Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 14:40 Leicester Mercury Weekend Edition Handicap5f 218y

  • Winner £4,080 2nd £1,214 3rd £607 4th £303
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.46s
  • Off time: 14:43:04
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Steps (IRE) 12/1
2nd Roman Strait 10/1
3rd Palais Glide 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 22312-0 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 9-7 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 80 12/113.00
2 (4) 411-7 White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap Rock Ace (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Mrs D Sanderson F Norton 80 25/126.00
3 (6) 122241 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Palais Glide 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 Richard Hannon R L Moore 79 11/112.00
4 (3) 155222 Dark blue, pink disc, halved sleeves, dark blue and pink hooped cap City Legend 9
Nag me
3 9-5 bt A J Mccabe P Cosgrave 78 5/16.00
5 (8) 20128-0 Royal blue, beige braces and sleeves Diamond Vine (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 p R Harris J-P Guillambert 76 50/151.00
6 (1) 9622-1 Grey, Emerald Green sleeves, Cerise cap Sluggsy Morant 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 H Candy Dane O'Neill 76 6/42.50
9 (7) 3-13 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Materialism 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-11 M Johnston Daryl Byrne (7) 70 9/110.00
10 (2) 81-5262 Dark Blue and Light Blue (halved), Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap Roman Strait 18
Nag me
3 8-7 M Blanshard L P Keniry 66 10/111.00
Non runners
7 (5)3212York Glory (USA)39-2K A RyanSteven Craine75
8 (10)255463Restless Bay (IRE)39-2R HollinsheadP M Quinn75

Verdict

Plenty in with a chance in this competitive sprint. York Glory and Restless Bay were not far behind Palais Glide at Nottingham last time and that trio are hard to separate, while Rock Ace and Materialism are the least exposed and open to improvement. Steps never recovered from a stumble at Chester on his reappearance and he can figure, but SLUGGSY MORANT is preferred. He made a winning comeback at Salisbury when beating Roman Strait, but did so a shade cosily and looks capable of following-up in a contest won by his stable last year.