Leicester

  • 17:00 Highfields Handicap1m 60y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.03s
  • Off time: 17:02:19
17:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knight Owl 8/1
2nd Soaring Spirits (IRE) 6/1
3rd Rainbow Beauty 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 60-2790 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap President Lincoln (USA) 15
Nag me
5 9-8 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 75 16/117.00
3 (6) 25-6673 BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Eurystheus (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Appleby A Mullen 74 9/25.50
4 (2) 347460 Bronze, Cream sleeves, striped cap Chapter And Verse (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 M Murphy R Hughes 73 6/17.00
5 (1) 464165 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 4
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-5 b S R Bowring M Coumbe (3) 72 14/115.00
6 (10) 106-870 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Embankment 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 p W Jarvis G Baker 72 25/126.00
8 (8) 701123 Purple, Yellow hoops Aqua Ardens (GER) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 t George Baker P Cosgrave 71 10/111.00
9 (7) 216 Pink, White sleeves Ethel 70
Nag me
3 9-4 J H M Gosden R Havlin 75 12/113.00
10 (9) 34041-1 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Rainbow Beauty 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 p G A Butler N Callan 74 5/16.00
11 (5) 2-47515 Red, Yellow spots, sleeves and cap Soaring Spirits (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 b R Varian Andrea Atzeni 74 6/17.00
12 (13) 323331 Red and Yellow diamonds, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Knight Owl 53
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 J R Fanshawe S W Kelly 74 8/19.00
13 (4) 037115 Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Siouxperhero (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 p W R Muir James Doyle 69 12/113.00
14 (11) 235273 Orange, white star and sleeves Gioia Di Vita 28
Nag me
3 9-2 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 73 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (3)33-4324Red Shuttle69-7Andi BrownA Kirby74
7 (12)478057Boom To Bust (IRE)59-5F BrennanRobert Tart72

Verdict

Old West End Lad has won three times over course and distance. Siouxperhero is another who likes it here and Knight Owl was placed over 7f at the track in July before scoring at Nottingham. Ethel is better than she showed at Windsor last time while Aqua Ardens and Gioia Di Vita have place claims again. Soaring Spirits won at Windsor in July and may have found 1m2f too far last time but RAINBOW BEAUTY's victory at Sandown looks the best recent form on offer and, considering that was her first run since November, she may well be open to improvement. Gerard Butler's filly gets the nod with Thursday's Pontefract third Eurystheus possibly best of the rest.