Carlisle

  • 16:00 Connolly's Red Mills Bumper Challenge 2m 1f

  • Winner £1,365 2nd £401 3rd £200 4th £100
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:23
16:00 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st No Deal (IRE) 7/2
2nd Cloud Creeper (IRE) 2/1
3rd Brae On (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Brown, Pink sash, Pink cap Big Sound
5 11-0 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 66/167.00
2 R MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Bold Slasher (IRE) 14
4 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 50/151.00
3 Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Brae On (IRE)
4 11-0 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 15/28.50
4 1 Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Cloud Creeper (IRE) 176
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/13.00
5 P31- Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 253
5 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 2/13.00
6 1F-2 Royal blue, white cross belts, maroon sleeves, white cap No Deal (IRE) 172
6 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 7/24.50
7 392- Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Phoenix Returns (IRE) 304
4 11-0 G A Swinbank F Davis 18/119.00
8 375- Dark green, white seams, dark green sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark green stars Two Oscars (IRE) 218
6 11-0 A Crook Adam Nicol (7) 40/141.00

Verdict

CLOUD CREEPER showed a fine turn of foot to win by six lengths between the flags at Stradbally in May. Now with Donald McCain, the five-year-old can beat fellow winning pointers Mandarin Sunset and No Deal, second in a bumper at Tipperary in the spring, and make a winning start under Rules. Two Oscars has failed to build on a debut third at Hereford but Phoenix Returns may be capable of improving on a couple of placed efforts last season and shouldn't be far away. Newcomers Big Sound and Brae On have decent pedigrees but Bold Slasher ran out on debut at Hereford and may still need this.