• 17:00 David Allen Accountants Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.20s
  • Off time: 17:01:51
17:00 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sergeant Mattie (IRE) 10/11
2nd Blades Lad 7/2
3rd Tourtiere 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 700-646 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Bertielicious 129
Nag me
5 10-12 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 64 200/1201.00
3 98-2 Emerald green, black seams, halved sleeves, emerald green cap Biggar (IRE) 138
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 6/17.00
4 F23- Yellow, Light Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Blades Lad 29
Nag me
4 10-12 P D Niven D F O'Regan 123 7/24.50
5 34-7 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Crooked Arrow (IRE) 141
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs Marjorie Fife K James (3) 20/121.00
6 8 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White and Dark Blue striped cap District Attorney (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 10-12 C W Fairhurst B Harding 33/134.00
7 07-8 Red, Yellow seams, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Red cap Just Tyn (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 10-12 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander 100/1101.00
8 73- Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Politeness (FR) 227
Nag me
4 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 12/113.00
9 0 Sea Green, White cross belts, White cap, Green spots Run Brave Run (IRE) 132
Nag me
5 10-12 M Todhunter Henry Brooke 100/1101.00
10 3U123- Maroon, pink sleeves, dark blue cap Sergeant Mattie (IRE) 199
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 10/111.91
11 Pink, Dark Blue braces and star on cap Tourtiere 21
Nag me
5 10-12 G M Moore F Keniry 33/134.00
12 0/5 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Eila Wheeler 36
Nag me
6 10-5 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 40/141.00
13 Black and White check, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Just Poppy (IRE) 105
Nag me
4 10-5 I Jardine A P Lane 33/134.00
14 33-530 Black, large red spots and sleeves, white cap Rev Up Ruby 15
Nag me
5 10-5 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 22/123.00
Non runners
11Franciscan511-5D McCain JnrJ M Maguire


FRANCISCAN, a useful middle-distance handicapper on the Flat, was long odds-on for his hurdling debut at Bangor but took a while to master his two rivals. However, the second has won twice since so the form is probably decent and the five-year-old will know more today. He should win again though Blades Lad, another Flat winner, had a recent pipe-opener on the level and showed plenty of promise last winter. Biggar and Politeness have been placed in bumpers, as has Sergeant Mattie who has also won a point-to-point. It will be a surprise if the latter doesn't at least make the frame.