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12:50 Carlisle

Racing Uk And Setanta For 15 Novices' Chase (Class 3)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 27.40s
  • Off Time: 12:51:32
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 34/1111-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

jumped well, prominent, ridden 3 out, led last, pushed out

2
Silk - Maroon, Blue hoops, check cap
100/1
  • Form PP751-U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

close up until weakened 9th, pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Black and White striped sleeves and cap
100/1
  • Form 62377F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 78

held up in rear, weakened 5 out

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
8/1
  • Form 231215-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

held up in touch, steady headway 9th, shaken up 3 out, outpaced next

6
Silk - Red, White braces, Royal Blue sleeves

Morgan Be

247 D
9/1
  • Form 934211-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

held up in touch, outpaced from 4 out

8
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
14/1
  • Form 392138-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

held up, pushed along and struggling from 8th

9
Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap

Royal Rosa (FR)

624 BFD
13/8
  • Form 211273/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

led, ridden 3 out, headed last, kept on

10
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green stars, Yellow cap, Dark Green star
12/1
  • Form 3312-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 120

tracked leaders until weakened 4 out

11
Silk - Royal Blue, Red hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap
66/1
  • Form 70PP-B2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-7

with leader until 9th, weakened from 11th

7
NR
66/1
  • Form 2-6533F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 88

Withdrawn

5
NR
  • Form 95/2P50-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

This appears to be a two-horse race between Royal Rosa and the unbeaten According To John, with the vote going to the latter. The stables of Howard Johnson and Nicky Richards clash again in what looks a fairly decent Beginners Chase, with both horses making their chasing debuts after returning from absences. Royal Rosa has been off the track for almost two years but had previously contested much classier hurdles contests than any other horse in this race, however it would be a fine training performance if he was to win this after such a lengthy lay-off. Therefore he is passed over in favour of According to John who has been impressive in all of his hurdling victories, even though he has looked every inch a chaser in the making. Of the rest, Rathowen could prove a threat after putting in some fair performances in big hurdles races last season, whilst the Donald McCain Jr trained Triple Mint could also run well at a bigger price. For the winner though, we return to the unbeaten According to John.

Formwatch

According To John (IRE) 6-4fav (11-6) Held up in rear but in touch, led after 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, edged left run-in, driven out, won at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr beating Zipalong Lad (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.

First Look (FR) 11-4 (11-7) Held up, outpaced 6th, headway 3 out, no impression approaching last, 5th of 9, 22l behind Harmony Brig (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl (3) gs in Mar.

Morgan Be 13-8fav (11-9) In touch, took closer order halfway, led approaching 2 out, easily, won at Ayr 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar beating Lampion Du Bost (10-3) by 8l, 11 ran.

Rathowen (IRE) 200-1 (11-4) Held up, hampered 8th, soon struggling, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Black Jack Ketchum (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grd 1 (1) gs in Apr.

Royal Rosa (FR) 2-1fav (11-8) In touch, led 7th, headed 3 out, rallied to lead next, headed under pressure before last, weakened and eased flat, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Crystal d'Ainay (11-12) at Kempton 3m hdl Grd 2 (A) sft in Feb '05.

Triple Mint (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden and outpaced approaching 8th, rallied 3 out, went 2nd last, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Supreme's Legacy (11-6) at Bangor 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.

Mr Twins (ARG) 4-1 (9-12) Hit 2nd, in 5th when fell at the 6th in race won by Rich Song (9-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jun, 10 ran.

Iron Warrior (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) In touch, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Spectested (11-11) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (F) sft in Dec.