12:20 Carlisle Sun 1 December 2019
- Racing TV Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 1f,
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Scored over this C&D back in February in what was his second success of his career. He finished fourth of nine on his last start at Kempton over 2m4f. Dropping down in trip now and has cheekpieces on for the first time. Big player.
Was a winner over this C&D back in March, his last victory on the track. Went off as the 3/1 favourite on his latest appearance at Wetherby (2m3½f) but had just one horse behind him in a 15 runner contest. Capable of bouncing back.
A winner over hurdles and fences. He has not scored since coming out on top in a novice chase at Hereford (2m5f) in January 2017. He was eighth of 11 last time over fences at Perth (3m). Set for his first run for his new yard here. Best to watch.
Prevailed for the first time over hurdles on his latest start over this C&D in a 10 runner field. Has been raised 8lb for that success but he remains open to improvement. One for the shortlist.
His sole success came at Hexham (2m4f) in a novice hurdle last season. Has struggled in his last two runs over fences, including when he fell at Kelso (2m7½f) on his latest outing. Back to hurdles. Worth respecting off this mark.
Recorded back-to-back wins at Market Rasen last season. Made his seasonal reappearance over this C&D last month where he was eighth of 16 in a class 3 contest after going off at 66/1. Back to last winning mark but needs to improve on recent form.
Broke his maiden at the third attempt at Bangor (2m). Has been well held on his three appearances in handicap races since, including last time at Wetherby (2m) when he was fifth of 11. Has been eased 2lb. Others are preferred.
Was a winner at Kelso (2m2f) in January 2018 but has had 14 races since then and has been unable to add to his tally. Came down at the third last time hurdle at this course (2m4f) on his latest start. Can't discount off this mark.
A bumper winner who is 0-8 over hurdles. She has come close on a number of occasions though, including last time at Wetherby (2m5½f) when she was second of 11. Tackling a shorter distance now off this same mark. One to consider.
Experienced gelding who was a winner at Perth (2m4f) back in May. Has been unable to follow that up since. He was 10th of 14 over this C&D last time out. Back to last winning mark now so he can't be ignored.
Scored over this distance in a bumper on his debut on the track. Yet to get off the mark over hurdles. He was 10th of 11 around here (2m4f) last time. Has since had windy surgery. Others make more of an appeal.
Last Year's Winner
Dorking Cock (4/1), Rubytwo (9/2), Curramore (5/1), Stoney Rover (11/2), Romeo Brown (6/1), Craig Star (8/1), Snougar (10/1), Charmix (16/1), Connective (25/1), Minella Fiveo (25/1), Green Zone (25/1)
- Dorking Cock
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