Leicester

  • 21:00 Melton Mowbray Handicap1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.77s
  • Off time: 21:00:53
21:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Final Countdown 11/2
2nd Pink Diamond 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 4-13535 Maroon, Black epaulets Opera Fan (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston F Norton 68 11/43.75
2 (1) 22-4392 Orange, purple cross belts Black Label 25
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3 9-7 p1 H J L Dunlop J P Spencer 68 5/16.00
3 (3) 96-45 Dark Green, Red diamond, armlets and cap Scoppio Del Carro 33
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3 9-6 t A M Balding L P Keniry 67 4/15.00
4 (6) 62-354 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Final Countdown 24
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3 9-4 A Carson William Carson 65 11/26.50
5 (5) 066-5 Red, Dark Green and Red striped sleeves and cap Tipsy Star 25
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3 9-3 J A Geake D Sweeney 64 25/126.00
6 (4) 9571 Pink, Royal Blue armlets Pink Diamond 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Eve Johnson Houghton K Fallon 62 7/24.50
8 (8) 6-57588 Black, Red disc, Black and White check sleeves, White cap Buy Out Boy 5
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3 8-12 v1 M Appleby A Mullen 59 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (7)590-2Mighty Missile (IRE)39-0T P TateJ P Sullivan61

Verdict

PINK DIAMOND scored at Salisbury on her handicap debut. Further progress is expected and she gets the nod in an open affair. But dangers abound, not least Mighty Missile as he steps up in trip, while Opera Fan has a shout back over today's shorter trip. Black Label's recent second came in maiden company but Scoppio Del Carro will likely improve on his handicap debut fifth at Goodwood and can get involved.