Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:40 Knighton Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Good,Good to Firm in back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.20s
  • Off time: 15:40:31
15:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Phoenix Flight (IRE) 4/7
2nd Rowan Tiger 5/1
3rd Candelita 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2443-21 Red and grey (quartered), grey and red diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Phoenix Flight (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 H J Evans A P McCoy 125 4/71.57
3 321515 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, diamonds on cap Candelita 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 J Hughes M D Grant 5/16.00
4 Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Rowan Tiger 42
Nag me
5 10-12 Dr R D P Newland Charlie Huxley (3) 5/16.00
5 7 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Whistling Senator (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 33/134.00
6 Black, red stripe, sleeves and cap Cane Cat (IRE) 30
Nag me
4 10-5 t A W Carroll W Hutchinson 14/115.00
7 65-76 Pink, Brown chevron, hooped sleeves Final Cast 17
Nag me
4 10-5 N J Henderson C Wallis (5) 14/115.00
8 4 Light Blue, Maroon sleeves, hooped cap Jasmin Rai 17
Nag me
4 10-5 K F Clutterbuck Matt Crawley (5) 22/123.00
9 7799P-P Brown, Black stripe, Black and Grey striped sleeves, Black cap Muzey's Princess 62
Nag me
5 10-5 M Mullineaux S Quinlan 100/1101.00
Non runners
248Billy Blade410-12Evan WilliamsAdam Wedge

Verdict

PHOENIX FLIGHT has already shown a decent level of form over hurdles. He jumps and stays well and may well be capable of defying his penalty here. Candelita deserves respect despite failing to follow up her Ffos Las win at Wetherby last time but Whistling Senator may need more time and Final Cast has plenty to prove on what he's shown so far. Newcomers Rowan Tiger and Cane Cat have both won on the Flat and a market move for either would be interesting given the lack of any strength in depth among those with experience.