Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 18:50 James Ward Selling Stakes 1m 60y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.06s
  • Off time: 18:50:57
18:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benandonner (USA) 1/5
2nd Mighty Clarets (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 228190- EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Aussie Blue (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 C T Pogson M Stainton 63 20/121.00
2 (3) 440-920 Yellow and Dark Blue diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Benandonner (USA) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-7 M Murphy R L Moore 84 1/51.20
3 (4) 8/0-76 BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Centre Stage 9
Nag me
4 9-7 b1 M Appleby Jack Duern (7) 42 33/134.00
4 (2) 24-2389 Maroon, white star, white cap Mighty Clarets (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 B Leavy P Cosgrave 62 9/25.50
5 (5) 655/870- Black and red diamonds, red sleeves, black cap Cat Island 285
Nag me
4 9-2 M H Tompkins T P Queally 49 20/121.00
6 (1) 407/700 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Lady Brickhouse 25
Nag me
5 9-2 p1 M D Squance H Poulton (7)(ex1) 40 50/151.00

Verdict

Quite surprising to see BENANDONNER turn up in selling company considering that he was far from disgraced on his latest outing when beaten less than ten lengths by the winner in the ultra-competitive Victoria Cup handicap at Ascot. He's way clear of this field on official ratings and should score with something to spare on all known form. Mighty Clarets is on the downgrade these days whilst maintaining a decent level of form in lowly company and looks the obvious one to bustle up the selection. Aussie Blue hasn't seemed to enjoy his two hurdling ventures one jot this year and is brought back to the level in an attempt to rekindle enthusiasm presumably. He's next best if rediscovering the form he showed in modest handicaps last year.