Who To Follow At Carlisle On Sunday - 30/10/22

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Carlisle - October 29 2022
Carlisle 14:30
James Bowen

Bear Ghylls

J: James Bowen
T: Nicky Martin
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
OR: 142
Days: 592

The feature race at Carlisle on the afternoon is the Listed Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase over 2m4f and we are siding with the potentially smart Bear Ghylls.

A superb horse for the Nicky Martin yard over the last few seasons, he made his debut in a bumper back in March 2020 when beating the talented Guard Your Dreams by 19 lengths.

Sent hurdling in October 2020, he made a good start at Lingfield when winning easily and then at Ffos Las next time out he made it 3/3 seeing off Gowel Road under a penalty.

Sent into Handicap company at Exeter he was a five length winner and off the back of that was moved massively up in grade to contest the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival.

Running a superb race at the 2021 festival he was fourth behind Bob Olinger, Gaillard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame.

Picking up a setback since then he has not been seen and although going novice chasing a year later than planned, he looks set to have a big season.


Trainer To Follow - Jonjo O'Neill

Jonjo O'Neill sends a few nice runners to Carlisle on Sunday, mostly for the late Trevor Hemmings who's horses have been running well of late.

In the opener he unleashes Cedar Row over hurdles for the first time in his career having won a PTP by 23 lengths when last seen.

Iron Bridge is the trainers best chance of the day on chase debut, having been unbeaten in bumpers and hurdles events to date he now takes to the bigger obstacles and looks to be a nice horse.

The final runner for the yard on Sunday is Morning Spirit in the 3m2f race who is looking to bounce back to form.

Jockey To Follow - Adam Wedge

Adam Wedge could have a good time of things on Sunday at the northern track starting in the opener aboard Grove Road for Archie Watson.

He then gets the leg up for Laura Morgan on the top weighted Bold Endeavour who showed a lot of good form last term and can hopefully get back to form.

Happy Du Mesnil has a big chance in the 2m1f Handicap Hurdle and then in the 2m4f Handicap Hurdle Silver Hallmark is looking to get back on track.

His final ride of the day sees him on 2020 Welsh Grand National winner Secret Reprieve for Evan Williams who is looking to show his class.