Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 16:35 Archie Moss Vauxhall/Breeders Backing Racing EBF Rating Related Maiden Stakes7f 9y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.57s
  • Off time: 16:35:20
16:35 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Matravers 2/1
2nd Persian Bolt (USA) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 43-00 White, light blue stripe, sleeves and cap Charmy Dukesse (IRE) 67
Nag me
3 9-0 M Botti Daniel Muscutt (5) 67 12/113.00
2 (2) 942423- Grey, Black armlets, White cap Heska (IRE) 224
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 pt M Appleby A Mullen 65 4/15.00
3 (6) 9-68 Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Matravers 23
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute T E Durcan 70 2/13.00
4 (3) 56-4366 Emerald green, red epaulets, armlets and cap Persian Bolt (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 b1 Eve Johnson Houghton George Downing (5) 70 3/14.00
5 (4) 25365 Black, Yellow seams and armlets Sleipnir 11
Nag me
3 9-0 P Hide R Winston 66 6/17.00
6 (1) 44-762 White, Black stripe, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap Stroll On (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 9-0 h Rae Guest C Catlin 66 7/18.00

Betting

Forecast

Matravers (2/1), Persian Bolt (3/1), Heska (4/1), Sleipnir (6/1), Stroll On (7/1), Charmy Dukesse (12/1)

Verdict

It was a modest heat in which Stroll On finished second at Bath last month but Persian Bolt wasn't beaten far on heavy ground over course and distance three runs ago and hasn't been disgraced since. Sleipnir was running well on the Polytrack at the start of the year but hasn't transferred that form to Turf. MATRAVERS appears to have much more scope than his rivals and a big improvement is expected now he goes handicapping. Sir Michael Stoute's colt is a confident selection as Heska has an absence to overcome and Charmy Dukesse hasn't progressed as expected this year.