Leicester

  • 17:40 Leveret Apprentice Handicap7f 9y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.26s
  • Off time: 17:41:00
17:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Les Verguettes (IRE) 11/1
2nd Xpres Maite 7/1
3rd Athletic 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 076312 Red, Dark Blue star and star on cap Xpres Maite 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-7 b S R Bowring Josh Baudains (3) 60 7/18.00
2 (11) 00-5802 Turquoise Blue, Brown sleeves Grand Piano (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 v A M Balding Adam McLean (7) 60 14/115.00
3 (5) 300726 Royal blue, maroon chevron Calypso Cay 18
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4 9-6 P Salmon Luke Leadbitter (5) 59 18/119.00
4 (12) 52-1548 Beige, Light Green sleeves, Beige armlets, Light Green cap Les Verguettes (IRE) 103
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4 9-5 C F Wall Ashley Morgan 58 11/112.00
6 (16) 045683 White, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Boy The Bell 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 Ollie Pears Jacob Butterfield (3) 57 11/26.50
7 (17) 81-3648 LIGHT GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), LIGHT GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap Ace Master 151
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 S R Bowring Mr P Prince (5) 56 25/126.00
8 (13) 797356 Red, White epaulets, quartered cap No Larking (IRE) 32
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4 9-3 H Candy Amy Scott 56 9/25.50
9 (9) 378969 Red and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves and cap Huzzah (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 P Howling Jason Hart (3) 55 13/27.50
10 (1) 61 White, maroon star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Pink Lips 21
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4 9-1 J R Jenkins Michael J M Murphy 54 8/19.00
12 (14) 122549 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Indiana Guest (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 b G G Margarson Jordan Vaughan (7) 56 33/134.00
13 (15) 743218 White, royal blue star, red sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap, royal blue star Greyemkay 18
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4 8-12 R J Price Daniel Muscutt (5) 51 10/111.00
14 (7) 840 Purple and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, purple armlets and star on yellow cap My Stroppy Poppy 18
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3 8-11 t F Sheridan Jack Duern (3) 52 28/129.00
15 (3) 260/00-6 Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Lordship (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 A W Carroll Jake Payne (3) 50 50/151.00
16 (10) 074490 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Athletic 57
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3 8-11 A J McCabe Nora Looby (3) 52 22/123.00
18 (4) 00-6682 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Rafella (IRE) 43
Nag me
4 8-9 v M Scudamore David Kenny 48 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (8)982438Barista (IRE)49-4B ForseyNon Runner57
11 (18)715723Percythepinto (IRE)39-1George BakerDavid Kenny56
17 (2)432235Auntie Kathryn (IRE)38-9P W Chapple-HyamNon Runner50

Verdict

A trappy contest to end proceedings but top weight Xpres Maite has to go on the short-list with Josh Baudains taking off 3lb. He took advantage of a tumble down the weights to score at Newcastle last month and was second over C&D two weeks ago. Amy Scott can get a tune out of No Larking but Pink Lips has more on her plate than when winning a weak maiden at Yarmouth and Ffos Las winner Greyemkay disappointed on the all-weather last time. Grand Piano must go close if his Salisbury second was no fluke while Chepstow third Percythepinto looks the best of the three-year-olds but BOY THE BELL looked to be on the way back at Pontefract last time and is well treated on his old form. He gets a tentative vote here with the return to 7f probably in his favour.