Today's racecards

Cartmel

  • 16:05 Miller Howe Cavendish Cup Handicap Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £8,447 2nd £2,480 3rd £1,240 4th £620
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 29.80s
  • Off time: 16:05:11
16:05 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 11/4
2nd Epee Celeste (FR) 8/1
3rd My Moment (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33517-6 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Hunters Lodge (IRE) 81
Nag me
7 11-12 v N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 125 5/16.00
2 219-541 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-9 v P Bowen J E Moore 122 11/43.75
3 7P05-16 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Satou (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 p P J Hobbs James Best (3) 120 12/113.00
4 5-34U85 Dark blue and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars and stars on cap My Moment (IRE) 35
Nag me
10 11-2 D Thompson Ryan Mania 115 16/117.00
5 13/631-P Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Dun Masc (IRE) 101
Nag me
8 11-0 v1 James Moffatt Brian Harding 113 16/117.00
6 P-11322 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 112 7/42.75
7 P390-45 Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Epee Celeste (FR) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-7 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 106 8/19.00
8 415-P64 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap An Capall Mor (IRE) 34
Nag me
7 10-6 pt D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 105 14/115.00

Verdict

Sam Twiston-Davies was on board Epee Celeste when Michael Chapman's mare won this a year ago but switches to Royale Knight, who looks to have a better chance. However, his mount was touched off by BALLYBOUGH GORTA here last month and Peter Bowen's progressive six-year-old, who has won six of his ten races over fences, can confirm the form and take this. Satou won very easily over this trip at Uttoxeter but seemed unsettled by an early mistake when well beaten at Newton Abbot subsequently. Hunters Lodge generally performs in better grade and would be a big threat if the going turned soft as he likes testing ground.