• 15:45 Cheltenham Festival Preview After Racing Handicap Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:50:49
15:45 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Mister Philson (IRE)
-1 Bertie Milan (IRE)
1st Etxalar (FR) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/3414-6 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Camden George (IRE) 17
12 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 110 20/121.00
2 1F5P-17 Emerald green, black triple diamond, sleeves and cap Bounds And Leaps 28
8 11-11 M Scudamore J Kington (3) 109 14/115.00
3 3F/5484 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Classic Cut 17
Distance Winner
9 11-11 p J Ewart B Hughes 109 15/28.50
4 63-41PP Orange, royal blue stars, sleeves and star on cap Bishophill Jack (IRE) 35
7 11-10 v1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 108 11/112.00
6 3-43431 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Beau Dandy (IRE) 27
8 11-7 b J Wade K Renwick 105 9/25.50
8 1F6P/1P Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Overquest 28
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-5 C Grant D F O'Regan 103 14/115.00
9 55-1323 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, WHITE cap, BLACK spots Royal Mackintosh 27
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-4 p A H Mactaggart B Harding 102 20/121.00
10 3P-2252 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Heez A Steel (IRE) 14
Course Winner
12 11-3 G A Charlton P J Brennan 101 7/18.00
11 33P661 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Keeverfield (IRE) 18
12 11-3 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 101 12/113.00
12 FP-P665 White, Orange disc, striped sleeves, check cap Etxalar (FR) 49
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-1 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 99 6/17.00
13 F4P-PP3 Red, Black sleeves, White armlets, Black cap Overlady 17
Course Winner
11 10-11 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 95 11/112.00
14 570155 Yellow, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green and White striped cap Barnevelder (IRE) 29
8 10-10 t Miss S E Forster T Messenger 94 33/134.00
15 2P-54P2 Black, yellow sash, white cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
10 10-1 A M Thomson R McGrath 85 9/110.00
Non runners
5172P22Mister Philson (IRE)811-9S R B CrawfordMr B G Crawford107
733-2641Bertie Milan (IRE)811-6N W AlexanderLucy Alexander104


The handicapper took Beau Dandy to task after he won by 21 lengths at Newcastle last month and he is 13lb higher now. This trip has proved beyond course winner Bertie Milan in the past but Irish pointer Mister Philson should stay and Royal Mackintosh won over track and trip in November, though was a long way behind Beau Dandy last time. Bounds And Leaps was taking on better opposition last time while Keeverfield won at Market Rasen last month, though is 8lb higher now in a stronger heat. ETXALAR can't get much lower in the handicap and has an outstanding chance in this if he can reproduce his run at Haydock in November off a 10lb higher mark. In another tricky contest, he gets a narrow vote.