Leicester

  • 18:40 Bbc Radio Leicester Drivetime Maiden Stakes7f 9y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.51s
  • Off time: 18:41:48
18:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ishtar Gate (USA) 25/1
2nd Contract Caterer (IRE) 3/1
3rd Mingun Bell (USA) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) Black, Yellow braces, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets and star on Yellow cap Comedy Act
Nag me
2 9-0 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 20/121.00
2 (8) 4 Mauve, White spots, White cap, Mauve spots Contract Caterer (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 9-0 Pat Eddery Paul Eddery 3/14.00
4 (5) Red, Yellow seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Ishtar Gate (USA)
Nag me
2 9-0 P F I Cole J De Souza 25/126.00
5 (7) 3 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Mingun Bell (USA) 13
Nag me
2 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 4/61.67
7 (1) ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Second Brook (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 R Hollinshead C Catlin 33/134.00
8 (9) Black, Grey seams, armlets and cap Sir Bruno (FR)
Nag me
2 9-0 B Palling K Ghunowa (3) 80/181.00
9 (10) 0 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue star The Caped Crusader (IRE) 19
Nag me
2 9-0 T P Tate M Fenton 20/121.00
10 (2) RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap The Mighty Mod (USA)
Nag me
2 9-0 M Johnston A Elliott 17/29.50
Non runners
3 (3)High Resolution29-0S C WilliamsSaleem Golam
6 (6)8Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE)29-0W Jarvis

Verdict

MINGUN BELL gets the strong vote to land the opener at the expense of The Mighty Mod and Contract Caterer. The Henry Cecil colt caught the eye on his debut at Doncaster when finishing a close third of eleven. He ran a little green that day and was doing all his best work late on when the penny finally dropped. This step up to seven furlongs will suit and with further improvement to come he will be difficult to oppose. Contract Dancer ran with credit on his debut at Haydock running into fourth place in what looked a competitive maiden. He is likely to improve for the experience so any market moves should be noted. Of the newcomers the Mark Johnston trained The Mighty Mod is given the most respect. He is nicely bred and will have been well prepared for his racecourse debut by his trainer. Henry Cecil has had a fantastic start to this flat season and Mingun Bell can add to his winning tally.