There is a valuable extended 2m handicap chase at Cartmel this Bank Holiday Monday named in honour of the late great northern jumps’ trainer Peter Beaumont. There is plenty of pace in the race with Tonto’s Spirit, Play The Game and Ming Dynasty confirmed front runners.
The race will be run to suit Hatcher, but he is now rated 150 and he must give 24lbs, including jockey’s allowance, to Dino Velvet (3.30) and the Alan King-trained 8-y-old gets the vote. The ew selection – 7s with 10Bet – disappointed at Worcester last time but it is likely the race came too soon – only nine days – after a fluent win at Uttoxeter albeit from a mark 9lbs lower. The selection has been given the best part of seven weeks to get over his last run and he is another who should appreciate an end-to-end gallop.
Get Out The Gate has been making hay at Perth in recent months but is climbing the weights and is 13lbs higher than when scoring in the grounds of Scone Palace at the beginning of July. I prefer the chance of the dual C&D winner Dressedforsuccess (4.05) despite a 7lbs rise for his latest win when he beat a progressive sort of James Ewart albeit in receipt of 22lbs. Jimmy Moffatt and Charlotte Jones trousered the feature race here on Saturday and the King & Queen of Cartmel can follow up in the valuable Cavendish Cup. The selection is 7/4 with MansionBet.
Minella Trump (4.45) won a match at Perth last time and a 2lbs rise is harsh given the circumstances, but I am convinced there is more to come from Donald McCain’s novice chaser who jumped well on his return to the larger obstacles last time. This is obviously a stronger race, and he won’t have things his own way up front with Brotherly Company likely to go forward. Sandy Thompson’s 9-y-old looks the main danger in another tremendous race. The selection is 3s with Boylesports.
Kettle Hill (3.40) has been taken out of two races at Ripon in recent weeks but sandwiched in between he ran a terrific race when second at York and a 1lb rise is fair. Tom Marquand has a record of 12 on William Haggas’s lightly raced gelding who is open to more improvement after just five career starts. The selection is 7/4 with Boylesports.
The York winner Golden Oasis reopposes this afternoon but is 4lbs worse off with the selection for a head and I would be disappointed if the selection could not reverse the form on the revised terms.
Mango Bay (4.15) looks sure to appreciate the step up to 10f for the first time in the Maiden and he can make it third time lucky for Chris Wall. The selection – 13/8 with William Hill – is out of a half-sister to Group 2 winner High Accolade and the winner and second of his latest Kempton third are subsequent winners.