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Carlisle Racing Tips: Blue Fin to build on recent promise

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Carlisle hosts a seven-race card on Sunday

Timeform's Tony McFadden highlights a Nap and Next Best selection at Carlisle on Sunday.

Carlisle Nap - 12:25 - Back Blue Fin

Blue Fin had to setle for second on his chasing debut in a two-and-a-half mile novice handicap on his reappearance here last month but he shaped well behind a promising rival who has since been placed in a strong novice at Cheltenham.

Blue Fin was understandably no match for that rival but there was a lot to like about how soundly he jumped and fluently he travelled, leaving the impression that he has entered handicaps on a fair mark.

He should cope with the drop in trip - he won over this sort of distance over hurdles - and this looks like a good opportunity for Blue Fin to build on his promising reappearance and get off the mark over fences.

Back Blue Fin @ 6/42.50 on Betfair Sportsbook

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Carlisle Next Best - 14:10 - Back Howlingmadmurdock

Howlingmadmurdock did well over hurdles last season, winning a novice at Plumpton and a novice handicap at Sandown before running creditably to finish fifth in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle when raised markedly in class at Aintree.

Howlingmadmurdock failed to make much of an impact on his reappearance in a competitive handicap hurdle at Haydock last month but he probably found the tight track and drying ground counting against him.

Forecast rain and a stiffer track mean that conditions are likely to be more suitable for Howlingdmadmurdock here, while he's also entitled to be sharper for his reappearance, so he can raise his game.

Back Howlingmadmurdock @ 9/43.25 on Betfair Sportsbook

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