Carlisle Racecourse is gearing up for its annual Community Raceday this weekend.

The event at the Durdar track on Saturday sees races named after six local charities.

As part of the initiative, £1 from every advanced ticket purchased will be donated to the charities.

The charities are: Great North Air Ambulance, Diff-Ability, Every Life Matters, Lake District Calvert Trust, Bee Unique and Eden Animal Rescue.

As well as the racing, spectators will be able to test their rodeo skills with the buck n' bull - while racegoers can also watch the England v Switzerland Euro 2024 quarter-final from 5pm in the Bell Hall, which is the dedicated fan zone for the evening.

The event, sponsored by OEE Container Technology, sees racing under way at 5.48pm.

Grosvenor Sport looks ahead to the action with tips here:

The opener (5.48pm) sees a small field of six take to the track for the class five handicap over the five furlong trip. Music Society has a fairly long losing run that stretches back to October 2022 but showed signs of a revival when seventh in a 20-runner York handicap three weeks ago and this is a much calmer affair so could end his barren spell. Veteran Brian The Snail rates as the main danger, back on his last winning mark after a fourth at Windsor a week ago. 

Race two on the card (6.18pm) can go the way of Line Of Force, who was an easy winner on debut at Ripon 16 days ago for trainer Karl Burke and should prove hard to beat here despite a penalty. Of his rivals, Richard Fahey’s Gold Black could provide the biggest threat, looking in need of a run when fourth at Hamilton on debut but wasn’t pushed around. 

Previous course winner Rainbow Rain has been knocking on the door in recent weeks and is taken to get his head first over the line in race three (6.48pm) - a class six handicap over five furlongs. Tracy Waggott’s runner was beaten last time out by Golden Rainbow, who re-opposes here, but Waggotts’ runner is taken to reverse that form. 

Seven runners will head to the start for the class five maiden fillies’ stakes at 7.20pm over the one mile and three furlong distance. There is plenty to like here for Ed Bethell’s three-year-old Cabrera, second in a Haydock maiden 30 days ago who is open to improvement. The chief threat can come Incensed, who looks a useful type for trainer Andrew Balding, second of 123 in a Kempton maiden on June 12. 

Greek Gift looks a handy shout in race five (7.50pm), yet to win in three attempts but is sent into handicaps here with a decent set of training hands in Karl Burke while the penultimate race on the card (8.20) can go to Lahab, who was better than a seventh behind the re-opposing Orbaan ten days ago in the Carlisle Bell at this track, with David O’Meara’s runner still meriting plenty of respect here once again.

Finally, the card comes to a close with the one mile and one furlong handicap in class six (8.50pm) with preference in the finale heading to Star Start, a course and distance winner here and a good fifth of 11 in a Doncaster handicap earlier this month and is lurking here on a handy mark. 

Carlisle selections - Saturday

5.48 - Music Society

6.18 - Line Of Force

6.48 - Rainbow Rain

7.20 - Cabrera

7.50 - Greek Gift

8.20 - Lahab

8.50 - Star Start