Today's racecards

Cartmel

  • 17:50 Swan Hotel & Spa Novices' Hurdle2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.38s
  • Off time: 17:50:56
17:50 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taglietelle 11/8
2nd Poetic Verse 85/40
3rd Sharp Rise (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 423-21 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap May's Boy 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 James Moffatt B Hughes 114 6/17.00
2 0551-2 Light blue, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, black diamond Taglietelle 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-5 G Elliott R Johnson 136 11/82.38
3 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Roserrow 58
Nag me
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 9/25.50
4 F61-65 Red, dark green seams and armlets, white cap Sharp Rise (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 10-12 Miss P Robson B Harding 25/126.00
5 F0R-4 Purple, orange sleeves and cap Cherry Tiger 24
Nag me
4 10-11 G McPherson S Twiston-Davies 50/151.00
6 233-1 Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Poetic Verse 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-11 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (7) 120 85/403.12
7 Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple cap Idarose (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 10-5 J Riches A P Cawley 150/1151.00
8 53 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kaylan's Rose 47
Nag me
4 10-4 F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 66/167.00
9 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Slip Of A Girl (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 10-4 P Holmes J Kington (3) 150/1151.00

Verdict

May's Boy did the job comfortably enough when scoring over course and distance last time. He's taken well to hurdles and should post another solid effort for his local yard. Taglietelle will find this a very different proposition compared to his last outing when finishing in mid-division in one of those ultra-competitive handicap hurdles at the Galway Festival. He should go very close but POETIC VERSE just receives preference. She's posted a win and three places from four hurdle starts and was always just doing enough when scoring here last month after travelling notably well through the race. She'll probably be held onto even longer this time by the useful Dean Pratt, whose 7lb claim may just be enough to give the Quinn filly the edge.