Today's racecards

Cartmel

  • 20:05 St Mary's Hospice Handicap Hurdle3m 2f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.60s
  • Off time: 20:05:33
20:05 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Painted Sky 8/1
2nd Winter Alchemy (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-5533F Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Snake Charmer 16
Nag me
8 11-12 vt M Keighley Samuel Drinkwater (7) 110 5/16.00
3 414241/ BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Brousse En Feux (FR) 672
Nag me
8 11-5 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 103 15/28.50
4 43U-221 Emerald green, light blue hoops Winter Alchemy (IRE) 46
Nag me
6 10-13 N G Richards Brian Harding 97 11/43.75
5 77/3F-91 White, emerald green seams, red and white striped sleeves, emerald green and red striped cap Painted Sky 36
Nag me
8 10-11 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 95 8/19.00
6 2157-22 Light Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap Vallani (IRE) 103
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-11 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 95 4/15.00
7 8P8967 Red, Black hoop, halved sleeves, White cap Flying Doctor 25
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 E Cooper Harry Haynes (3) 95 7/24.50
8 P/5901-0 Graham Tartan, White cap Amjad 89
Nag meCourse Winner
14 10-0 p S G West Henry Brooke (5) 77 33/134.00
Non runners
2999-21PEnglishtown (FR)1111-5Jonjo O'NeillD C Costello103

Verdict

Snake Charmer had the race at his mercy when he stumbled and came down after jumping the last at Newton Abbot earlier this month. His reward is an 8lb higher mark and it remains to be seen if that has affected his confidence though he should beat Englishtown, who was pulled up when tailed off in that contest. Painted Sky won over 2m4f at Worcester last month but just as interesting is WINTER ALCHEMY. He got off the mark at Perth last month and clearly enjoys a test of stamina. His stable is going well at present so the six-year-old gets the nod. Vallani is fairly consistent but lacks a recent outing.