Carlisle Tips and Racecourse Guide
A 1m4f, right-handed track, Carlisle plays host to racing both on the flat and over jumps. The flat racing in the summer is lower-grade fare, but there the National Hunt course attracts some smart performers over the winter.
The Carlisle Bell is one of the oldest races in the calendar and a feature of the flat season at Carlisle. Over jumps, there are Listed chases in November and December that always attract some high-class chasers.
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Castan took a nice step forwards when making a successful handicap debut at Musselburgh last time. That form has been franked by the runner-up (who re-opposes today) and he can follow up at Carlisle this afternoon (1.00pm).
Bryan Smart’s juvenile overcame a slow start last time, but was well on top at the finish and this track should play to his strengths.
1.00pm Carlisle – Castan win @ 3-1 (most firms)
Grant Tuer’s team haven’t been rattling along in quite the same way as they were last term. However, they do seem in good nick at present and Sophia’s Starlight can give them another winner this afternoon (1.30pm).
Third on debut at Newcastle earlier this month, she finished just behind a subsequent wide-margin winner that day. She is the only one of the yard’s two year olds to hold a Group entry (Rockfel) and this looks a great opportunity to get on the board.
1.30pm Carlisle – Sophia’s Starlight win @ 11/10 (most firms)
Second in this race last year and a subsequent winner over this course and distance, Captain Corelli comes here on the back of a career-best win at Pontefract last time.
He has conditions in his favour, his yard is going well and Danny Tudhope is a positive jockey booking.
3.45pm Carlisle – Captain Corelli win @ 100/30 (most firms)
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Carlisle Top Trainers
1. Mark Johnston 8 wins (30%)
2. Kevin Ryan 6 wins (23%)
3. Keith Dalgleish 6 wins (135)
4. Dianne Sayer 4 wins (22%)
5. Karl Burke 4 wins (16%)
Carlisle Top Jockeys
1. Callum Rodriguez 7 wins (17%)
2. Kevin Stott 6 wins (18%)
3. Ben Curtis 5 wins (29%)
4. Joe Fanning 5 wins (25%)
5. Sam James 5 wins (19%)
How to get there
Carlisle is easily accessible by road, just off the M6 and a couple of miles from the centre of the city.
Trains from London take around 3.5hrs. There is a direct service from Glasgow that takes just over an hour.
The journey from Carlisle station takes around 8 minutes and costs £6-8.
Carlisle Top Races
Carlisle Bell (handicap)
Houghton Mares’ Chase (Listed)
Carlisle Tips Archives
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