Brian Ellison has been in fine form recently and he had a yard debutant winner today in the shape of ex Nicky Henderson animal DUKE DEBARRY who won easily, it is worth checking out where he runs next.

Another trainer in good form is Rebecca Curtis who is 9 wins from her last 21 races, LEGENDS GOLD made all front running for her today winning easily carrying lumps of weight.

The 14:25 at Carlisle today was a good beginners chase with some quality animals on show. We never know how animals will take to chasing from hurdling, I didn’t think the track would suit GLOBAL CITIZEN chasing which I posted on our daily watch list, a less testing track next time out will probably be the plan, GOOD BOY BOBBY jumped well in front for a novice and BREWIN’UPASTORM won the race nicely. MIDNIGHT SHADOW ran well into 3rd. I would imagine there will be winners that come out of this race in future races, how strong the form will be who knows but it was a very good novice chase & worth keeping an eye on future races.