• Ian Ender


Carlisle stage their annual professional, and amateur female only jockeys evening on Monday, where we have two representatives. The going at Carlisle at the time of writing is good, good to soft in places.

Our two runners are in the, a 0-70 handicap over the stiff two miles and one furlong, which is for professional, and amateur riders. Stormin Norman will be ridden by Becky Smith, who has won on him on four previous occasions. He was very unlucky at Ripon back in June, when being badly hampered, and going down by half a length from a 2lb higher mark than now. He has since run well on his latest two starts, both over 14 furlongs, just lacking the turn of foot over that trip. This step back up in distance could be just what he needs to record a seventh career win, the predicted going will cause no problems.

We are also represented in the race by The Rutland Rebel, who returns from a 93 day break. He was one of our big success stories last season, when winning twice on the all weather at Wolverhampton, and then proving himself just as effective on turf when finishing second at Pontefract from a 5lb higher mark. Like Stormin Norman this marathon trip will hold no fears, and he acts well on good ground. The Rutland Rebel will have the assistance of Serena Brotherton in the saddle.

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at Oakwood Stables, and Sharp Hill, click on 'NEWS' at www.mickyhammondracing.

Good luck to the connections, The Monday Club, and Ryder Sugden.

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