Sunday 19th March 2023
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
A big welcome aboard to this Sunday blog where I’ve got four selections to share with you all from Carlisle. The first of these comes in the 3:00 which is a Handicap Hurdle for novices that’s contested over a distance of two miles and three and a half furlongs. I like the chances of Eden Mill here at 7/2 for Craig Nichol and Donald Whilians. He’s progressed with each of his efforts within handicap company so far, and remains on an unchanged mark from his second-placed effort last time. He’s getting a lot of weight off his market rivals here and can go well.
Next up it’s the 3:35 which is the Veterans’ Handicap Chase that’s ridden over three miles and half of a furlong. I’m taking a chance on Uncle Alastair here at 9/2 for Nicky Richards and Brian Hughes. He’s got a bit to find on ratings with the top two in the betting but is generally a consistent sort at a pretty high-level. He’s well handicapped on his best form and will contest this off a two-pound lower mark than his last winning one, I think he’s got every chance of putting in a bold bid.
It’s the 4:10 where my next punt comes, and this is a handicap chase that’s contested of two miles and four furlongs. I’ve sided with Dubai Days here at 4/1 for Bruce Lynn and Nick Alexander. He’s been a fine servant for the yard and often gives his running and finishes in the frame, he was last seen when finishing third of seven behind Easy As That at Newcastle in February. That was a decent run and he’s been lowered a further two pounds and is now just a pound higher than the mark he won off at Ayr in April last year. He’s likely to give his running once more and can go well in this.
My fourth and final selection comes in the 4:45 which is a handicap hurdle that’s contested over two miles and a furlong. This is another competitive affair, however, I like the chances of Crack Du Ninian here at 4/1 for Jennie Candlish and Sean Quinlan. He returned to form last time out when finishing second of eleven at Newcastle and will contest this off an unchanged mark. Most notably, he’s very well handicapped on his chase form, and if transferring that level of form over the smaller obstacles he could put in a strong bid here.