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13:00 Carlisle

Soft

ESK Handicap Chase (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3049.76
  • 3m 0f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 6m 29s
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ESK Handicap Chase (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -38654 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

On a dangerous mark and might have gone really close when beaten only 2l by To The Limit at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) had he not suffered some interference three out; one to strongly consider with Brian Hughes booked.

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8th

11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Skyhill

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

11yo who made it four wins from his last seven starts when scoring at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; however, he's been beaten on his three starts since and needs something extra to land this warm race.

16/1

5th

5

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Skyhill

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Won over C&D (heavy) on New Year's Day and back on song with fair fourth at Ayr (3m, soft) three weeks ago; could build on that latest performance now back at a venue where he's 2-2.

8/1

4th

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Skyhill

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Has very good 8-25 strike-rate over fences, the latest win gained at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; disappointed at Sedgefield (a track he likes) last time, though, and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

20/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 33-544

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer/hurdler; handicap mark continues to slide but she made it 0-11 over fences when again well below her best the last time; reservations for now.

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1st

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Exploited some help from the handicapper when keeping on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but wasn't quite in same form on either subsequent outing (3m2f/3m) and today's drop back in trip is probably not ideal; wore cheekpieces last time; usual visor back on today.

9/2

6th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Not as good as she was but kept on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and didn't run badly when fifth (behind Camp Belan) from out of the weights there the following month; back on correct mark here; could have a say.

11/1

5th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: N W Alexander

Doubled chasing tally when keeping on stoutly for narrow C&D (soft) success last month, her 25th start over fences; evidently in good heart but is effectively 8lb higher from 5lb out of the weights today.

3/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 363U41

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Off the mark under rules on his ninth chase start when prevailing over a trip just shy of 3m at Kelso (good to soft), though Skyhill was close up and that one had a troubled run; no good thing to defy a 4lb rise but earns respect.

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12

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

To The Limit

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Both his wins have come in 2m7f chase handicaps at Kelso (good to soft/heavy); his latest success was a brave win in January but that was in a small field and he's been well held in his three completed starts since; down the list.

20/1

11th

13

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

To The Limit

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed but prominent after 1st

16/1

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

To The Limit

10st 8lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent and lost position 8th, soon recovered

5/1

Form: 23-235

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

0-11 in this scene but has placed form and wasn't running too badly before struggling over a bit further at Sedgefield the last time; the tongue-tie tried there is soon dispensed with and he might easily get back on track.

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2nd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

held up in rear, hampered and lost ground 3 out, good headway and went second after 2 out, no extra final furlong

9/4

2nd

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

raced in third, smooth headway after 2 out, outpaced before last, rallied and went second run-in, soon led, no extra and headed inside final 110yds

13/2

2nd

7

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Cudgel

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Walton

Ran okay when fourth of nine at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) 12 days ago but this 11yo is 10lb out of the handicap today and others are preferred.

25/1

Form: P-5P76

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Recent struggles have been over hurdles but he's 0-5 over regulation fences, beaten in two handicaps and three hunter chases; others far more likely.

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6th

6

28th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Kildrum

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

didn't jump with fluency, towards rear, lost touch 4 out

4/1

5th

7

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:25 Hexham

Kildrum

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Consistent type who garnered a third C&D victory in four-runner handicap in May, albeit in fortunate circumstances when left clear two out; he still needs considering though.

100/30

1st

3

23rd May 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:50 Hexham

Kildrum

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

An 11lb rise was surely a factor in him coming up short over C&D latest (heavy; won under same conditions the time before) but he does have a solid record at this track; visor replaces cheekpieces.

11/4

Form: 57P533

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Respectable thirds at Catterick the last twice but, as a longstanding maiden from out of the weights, he's not overly appealing.

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1st

5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

held up in rear, steady headway from 12th, went second 14th, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on strongly to lead run-in, won going away (trainer could offer no explanation for improved form shown)

33/1

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

prominent, prominent in chasing group 3rd

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 544116

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Resurgent in winning at Cartmel (2m5f) and Hexham (2m4f, both on good) before coming up well short in her hat-trick bid at Musselburgh when her jumping failed the test under new partner Ailsa McClung; will need to find greater fluency to get involved.

