• 14:25 J & S Wilkinson Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy down the back.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.41s
  • Off time: 14:26:18
14:25 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Do It For Dalkey 12/1
2nd Of Course (FR) 15/2
3rd Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7790/57- Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 27
Course Winner
6 11-12 B Ellison K James (7) 99 4/15.00
2 1U4F23/ Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and star on cap Ocarina (FR) 574
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p J Ewart Harry Haynes (5) 99 8/19.00
3 036396- Black, Pink diamond, check cap Lets Go Girls 244
5 11-9 p1 P A Kirby J Reveley 96 7/18.00
4 627/450- Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Of Course (FR) 240
7 11-8 p1 S G West Mr S F Magee (7) 95 15/28.50
5 705726 Red, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Red stars Samizdat (FR) 8
6 11-5 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania (5) 92 7/24.50
6 929/PP3- Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond O'Sogood (IRE) 240
7 11-3 G M Moore M O'connell (5) 90 22/123.00
7 22744P- Red, Yellow chevron, Black sleeves Polobury 212
7 11-1 Mrs H O Graham G Whillans (7) 88 14/115.00
8 02/3404- Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 245
6 11-0 M G Rimell G Lee 87 7/18.00
9 85400/8- Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, hooped cap Do It For Dalkey 550
7 10-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 76 12/113.00
10 0/6070- Red, Royal Blue cross belts, White sleeves, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Miss Colima 234
6 10-0 N W Alexander F Davis (3)(ex3) 70 100/1101.00


A poor Novices' Hurdle and a chance is taken with OCARINA, who just edges the vote ahead of Simonside, Samizdat, and Polobury. The last named acts well with cut in the ground and, assuming there is sufficient cut in the ground, she is capable of making the frame. The fact she is still a maiden after 18 previous starts does add plenty of risk to any plans for any win only bets, though. Samizdat can be keen his races and often saves little in reserve for a final push. However, this is a modest contest and he cannot be discounted at this level. Rebeccas Choice is also worth a mention, as he a lightly raced type that may be suited to racing in this grade - he is certainly one of the longest travellers for the meagre prize-money on offer and connections deserve reward for that fact alone. Simonside is capable under both codes of racing and, having won at Carlisle on the flat during the summer; he obviously handles the stiff nature of the course. However, he may not want the ground to too testing so a quick update on the going is recommended before wading in with the joint top weight. Irrespective of the ground, it's ex-Irish Orcarina that makes more appeal for a punt on this occasion. More noted as a chaser, Orcarina reverts to hurdles on an 8lb lower rating than his chase mark; which leaves him with obvious claims if he can rekindle the sparkle he showed before his enforced absence. Simonside is recommended as the best alternative if the market produces an adverse reaction to the selection's long lay-off.