Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 18:20 G.D. Giles Handicap1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.25s
  • Off time: 18:20:10
18:20 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Zeal (IRE) 7/2
2nd Mcbirney (USA) 7/1
3rd Red Lover 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 171171 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star Flying Applause 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 bt S R Bowring Lee Topliss (3) 79 11/112.00
2 (2) 92-3311 Emerald Green, Dark Blue stripe and armlets Tilsworth Glenboy 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 J R Jenkins Freddie Tylicki 78 5/23.50
3 (7) 4/1766-0 White, purple chevrons, sleeves and cap Audacious 51
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Quinn P Cosgrave 77 40/141.00
4 (1) 0660-40 Emerald Green, Royal Blue epaulets, Yellow sleeves and cap Mcbirney (USA) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 P W D'Arcy P Hills (3) 76 7/18.00
5 (8) 5011-26 Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap Glass Mountain (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J R Fanshawe Jack Mitchell 75 15/28.50
6 (3) 034/34- Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Lover 191
Nag me
4 9-3 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 75 5/16.00
8 (4) 08048-2 Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap King Zeal (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-12 t B Leavy T P Queally 70 7/24.50
9 (5) 4048-67 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Spey Song (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 8-7 p J D Bethell Amy Ryan (3) 65 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (6)74720-1Artisan49-0B EllisonB McHugh72

Verdict

A good heat to start things off and TILSWORTH GLENBOY is taken to complete his hat-trick. He seems a rejuvenated character of late on the soft to heavy ground and hopefully sufficient cut will remain for him to deliver a similar level of performance. He's been upped 10lb for those last two successes which seems reasonable. Flying Applause, four wins from his last six runs, seems sure to go well again and is a fine stable servant but this looks a tougher question for him to answer and Glass Mountain could be a bigger danger. The Fanshawe inmate looked a little unlucky not to score on his Yarmouth reappearance and then ran inexplicably badly at Doncaster last time. He's better than that. Artisan completes the shortlist as he's open to improvement on turf and looks on a decent handicap mark for his shrewd yard.