Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 20:25 Rotary Club Of Leicester De Montfort Maiden Stakes5f 218y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.74s
  • Off time: 20:27:23
20:25 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ritual (IRE) 5/6
2nd Mata Hari Blue 25/1
3rd Aalsmeer 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 89 Maroon, Grey and Maroon hooped sleeves and cap Best Known Secret (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 9-3 C C Bealby A Kirby 100/1101.00
2 (15) 43-0076 Maroon, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Mata Hari Blue 9
Nag me
4 9-3 J R Holt Kirsty Milczarek 55 25/126.00
3 (3) 93 Black and Red (quartered), Grey sleeves, Red cap Mottley Crewe 53
Nag me
3 9-3 M Dods J Doyle 20/121.00
5 (9) 0/ Grey, Red disc, Red cap Our Angel 712
Nag me
4 9-3 E J Alston T E Durcan 50/151.00
6 (11) 9 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Ritual (IRE) 95
Nag me
3 9-3 J Noseda P Hanagan 5/61.83
7 (5) 8 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, diamonds on cap Salamera (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 9-3 F J Brennan J F McDonald 125/1126.00
9 (10) 22230-0 Red and grey diabolo, red sleeves, grey armlets, red cap Aalsmeer 75
Nag me
3 8-12 Karen George D Holland 90 5/16.00
10 (14) Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets and spots on Yellow cap Bouncy Bouncy (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-12 M L W Bell M Fenton 12/113.00
11 (13) 07 Black, Orange disc, Black sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Crimson Queen 19
Nag me
3 8-12 R Brotherton R Ffrench 40/141.00
13 (7) P Black, White Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap Ming Meng (IRE) 99
Nag me
3 8-12 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 28/129.00
14 (8) Dark Green, Light Green Cross of Lorraine Mistress Shy
Nag me
3 8-12 R Dickin S Sanders 40/141.00
15 (2) 22 White, maroon triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Oh So Spicy 13
Nag me
3 8-12 C F Wall Jack Mitchell 9/25.50
16 (12) 77 Royal Blue, Red stripe, Red cap Shamarlane 13
Nag me
3 8-12 M Wigham S J Craine 100/1101.00
17 (1) 0-8 Dark Blue, Red stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Sue And Sue 13
Nag me
3 8-12 G Woodward T G McLaughlin 100/1101.00
Non runners
4 (16)35Mount Acclaim (IRE)49-3J A OsborneD Sweeney
8 (4)Spanish Island (USA)39-3M A MagnussonG Baker
12 (17)Junket38-12Dr J D ScargillLouis Beuzelin

Verdict

A chance is taken on RITUAL who was an expensive enough purchase to suggest he may have come on since his debut at Newbury in April, whilst Oh So Spicy may represent the biggest danger with two second places from her first outings and Aalsmeer is respected but has yet to fulfil expectations after some decent runs as a juvenile. We give the tentative vote to Ritual who showed plenty of pace on debut but didn't have enough stamina to last the mile trip, weakening within the final three furlongs. That would suggest today's distance is about right and he can start to pay back his 115,000 guineas price tag paid for him as a yearling. Oh So Spicy has put in some decent efforts on her first two starts and pedigree suggests she may progress further so she is considered in this very open contest. Aalsmeer put in some interesting performances last year but never seemed to improve and she was poor on seasonal debut at Lingfield. Although she is likely to have come on for that opener, she may be best watched on this occasion. Bouncy Bouncy and Mistress Shy are interesting newcomers but we side with Ritual to pick up the win.