Whim 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-12 J R Weymes R McGrath 87 9/25.50
8 4F3P40- WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Grethel (IRE) 9
Nag me
8 10-10 A Berry Lucy Alexander (3) 85 25/126.00

Verdict

Talk Of Saafend had been a revelation during the earlier part of the summer though the likelihood of soft ground tempers enthusiasm and we elect to look elsewhere. Wheyaye appreciated bottomless conditions at Hexham and while we can't discount Val Jackson's mare from running another bold race she may have to give best to DESOLAIT. It does have to be of some concern that Nigel Twiston-Davies' mare ran so poorly at the track last year, but the fact that she was then absent for almost a year suggests something may have been amiss. She accounted for Glaced Over when the pair met at Hexham over a shorter trip and though Raymond Sheils' runner is 2lb better off at the weights, she remains a maiden after 21 starts.