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15:00 Carlisle

Soft

Pauline Phizacklea Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 3f 61y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Pauline Phizacklea Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 2-569

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a bumper but well held in all three starts over hurdles; in good hands and handicaps could easily see him in a better light.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Coniston Clouds

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 8yo who began this season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November; fell on only subsequent outing (in January) but will be fine on today's forecast soft ground and could still have a lot more to offer over fences.

7/2

Form: 0/7801

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has a bit to prove on ground this soft but he was strong in the market when justifying favouritism on his handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, good); 5lb rise fair and the one they have to beat.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

10

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Imperial Alex

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Tom Lacey

Comfortable winner of his last two, though the Chepstow race (2m7f, heavy) fell apart and they weren't an in-form bunch he beat at Wetherby (3m, soft); up another 8lb in a much better race but he's only 7yo and seems to be improving.

5/1

1st

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Imperial Alex

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

After finishing runner-up four times in a row (2m6f-3m1f, soft/heavy) he got off the mark over fences in commanding fashion at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) 11 days ago; well treated under 7lb penalty and holds strong claims.

4/6

1st

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Imperial Alex

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Yet to score over fences but he's been in excellent nick this season, coming in runner-up for the fourth successive start at Leicester (2m7f) in January; he's a player off an unchanged mark after a break.

5/2

Form: 5-0562

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Showing gradual improvement though was beaten 12l when second at Ayr (2m, heavy); needs a tongue-strap to provoke more progress.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Eden Mill

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Displayed significant improvement to win easily at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in November, his ninth start over hurdles, but was not in same form on either subsequent appearance and now has a point to prove.

14/1

10th

7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Eden Mill

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in rear

7/1

5th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Eden Mill

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

prominent on outer

9/2

Form: -PU6PP

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Shown hints of ability and continues to drop down the weights, but his recent form is hardly inspiring; now tongue tied.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Strike Of Lighting

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

held up in rear, mistake 1st

4/1

2nd

9

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:00 Kelso

Strike Of Lighting

10st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Won at Cartmel (2m6f, good) in May and seemed to find 3m1f too far there next time; also effective on soft ground; needs to perform better than when soundly beaten sixth behind Secret Secret at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) last time but not ruled out in view of his earlier form.

11/1

6th

8

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

15:30 Cartmel

Strike Of Lighting

10st 9lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Off the mark over C&D in May (well backed) and seemed to find extended 3m1f too far when third here next time; should again run well but this is a much hotter contest.

8/1

Form: 2P5/45

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground bumper winner in 2019; 0-6 over hurdles but has shown some promise in two handicaps since returning from long absence; not without a chance.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Blazing Port

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

0-8 since winning a bumper on debut in 2019 but he's run some reasonable races this year (2m4f-2m6f, soft/heavy), following a long absence, and arrives in much better form than the majority of these; respected.

5/2

5th

2

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

15:00 Carlisle

Blazing Port

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Soft-ground bumper winner in 2019; 0-6 over hurdles but has shown some promise in two handicaps since returning from long absence; not without a chance.

7/1

6

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Blazing Port

11st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Soft-ground bumper winner in 2019; 0-6 over hurdles but has shown some promise in two handicaps since returning from long absence, fifth at Newcastle (2m6f, soft) latest; improvement is possible; not without a chance.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 763-20

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Maiden; showed ability in 2m4f/2m novice hurdles last spring and may have needed the run on her handicap debut at Wetherby (2m5f) in October, though she was tailed off and now returns from a similar break so could need this as well.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Noble Affair

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jane Walton

prominent

25/1

10th

13

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Noble Affair

10st 3lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Sole win came in a 2m4f soft-ground handicap at Hexham a year ago; hasn't kicked on from another good effort at that venue in October and others arrive here in more compelling form.

16/1

Form: -335PP

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; 0-8 over hurdles but does have placed form and stays further than this, which might not be a bad thing on the ground (which he handles); modest run on the AW two weeks ago reduces appeal, though.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

15:00 Carlisle

Monticello

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Neil Mechie

Dual Flat winner; 0-8 over hurdles but does have placed form and stays further than this, which might not be a bad thing on the ground (which he handles); modest run on the AW two weeks ago reduces appeal, though.

14/1

7th

8

(6)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Monticello

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Neil Mechie

raced in second, pushed along and lost position 3f out, ridden when carried head awkwardly 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

7

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Monticello

10st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Neil Mechie

in touch with leaders on inner

20/1

Form: 6/545

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Prolific Flat-racer with nine wins to his name, eight on the AW; still unexposed over hurdles and it wasn't a bad handicap debut at Huntingdon two months ago (2m3f, good to soft).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

15:00 Carlisle

Lopes Dancer

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Bethell

Prolific Flat-racer with nine wins to his name, eight on the AW; still unexposed over hurdles and it wasn't a bad handicap debut at Huntingdon two months ago (2m3f, good to soft).

13/2

17

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Lopes Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Bethell

Flat Flat-racer with nine wins on his CV; still unexposed over hurdles but was just a respectable fifth on recent handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) and younger rivals are more persuasive here.

20/1

5th

15

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Lopes Dancer

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Bethell

Nine Flat wins (eight on AW); made a belated return to hurdling (0-3) in November and latest fourth was in a claimer; others appeal more.

33/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Imperial Alex

SPOTLIGHT:

Coniston Clouds

Daily Record:

Eden Mill

RP Ratings:

Strike Of Lighting

The Star:

Coniston Clouds

The Times:

Imperial Alex

Telegraph:

Imperial Alex

D Express:

Imperial Alex

Daily Mirror:

Imperial Alex

The Sun:

Imperial Alex