Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 17:10 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden Stakes1m 60y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 53.20s
  • Off time: 17:10:43
17:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gothic 4/11
2nd Alex My Boy (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M Johnston K Fallon 6/17.00
2 (2) 6 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Gothic 18
Nag me
2 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 4/111.36
4 (3) Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Duke (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 14/115.00
5 (5) 06 Pink, grey chevron, pink sleeves, grey stars, pink cap, grey star Palace Dragon (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 9-5 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 100/1101.00
6 (1) Black, Emerald Green stripe, Red cap Intense Tango
Nag me
2 9-0 A P Jarvis P Hanagan 33/134.00
7 (4) ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Seek A Star (USA)
Nag me
2 9-0 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 8/19.00
Non runners
3 (7)Hooded (USA)29-5R CharltonJames Doyle

Verdict

GOTHIC was a 33/1 chance on his debut at Newmarket and never really got into the action after missing the break. He wasn't beaten far at the finish and with that under his belt can see off some well-connected newcomers. Alex My Boy appears to have been cheaply bought at 75,000 euros as he's by Dalakhani out of the brilliant Alexandrova, winner of the Oaks at Epsom and the Curragh. Hooded is related to a host of winners and is out of a mare who won a Grade 1 in the USA while the filly Seek A Star should make a decent middle-distance performer next season, as should Opera Duke, a half-brother to the useful Opera Gal.