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14:45 Carlisle

ApolloBet Daily Racing Refunds Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 207y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places in home straight)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 17.60s
  • Off Time: 14:45:19
  • 3 Ran
1
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
  • Form 11-1145
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 142

jumped left, led, hit 8th, shaken up 4 out, ridden next, headed 2 out, well held flat

2
Silk - White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap
5/1
  • Form 1-21624
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 120

pressed leader, led 2 out, clear flat, stayed on well

4
Silk - Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond
  • Form 0P2185
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 101

tracked front pair, outpaced from 4 out, well beaten 2 out

3
NR

Quick Brew

1 t D
12/1
  • Form 3155U4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 112

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

RED SPINNER's fifth in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham was a cracking effort for a novice and it will be a surprise if Kim Bailey's six-year-old isn’t good enough to give weight to his three rivals in this. Gurkha Brave was a tailed-off last of four on his chasing bow at Uttoxeter in October but is probably better than that and could be the one for forecast-backers as Quick Brew hasn't shown much aptitude for jumping fences so far and Stormbay Bomber ran in snatches at Leicester in December.

Formwatch

Red Spinner (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 10th, challenged 4 out, led after next, headed approaching last, no extra towards finish, 5th of 24, 8 1/4l behind Solar Impulse (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (1) gd in Mar.

Gurkha Brave (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 10th, outpaced before 4 out, weakened next, hit 2 out, mistake last, last of 4, dist behind Killala Quay (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (3) gd in Oct.

Stormbay Bomber (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Prominent on outside, ridden after 8th, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 12, 16l behind Truckers Highway (11-0) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Quick Brew 7-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 4 out, headway when not fluent 2 out, just over 2 lengths 3rd when blundered and unseated rider last, at Kelso 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Mar.