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9

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:35 Hexham

Tokaramore

11st 5lb

J: Miss Ailsa McClung

T: Miss Valerie Renwick

11yo whose rules form last year was patchy and she was pulled up in a point last month; plenty to prove but she may have needed that latest run and she's won here twice over fences; not written off each-way now back here.

16/1

9th

7

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Tokaramore

11st 5lb

J: Miss Ailsa McClung

T: Iain Jardine

midfield, dropped to rear 6th, struggling after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

14/1

5th

3

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Tokaramore

11st 9lb

J: Miss Ailsa McClung

T: Iain Jardine

in rear, slightly hampered 3rd, pushed along 4 out, some headway home straight, never dangerous

8/1

Form: U-4335 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Consistent chaser but only 1-10 in this discipline and his jumping wasn't great when below par on his final start two months ago; on his last winning mark but others are more convincing.

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8th

2

7th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Slainte Mhor

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Consistent chaser but only 1-10 in this discipline and his jumping wasn't great when below par on his final start two months ago; on his last winning mark but others are more convincing.

11/2

5th

8

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:45 Newcastle

Slainte Mhor

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Generally consistent over fences but he's now 1-9 in this sphere after his 6l third of three at Ayr (3m) in October; conditions no problem but he's still 2lb higher than for his win in March and others look stronger.

8/1

3rd

1

25th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 4

14:40 Ayr

Slainte Mhor

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Ran really well here on last season's two visits, going close last November (2m4f, heavy) then winning in March (3m, soft); returned from a break at Perth last month and may have needed the run; effective on good ground and could have a part to play now back here.

6/1

Form: 42/676

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Not many positives to glean from three heavy defeats since returning from an absence but he's too well handicapped on the best of his hurdle (2-5) and chase (0-11) form to leave out of calculations and this is a drop in class.

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5th

2

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:10 Wincanton

Fleminport

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Hasn't shown much in four starts this season, after a long absence, and now 0-12 over fences; go back to March 2020 and he was runner-up off 17lb higher, on the only occasion he sported blinkers; aids back on today; very dangerous to dismiss.

6/1

1

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Market Rasen

Fleminport

12st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

0-11 over fences but had soft-ground form before his absence; hasn't shown much since back from time off but has been taking on better rivals and his mark has plummeted; interesting if the market stirs.

7/1

1

7th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Fleminport

12st 2lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Not many positives to glean from three heavy defeats since returning from an absence but he's too well handicapped on the best of his hurdle (2-5) and chase (0-11) form to leave out of calculations and this is a drop in class.

Form: 76-608

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Bled from the nose on his recent chase debut but he was 50-1 after some modest efforts over hurdles; now goes in blinkers and from a good way out of the weights.

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10

7th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Saint Jude

10st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

Bled from the nose on his recent chase debut but he was 50-1 after some modest efforts over hurdles; now goes in blinkers and from a good way out of the weights.

33/1

8th

8

20th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:45 Musselburgh

Saint Jude

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Andrew Wilson

Placed in a 2m7f hurdle handicap at Hexham (second-time cheekpieces) last September but he's not come close to that form in four runs since; record now stands at 0-10 and he's 9lb out of the weights on this switch to fences; can only be watched.

40/1

11th

17

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

13:10 Newcastle

Saint Jude

10st 0lb

J: Mark Galligan

T: Andrew Wilson

Maiden (0-9); underwhelming since third in a similar contest at Hexham (2m7f, good) in September 2020; 4lb wrong at the weights.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £314.00
Straight Forecast £290.50
Tricast £965.30
Trifecta £1198.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Skyhill

POSTDATA:

To The Limit

The Sun:

Cudgel

RP Ratings:

Gipsy Lee Rose

The Times:

Skyhill

Telegraph:

Skyhill

Daily Mail:

Skyhill

Daily Mirror:

Skyhill

The Guardian:

To The Limit

Daily Express:

To The Limit

The Star:

To The Limit

Daily Record:

To The Limit