Cartmel

  • 15:25 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Beginners' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places (Soft on the woodside))
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.10s
  • Off time: 15:25:31
15:25 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nodforms Violet (IRE) 15/8
2nd Lacarmic (IRE) 6/1
3rd Mystified (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/UP6P-P Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Ellandshe (IRE) 64
Nag me
12 11-9 b W G Young F Keniry 49 100/1101.00
2 5PF-P3P Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves How's D Strawboss (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-9 A Sadik R McGrath 65 66/167.00
3 F25780/ Emerald Green and Yellow check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Lacarmic (IRE) 557
Nag me
8 11-9 J A Staunton Mr Derek O'Connor 6/17.00
4 1PP-U22 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Mike Towey (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-9 P Bowen D F O'Regan 110 7/42.75
5 884U6-2 White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap Mystified (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-9 A Berry B Harding 82 25/126.00
6 27P/3P-2 White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Nodforms Violet (IRE) 31
Nag me
8 11-9 Karen Mclintock B Hughes 120 15/82.88
7 533P37- ROYAL BLUE, RED stars on sleeves, WHITE cap Saville Row (IRE) 106
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 A Crook Adam Nicol (7) 113 11/112.00
8 0P56-78 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Sparkling Tara 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 t Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 15/28.50
9 P/PPP2-P Dark Green, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon cap Squire Bill (IRE) 78
Nag me
7 11-9 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 25/126.00

Verdict

MIKE TOWEY has gone under by less than a length the last twice at Ffos Las behind stablemate Strumble Head and at this venue when caught late on by Maoi Chinn Tire in a decent summer novice chase. He acts on both good and soft ground so forecast conditions should prove no problem. Nodform's Violet came back from a six-month break to post a fair second to Andrea Bambalero at Market Rasen and looks the sort to improve again over fences. He's the main danger. Mystified also finished second here in June over fences but the remainder of his fencing form is moderate and Andrew Crook's Irish import, Saville Row, is a better shortlist option.