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12:15 Carlisle

Racing TV Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 207y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft down the hill)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £13,900 added
  • Winner: £8,122
  • 2nd: £2,385
  • 3rd: £1,192
  • 4th: £596
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.40s
  • Off Time: 12:16:32
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap

Khage (IRE)

194 D
11/4
  • Form 217211-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 135
  • Trainer H Whittington
  • Jockey G Sheehan

led, soon clear, headed 4 out, rallied and every chance next, jumped left and blundered last, weakened flat

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
  • Form 71410-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 131
  • Trainer Evan Williams
  • Jockey Adam Wedge

in touch, outpaced 3 out, headway approaching last, stayed on well closing stages, never reached winner

3
Silk - Yellow, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on light blue cap
12/1
  • Form 1112P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 130
  • Trainer Ruth Jefferson
  • Jockey Henry Brooke

chased leaders, effort 3 out, weakened approaching last

4
Silk - Black and orange (quartered), checked sleeves, orange and black quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 112/224-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 127
  • Trainer M Scudamore
  • Jockey Brendan Powell

tracked leader, led 4 out, headed next, kept on under pressure

5
Silk - Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap
  • Form 611302/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 125
  • Trainer B Ellison
  • Jockey B S Hughes

held up towards rear, headway 5 out, led 3 out, hard driven, held on well

7
Silk - Maroon, white stripe and armlets, striped cap
  • Form 013719-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 125
  • Trainer D Skelton
  • Jockey Harry Skelton

held up in rear, blundered 4th, headway after 3 out, chased leaders last, kept on same pace flat

8
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap

Hill Sixteen

215 C
3/1
  • Form 322214-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 123
  • Trainer Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey Danny Cook

chased leaders, outpaced after 4 out, soon beaten

6
NR
14/1
  • Form 0/9F0-64
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 125
  • Trainer B Haslam
  • Jockey Jack Quinlan

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Khage was making giant strides over timber in the spring, winning twice at Chepstow. He is expected to handle the switch to fences with aplomb and should take all the beating in this, despite top weight. But HILL SIXTEEN looks every inch a chaser and is receiving 12lb from Harry Whittington’s charge. His sole victory over hurdles came on this track in February and, though he races over 2m for the first time, he’ll know his job and conditions will be in his favour. Esprit Du Large also ended last season racing over further but has won over the minimum so has the speed to cope. Smiths Cross should make a better chaser than hurdler so is preferred to West To The Bridge and Buster Valentine of the others.

Formwatch

Khage (IRE) 4-5fav (11-13) Jumped well, made all, came easily clear before 2 out, unchallenged, won at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Apr beating Oleg (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.

Esprit Du Large (FR) 8-1 (10-5) In touch, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 10th of 21, 35 1/4l behind Three Musketeers (10-5) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (1) sft in Apr.

Buster Valentine (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up in rear, slow 7th, headway to chase leaders 5 out, weakened quickly next, pulled up before 3 out, at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Mar.

Smiths Cross (IRE) 2-5fav (11-2) Led, not fluent 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Alrightjack (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn (4) sft in Feb.

The King Of May (FR) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, pushed along when slightly hampered and left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Mont Des Avaloirs (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Apr.

West To The Bridge (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Led, jumped right 4th, headed 2 out, weakened last, 9th of 19, 21 1/4l behind Chief Justice (11-2) at Aintree 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Hill Sixteen 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, 4th and no impression before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 18, 17l behind Poker Play (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (2) hvy in Mar.

River Frost 8-1 (11-0) Close up, ridden and outpaced 4 out, last of 4, 31 1/4l behind Tonto's Spirit (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m (4) sft in Oct.