Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices' Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 4 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 20.30s
  • Off time: 14:20:26
Full result
Result 14:20 Carlisle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Kealigolane 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 205-113
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vulcanite (IRE) 31
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 205-113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t C E Longsdon A P McCoy 142 Evsf
2 641/0-14
Black, Orange chevron, hooped sleeves Ballybriggan (IRE) 25
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 641/0-14
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 126 15/8
3 45P344
Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 25
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 45P344
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 F P Murtagh J Reveley 122 11/2
4 1/3679-
White, pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, pink diamond Russe Blanc (FR) 292
  • T:R Lee
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 1/3679-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 R Lee C Poste 100 20/1

In depth

Verdict

Kealigolane won three times over hurdles and has shown promise over fences, most notably when a close-up fourth at Catterick two runs ago. Ballybriggan should improve for his fourth to Fourjacks at Wetherby and was also decent over the smaller obstacles but neither of the nine-year-olds have the scope of VULCANITE. Charlie Longsdon's gelding didn't jump well when favourite at Plumpton a month ago but had impressed at Hereford on his chasing bow and won't be crowded here with only three rivals. Russe Blanc could improve now he tackles fences but it's a worry that he hasn't seen meaningful action since April last year.

Formwatch

Kealigolane (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Led to 8th, tracked leader, pushed along and lost place from 4 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 4th of 5, 28l behind Dunowen Point (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.

Vulcanite (IRE) Evensfav (11-4) Tracked leaders, blundered 5th, ridden before last, soon switched right, one pace, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Salden Licht (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.

Ballybriggan (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 4th, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 26l behind Fourjacks (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Jan.

Russe Blanc (FR) 9-2fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Trojan Sun (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Apr.