Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:40 Rutland Water Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 13.00s
  • Off time: 15:40:25
15:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 6/1
2nd Miss Milborne 9/4
3rd Midnight Mustang 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 842-091 Purple, Yellow sash, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Destroyer Deployed 11
Nag me
8 11-7 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 129 8/111.73
2 458055/ Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Cosway Spirit (IRE) 735
Nag me
7 11-0 B Pauling D Bass 20/121.00
3 5/P-P0 Yellow, Black sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots First Lad 48
Nag me
7 11-0 N J Pomfret Jack Doyle 100/1101.00
4 2PU353 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Flichity (IRE) 11
Nag me
9 11-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 62 33/134.00
5 2253P5 Dark blue and yellow check, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-0 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 110 6/17.00
6 526473 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Midnight Mustang 57
Nag me
7 11-0 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 16/117.00
7 244P/08 Royal blue, light blue cross belts and armlets, white cap Ravens Secret 8
Nag me
9 11-0 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt Mr G Barfoot-Saunt 50/151.00
8 24650-3 Red and white (quartered), black and white check sleeves and cap Miss Milborne 41
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 125 9/43.25

Verdict

DESTROYER DEPLOYED, a decent staying hurdler on his day, jumped well enough on his fencing bow at Fakenham to suggest he has a future over the larger obstacles and he should be good enough to defy his penalty against these. Keltic Rhythm has proved very frustrating over hurdles but has ability and could make the frame here while Midnight Mustang was third over timber at Taunton in December. Miss Milborne looks a bigger danger, however, as she should have learned plenty from her run behind Baby Shine at Newbury and was rated 130 over hurdles.