• 16:40 Mahood Marquees Novices' Hurdle2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.40s
  • Off time: 16:40:28
16:40 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maska Pony (IRE) 5/2
2nd Rio Gael (IRE) 5/2
3rd Red Skipper (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64-1612 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Rio Gael (IRE) 6
Beaten Favourite
4 11-11 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 118 5/23.50
2 6024-13 Maroon, Grey triple diamond and sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Maska Pony (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
6 11-5 G M Moore G Lee 100 5/23.50
3 P44/06- Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Best Horse (FR) 276
8 10-12 Ferdy Murphy Paul Gallagher (7) 97 25/126.00
4 266F22 Brown, Yellow stars, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Duty Free (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 b1 James Moffatt B Hughes 108 9/43.25
5 5516-0 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Pagan Lightning (USA) 45
Distance Winner
5 10-12 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania (3) 20/121.00
7 8 Red, Yellow diamond, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Red Skipper (IRE) 4
5 10-12 N Wilson K Renwick 20/121.00
8 00/ Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, White spots Sound of Silver 955
7 10-12 A Crook F Davis (3) 100/1101.00
9 Emerald Green, large Black spots, Black spots on Emerald Green sleeves and cap Valdan (IRE) 8
6 10-12 M A Barnes M J McAlister 16/117.00
10 0 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Tuckers Treasure 24
4 10-11 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier 33/134.00
11 9 White, purple triple diamond, purple sleeves, white armlets, light blue cap Shuttle Diplomacy (IRE) 39
5 10-5 E J Cooper J W Farrelly 80/181.00
12 U10-PPF Emerald green, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue sleeves, emerald green seams, hooped cap Wapiti Creek (IRE) 2
6 10-5 t John G Carr M J Quinlan (7) 81 40/141.00
Non runners
67Pitbull710-12A BerryMr James Smith


Peter Bowen's Rio Gael has the highest rating of those to have earned one ahead of this novices' hurdle but he faces no easy task under his double penalty and the four-year-old may have to settle for a place at best. George Moore's Maska Pony won well at Kelso in May but this looks tougher, especially after his defeat in a handicap at Market Rasen last time. Ferdy Murphy's Best Horse makes his first appearance since November, while Red Skipper is fit and in form from the flat but probably needs to improve to get the better of the selection, DUTY FREE. James Moffatt's gelding has found just the one to good in each of his last two outings at Perth, latterly when a length second to Jewelled Dagger in a maiden hurdle and he can go one better today.