Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 14:45 Stathern Claiming Stakes7f 9y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.18s
  • Off time: 14:46:58
14:45 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 6/4
2nd Juicy Pear (IRE) 13/2
3rd Kirsty's Boy (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 524-771 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Sophie's Beau (USA) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-4 M C Chapman M Coumbe (5) 74 10/111.00
2 (5) 2-23198 Pink, Black spots, Pink sleeves Juicy Pear (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-0 v1 M L W Bell Ian Burns (7) 72 13/27.50
3 (3) 331214 Red, large White spots, armlets and cap Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 9-0 p J S Moore R Hughes 74 6/42.50
4 (7) 511547 Emerald Green, Yellow chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Kirsty's Boy (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 J S Moore L P Keniry 70 5/16.00
5 (4) 66521-9 Orange, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Orange and Yellow quartered cap Tucker's Law 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 B R Millman D Sweeney 65 10/111.00
6 (1) 774808 White, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars and cap Baby Judge (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 M C Chapman Sophie Doyle (5) 52 66/167.00
7 (8) 37-6518 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Petrocelli 14
Nag me
3 8-4 b A J Mccabe Declan Cannon (5) 70 20/121.00
8 (6) 81330 Yellow, Red sleeves, collar and hoop on cap Moors Gorse 21
Nag me
3 7-13 R Hollinshead David Probert 62 11/26.50

Verdict

A tight contest where SOPHIE'S BEAU may turn out to be the most reliable option and he is consequently put up ahead of Petrocelli and Kirsty's Boy although most of the field have claims. Juicy Pear wears a visor as he drops significantly in grade for the first time on just his second turf start with Maoi Chinn Tire another who has done the majority of his racing on the all-weather but he did run well enough in a Chepstow handicap last time to be considered. Richard Hughes is a good replacement for Liam Keniry who, presumably, has opted to partner Kirsty's Boy who picked up three claimers at Lingfield over the winter. Tucker's Law was disappointing in a Lingfield handicap given that he was well drawn and he still has a little to prove on turf as does Moors Gorse who has had just the one start on grass which was inconclusive given that she played up on the way down to the start before failing to land a blow. Petrocelli would have claims on his Beverley run but disappointed at Carlisle and preference is for Sophie's Beau. He has left Brian Meehan since winning and has an extra furlong to cover but should stay and may be able to reward his new connections with an immediate dividend.