• 17:50 Swan Hotel & Spa Novices' Hurdle2m 1f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.38s
  • Off time: 17:50:56
17:50 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taglietelle 11/8
2nd Poetic Verse 85/40
3rd Sharp Rise (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 423-21 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap May's Boy 35
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-5 James Moffatt B Hughes 114 6/17.00
2 0551-2 Light blue, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, black diamond Taglietelle 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-5 G Elliott R Johnson 136 11/82.38
3 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Roserrow 58
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 9/25.50
4 F61-65 Red, dark green seams and armlets, white cap Sharp Rise (IRE) 35
7 10-12 Miss P Robson B Harding 25/126.00
5 F0R-4 Purple, orange sleeves and cap Cherry Tiger 24
4 10-11 G McPherson Sam Twiston-Davies 50/151.00
6 233-1 Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Poetic Verse 19
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-11 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (7) 120 85/403.12
7 Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple cap Idarose (IRE) 17
5 10-5 J Riches A P Cawley 150/1151.00
8 53 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kaylan's Rose 47
4 10-4 F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 66/167.00
9 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Slip Of A Girl (IRE) 47
4 10-4 P Holmes J Kington (3) 150/1151.00


May's Boy did the job comfortably enough when scoring over course and distance last time. He's taken well to hurdles and should post another solid effort for his local yard. Taglietelle will find this a very different proposition compared to his last outing when finishing in mid-division in one of those ultra-competitive handicap hurdles at the Galway Festival. He should go very close but POETIC VERSE just receives preference. She's posted a win and three places from four hurdle starts and was always just doing enough when scoring here last month after travelling notably well through the race. She'll probably be held onto even longer this time by the useful Dean Pratt, whose 7lb claim may just be enough to give the Quinn filly the edge.