Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 19:05 Jo Davis Life Begins Birthday Handicap1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.45s
  • Off time: 19:07:06
19:05 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chapter And Verse (IRE) 8/1
2nd Silver Dixie (USA) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1569-46 Beige, Purple disc Albaqaa 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-0 P J O'gorman Robert Tart (3) 80 6/17.00
2 (1) 62-8644 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Silver Dixie (USA) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 p1 P Hedger Jordan Nason (7) 76 4/15.00
3 (2) 233222- Emerald Green, Orange chevron, quartered cap Response 323
Nag me
4 9-9 S Gollings G Lee 75 14/115.00
5 (4) 229313 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Watersmeet 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Johnston F Norton 76 4/51.80
6 (5) 353969 Bronze, Cream sleeves, striped cap Chapter And Verse (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 M Murphy S W Kelly 63 8/19.00
Non runners
4 (6)078010Le Deluge (FR)49-9Miss A StokellMichael J M Murphy69

Verdict

Albaqaa won over a mile here last season and is back on a winning mark. But SILVER DIXIE has won over today's longer trip before and this is easier than his most recent task at Ascot. Peter Hedger's charge is preferred to Response, who makes his belated handicap debut on his first start of the year. Le Deluge and Watersmeet have both been beaten off higher marks since winning at Redcar and Haydock respectively and the former still carries a penalty. Chapter And Verse can race off a much lower mark on Turf but hasn't won on this surface since 2009.