Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 16:00 Silver Bell Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.50s
  • Off time: 16:00:33
16:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Safran De Cotte (FR) 7/4
2nd Abnaki (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 031-402 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Abnaki (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 124 12/113.00
2 12634-1 Light Blue, White sash, sleeves and cap Fennis Boy (IRE) 206
Nag me
9 11-0 C E Longsdon N Fehily 123 7/24.50
3 511-214 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap High Ho Sheriff (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 125 13/27.50
4 067-134 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 124 7/42.75
6 384-262 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Musical Guy (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 125 5/23.50
7 4-36449 EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE seams and sleeves, quartered cap Top Dancer (FR) 39
Nag me
6 11-0 B I Case Killian Moore (7) 111 28/129.00
Non runners
5631300/Scampi Boy (IRE)911-0P R WebberD F O'Regan112

Verdict

The race SAFRAN DE COTTE won at Stratford in November has produced a few winners and he should find this a lot easier than the handicap he contested at Doncaster last time, where he got going far too late. Henry Daly's grey is the one to beat though Abnaki can only improve with further experience and The Musical Guy ran Godsmejudge to half-a-length at Folkestone on his chasing debut, though that one was beaten by the selection earlier. High Ho Sheriff has already won twice between the flags while fences could be the making of the stoutly-built Top Dancer but Fennis Boy and Scampi Boy are returning following lengthy lay-offs.