15:25 Carlisle Sun 1 December 2019
- racingtv.com Standard Open NH Flat Race (Class 5)
- 2m 1f,
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Showed some promise when he was fourth of 14 on his debut over this C&D earlier this month, 1½L behind Call Me Freddie who was in second place. Likely to build upon that run. Has each-way claims here.
Was fancied to run well on his debut at Market Rasen (2m½f) where he went off as the 13/8 favourite before finishing fourth of six. Improved last time to come home second of 14 over this C&D. Leading contender.
Has made just the one appearance so far and that was when he was fifth of 10 at Newcastle (2m) earlier this month. He pulled hard for large parts of that race so he will need to settle much better this time around.
Tikkanen gelding who cost €800 as a three-year-old. His dam was unraced but is a half-sister to Kennel Hill who was useful over hurdles and fences at trips up to 3m. Likely to need this first run.
Went close to success on his debut when he was second of nine over this C&D, finishing 3½L off the winner. Now knows what it is all about so he can be expected to be in the mix at the finish this time.
Finished second of nine on his opening appearance at Perth (2m) but was unable to build upon that last time on his first run for his new yard as he was fourth of nine at Southwell (1m7½f). Not one to ignore.
Was just 1½L off the winner when he was second of nine on his sole start at Hexham (2m) in April 2018. The winner on that occasion has since gone on to score over hurdles. Worth consideration, despite lengthy lay-off.
Finished a long way down the field when he was sixth of 10 on his debut run at Newcastle (2m) earlier this month after going off at 80/1. Needs to take a big step forward here on his second outing over this slightly longer trip.
Universal gelding who cost €17,000 as a three-year-old. He is a half-brother to Chateauneuf who stayed at trips up to 2m5f. Looks like an interesting newcomer who can't be discounted on his debut.
Has hit the frame of his two outings. He was second of 11 at Kelso (2m) on his debut, while last time he finished third of 14 over this C&D. One for the shortlist on the basis of his performances so far.
Came home fourth of nine over this C&D on his sole start to date. He was in contention last time before weakening inside the final 1f. Should improve on that first run. Has each-way claims.
Last Year's Winner
Universal Folly (4/1), Call Me Freddie (11/2), Jayaaah (6/1), Penny Blak (6/1), Wee Goldie (7/1), Yorvik (8/1), No Quarter Asked (8/1), Bavington Bob (10/1), Foster'sisland (16/1), Cheeky Ricco (20/1), Raemoir (25/1), It's Just Tommy (33/1)
- Call Me Freddie
- Universal Folly
Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections for day one of Cheltenham's December meeting on Friday and he has three tips.
Oli Bell fancies former Festival hero Kilbricken Storm to come roaring back to form on his seasonal return at Cheltenham on Friday.
Simon Holt has been in sizzling form with his big-race tips and has two more selections for Friday's action at Cheltenham.