Leicester

  • 15:20 Harry Crompton Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.60s
  • Off time: 15:20:24
15:20 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ray Mond 7/2
2nd Brimham Boy 7/2
3rd Just Playfull 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 332752 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Early Wings (GER) 35
Nag me
8 11-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 88 6/17.00
2 446-224 Yellow, Dark Green hoop, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap ,yellow star Brimham Boy 62
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 t M Keighley W Marston 86 7/24.50
3 245563 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Feeling Peckish (USA) 11
Nag me
6 11-6 t M C Chapman S Gagan (7) 82 25/126.00
4 P74-641 White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Mr Floppy (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 Mrs A M Batchelor D A Jacob 81 7/18.00
5 6-118P2 PURPLE, MAUVE Cross of Lorraine, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, MAUVE cap Chicago Alley 21
Nag me
9 11-5 A W Carroll T Messenger 81 12/113.00
6 0/1F331 Orange and Dark Green (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Ray Mond 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 S Curran A Freeman (7) 81 7/24.50
7 803-403 Royal Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White hooped cap The Fabricator (FR) 41
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7 10-10 p1 T J Pitt M Bradburne 72 15/28.50
8 175446 Light Blue, Navy Blue sash, striped cap Just Playfull 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-6 b1 M G Rimell P Toole (5) 68 6/17.00
10 0637/8-P Royal Blue, White chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap Young Yozza 96
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-2 D Pearson J Goldstein 64 25/126.00
11 70P70P Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves and cap Grey Dasler (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 10-0 A W Carroll Mr R Kirk (7) 62 33/134.00
Non runners
90064-64Ukrainian Star (IRE)710-6R C GuestS P Jones68

Verdict

Caroline Bailey's Early Wings deserves to get his head in front having run some decent races in defeat of late but the gelding has yet to confirm that he is able to handle ground as testing as this and a better bet looks to be another consistent performer, BRIMHAM BOY, who gets the vote ahead of Ray Mond. Sean Curran's gelding won with plenty in hand at Southwell last month and has not been too harshly punished for that success having been raised 8lbs for that win but only five of the 10 runners actually finished in that race and the form may not be as good as it looks at first glance. Mr Floppy also won last time, taking a handicap at Folkestone by seven lengths, but a 9lb rise for that win makes following up difficult for Alison Batchelor's gelding. Tony Carroll has his string in good form so his runner, Chicago Alley, has to be considered but the dual point-to-point winner has yet to open his account under rules and may struggle to do so here. Tim Pitt's The Fabricator remains a maiden and a better bet looks to be Brimham Boy, who can gain a deserved success. Martin Keighley's gelding has also yet to win a race but he has been running well in recent starts, including under similarly testing ground and he looks worth siding with racing off just a 1lb higher mark than when second on testing ground at Uttoxeter two starts ago in November.