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16:05 Carlisle

Barry Murtagh Racing Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,400 added
  • Winner: £7,148
  • 2nd: £2,099
  • 3rd: £1,049
  • 4th: £525
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 9.30s
  • Off Time: 16:05:24
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
6/1
  • Form 1/715PP-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 6th, led 3 out, drew clear after next, easily

2
Silk - White, royal blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
5/1
  • Form 2213U-U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

held up in touch, weakened 6 out, pulled up before 4 out

3
Silk - Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap
  • Form 4/25331
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

led, joined 5th, headed next, remained prominent, led again 5 out, headed 3 out, soon lost place and pulled up before next

4
Silk - Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap
7/2
  • Form 225741-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

chased leaders, driven 6 out, mistake next, kept on from 2 out, no chance with winner

5
Silk - Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star
25/1
  • Form 443132-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

tracked leaders, jumped left 2nd, soon held up, weakened 6 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Black, Mauve armlets
16/1
  • Form 333116
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113

held up in rear, headway 4th, jumped left next, led 6th, headed 5 out, weakened 3 out

7
Silk - White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap

Ryalex (IRE)

28 t CD
11/2
  • Form 3F4F2-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113

in touch, outpaced 6 out, soon no impression

8
Silk - White and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap

Old Salt (IRE)

20 pt D
9/1
  • Form 41473U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

held up, outpaced 8th, headway 4 out, stayed on into 3rd, never nearer

9
Silk - Red, white stars, white and red chevrons on sleeves
28/1
  • Form 415F6-7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

always in rear, tailed off from 6 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This looks a competitive affair but it would be no surprise to see Duke Debarry bounce back having lost his way at the end of last season – his yard is in cracking form. Air De Rock may also need a confidence-booster but can’t be ignored while Sebastian Beach bids to follow up last month’s Kelso win off a 9lb higher mark. POOKIE PEKAN won over track and trip in March and looks capable of better as he gains experience so he gets the nod as this trip looks far too short for Sandhurst Lad, who was second over an extended 3m6f at Exeter when last seen and is having a first run for a new yard.

Formwatch

Duke Debarry (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, held up, closed on outside 3rd, went 2nd 6th until 1t1h, lost place 16th, mistake next, behind 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Air De Rock (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake and unseated rider 6 out, at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in May.

Sebastian Beach (IRE) 7-1 (11-13) With leader, not fluent 11th, led 4 out, driven clear after 2 out, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Sep beating Damiens Dilemma (10-11) by 7l, 12 ran.

Pookie Pekan (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Mistake 1st, soon mid-division, mistake 4th, closed 8th and given reminder, went 2nd 10th, led after 12th, clear flat, ridden out, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Mar beating Ryalex (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

Sandhurst Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7th, led 11th until not fluent next, led 4 out, jumped right 3 out, wandered after next, headed last, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2l behind One Of Us (11-1) at Exeter 3m 7f hcp (3) gs in Apr.

King Golan (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led 2nd, not fluent 4th, headed approaching 3 out, no extra before last, 6th of 13, 29 1/4l behind Luckofthedraw (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Sep.

Ryalex (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Chased leader until 8th, ridden after 3 out, 3rd and weakening before last, 3rd of 5, 27l behind Murphy's Law (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.

Old Salt (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) With leader, led 3 out, pressed last when about a length up, stumbled badly and unseated rider, at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Oct.

Knocknamona (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always in rear, behind 8th, 7th of 8, dist behind Beautiful Ben (11-13) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Sep.