Christmas Parties At Carlisle Racecourse Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 30.50s
  • Off time: 14:55:49
Full result
Result 14:55 Carlisle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Morning Royalty 5/1
2nd 4 Imjoeking 10 9/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3P321-
Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Definite Dream (IRE) 207
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 3P321-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 11/4
2 PU1-4
Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Forty Crown (IRE) 158
  • T:J Wade
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: PU1-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J Wade K Renwick 12/1
3 59-
Black and White diamonds Grand Shift (IRE) 274
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 59-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 40/1
4 1-21
Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Imjoeking (IRE) 31
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 1-21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 9/4f
5
Emerald green, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Jack Albert (IRE)
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 100/1
6 15/46-1
LIGHT BLUE, WHITE braces and armlets, RED cap Julia Too 30
  • T:W Amos
  • J:A L Voy
  • Form: 15/46-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 W Amos A L Voy (3) 3/1
7 31242-4
Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 38
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 31242-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 James Moffatt Brian Harding 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Vintage Star (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:S Byrne
5 10-12 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Julia Too won at Hexham last month but that wasn't a great race and she may struggle against the boys here off level terms. IMJOEKING made a winning start under Rules in a bumper here last month but had already won a point-to-point and will have no problem with the switch to hurdles. He looks the one to beat with the ex-Irish Morning Royalty finishing well beaten on his first start for James Moffatt and Definite Dream and Forty Crown returning from a break.

Formwatch

Morning Royalty (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Keen hold in rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 22l behind Dotties Dilema (11-0) at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Oct.

Imjoeking (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Behind, headway halfway, chased leaders over 4f out, led over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened closing stages, held on, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Oct beating Blackwater King (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Definite Dream (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out and soon strongly pressed, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Tipperary 2m N H flat sft in Apr beating Calibre Style (10-6) by 1/2l, 17 ran.

Forty Crown (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along when hampered over 4f out, soon ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 17l behind Cracking Man (10-13) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.

Jack Albert (IRE) Cloudings gelding out of Lisdoylelady.

Julia Too 11-2 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway 5th, led after 2 out, pressed last, headed run-in, switched left and regained lead last 150 yards, kept on gamely, won at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct beating Bonnie Burnett (10-10) by 2l, 8 ran.

Grand Shift (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 45l behind Regal Encore (10-3) at Southwell 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.