Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 16:30 Ladbrokes.com Maiden Stakes1m 3f 183y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.75s
  • Off time: 16:31:09
16:30 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Factotum 5/2
2nd Princess Rainbow (FR) 22/1
3rd Houghton (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 03243 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Factotum 58
Nag me
4 9-7 L M Cumani Dane O'Neill 82 5/23.50
2 (10) Black and Red diabolo, Red cap Hallys Goal (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 9-7 p1 M Mullineaux A Munro 250/1251.00
3 (2) Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Ignotus 149
Nag me
6 9-7 G A Swinbank P McDonald 11/43.75
5 (8) 0-3456 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Dubai's Wonder (IRE) 37
Nag me
3 8-12 B W Hills M Hills 69 13/27.50
6 (7) 9-43 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Houghton (IRE) 52
Nag me
3 8-12 v1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 72 6/17.00
7 (1) 4228 Purple, Orange star, White sleeves, Orange stars, White cap, Orange star Motarid (USA) 40
Nag me
3 8-12 T D Walford N Callan 77 4/15.00
8 (3) Turquoise, Navy Blue collar and cuffs, check cap Prophet's Star
Nag me
3 8-12 H J L Dunlop E Ahern 33/134.00
9 (4) Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Seconditis
Nag me
3 8-12 Mrs N S Evans Catherine Gannon 100/1101.00
10 (5) 6 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Princess Rainbow (FR) 28
Nag me
3 8-7 Jennie Candlish J Quinn 22/123.00
Non runners
4 (6)Raider of The East (IRE)69-7K A MorganJ Doyle

Verdict

FACTOTUM is the selection in this maiden with Ignotus and Houghton the others to make some appeal. Factotum has had his chances in the past and doesn't look particularly well handicapped even if Bollin Felix's recent labours are taken into account. That said, this is a maiden race and his presence appears to have scared off the most meaningful opposition. Ignotus is infamous under National Hunt rules having earned Thomas Thompson a ban for his New Years Day horror show. A Grade 2 hurdler, he was out of his depth in the Scottish Champion Hurdle but the ground won't bother him here. Houghton seems to have plenty of time off between races. The visor smacks a little of desperation. Motarid didn't enjoy the clearest of passages at Pontefract last time out so be prepared to put the black marker through that form line. Harry Dunlop's team are not noted for first time out winners but Prophet's Star, who is a son of Daylami, is watched in the market. Raider Of The East once sold for 260 000gns at public auction but those days look long behind him and his bumper form don't exactly convince. Factotum should prove too good for his rivals today.