Cartmel

  • 16:15 Strathmore Hotels Handicap Chase2m 5f 34y

  • Winner £4,614 2nd £1,355 3rd £677 4th £350
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.10s
  • Off time: 16:16:50
16:15 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Old Salt (IRE) 5/1
2nd Braavos 12/1
3rd King Golan (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 2/424P-P Maroon, Purple triple diamond, Dark Green sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Just Minded (IRE) 22
8 11-9 pt James Moffatt Craig Nichol 112 25/126.00
3 33-S129 White, royal blue epaulets, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap Border Breaker (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-8 T Reed Harry Reed (3) 111 6/17.00
4 25375-P Red, orange star, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star Braavos 6
8 11-7 b1 Sam England Jonathan England 110 12/113.00
5 05P11-4 Black, red stripe, hooped sleeves, white cap Old Salt (IRE) 28
7 11-2 pt Stef Keniry Henry Brooke 105 5/16.00
6 544-31F WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Zolfo (IRE) 30
Course Winner
7 11-0 p Jennie Candlish Darragh O'keeffe (5) 103 7/42.75
7 122F-33 Black, Mauve armlets King Golan (IRE) 20
8 11-0 b Kenny Johnson Alison Clarke (7) 103 9/110.00
8 534-36P White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Desert Sensation (IRE) 20
7 10-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Danny McMenamin (5) 100 6/17.00
9 68PP-1P Scarlet, black sleeves, maroon cap Againn Dul Aghaidh 22
Beaten Favourite
8 10-6 A E Jones P J Brennan 95 4/15.00
Non runners
13486-3PAlderbrook Lad (IRE)1311-12Micky HammondMiss Becky Smith115

Verdict

Zolfo battled well to score here in late May and may have followed up at Ffos Las but for coming to grief late on. He's off an unchanged mark here so has a strong claim, especially as he's not ground dependent should forecast rain alter conditions. Old Salt, way below par last time, may have needed it and is one of the more likely ones if returning to his best. Good ground would suit. Againn Dul Aghaidh must be watched in the market off bottomweight with Brennan an eye-catching booking but a chance is taken with BORDER BREAKER who shaped well at Hexham before disappointing at Worcester but that run probably came too soon over a distance above his optimum trip.