Hidden Dilemma posted her only prior career victory here at Carlisle in soft ground last month, and ran well for a long way when stepped up to this trip in heavy ground at Ayr just two days later. The quick turn-around probably went against her and has since had a couple of weeks to recover from those exertions so should be capable of seeing out the trip this time around. Her trainer Stuart Crawford has a fine record at Carlisle, boasting a 40% winning strike rate here in the last twelve months, and the booking of champion jockey Richard Johnson suggests he means business with Hidden Dliemma today.
Champagne To Go finished a length ahead of Secret Escape when winning (in a dead-heat) at Sedgefield last month and both look to have each way chances despite going up 4lbs and 2lbs respectively, while Baby Ticker could also enter the fray if the ground becomes really testing.
HIDDEN DILEMMA (WIN) – NAP