Cartmel

  • 15:55 Burlington Stone Cartmel Grand Veterans' Handicap Chase3m 6f

  • Winner £6,505 2nd £1,910 3rd £955 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 49.80s
  • Off time: 15:55:23
15:55 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stagecoach Opal 9/2
2nd Top Dressing (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P2/413-U RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Dark Ben (FR) 20
11 11-12 S G West T Siddall 118 17/29.50
2 4PP3-P1 Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dennis The Legend 12
10 11-9 p J G Cann Mr O Greenall 115 11/26.50
3 51365-6 Yellow, Pink cap Volcanic Rock (IRE) 12
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-5 J A Staunton Mr Derek O'Connor 111 11/43.75
4 871130- White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Opal 47
Course Winner
10 11-4 Mrs S J Smith J M Maguire 110 9/25.50
5 3PBP4-1 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Petite Margot 33
12 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 103 4/15.00
6 6526-25 Royal Blue and Red diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Top Dressing (IRE) 7
10 10-6 b1 J Howard Johnson Paul Gallagher (3) 98 9/110.00
7 2426-29 Orange, Black star and armlets, Black cap, Orange star Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 27
Course Winner
10 10-0 p J S Wainwright P Aspell 90 12/113.00

Verdict

VOLCANIC ROCK looks interesting on his return to the scene of his last success in August. He travelled really well that day before holding the challenge of Petite Margot who reopposes. The Irish raider looks to have been laid out for this return visit and gets the vote. Petite Margot scored at Perth last time to confirm she's no back number and this grand servant to the Twiston-Davies yard looks a leading contender once again off a most appealing mark. Dark Ben has plenty of weight to shoulder but he's been in generally good heart this year and is another with no stamina question marks. Stagecoach Opal is interesting too and could do very well in these popular veterans' chases.