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Carlisle Racing Preview: Questionable Can Find The Answers At Carlisle

It’s a busy week of racing with Royal Ascot on the horizon, but first we have Rhino’s sponsored meeting to digest at Carlisle on Monday.

It’s not a bad seven-race card, with plenty of competitive races. The race I’m looking forward to seeing is the lucky last, as I’m intrigued as to why the Kublers have travelled all the way up north with one horse.

2.00 Download The Rhino Bet App Restricted Maiden Stakes – Uncle Sam (Win)

It’s hard to have a strong fancy here, as many of them will be making their racecourse debut. However, the one that would be my tentative selection is Uncle Sam for Kevin Ryan. He looked like a horse who needed the experience after finishing seventh at Leicester last month. Furthermore, it’s a race that worked out well, as the third Sergio Parese went on to win next time out. I would expect the son of Washington DC, to step forward here and be in the mix..

2.30 Euro2024 Daily Giveaways On Rhino.Bet Handicap (Div I) – King Of The Jungle (Win)

Cases can be made for plenty, but I think King Of The Jungle is worth stepping up in trip to 6f. The last time we saw him, he caught the eye when finishing second at Beverley, doing his best work late on. He’s not been tried over this trip much in his career to date, so you can see why connections are trying something new. With a good draw in Stall 4 and Joanna Mason booked for the ride, I can see a big run on the cards.

3.00 Euro2024 Daily Giveaways On Handicap (Div II) – Belsito (Win)

Surely it’s only a matter of time before Belsito gets his head in front. He’s been banging on the door the last couple of runs, and he probably should have won this over course and distance last week when he finished second. He’s a horse that is a little quirky and seems to race a bit lazily, so it’s interesting to see Kevin Ryan reaching for first-time cheekpieces. I do think this is a weak race, and it looks like a good opportunity for him to get head in front.

3.30 Daily Charged Up Offers At Handicap – Ebony Maw (Win)

Ebony Maw has been in great form this season. She put up a good effort in defeat when she finished second at Hamilton last time out. There isn’t much pace in this race, and Rowan Scott might decide to go forward on her. If he does, I think she could be hard to peg back, and she might just be the one to beat. 

4.00 Rhino.Bet Home Of Charged Up Sport Handicap – Golden Melody (Each Way)

I thought this race was quite tricky, but I have just come down on the side of Golden Melody. She ran a good race behind Shifter last time out at Redcar, who ran well at York on Saturday. Her last race was over 1m2f, and I think it’s a good move to drop her back down in distance. Tim Easterby will be reaching for the first-time cheekpieces here, which suggests they might go forward with her. I wouldn’t be surprised if she went one better here.

4.30 Follow Us On X At BetRhino Maiden Stakes – Condor Pasa (Win)

Condor Pasa didn’t run badly when finishing third in a hot race at Nottingham last month. That form has worked out well, as the horse, who finished behind him in third Redhot Whisper, is now rated 11lb higher than the selection. If he can build on that performance, he should go close to breaking his maiden tag for Roger Varian

5.00 Follow On Instagram Fillies’ Handicap – Questionable (Win)

It looks like Daniel and Clare Kubler have found a good opportunity for Questionable to get into the winners’ enclosure. She was last seen running a very good race when she finished second at Haydock last month. The daughter of Time Test finds herself off a 5lb  mark, but she looks like she’s going the right way. It’s also a long way for the Kublers to send a horse up to Carlisle from their Lambourn base, so they must think they have a great chance.

Bet Of The Day: 5.00 – Questionable 

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