15:45 Carlisle

Royal Mail Group Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 17.60s
  • Off Time: 15:47:56
  • 7 Ran
Silk - Red and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star
  • Form 12566-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 122

prominent, led 4th, headed 4 out, led again 2 out, ridden and stayed on well flat


Gone Too Far

5 v D
  • Form P22440
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 118

tracked leaders, outpaced 5th, rallied to lead 4 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden and one pace

Silk - YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond and armlets, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN star
  • Form 62111F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 110

held up, headway to lead after 3rd, headed next, chased leaders until outpaced 4 out, soon weakened

Silk - Orange, Dark Blue braces and sleeves

Alfy Rich

10 v CD
  • Form 0103-P7
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 104

raced keenly and led until after 3rd, chased leaders until weakened 4 out

Silk - Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond
  • Form 403/261-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 106

in touch when blundered and soon lost touch 4th, ridden and stayed on from 2 out, never near leaders

Silk - Yellow and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves

Hollows Mill

111 CDC
  • Form 146-334
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 103

held up, chased leaders 4th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, soon no impression

Silk - White, Brown hoop, check cap

Little Flora

150 D
  • Form 46513-7
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 89

prominent until lost place 3rd, behind when pulled up before next

  • Form 69-3P10
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123


In depth


Schinken Otto can make the most of the weight that he receives from Figaro Du Rocher and East Tycoon to get back to winning ways. Schinken Otto has been a real money spinner since teaming up with Graham Lee, scoring three times in succession over fences this term. His winning run came to an end at Perth 16 days ago however, as a combination of very soft ground and a mark of 110 contributed to his downfall as he fell at the fourth. The fact that his trainer turns him out again here though, rather than giving him a rest, suggests that his winning spell is not over yet, and in receipt of weight from his main rivals, is worth chancing. Figaro Du Rocher will be all the better for his return to action at Worcester in August and will have conditions to suit, but he has always looked like one to take on in the past, while East Tycoon did not exactly cover himself in glory when tailed off over hurdles at Market Rasen in July, and has to race off topweight here. Your Advantage may be one to follow this term until he goes up the handicap, but for now, we are happy to side with Schinken Otto.


Figaro du Rocher (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Held up, effort 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 13l behind Rooster's Reunion (10-8) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Aug.

Gone Too Far 12-1 (11-5) In touch, pushed along 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, 12th of 15, 28l behind Front Rank (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.

Schinken Otto (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Disputing 4th when fell at the 4th in race won by Nabir (9-7) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Sept, 10 ran.

Alfy Rich 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 47l behind Kerry's Blade (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Sept.

Your Advantage (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led approaching last, stayed on strongly, won at Hexham 2m nov chs (E) gf beating College City (11-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

Hollows Mill 13-2 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, every chance next, outpaced when not fluent last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Green Finger (10-5) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.

Little Flora 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders until weakened after 4 out, 7th of 9, 23l behind South Bronx (11-0) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in May.

East Tycoon (IRE) 6-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, lost pace 4 out, tailed off from next, 16th of 17, well behind Tycoon Hall (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Jul.