Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 17:20 Highfields Handicap 1m 60y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.68s
  • Off time: 17:20:39
17:20 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st West End Lad 11/1
2nd Compton Blue 10/1
3rd Ferruccio (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 040516 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-8 b S R Bowring R Kennemore 73 11/112.00
2 (12) 0-36055 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Compton Blue 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 b Richard Hannon K T O'Neill (3) 72 10/111.00
4 (7) 101722 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Cootehill Lass (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-6 p P D Evans Catherine Gannon 75 9/25.50
5 (4) 227222 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Ferruccio (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-6 J R Fanshawe E Ahern 75 11/43.75
7 (10) 268-582 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots Greek Islands (IRE) 44
Nag me
3 9-2 Ed De Giles P Cosgrave 71 9/110.00
8 (11) 090603 Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Tuxedo 28
Nag me
6 9-0 b P W Hiatt L Morris 65 20/121.00
9 (9) 180995 White, mauve hoop, chevrons on sleeves, mauve cap, white star Miss Chicane 19
Nag me
3 8-13 h W R Swinburn L P Keniry 68 33/134.00
10 (3) 7-35145 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Oetzi 12
Nag me
3 8-11 A P Jarvis Harry Bentley (3) 66 9/25.50
11 (6) 146484 Royal blue, orange epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, orange star Ra Junior (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 P T Midgley B McHugh 62 9/110.00
12 (1) 940596 Royal blue, yellow cross belts and armlets Hits Only Jude (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 v D Carroll Mike Kenny (7) 58 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (8)321241Daneside (IRE)49-7W G HarrisonMatthew Lawson72
6 (2)9-24Russian Affair39-5R VarianAndrea Atzeni74

Verdict

Daneside's win in better company at Sandown 10 days ago was a big step up on earlier efforts and it will be interesting to see if he can repeat the effort here off a 6lb higher mark. Ferruccio has finished second in five of his last six starts and seems sure to be thereabouts again but he does lack an extra gear and may find at least one too good again. RUSSIAN AFFAIR couldn't quicken when favourite over 7f at Warwick last time but this more searching test will suit and Roger Varian's maiden is given another to chance to get off the mark in what looks the weaker of the two divisions of this handicap. Cootehill Lass is trying a new trip but Ra Junior is starting to edge towards a decent mark and could sneak into a place.