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Carlisle preview: Percy’s Gal can sprint to success

| 24.08.2015

Percy’s Gal has a good record at Carlisle and with underfoot conditions to suit looks the answer to the 6f handicap on this evening’s seven-race card (18.40).

The Karen Tutty trained filly has won two of her three starts over course and distance, and overcame trouble in-running in the last of those when scoring by 1 3/4 lengths on soft ground off a mark of 72.

Although now 3lb higher in the weights, the four-year-old comes into the contest on the back of a cracking second at Southwell which suggests her current rating of 75 is exploitable.

Percy’s Gal also has plenty of solid form with give underfoot, and unlike many of her rivals won’t inconvenienced by the heavy rain which has hit the track in the past 24 hours and turned the going soft.

The daughter of Sir Percy also goes extremely well for 5lb claimer Gemma Tutty, and everything looks in pace for a huge run now that Percy’s Girl is returned to her favourite stomping ground.

Mr Cool Cash is in terrific form at present and can make light of a 6lb penalty to land the hat-trick in the 1m handicap (19.40).

The gelding has thrived since joining trainer Richard Guest, winning three of his last four starts.

In the last of those seven days ago, Mr Cool Cash stayed on strongly to score with more in hand than the 1 1/4 length winning margin suggests.

The three-year-old looks the type who is still ahead of the assessor and also has proven form on soft ground.

In the 1m 1f handicap that closes proceedings (20.10), Glasgon can follow-up his recent victory over course and distance.

The David Barron trained gelding put in a much improved performance when running on strongly to score by two lengths at the track three weeks ago, leaving the distinct impression that there could be more to come.

A 4lb rise for that success could well be on the lenient side, and another plus is that Barron boasts a strike rate of 40 per cent with his runners at the track in the past 12 months.

17.05: Ingleby Hollow
17.40: My Two Scoops
18.10: Rockcandy Mountain
18.40: Percy’s Gal (NAP)
19.10: Bosham
19.40: Mr Cool Cash
20.10: Glasgon (NB)



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.