• 16:15 Grant Thornton Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:24
16:15 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cara Court (IRE) 11/2
2nd Isthereadifference (IRE) 27/10
3rd Attycran (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 66-P431 Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets Attycran (IRE) 35
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-12 pt M A Barnes M McAlister 96 7/18.00
2 30-2221 Dark Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red and White striped cap Isthereadifference (IRE) 23
7 11-12 bt N P Mulholland R Johnson 96 27/103.70
3 P4-2442 Dark Blue, Pink sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Cara Court (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
8 11-11 p Miss J E Foster John Dawson (5) 95 11/26.50
4 54-P863 Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Champagne Agent (IRE) 24
8 11-7 bt Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 91 9/25.50
5 2-63F4F GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Merry Minster 25
7 10-13 J Walton Tony Kelly (3) 83 8/19.00
6 424504 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Discoverie 35
6 10-5 b Mrs Dianne Sayer B Hughes 75 9/25.50
7 33536R Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Forestside (IRE) 35
9 10-5 F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 75 12/113.00
8 6P-B067 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Peak Seasons (IRE) 23
Course Winner
11 10-0 M C Chapman J Cornwall (5) 66 25/126.00


Winning form on this unique course is always a plus and ATTYCRAN (NAP) beat Cara Court in a better race here five weeks ago when Merry Minster was almost 12 lengths away in fourth. The runner-up prefers softer ground and it's difficult to make a case for the latter reversing the form so Maurice Barnes' charge can defy a 5lb higher mark. Isthereadifference finally got his head in front at Stratford last month but Discoverie weakened quickly here on his latest start in a race in which Forestside ran out when in touch. Champagne Agent may need more time.