Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:10 Old Year Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Heavy (Chase - Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:36
15:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bucking The Trend Evs
2nd Seedsman 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1215 Light green, royal blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves Bucking The Trend 34
Nag me
4 11-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson Evs2.00
2 Evs White, Mauve stars Minella For Steak (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 3/14.00
3 1444-1 Emerald Green, Black and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Black cap Seedsman 31
Nag me
5 11-5 C R Egerton S Twiston-Davies 113 9/25.50
4 2F2/4 White, Brown hoops and armlets, Brown and White quartered cap Ballyduag (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 10-12 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan (3) 40/141.00
5 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Brassbound (USA) 63
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 10/111.00
6 5-1688 Purple, yellow diamond, purple sleeves, red diamonds, purple cap, yellow diamond Brass Monkey (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 50/151.00
7 7 Violet, mauve cap Tully Roe (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 10-12 t Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 10/111.00

Verdict

Winning pointer Minella For Steak returned from a lengthy absence to score at Folkestone on his hurdling debut. He has obvious scope for further progress but it's a worry that runner-up Old Dreams did nothing for the form next time and we'd rather stick with SEEDSMAN, who is more battle-hardened and did well to beat an in-form rival in a Lingfield handicap last month. The going here won't be a problem and he should stay the extra. Bucking The Trend was flying too high at Ascot last time but warrants respect on an earlier victory at Stratford and won't fail through lack of stamina. It will be a surprise if the other four can get competitive.