Through The Card: Carlisle, Wednesday June 28

Mark Johnston goes in search of more winners at Carlisle this afternoon
Mark Johnston goes in search of more winners at Carlisle this afternoon

Timeform take you through the card at Carlisle on Wednesday.

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14:00 - WEETON (6), a son of Society Rock, makes plenty of appeal on paper and might be able to make a winning start. Tember and Tough Remedy are both open to improvement among those to have raced and need keeping on side, while JOHN KIRKUP (1) is already a proven winner. He coped well with the ground when winning over C&D earlier this month and rates a solid second selection.

14:30 - BIRDETTE (9) is bred for this kind of test, a half-sister to the dual 6f winner Blessington, and her yard boasts a fine strike-rate in 2-y-o events this year. She may be able to score at the first time of asking. Our Kid looks the most likely danger, though an improved effort from Byron's Choice would come as no big surprise.

15:00 - Plenty here with claims, including DANCE KING (2), who is on a decent mark and has shaped well on several occasions this season, including being hampered when making headway at Ayr last time. West Drive, Swaheen and I Am Not Here are respected, however a better second string to the bow is BUONARROTI (17). He's the only runner for his trainer at this meeting, likes testing ground, and is 1 lb below his last winning mark.

15:30 - CARNAGEO (15) landed a trio of handicaps last season and ran right up to his best when third at Hamilton earlier this month. Still on a decent mark, he gets the nod in a tricky-looking event. Recent winners Pensax Boy, Goring and Intensical are respected, but the second selection is outsider BRIYOUNI (11). Kevin Ryan does well when fitting his horses with headgear for the first time and Briyouni is edging back down to a fair mark; cheekpieces could see a full revival.

16:00 - BLETCHLEY (6) came back to last season's Albany form when making a winning return at Leicester and has been found a good opportunity in what isn't the deepest of listed races. If the rain continues to fall, and she fails to cope with the testing conditions, then it might be wise to have ELUSIVE BEAUTY (7) also on side. She won on soft ground at Gowran in April and ran well in defeat at the Curragh last time. Asidious Alexander is feared most dropping in grade.

16:30 - The Eve Johnson Houghton-trained FAVOURITE ROYAL (4) did well to come from so far back when getting the better of a next-time-out winner at Wolverhampton last month, so a 4 lb rise shouldn't prevent a very bold follow-up bid. The Stalking Moon is weighted to be competitive too, with Alexandrakollontai another to consider eased in class.

17:00 - Plenty in with a shout in a highly competitive finale. MADROOS has made a solid start for Mick Easterby and gets a narrow vote with the drop back to this sort of trip likely to be in his favour. Big Time Dancer was progressive for Brian Ellison last summer and will be a big threat if primed for his return, while Frank Bridge, Yensir and Showboating are a few of many others with sound claims.

Recommendation:

Win back BUONARROTI in the 15:00

Placepot permutation:

14:00 - 1, 6
14:30 - 9
15:00- 2, 17
15:30 - 11, 15
16:00 - 6, 7
16:30 - 4

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