Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 20:05 Foster's Gold Handicap1m 3f 183y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.51s
  • Off time: 20:06:14
20:05 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Semeen 10/11
2nd Running Deer (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 06146-1 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Semeen 29
Nag me
4 9-9 L M Cumani J P Spencer 77 10/111.91
2 (1) 3154-21 Light blue and dark blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, dark blue spots, light blue cap Ashdown Lad 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 W Jarvis P Hanagan 75 2/13.00
3 (4) 0120-60 Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue  cap Sondeduro 47
Nag me
4 9-5 J A Osborne D Sweeney 73 33/134.00
4 (2) 1-6 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Estemaala (IRE) 49
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 73 14/115.00
5 (5) 944/3-53 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Running Deer (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 9-4 Lady Cecil T P Queally 72 9/110.00
6 (3) 1331-57 Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Kittens 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 63 18/119.00

Verdict

Luca Cumani's runners are usually better for a pipe-opener but SEMEEN bucked the trend when scoring at Newbury on his comeback. A 9lb rise seems rather harsh but he gets the vote to show further improvement stepping up in trip. Ashdown Lad is up only 2lb for his recent course and distance win and should be thereabouts again along with Running Deer, third at Windsor last time and racing off the same mark today. No excuses have been forthcoming for Estemaala's woeful return at Doncaster where she was sent off favourite, but she made a winning racecourse debut at Pontefract last season and it's too soon to write her off.