Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 18:00 Strongbow Bitter Sweet Classic Handicap5f 218y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.77s
  • Off time: 18:00:20
18:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pensax Lad (IRE) 10/1
2nd Ridge Ranger (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1 Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Shingle 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 E De Giles Oisin Murphy 80 7/42.75
2 (5) 1 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Ridge Ranger (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 E J Alston Jason Hart 75 6/17.00
3 (3) 042423 ETON BLUE Faure Island 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-13 b1 H Candy Dane O'Neill 72 11/82.38
5 (2) 231-420 Light Blue, Yellow hoops, Light Blue sleeves and cap Three Pips 188
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 b1 E S Mcmahon G Gibbons 69 16/117.00
6 (7) 4-96477 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Pensax Lad (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 R Harris B A Curtis 66 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (6)0-22841Fantasy Justifier (IRE)38-12R HarrisWilliam Twiston-Davies71
7 (1)215234Kodafine (IRE)38-5P D EvansNoel Garbutt64

Verdict

It's difficult to judge the relative merits of the two easy maiden winners. Neither Shingle nor RIDGE RANGER beat anything of note when dotting up on their racecourse debuts but the latter is just preferred, racing off a lower mark for her handicap debut. Fantasy Justifier easily beat Pensax Lad when scoring at Haydock last time and is only 4lb higher, while Faure Island can also be given a chance on last month's second over course and distance.