Huntingdon & Carlisle Racecourse
One to Huntingdon Racecourse and four up to Carlisle Racecourse...
12.05 - Ballyellis looks to make it 4 from 5 selling hurdle wins. Has gone from 107 to 115 but latest win was from that mark last Thursday and he continues in good form. Suited by 2m, Jordan Nailor continues the partnership and very hopeful of adding to the success.
1.20 - Muratello has had three runs for us since coming from France, starting off promisingly with a couple of third places in novice hurdles before fading quickly in the latter stages and finishing down the field at Sandown on his handicap debut from 136 in March. Has been given plenty of time off and returns in good shape, 3lbs better off and suited by this 2m 4f, hopeful of a good run. Daryl Jacob rides.
2.30 - Count Maribel is a course and distance winner having won on his chase debut at this meeting last year from a mark of 137, then went on to win again on his next run at Cheltenham from the same mark. Was raised 11lbs subsequently and found the going a little tough in his last two outings. Has 2lbs back here which helps, and though meeting just three rivals here, looks sure to go well but may need to find a bit more. Mark Grant rides.
3.40 - We run two in this race.
Ballymalin won at Worcester Racecourse three weeks ago over 2m 7f from a mark of 122 and is up 2lbs here. Enjoys these races from 2m 7f up and this 3m 2f on good to soft suits. Tom Bellamy rides.
Scotchtown goes from just a pound higher on top weight despite still being a maiden over fences but has run well in defeat, notably when second at Sandown Racecourse in February over 3m. Sam Twiston-Davies aboard. Probably, as the weights suggest, not much between them so we’d settle for them fighting out the finish and dead-heating!
Scotchtown on the all weather gallops Grange Hill Farm with Irena Kadlecova