The weekend is almost upon us and that can only be a good thing for fans of horse racing as more action comes their way. The mid-year flats are taking over and the Royal Ascot is fast approaching. The biggest event of the Berkshire calendar will go ahead and may even have fans in it. As the Health guidelines continue to lessen their grip, more information on attendance will be known. One of the major attractions of the June mega meeting, the Royal Ascot enclosures have become quite the buzz and it will be great to see people back and filling them up. However, before we get to Ascot, there is Carlisle and a seven-race card that is sure to liven any fan. Showers are expected on Friday after a dry Thursday, with the going expected to be soft. Distances have also been modified, with at least a +6 yards to two races. The run will be an early afternoon affair, firing up at 1 PM.
The day gets started with the CASUMO BET 10 GET 10 EBF NOVICE STAKES. The Class 4 run will see twenty-four horses go at it over five furlongs, for a £7,900 pot. The field will be mixed, with colts, geldings, and fillies all on the grid. The first of four Class 4 races of the day will be followed by the CASUMO BEST ODDS GUARANTEED HANDICAP STAKES, a Class 5 outing for horses four years and above. Rated 51-70, the horses will race for £6,500. 15 horses will make the grid. At the turn of the hour, the DOWNLOAD THE CASUMO APP TODAY HANDICAP STAKES will open as the first of 2 PM runs. Horses three years old and rated 66-85, will run over five furlongs for a purse of £9,250.
Once again the field will have a bit of everything with colts, geldings, and fillies. The JOIN CASUMO TODAY FILLIES’ HANDICAP STAKES, will be the second of 2 PM starts and will be the joint highest purse of the day at £9,250. Horses rated 66-85 will take on a distance of five furlongs, setting up the stage for the CASUMO HORSE RACING AND SPORTS BETTING HANDICAP race, which comes immediately after. Kicking off at 3 PM, the race will be a Class 6 run, with twenty-eight horses on the grid. The card will have a balance between fillies and geldings, with horses being three years old and above. The distance to cover will be five furlongs, a hundred and eighty-two yards. The pot is tied for the lowest of the day at £5,527. The last two races of the day, will have the longest distance to cover and a nice summary of the day with one being tied for the highest jackpot of the day and the other tied for the lowest prize. Both races will be for four-year-olds and have increased distances.
It will be a great afternoon at Carlisle and quite a prep for the weekend.