Carlisle afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Monday, February 19

The Planet Sport tipsters have a fistful of top selections for Carlisle's meeting on Monday, February 19. Can they help you bash bookies?

Let's get the ball rolling with some details on our four selected horses at Carlisle.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:30 (Carlisle) Clovis Island

Clovis Island is entitled to step forward from his hurdling debut in the Come Racing At Carlisle In 2024 Novices’ Hurdle.

Hailing from the in-form yard of Nicky Richards, the six-year-old was second in his only point-to-point before joining the Greystoke handler.

He made the perfect start to life under rules in March last year when winning a bumper at Hexham by two lengths from Fox’s Fancy in heavy ground, looking a nice prospect in doing so.

Not sighted after that for over 200 days, he made his hurdling debut at Hexham in December and while it was not a total disaster, it was disappointing he could finish only fourth given he was 2/1 favourite.

Nevertheless, better can be expected with that run under his belt and the yard have been among the winners in recent days.


15:00 (Carlisle) Red Happy

Red Happy is a ten-time chase winner including at Carlisle. Nicely-treated on figures and may show his class among this company.

This could come at the chief expense of dual hurdling victor Fiston De Becon who unseated his rider when hampered tackling the trip at Uttoxeter in latest effort.

Hello Judge managed to win over course and distance and cannot be ignored from an each-way perspective.

Trac is three from five when partnered with Conor O'Farrell.


16:00 (Carlisle) Shighness

Shighness went to Catterick earlier this month and despite being raised 3lb she was the hot favourite to oblige and she did just that.

Brian Hughes appears to get on really well with her and a 4lb rise ahead of the Book Your Raceday Hospitality Now Handicap Chase looks fair.


16:35 (Carlisle) Booster Bob

Olly Murphy’s Booster Bob has not been seen since winning a Listed event at Sandown when he showed stamina is his forte.

Carlisle is a stiff track at the best of times and it will be especially so in testing ground, but he looks ready for the step up in trip in the Book Your Conference And Events Now Handicap Hurdle.


Carlisle selections in full:

CARLISE: 2.00 Just Gino, 2.30 Clovis Island, 3.00 Red Happy, 3.30 Paddy O’Mahler, 4.00 Shighness, 4.35 Booster Bob, 5.10 Kiss My Face.

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