Carlisle 8.15 tips – Birkett’s mount Swift can prove quickest

Carlisle 8.15 tips - Birkett's mount Swift can prove quickest


Captain Swift

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Betting Tip: Captain Swift @ 14/1 with bet365

Fillydelphia is the only last-time-out winner in the field for the Compare Bookies At Ladies Riders’ Handicap (8.15pm), having edged out Sherman McCoy by a neck at Catterick earlier this month. However, he may struggle to back that up on this stiffer track and the runner-up is entitled to reverse the form on today’s terms. This is a step up in grade for both, though, and others make more appeal.

Top weight Obboorr wouldn’t be winning out of turn having finished second on his last three starts, the latest off today’s mark over 1m2f on fast ground at Pontefract. This greater emphasis on stamina should see him better that performance and he looks certain to be involved. He’s 4/1 favourite, though, and I’d rather take a punt on John Mackie’s CAPTAIN SWIFT at a double-figure price. The five-year-old has gradually been finding his form this season, finishing a respectable fourth at Doncaster last time, and he looks nicely treated on a mark of 66, which is 1lb lower than his last winning one. He should have the cut in the ground he needs and will get every assistance from the saddle with Shelley Birkett booked. Just for good measure, his in-form stable is 1-3 here since 2012.

Betting Tip: Captain Swift @ 14/1 with bet365

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