Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 20:50 Melton Mowbray Handicap1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.53s
  • Off time: 20:50:56
20:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dame Nellie Melba 15/8
2nd Progenitor (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 71212-1 Black, Yellow cap Progenitor (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Nag me
3 9-12 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 67 2/13.00
2 (4) 05-53 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Dame Nellie Melba 8
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 68 15/82.88
3 (1) 0535-0 Maroon, black star, maroon sleeves, black stars, maroon cap, black stars Lucky Black Star (IRE) 37
Nag me
3 9-2 George Baker P Cosgrave 63 40/141.00
4 (5) 69-946 yellow, grey sleeves, grey and yellow quartered cap Marlborough House 18
Nag me
3 8-13 b1 J G Given T Eaves 60 13/27.50
5 (2) 054 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Petrify 14
Nag me
3 8-13 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 60 7/24.50
7 (3) 0-066 Grey, red cap West Beat 16
Nag me
3 8-3 D O'Meara Julie Burke (3) 50 25/126.00
Non runners
6 (6)0-90029Aminah38-13R M H CowellM Barzalona60

Verdict

Petrify could do exactly that to the bookmakers if Luca Cumani's handicap debutant can win off a mark of 60, and as he is out of an Indian Ridge dam, he won't be troubled by any of the anticipated rain. Progenitor has been a prolific scorer on Polytrack, and the Kempton winner has a first run on turf since taking part in a juvenile maiden at Newmarket. DAME NELLIE MELBA is likely to have a career in the breeding paddocks in the future so Mark Johnston's filly is taken to acquire a vital win. She showed plenty of promise in a Doncaster maiden and went on to confirm that impression with a solid third behind a pair of experienced handicappers at Beverley. Marlborough House beat just one home at Nottingham despite being backed off the boards, and James Given has quickly reached for the blinkers.