Carlisle

  • 13:15 Durdar Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.00s
  • Off time: 13:15:19
13:15 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 3/1
2nd Aficionado 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 596436- Dark blue, white stars, white and red chevrons on sleeves Captain Clayton (IRE) 200
6 11-12 t S G West Henry Brooke 105 15/28.50
2 424P-00 Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Radio Nowhere (IRE) 25
5 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 105 4/15.00
3 4346-5F Red, White hoop and armlets, quartered cap Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 18
8 11-2 b1 Mrs L B Normile Grant Cockburn (7) 95 3/14.00
4 F7-06 RED, BROWN sleeves, RED armlets, WHITE cap Oscar Lateen (IRE) 23
5 11-0 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 93 20/121.00
5 066-742 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Top Billing 23
4 10-11 p N G Richards B Harding 90 5/23.50
6 6000- Maroon, black epaulets and sleeves Goodacres Garden (IRE) 225
6 10-8 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 87 7/18.00
7 415 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Aficionado 47
3 10-7 p C Grant K Renwick 103 9/110.00

Verdict

TOP BILLING looked right back to form at Kelso and Nicky Richards' four-year-old would be the one to beat with a similar performance. It's unusual to see a three-year-old in a handicap but though Aficionado won a Sedgefield maiden in September it was on very fast ground. Dickie Henderhoop has now gone 30 races without winning but was unlucky over this course and distance last month when falling at the last while leading. To add insult to injury he's been raised 5lb for his troubles. Neither Radio Nowhere nor stablemate Goodacres Garden have shown much to date and Captain Clayton looks high enough on what he's achieved.