Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 19:05 Town Hall Claiming Stakes 1m 60y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.39s
  • Off time: 19:06:05
19:05 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kimbali (IRE) 8/1
2nd Licence To Till (USA) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 59-4151 Royal Blue, White stripe, Red sleeves and cap Licence To Till (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 Tom Dascombe Jenny Powell (7) 81 4/61.67
2 (1) 447454 Black, mauve chevron Prime Exhibit 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-4 t D M Loughnane Louis Steward (5) 67 8/19.00
3 (4) 001656 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Justonefortheroad 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 74 4/15.00
4 (5) 21-7528 Black, maroon diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Kimbali (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 9-2 h P D Evans A Kirby 67 8/19.00
5 (2) 50 Navy blue, red and white stripes, white cap Lindart (ITY) 33
Nag me
3 9-0 Richard Hannon S M Levey 25/126.00
6 (3) 41-1475 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Slinky Mcvelvet 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 G Moss Billy Cray (3) 66 20/121.00

Verdict

This looks tricky with four older horses, all of whom still have the occasional day in the sun in lowly grade, in opposition. Prime Exhibit, Kimbali and Justonefortheroad remain contenders in selling and claiming company but it could be that Tom Dascombe will eke further improvement out of the previously inconsistent and erratic LICENCE TO TILL, having dropped the son of War Chant to a mile last time for the first time since 2010. He was never in danger that day under a cool front-running ride from Jenny Powell and the combination can strike again in the hope the gelding has turned over a rather belated new leaf. Of the three-year-olds, Slinky McVelvet has only scored on artificial surfaces and despite hailing from a top yard, Lindart has yet to beat a rival in two starts, although this does represent a dramatic drop in grade for the Hannon gelding.