Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 16:25 ladbrokes.com Kimcote Handicap1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £1,943 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.45s
  • Off time: 16:28:00
16:25 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Destiny Of A Diva 16/1
2nd Hong Kong Island (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 23-17 Maroon, Beige hoop, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Destiny Of A Diva 95
Nag me
4 9-7 R Hollinshead G Baker 69 16/117.00
2 (6) 272957- White, Red diamond, White sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green cap Bidable 182
Nag me
7 9-6 B Palling R Kingscote 68 25/126.00
3 (1) 82088-1 Maroon, Beige chevron, armlets and cap Rowan Lodge (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 b Ollie Pears L P Keniry 66 20/121.00
4 (5) 2132-01 White, black seams and armlets, black cap, white star Hong Kong Island (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 Micky Hammond P Hanagan 66 8/111.73
5 (4) 531132- Eton blue, chocolate chevrons, eton blue cap Kenyan Cat 184
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 E S Mcmahon T E Durcan 65 4/15.00
6 (7) 62270-8 Royal Blue, White seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, Royal Blue cap Arashi 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 p Lucinda Featherstone Dane O'Neill 63 7/18.00
7 (3) 42524-8 Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Aegean Destiny 15
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 J Mackie Declan Cannon (3) 62 10/111.00

Verdict

HONG KONG ISLAND showed the benefit of his seasonal reappearance when scoring in good style in what looked a competitive apprentice handicap at Pontefract. He has been raised an acceptable 5lb by the assessor and Paul Hanagan takes over in this follow-up attempt so he is hard to oppose. Arashi looks on a workable mark and should strip fitter for a mid-division finish at Doncaster on his first run back. He rates the threat on last year's form as Aegean Destiny is nicely weighted but finds winning hard, Kenyan Cat may need this seasonal reappearance and all nine of Rowan Lodge's successes since 2006 have arrived in claiming or selling company.