Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:30 Captain Machell Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.40s
  • Off time: 15:30:24
15:30 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Milgen Bay 10/3
2nd Coolbeg (IRE) 7/1
3rd Gandalfe (FR) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3338-47 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Milgen Bay 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 p1 O Sherwood L Aspell 110 10/34.33
2 757P-F2 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Hoare Abbey (IRE) 47
Nag me
7 11-12 t1 T R George P J Brennan 110 7/24.50
3 21123P Royal Blue, White hoop, diabolo on sleeves Papradon 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 b N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 108 14/115.00
4 B616-P5 Red, White sash, striped sleeves Coolbeg (IRE) 83
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 Mrs H Main Felix De Giles 107 7/18.00
5 37P-742 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Gandalfe (FR) 53
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-9 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 107 3/14.00
6 43-1560 Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Tempting Paradise (IRE) 119
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 p Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 105 33/134.00
9 344602 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Persian Herald 33
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-4 b N B King A Merriam 103 16/117.00
10 63/50-32 Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Richo 8
Nag me
7 10-0 S A Harris Trevor Whelan (5) 79 6/17.00
Non runners
7F3P-221Sawpit Supreme1111-7D G BridgwaterT J Phelan98
81-51564Petit Ecuyer (FR)711-4G L MooreJ E Moore102

Verdict

Coolbeg had Tempting Paradise back in third when winning this last year but has changed stables since and shown little this term. Last year's successful trainer, Tom George, is represented by Hoare Abbey this time and the seven-year-old has a chance on last month's second at Catterick as Sawpit Supreme carries a penalty for a recent narrow success at Market Rasen. Gandalfe is struggling to get his head in front and Papradon weakened quickly at Huntingdon last time while Persian Herald's second came in a weak maiden chase at Fakenham. Milgen Bay and Petit Ecuyer could go close but it might be worth giving another chance to RICHO. Though 5lb out of the handicap, Shaun Harris' novice travelled strongly for a long way at Lingfield earlier this month and also showed up well here on his chasing bow.