Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 14:10 Leicester Annual Members Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.70s
  • Off time: 14:10:38
14:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Same Difference (IRE) 9/4
2nd Wiesentraum (GER) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2UPP-1F Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Minella Class (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 11-7 N J Henderson D Bass 133 5/16.00
2 4140-21 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Wiesentraum (GER) 24
Nag me
7 11-7 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 127 10/111.00
3 8F-21 White, Purple epaulets and star on cap Isaac's Warrior (IRE) 227
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 John R Upson Kielan Woods (3) 66/167.00
4 141-556 Maroon, pink spots, pink sleeves, orange spots, orange cap, pink spots Lovcen (GER) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 b1 A King R Thornton 10/111.91
5 694/0-70 Black, yellow chevron, red sleeves, yellow cap Our Golden Boy (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 11-0 A D Brown Danny Cook 200/1201.00
6 371-234 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 127 9/43.25

Verdict

LOVCEN has the potential to go to the top over fences and it's about time he was showing it. A very good fourth in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival, he then beat Fingal Bay in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree. He's shown little in his three runs this season, including behind Dynaste in the Feltham at Kempton on his chasing debut, but there should be much more to come. Minella Class defied mistakes to score at Ascot in November but couldn't get away with it at Lingfield where he fell heavily. Same Difference has been placed at Grade 2 level over timber but hasn't quite hit the heights over fences unlike Wiesentraum, who defied a long absence and a huge SP to make a winning start over fences at Doncaster.