Carlisle afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Monday, June 17

'Marvellous Monday' at Carlisle this afternoon and the Planet Sport tipsters are on the hunt for more winners from the seven-race card on June 17.

Let's get the ball rolling with some details on our four selected horses at Carlisle, and there's a full set of tips at the bottom of the page.

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)


15:30 (Carlisle) Whatacracker


Carlisle punters are advised to put their faith in a previous course winner, with Whatacracker of major interest in the Daily Charged Up Offers At Rhino.Bet Handicap.

Mark Walford’s middle-distance runner bolted up here last summer, but returns only 4lb higher in the weights after finishing well held in his next couple of races at York.

His latest effort when fourth at Pontefract was a step in the right direction, though, and it could be that a first step up to a mile and three-quarters helps him return to winning ways.


14:00 (Carlisle) A Fine Claret

A Fine Claret brings a speedy pedigree. Represents Karl Burke, who is enjoying a fine season with his juveniles and this son of Unfortunately is fancied to go well on debut in the Download The Rhino Bet App Restricted Maiden Stakes.

Endeavouryourdream is another newcomer hailing from a stable in good form. Market clues will be revealing for this daughter of Buratino.

Iwo Jima proved competitive in three starts so far but failed to win when dropping into claiming company last time. Might be vulnerable.


16:30 (Carlisle) Zoffandia

One or two interesting ones go in the Follow Us On X At BetRhino Maiden Stakes, with preference for the William Haggas-trained Zoffandia.

Already gelded, the son of Zoffany was unraced at two and made his racecourse bow at Nottingham in May, where he was a promising fourth, as the penny started to drop late in the day.

Making that run ever better is the form has a solid look to it, as the winner Battle Queen was previously second to the potentially smart Francophone, runner-up Redhot Whisper was third in a hot handicap at Epsom on Derby day and even the third, Devious Devan, has only found one too good since.

With that experience under his belt, it will be disappointing if Tom Marquand’s mount does not go very close in Cumbria.


17:00 (Carlisle) Questionable

Questionable was unfortunate not to win at Haydock last start. Raised 5lb for that narrow miss. Can make amends in the Follow Rhino.Bet On Instagram Fillies' Handicap after only debuting in April.

Blufferonthebus won a 1m course handicap in May and went well again here twice since. Shorter trip no issue and a must for the shortlist.

Berrygate let down favourite backers on turf debut. Earlier all weather promise was significant.

Romantic Tale has not offered a great deal in three starts. Might do better in handicaps for a respected outfit.


Carlisle tips in full:

CARLISLE: 2.00 A Fine Claret, 2.30 King Of The Jungle, 3.00 Atomise, 3.30 Whatacracker, 4.00 Arkenstaar, 4.30 Zoffandia, 5.00 Questionable.

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