Great Leighs

  • 18:50 Musco Lighting At Great Leighs Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.31s
  • Off time: 18:51:51
18:50 Great Leighs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Opal 6/1
2nd Billy Red 9/1
3rd Monte Major (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 476650 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Desert Opal 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-5 b C R Dore L Morris (3) 60 6/17.00
3 (6) 077440 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Bobby Rose 11
Nag me
5 9-3 b D K Ivory Louis Beuzelin (5) 58 7/18.00
4 (9) 604002 Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Monte Major (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 v D Shaw G Baker 59 7/24.50
5 (10) 827602 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap Overstayed (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 t P J McBride Andrea Atzeni (7) 57 13/27.50
6 (11) 9-49 Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots Senorita Parkes 17
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3 9-1 E F Vaughan L P Keniry 57 50/151.00
7 (5) 746673 Light Blue, Yellow seams, sleeves and cap Billy Red 4
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 b J R Jenkins A McCarthy 55 9/110.00
8 (2) 28-0700 Yellow, Purple stripe and sleeves, striped cap The Real Guru 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 v Miss Tor Sturgis D Sweeney 55 50/151.00
9 (13) 780193 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Taboor (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-11 R M H Cowell S W Kelly 52 20/121.00
10 (3) 745823 Orange, Black stripe, chevrons on sleeves Rann Na Cille (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 P T Midgley M Fenton 51 9/25.50
11 (4) 005449 Maroon and yellow diabolo, quartered cap Kempsey 3
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 v J J Bridger M Halford (3) 49 11/26.50
12 (7) 4-06850 Pink, Purple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap, Purple diamond Jucebabe 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 p J L Spearing D Kinsella 49 14/115.00
14 (8) 35/4300- GREY and MAROON (quartered), WHITE sleeves Desert Dust 424
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-5 p R M H Cowell N Mackay 45 33/134.00
Non runners
1 (14)049820Our Fugitive (IRE)69-5C GordonC Catlin60
13 (12)549253Westwood Dawn38-6Mrs N MacauleyA Daly48

Verdict

Monte Major ran better when finding Pegasus Dancer just a nose too good in a seller here last month and he has to be respected on that evidence but, without a win since June last year, he looks best watched and preference is for RANN NA CILLE, who gets the vote over Taboor. The last mentioned showed at Yarmouth in July that even at the age of 10, he is still capable of winning races and Robert Cowell's gelding remains on a fair mark only 2lbs higher. Rann Na Cille was only a length behind him that day though and is now 3lbs better in so the four-year-old is taken to reverse that form. Our Fugitive disappointed at Newmarket last time but has claims on earlier form, particularly on the Polytrack, so he has to be respected despite having to give weight away all round. Norma Macauley's Westwood Dawn has run well in two starts here last month and is another to consider but it is Rann Na Cille that gets the vote.