Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:10 Captain Machell Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:30
15:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morgan's Bay 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-22423 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Phase Shift 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t B Ellison D F O'Regan 120 9/25.50
2 P21/0P7 Grey, Royal Blue seams, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ballybach (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-6 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 114 5/16.00
3 356-P61 grey, green and red sash, pink cap Barenger (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 p1 Miss A Brewer Jack Doyle 113 2/13.00
4 511-5P5 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Morgan's Bay 56
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 T R George P J Brennan 107 13/82.62

Verdict

Phase Shift was easily left behind at Catterick last time but this is a much less competitive affair and she isn't easily dismissed. Morgan's Bay notched a double here and at Kempton just under a year ago and races off the same mark as in the second of those victories but we'll take BARENGER to build on his win at Market Rasen on Boxing Day as the second had won two of her three previous starts. It's more than two years since Ballybach recorded his one and only victory, though he didn't perform badly in a jumpers' bumper last month.