• 16:15 E.b.f. 'junior' Standard Open Nh Flat Race1m 6f

  • Winner £2,055 2nd £599 3rd £300
  • Going: Soft (good to soft in the home straight
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.90s
  • Off time: 16:15:57
16:15 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opera North 9/2
2nd Thackeray 25/1
3rd Serenader 6/1


No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Jack's Rocket
3 10-12 R C Guest P Aspell 18/119.00
3 Red, Black star, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Black star Jersey Joe (IRE)
3 10-12 B Ellison F Davis (3) 13/27.50
4 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Lure Of The Night (IRE)
3 10-12 B Rothwell T J O'Brien 9/25.50
5 Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Opera North
3 10-12 T P Tate J Reveley 9/25.50
6 Chocolate and Magenta (halved), hooped sleeves, Dark Green cap Playing Truant (IRE)
3 10-12 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 22/123.00
8 Yellow, Orange star Serenader
3 10-12 D O'Meara R McGrath 6/17.00
9 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN hoop, armlets and cap Shaw Cross
3 10-12 R Johnson A Nicol (7) 50/151.00
10 Red, Black disc, striped sleeves and cap Thackeray
3 10-12 C W Fairhurst B P Harding 25/126.00
11 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Touch Of Spring
3 10-12 G A Swinbank B Hughes 4/15.00
12 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and star on cap Escapee
3 10-5 T Caldwell David England 50/151.00
13 Red, Emerald Green diamond, Red sleeves, Emerald Green  diamonds, quartered cap Josie's Set
3 10-5 G A Charlton Mr A J Findlay (7) 8/19.00
14 Red, Yellow star Tasman Tiger
3 10-5 Mrs K Walton Henry Brooke (7) 12/113.00
Non runners
1Divine Eric310-12P D NivenG Lee
7Plus Jamais (FR)310-12J EwartNon Runner


The market may be the best guide however without that information we will plump for TOUCH OF SPRING. Alan Swinbank has a good record in these races and this half-brother to flat winners may be good enough to score on debut. Money for Serenader would be worth respecting, whilst Opera North cost 48,000 guineas and is related to winners under both codes. Divine Eric, Playing Truant and stablemate Plus Jamais, a half-brother to the yard's Sa Suffit, are all considered. The flat-bred filly Josie's Set is another to pay attention to in a rather tricky race for punters.