Oddschecker tips for every race at Carlisle on Thursday.
INDIAN VISION has impressively notched up a Redcar double and although a further 5lb rise will obviously make life tougher, the improving son of Iffraaj might be able to strike again whilst the iron is hot. Be Perfect has posted a couple of solid efforts in handicap company since comfortably winning a Catterick claimer in early June and he is likely to be in the shake-up again. Searching also warrants respect having gone unpunished for his runner-up effort at Doncaster. Prediction : 1st Indian Vision 2nd Be Perfect 3rd Searching
ALGAFFAAL made a promising start to his racing career when three-parts of a length second on the Tapeta at Newcastle and, with a handy inside draw, he could prove difficult to beat with normal improvement. Why We Dream has earned a rating of 79 with a number of solid efforts and will find this assignment much easier than when finishing 11th in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot latest. She is the obvious danger, although Gamesters Icon also brings some solid form to the table, and Joie De Vivre and Bin Makfi are both interesting newcomers. Prediction : 1st Algaffaal 2nd Why We Dream 3rd Gamesters Icon
Toffee Galore and Mrs Hoo are just a couple of interesting newcomers that go to post, while Koduro shouldn't be too far away if building on her debut fifth behind AUSSIE VIEW. However, it is the latter who gets the nod representing the same trainer/jockey combination that won this event 12 months ago. The Australia filly found Listed company too hot to handle at Royal Ascot last time, but her three previous efforts in similar races to this had all be solid and she looks capable of winning under a penalty. Prediction : 1st Aussie View 2nd Koduro 3rd Toffee Galore
Roger Fell's INNER CIRCLE was beaten less than two lengths over this distance at Redcar last time but has been given the chance to better that effort here by competing off the same mark. Similar sentiments apply to Grant Tuer's Etikaal who was a handy third at Musselburgh last time, while C&D winner Alexandrakollontai is lurking on a dangerous mark at the foot of the handicap and is interesting now back down in trip having knocked on the door at Hamilton last time. Prediction : 1st Inner Circle 2nd Alexandrakollontai 3rd Etikaal
DAPPER MAN has won four of his last five and Roger Fell's four-year-old looks hard to oppose once again competing from just 2lb higher in the handicap than when routing the opposition at Haydock which leaves him 8lb well in here. War Whisper got the better of the selection at Pontefract thanks to a good ride from Joe Fanning and the jockey will have to be at his very best to avoid the form being reversed here, while Royal Brave is a solid performer entitled to make the podium once again from the same mark as his Thirsk third. Prediction : 1st Dapper Man 2nd War Whisper 3rd Royal Brave
Nuns Walk got the victory her recent form deserved when scoring at Newcastle and has leading claims once again here from just 4lb higher in the ratings. However, preference is for the hat-trick seeking DIZZY G, who has thrived since joining the handicap ranks and Karl Burke's progressive filly can defy a 6lb penalty here. Hugo Palmer's C&D winner Power To Exceed can't be ignored, while Rotherhithe is interesting on her first outing for Richard Fahey having hit the frame on three starts for Robyn Bristland last year. Prediction : 1st Dizzy G 2nd Nuns Walk 3rd Power To Exceed
C&D winner GAELIC WIZARD has won two of his last three outings both at Hamilton and, with a proven liking for a stiff finish, should appreciate this challenge from a 3lb higher mark. Havana Mariposa knocked on the door with a much improved showing here over 7f last time and the drop to 6f and addition of cheekpieces could aid her cause here. Track-and-trip second Roys Dream and Doncaster winner Gullane One are others who need considering. Prediction : 1st Gaelic Wizard 2nd Havana Mariposa 3rd Gullane One