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13:50 Carlisle

Exhibitions At Carlisle Racecourse Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,800 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £229
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 33.00s
  • Off Time: 13:50:25
  • 9 Ran
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2nd
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1
Silk - Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap
1/8
  • Form 1-213
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 138

prominent, led after 3 out, clear before next, hard held

2
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap

Gymdoli

24 p D
12/1
  • Form UP1235
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leader, led 4th, headed after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last

3
Silk - Red, White star and armlets
22/1
  • Form 60
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

held up towards rear, tailed off from 3 out

4
Silk - WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
50/1
  • Form 53-4P56
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

led to 4th, chased clear winner from 2 out, just held on for 2nd near finish

5
Silk - Yellow, dark blue diamond, dark blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, dark blue stars

Fleet Fox

626
100/1
  • Form 7-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

tracked leaders, lost place from 4th, tailed off 6th, pulled up

6
Silk - Light blue and white stripes, hooped sleeves, white cap, light blue star
80/1
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3

in rear, mistake 6th, never dangerous

7
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, White cap
28/1
  • Form 630-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last

8
Silk - Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 075
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

held up towards rear, mistake 1st, headway before 2 out, kept on and no impression

9
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 69P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out

In depth

Verdict

EDUARD was just over three lengths behind Melodic Rendezvous when conceding 6lb to the winner at Cheltenham in December. The latter went on to land the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown while fifth Mr Watson has won twice since so the form looks very solid and Nicky Richards' promising novice should recapture the winning thread here. Gymdoli won at Hexham in November but has been found wanting under a penalty since while the four-year-old Luctor Emergo isn't improving. There could be more to come from Bankroll but, like jumping newcomer Moheebb, he was a miler on the Flat and may have stamina issues.

Formwatch

Eduard (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Bumped 1st, tracked leading pair, effort between last 2, led last, soon ridden, headed flat, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Melodic Rendezvous (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) hvy in Dec.

Gymdoli 16-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed after 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 13, 15l behind Duke Of Navan (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Bankroll 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, moderate effort before 2 out, never involved, 11th of 18, well behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Basford Ben 28-1 (11-4) With leaders, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, 6th of 12, 23l behind Karazhan (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Fleet Fox 12-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place 4f out, 7th of 10, 36l behind Anitopia (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in May '11.

Moheebb (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up in last pair, ridden in rear 3f out, moderate headway inside final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 8, 6l behind Bowstar (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan (flat).

Plus Jamais (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place over 6f out, 11th of 13, well behind River Maigue (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gd in Apr.

Trust Thomas 80-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 11, 20l behind Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Luctor Emergo (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, reminders before 5th, behind when blundered next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ballybogey (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 10 ran.