Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:10 Leicester Annual Members Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.00s
  • Off time: 15:10:38
15:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baile Anrai (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-2F1 Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 11/82.38
2 928-12U EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Larks Lad (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-7 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 124 7/24.50
3 13F-3 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Soir D'estruval (FR) 28
Nag me
6 11-0 t A King W Hutchinson 126 2/13.00
4 91-P110 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 J A B Old R Flint 9/110.00

Verdict

There may only be four runners in this novice chase but it still looks a competitive contest. Soir D'Estruval should improve for his first run over fences at Folkestone and gets 7lb from the two previous winners in the race. Larks Lad carries the extra courtesy of a walkover at Southwell but didn't jump very well when beaten at Fakenham next time and unseated David Bass at Market Rasen subsequently. He still has something to learn about jumping fences and may not be able to keep tabs on BAILE ANRAI, who won easily at Towcester on Boxing Day having fallen in a hot race on his chasing bow at Wincanton. Ian Williams' eight-year-old should have more to offer but Valid Point is probably best watched on his first start over the larger obstacles.