Leicester

  • 15:15 Leicester Mercury Family Fun Day Handicap5f 218y

  • Winner £8,191 2nd £2,452 3rd £1,226 4th £614
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.37s
  • Off time: 15:16:29
15:15 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pale Orchid (IRE) 12/1
2nd Ihtifal 2/1
3rd North Star Boy (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2331 Royal blue Ihtifal 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 87 2/13.00
2 (6) 540416 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, White cap Pale Orchid (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 86 12/113.00
3 (2) 0-06459 Light blue, yellow star and star on cap North Star Boy (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 9-6 R Hannon P J Dobbs 86 12/113.00
4 (3) 1-71921 Black, light green seams, black sleeves, light green stars, black cap Decision By One 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 t Tom Dascombe Stephen Craine 85 11/26.50
5 (8) 00-1158 Yellow, Dark Green hoop and armlets, check cap Ivor's Princess 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 b B R Millman William Twiston-Davies (7)(ex2) 80 20/121.00
6 (7) 121 Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Minalisa 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Rae Guest C Catlin 78 5/23.50
7 (5) 068637 Red, black epaulets, hooped sleeves Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-11 J R Best P Hanagan 77 7/18.00
8 (4) 6-11070 Orange, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, Emerald Green cap, Orange star Dishy Guru 48
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Blanshard D Sweeney 77 33/134.00

Verdict

Minalisa has done well in her career to date, winning at Warwick and Yarmouth, and she certainly warrants respect upped in grade. Decision By One got back to winning ways dropped back to 5f at Ayr last time but the handicapper appears to have caught up with Ivor's Princess while North Star Boy hasn't progressed as would have been hoped this year. Pale Orchid could be interesting after a fair run in a Listed race at Chester but Godolphin make few mistakes with the three-year-olds here and IHTIFAL relished the drop back to this trip at Yarmouth last month. She can do better still and can follow up here.