Carlisle

  • 14:55 Betfair Graduation Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places last 2 furlongs )
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.30s
  • Off time: 14:55:35
14:55 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sarando 7/2
2nd Aikman (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52263-3 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Camden George (IRE) 16
Nag me
10 11-10 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne 111 28/129.00
2 14/488-1 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Fortysecond Street (IRE) 191
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 A Crook A Tinkler 126 25/126.00
3 6012F2- Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 17
Nag me
6 11-7 pt P R Webber W Kennedy 149 7/24.50
4 1176-13 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Aikman (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-3 J Ewart B Hughes 140 6/42.50
5 61B214- Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 235
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 2/13.00
6 090510/ Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Honest John 578
Nag me
7 11-3 S Gollings K Mercer 130 12/113.00

Verdict

Camden George and Fortysecond Street are the most experienced chasers, but look likely to find at least a couple of today's less exposed rivals too good. Honest John makes his chasing bow after a lengthy absence, but Aikman shaped well enough on his debut over fences at this track last month. A Grade 2 winning hurdler at Haydock, Cross Kennon will be popular on his first start over the larger obstacles, but SARANDO is preferred. His close second in the Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree in April looks even stronger form now given the winner, Quito De La Roque, has proved to be a high-class chaser and Paul Webber's charge has a recent pipe-opener on the Flat under his belt.