Carlisle

  • 14:20 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.30s
  • Off time: 14:20:26
14:20 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kealigolane (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 205-113 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vulcanite (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 t C E Longsdon A P McCoy 142 Evs2.00
2 641/0-14 Black, Orange chevron, hooped sleeves Ballybriggan (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 126 15/82.88
3 45P344 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 F P Murtagh J Reveley 122 11/26.50
4 1/3679- White, pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, pink diamond Russe Blanc (FR) 292
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 R Lee C Poste 100 20/121.00

Verdict

Kealigolane won three times over hurdles and has shown promise over fences, most notably when a close-up fourth at Catterick two runs ago. Ballybriggan should improve for his fourth to Fourjacks at Wetherby and was also decent over the smaller obstacles but neither of the nine-year-olds have the scope of VULCANITE. Charlie Longsdon's gelding didn't jump well when favourite at Plumpton a month ago but had impressed at Hereford on his chasing bow and won't be crowded here with only three rivals. Russe Blanc could improve now he tackles fences but it's a worry that he hasn't seen meaningful action since April last year.