• 13:30 Merry Christmas From Carlisle Racecourse Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.03s
  • Off time: 13:30:41
13:30 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morning Royalty (IRE) 10/11
2nd Jumbo Supreme (IRE) 6/1
3rd Thundercrack (IRE) 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1242-41 Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 34
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-5 James Moffatt B P Harding 10/111.91
2 6 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Allied Answer 23
4 10-12 S Gollings T Scudamore 8/19.00
3 6-048 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Highland Rain 8
4 10-12 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 50/151.00
4 231F-55 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Jumbo Supreme (IRE) 29
6 10-12 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/17.00
5 P63509 Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap One In A Row (IRE) 30
5 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 100/1101.00
6 1/F3 White, Green sleeves, Red cap Rocking Blues (FR) 30
Distance Winner
7 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin R McGrath 7/24.50
7 313-5 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Ronnie Rhino 29
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-12 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 25/126.00
8 Purple, white seams, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, white star Thundercrack (IRE)
7 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 40/141.00
10 7-06PP Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyond The Point 51
5 10-5 t J C Haynes J Kington (3) 200/1201.00
11 8 EMERALD GREEN and RED STRIPES, white cap Mistyboreen (IRE) 32
4 10-5 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 66/167.00
12 525/ PURPLE, white seams, white cap Painted Tail (IRE) 109
Beaten Favourite
5 10-5 G A Swinbank F Davis 20/121.00
Non runners
9Tinzo (IRE)410-12A BerryLucy Alexander


MORNING ROYALTY got off the mark over timber with a 10 length victory over C&D last month. James Moffatt's charge can shrug off a 7lb penalty and go in again on that evidence. Jumbo Supreme finished closer at Uttoxeter last time and jockey bookings suggest he's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Thundercrack while bumper winner Rocking Blues looks a likely improver with a debut over hurdles at Newcastle under his belt. Painted Tail has won twice on the Flat and could prove best of the rest on her hurdling bow.