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14:10 Carlisle

Sark Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class E)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 6.10s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Royal Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap
  • Form PF4PPP
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leader, dropped rear 2nd, pushed along 5th, ridden and behind from halfway

2
Silk - Dark Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 3-32P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10

tracked leaders, headway 6th, mistake next, led 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, soon no extra

3
Silk - White, Red Cross of Lorraine and star on cap
  • Form 0P4044
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13

held up in touch, headway 8th, blundered 4 out, ridden and every chance next, one pace from 2 out

5
Silk - Red and White diabolo, Black sleeves, Red cap
2/1
  • Form 00P-P44
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-6

led to 1st, remained prominent, ridden to lead 3 out, stayed on strongly

6
Silk - BLUE, WHITE diamond and sleeves, RED cap
10/1
  • Form P0-P20P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0

held up in rear, pushed along 8th, outpaced from 4 out

7
Silk - Red, Light Blue star and sleeves
  • Form 0-06305
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0

led 1st, headed 8th, soon ridden, weakened after 4 out, behind when blundered 2 out

4
NR
  • Form 3PF/066
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Lively Dessert, who has failed to complete in five of his last six starts over fences, returns to hurdling here but is difficult to recommend on recent evidence. More solid claims are held by On The Day despite him also having been pulled up on his most recent start. That was under very testing conditions and, back on a faster surface, Len Lungo's gelding can return to the sort of form that saw him finish a short head second to Tufty Hopper at Sedgefield. A reproduction of that effort should suffice in this company. Lord Lupin has claims on his best but is inconsistent, while Celioso from the in-form Sue Smith stable looks to be one of the yards lesser lights. The remainder looks distinctly moderate.