JUMP fans are in for another treat at Carlisle with our next meeting which is the Remembrance Day fixture this coming Monday.

The card follows hard on the heels of some fabulous national hunt action in front of an large enthusiastic and appreciative crowd on Sunday - racegoers were five of six deep around the winner’s enclosure as I interviewed Joe Tizzard after Lostintranslation’s victory in the showcase event.

Monday’s feature is the £50,000 Weatherbys Hamilton Graduation Chase over two miles for four-year-olds and upwards.

Last year the spoils went to Highway One O One - ridden by Tom Cannon and trained by Chris Gordon - and a horse who went to finish second at Cheltenham in January before competing at the Festival itself in March.

The winner of the Cheltenham contest in January was none other than Kildisart who was third behind impressive Lostintranslation in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase.

Another winning name from 12 months ago is Vinndication. Trained by Kim Bailey, he landed the 2m 4f novices’ chase and scooped the valuable Grade 3 chase at Ascot on Saturday.

Back in second place in the Carlisle event was Nicky Richards’ Uncle Alistair who had produced a mighty effort on his chasing debut. Carrying the colours of Paul and Clare Rooney, he hasn’t been seen out since due to a setback but is on the comeback trail.

With his ‘novice’ status still intact for the present campaign, he could return to action either this month or in December when he will be operating over 2m 4f or three miles with Nicky feeling the later likely to prove his optimum trip.

Unbeaten in two bumpers and the winner of three of his six starts over hurdles, Uncle Alistair remains a name to keep on the right side. His Greystoke trainer struck at Wetherby on Friday with Guitar Pete, expertly ridden by Ryan Day, in the Listed handicap chase. The Pat Sloan-owned grey has a good record in the race having won it in 2017 and been runner-up last year.

The plan now for Guitar Pete is a third tilt at the £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham a week on Saturday. It is a race he was ninth in back in 2017 after being badly hampered and. Staying on third last year.

The first race on Monday is scheduled for 12.45pm and the gates will be open at 10.45am.