14:45 Carlisle Mon 20 May 2019
Fine effort after 30-month absence and on debut for new yard when going close at Ripon last month return over this trip, beaten less than a length in third. Not quite as good since at Thirsk, perhaps understandably.
Experienced sort with 9-69 career record, often going well at Leicester where he was runner-up over this trip last month (good to firm; 12-1). First visit to this venue, should handle conditions.
Tends to win a couple of times per season, with all four 2017/2018 successes coming over 7f. In fair form on the AW of late, race fit and potentially on a decent mark now back on turf. Watch betting.
5-29 career record, with three of those wins at Beverley. Now 4lb lower than his last win, which came at Thirsk (7f) in August. Can be very competitive with a couple of runs now under his belt.
Not at his best at the back end of last season, but earlier form gives him prospects off this mark and plenty encouragement in reappearance at Doncaster (5f, good; 10-1) when close up in third. Chance.
Lightly-raced, won a C&D soft-ground handicap last August, though struggled next time under penalty. Good second at Ripon on reappearance and one to consider back here, with any ease in the ground a bonus.
Couple of fair runs at Ripon and Pontefract over this trip to start the new season, not always enjoying his share of luck. Eased another pound by the assessor here and no major shock to find him in the shake-up.
Quirky sort who isn't the most reliable but is capable on his day. Showed little in three runs for Stef Keniry, beat nothing home at Thirsk on Saturday and best left to it now.
Lacks a bit for consistency, but comes here on the back of yet another success at Pontefract (6f, good to firm; 4-1) early in the month. Bumped up 5lb for his troubles, ran poorly in a maiden sole previous try around here in 2015.
In rude health right now, with two recent wins on the AW at Newcastle over 6f and a close second 17 days ago. Also run well on turf at Musselburgh (5f, good) when making frame in that spell. Can go well once more.
Chased home Highly Sprung on seasonal/stable bow at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) recently, beaten 2L in second having duelled for lead with winner. Entitled to be fitter and now better off on revised terms to the tune of 5lb.
Just one success from 10 attempts, coming over 7f (good to firm) at Lingfield in July last year, but very consistent in her efforts at all times (poor on final run at Brighton). New handler back for this term and needs a look.
Began last season with back-to-back wins at Thirsk and Catterick (6f/7f), also scored at latter track (7f, good; 7-2) in September, though is at times prone to poor runs. Frontrunner, inconsistent in two starts this term.
Dual course winner last year, over 6f/7f on decent/quick ground. Should be sharper for recent comeback at Thirsk this month and now back on previous win-mark.
Last Year's Winner
Uncle Charlie (11/2), Cale Lane (11/2), Proud Archi (7/1), Cartmell Cleave (7/1), Gowanbuster (7/1), Highly Sprung (9/1), Mr Orange (10/1), Final Go (11/1), Luis Vaz De Torres (12/1), Redrosezorro (16/1), Signore Piccolo (16/1), Firmdecisions (18/1), Rux Ruxx (50/1), Classic Pursuit (66/1)
- Cale Lane
- Highly Sprung
- Uncle Charlie
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