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14:25 Carlisle

Christmas Parties At Carlisle Racecourse Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 2f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,800 added
  • Winner: £6,368
  • 2nd: £1,870
  • 3rd: £935
  • 4th: £467
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 16.30s
  • Off Time: 14:25:24
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
3/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Yellow, Red braces, White sleeves and cap
    • Form 12/21FF-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 135

    jumped left and moderately, in rear, blundered 7th, stayed on from 3 out, disputing 3rd 2 out, weakened to 5th and blundered last

    3
    Silk - Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star

    Etxalar (FR)

    28 CD
    11/2
    • Form 148P3-8
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 123

    tracked leader, hit 2nd, led 9th until 11th, chased winner until next, went 2nd again before 3 out, one pace from 3 out, no impression from next

    4
    Silk - BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap
    • Form 1651/5P
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 122

    led, headed 9th, lost 2nd next, went 2nd again 12th until weakened on long run to 3 out, tailed off

    5
    Silk - Maroon, Emerald Green and Maroon check sleeves, Emerald Green cap
    • Form 142230/
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 120

    held up in 6th, jumped slowly 6th, headway approaching 11th, chased leaders next, stayed on same pace fom 3 out

    6
    Silk - Red, White braces, Royal Blue sleeves
    12/1
    • Form 7/331P-P
    • Age 11
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 120

    held up in 5th, headway approaching 11th, challenged for 2nd before 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd from next

    8
    Silk - Dark blue, white seams, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap

    Lockstown

    16 p
    3/1
    • Form 41P2-61
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 114

    tracked leading pair, went 2nd 10th, led next, made rest, stayed on strongly from 3 out, driven out

    9
    Silk - Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow star
    • Form 1U51F2-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 107

    chased leadrs, effort to dispute 2nd 3 out, weakened next, tailed off

    2
    NR
    • Form P62-596
    • Age 12
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 123

    Nonrunner

    7
    NR
    • Form P1V16-1
    • Age 13
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 117

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Victory Gunner returned to action with a win at Ffos Las three weeks ago and the veteran is not easily dismissed here. LOCKSTOWN is the speculative selection as he's open to further progress having won at Newcastle recently though he'll need to improve off a 7lb higher mark. Plenty of guesswork needed as regards the remainder as the likes of Glenwood Knight and Hennessy both have the past form to figure, but arrive badly out of sorts, while Morgan Be has every chance on earlier running with the selection but has failed to complete on his last two outings.

    Formwatch

    Glenwood Knight (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in 3rd, tracked winner from 3rd until fell 11th, in a race won by Aiteen Thirtythree (11-7) at Newbury 3m nov chs (4) gs in Feb, 4 ran.

    Etxalar (FR) 12-1 (11-0) With winner, weakened before 4 out, 8th of 16, well behind Power Pack Jack (10-0) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

    Hennessy (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 11th, struggling 15th, behind after 18th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Galaxy Rock (10-10) at Cheltenham 3m 3f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs, 11 ran.

    Bold Ransom (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Prominent, struggling after 16th, weakening when mistake 5 out, 10th of 14, 42l behind Burren Legend (10-0) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (2) sft in Mar '10.

    Morgan Be 20-1 (11-5) In touch on inside, lost place after 5 out, weakening when mistake next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Court Red Handed (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft, 11 ran.

    Lockstown 5-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 13th, outpaced after 5 out, headway and left 3rd before 2 out, ridden and switched left before last, ran on well to lead last 100 yards, won at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Monsieur Jourdain (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.

    La Pantera Rosa (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge 2 out, ,every chance last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Pak Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.

    Brooklyn Brownie (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, struggling 14th, soon behind, tailed off 4 out, 6th of 10, well behind Nikola (10-11) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.

    Victory Gunner (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Prominent, challenged approaching 6th, led before 10th, clear flat, stayed on gamely, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Red Rouble (11-12) by 4l, 10 ran.