Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 14:50 Highfields Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.10s
  • Off time: 14:50:14
14:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Keel 5/2
2nd Fredo (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 522-321 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Kellystown Lad (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 126 10/111.00
2 P010-PF Orange, Purple diamond and sleeves, Black and Orange striped cap Alderluck (IRE) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 N J Gifford L Treadwell 8/19.00
3 111-35 Emerald Green, White armlets Canticle 47
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 C C Bealby T Messenger 66/167.00
4 61PF-22 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 46
Nag me
7 11-0 Ian Williams T Scudamore 133 7/24.50
5 3/2212- Dark Blue, White armlets Great Reason 287
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 9/43.25
6 413-142 White, Brown sleeves and cap Hidden Keel 30
Nag me
6 11-0 C E Longsdon P J Brennan 129 5/23.50
8 13/5610- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Swansbrook (IRE) 297
Nag me
8 11-0 A King R Thornton 124 9/110.00
Non runners
711-219PQuo Video (FR)711-0Tim VaughanR Johnson120

Verdict

Kellystown Lad has to concede 7lb to his rivals after getting off the mark at Sedgefield in November. That may prove a tough task with some potentially useful types in opposition. The lightly-raced Great Reason has yet to finish out of the frame in five career starts and won over hurdles at Ludlow last year, while Hidden Keel made a satisfactory first appearance over fences despite being beaten in a match at Exeter. Swansbrook hasn't many miles on the clock for his age but FREDO sets a fair standard after coming up against decent novices in his first two starts over the larger obstacles. His jumping looks sound and he can make it third-time lucky here.