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Sunday’s Racing Tip: Lie Forrit has true winning claims at Carlisle

cheltenham-bookmakersLewis Jones has run his eye over the card at Carlisle and is recommending punters to chance their arm on a 3/1 shot that has been revitalised by talented trainer Lucinda Russell this season….

Lucinda Russell has really found the way to bring the best out of Lie Forrit and his continued improvement since switching to her stables from William Amos makes him the one to beat, and be on, in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Carlisle.

The horse looked harshly handicapped over fences for Amos and was plodding along, finishing out the back in most his races and looking like retirement was beckoning. However, a switch of new surroundings and obstacles has seen Russell oversee a huge improvement with the horse over hurdles.

The nine-year-old began his season at Wetherby, winning a 2m6f handicap from the front in the style of a well handicapped horse that has found his best form once again. He hadn´t run in this sphere since contesting the 2010 World Hurdle, and off a mark of 131, he was far too good for his rivals on soft ground that he relished.

He then stepped his performance level up a notch to run very impressive Haydock winner Geverey Chambertain to within three lengths in what was probably the most informative staying handicap hurdle over the longer distances this season. Russell’s charge was never going to beat the classy winner but stayed on powerfully at the line, highlighting once again his current classy wellbeing.

Today’s race doesn’t have the same depth as his previous Haydock effort and although he’s been put up 5lbs for his last effort his very likeable attitude makes him a major player at 3/1, especially as the rain has made the ground even more to his liking.

His main challenger, according to the market, is Kaki De La Pree, who makes his handicap debut today after breaking his maiden tag in his third start over hurdles at Chepstow. He is a horse jammed packed with potential and his piece form behind current Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle favourite Kings Palace is working out very well. However, anyone taking the 9/4 must be doubtful whether a mark of 127 is a little steep and whether his inexperience will count against him against his elders.

Take him on and put faith in the proven handicap form on show from Lie Forrit with a two point win.

Profit and Loss Record 

Staked: 81pts
Returned: 75.22pts
P/L: -5.22pts

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