Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:30 Market Harborough Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.10s
  • Off time: 15:31:27
15:30 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bin End 5/4
2nd Snake Charmer 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
4 F42214- Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Snake Charmer 415
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 pt A Middleton D Crosse 118 13/27.50
8 331U89 Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Violets Boy (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-4 t B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 112 3/14.00
9 354/9- EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Nemo Spirit (IRE) 318
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 D O'Brien Mr J Pearce (7) 110 8/19.00
10 0P57P-1 BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Sacrilege 156
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-2 b D O'Brien Matthew Batchelor 110 9/25.50
13 16-15P3 Dark Green, White hoop, Red sleeves, White and Dark Green hooped cap Bin End 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-11 p F Brennan R Johnson 105 5/42.25
Non runners
13150-88Colebrooke411-12Mrs P RobesonJ E Moore120
213641/0-Ballybriggan (IRE)811-12D McCain JnrJ M Maguire120
311151-0Top Wood (FR)511-12D PipeHadden Frost120
579-0742Trip The Light711-9P W MiddletonNon Runner117
62P2607Red Hot Poker1011-6N A Twiston-DaviesS Twiston-Davies114
7F644-11General Ting (IRE)711-6Mrs L WadhamL Aspell114
111/4303F-Bobcatbilly (IRE)611-1Ian WilliamsP J Brennan109
1231704-3Minsky Mine (IRE)511-1M ApplebyRyan Mahon109
144/P055P-Struanmore510-9P R WebberD F O'Regan103

Verdict

General Ting landed a double at the start of the month and has a 9lb rise to contend with. He's still not out of this as he drops down a grade but TRIP THE LIGHT is also dropped in class and he's just preferred. He responded well to first-time blinkers when runner-up at Stratford and should make another bold bid here. Minsky Mine is another down in class after a third to Open Day over C&D and should go well along with the returning Sacrilege, a winner at Fontwell in May. Ballybriggan and Top Wood disappointed on their latest starts but are not easily dismissed representing powerful yards.