Connolly's Red Mills Bumper Challenge (Standard Open NH Flat Race) 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 8 runners)
  • Winner £1,365 2nd £401 3rd £200 4th £100
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 25.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:23
Full result
Result 16:00 Carlisle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 No Deal 7/2
2nd 4 Cloud Creeper 6 2/1j
3rd 3 Brae On 13 15/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
Brown, Pink sash, Pink cap Big Sound
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 66/1
2 R
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Bold Slasher (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: R
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 50/1
3
Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Brae On (IRE)
  • T:G Bewley
  • J:Jonathon Bewley
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 15/2
4 1
Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Cloud Creeper (IRE) 176
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/1j
5 P31-
Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 253
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: P31-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 2/1j
6 1F-2
Royal blue, white cross belts, maroon sleeves, white cap No Deal 172
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 1F-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 7/2
7 392-
Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Phoenix Returns (IRE) 304
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 392-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G A Swinbank F Davis 18/1
8 375-
Dark green, white seams, dark green sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark green stars Two Oscars (IRE) 218
  • T:A Crook
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 375-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 A Crook Adam Nicol (7) 40/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Sydney Paget (IRE)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P Lane
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

CLOUD CREEPER showed a fine turn of foot to win by six lengths between the flags at Stradbally in May. Now with Donald McCain, the five-year-old can beat fellow winning pointers Mandarin Sunset and No Deal, second in a bumper at Tipperary in the spring, and make a winning start under Rules. Two Oscars has failed to build on a debut third at Hereford but Phoenix Returns may be capable of improving on a couple of placed efforts last season and shouldn't be far away. Newcomers Big Sound and Brae On have decent pedigrees but Bold Slasher ran out on debut at Hereford and may still need this.

Formwatch

No Deal 3-1 (11-7) Led, joined briefly 7f out, regained lead approaching straight, strongly pressed 2f out and joined 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed closing stages, 2nd of 17, hd behind Do Ya Feel Lucky (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat gf in May.

Cloud Creeper (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, imp to ld app str, quickend well from last, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Sergeant Kelly (11-4) by 6l, 13 ran.

Brae On (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Raphuca.

Phoenix Returns (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Keeneland (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.

Bold Slasher (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear on outside, headway 8f out, ridden and lost place over 4f out, ran out 2f out, in a race won by Karazhan (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct, 12 ran.

Two Oscars (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) With winner until 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 24l behind Aeschylus (11-3) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.

Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Held up; hdwy to ld aft 2 out; drvn out, won at Corbridge 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Nickwillis (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.

Big Sound Supreme Sound gelding out of Tarbolton Moss.