Carlisle

  • 16:25 Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap1m 6f 32y

  • Winner £7,116 2nd £2,118 3rd £1,058 4th £529
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 12.24s
  • Off time: 16:26:55
16:25 Carlisle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Navajo Pass 2/1
2nd Celestial Force (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 6-75132 White, maroon and purple striped sleeves Celestial Force (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
4 10-0 Tom Dascombe C Lee 79 6/17.00
3 (8) 3-22 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Navajo Pass 16
3 9-6 D McCain Jnr G Lee 81 2/13.00
4 (6) 41237 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Grenadier Guard (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 b M Johnston F Norton 81 5/16.00
5 (7) 5-69221 Grey, Pink armlets, Pink cap Contrebasse 12
4 9-6 T D Easterby D Allan 71 8/19.00
6 (2) 743225 Orange, dark blue seams, white sleeves and cap Royal Flag 4
9 8-13 B Ellison Jason Hart 64 16/117.00
7 (5) 4-29612 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Beechwood Jude (FR) 8
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-12 K Dalgleish S A Gray 73 4/15.00
8 (1) 55-3627 Light Green, Brown braces, armlets and cap Cormier (IRE) 32
3 8-8 Stef Keniry Gabriele Malune (3) 69 13/27.50
Non runners
2 (4)690628Baydar69-8I FurtadoNon Runner73

Verdict

CONTREBASSE returned to winning from at Haydock after a few near misses and clearly relishes a stamina test as he dug in deeply to outpoint Nuits St Georges when scoring. It's a little surprising to see him back in trip and David Allan may set out to make this a real test as there are also no ground issues surrounding the Easterby gelding. Grenadier Guard and Navajo Pass are interesting three-year-old stayers who are progressing well and there's little between them on the book. It would be dangerous to ignore Celestial Force off topweight and Beechwood Jude tackles this longer trip for the first time.