Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 14:40 Leicestershire Life Handicap5f 218y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.91s
  • Off time: 14:40:06
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st London Gold 9/4
2nd Pin Cushion 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 734- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Pin Cushion 231
Nag me
3 9-4 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 77 17/29.50
2 (4) 421-8 Maroon, Beige stripe, Maroon sleeves, Beige spots and spots on cap London Gold 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 H Candy Dane O'Neill 77 9/43.25
3 (2) 232-1P7 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Call To Arms (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 77 7/18.00
4 (5) 320-546 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Dancing Freddy (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 9-2 J G Given J Fortune 75 15/28.50
5 (7) 5846-13 Black, pink spots, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap,black spots Kakapuka 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Mrs A L M Murphy R Kennemore (3) 74 4/15.00
6 (8) 241-210 Dark blue, pink seams, striped sleeves, pink cap Kummel Excess (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 George Baker Matthew Davies (5) 74 28/129.00
8 (3) 8113-03 Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap Imjin River (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M H Tompkins P Cosgrave 72 7/24.50
Non runners
7 (6)95-26Superior Edge39-0B PallingT P O'Shea73

Verdict

This handicap should provide a close race with our preference for IMJIN RIVER ahead of Henry Candy's London Gold and Pin Cushion. Our selection has won well twice on the all-weather tracks at Kempton and Southwell but struggled on good ground at Yarmouth in April. However a recent third on good to firm ground at York points to a vast improvement on previous runs. We expect a further progression here. Pin Cushion has a respectable pedigree but has failed to progress from three runs in maidens. Running in a handicap here does not promise to yield better results, but with Brian Meehan having a 24% record over the last five years at Leicester with three-year-olds means Pin Cushion is respected. London Gold appears to favour softer ground on the basis of previous runs and Kakapuka who has won over similar distance and going, are both worth consideration too. In this even handicap we side with Mark Tompkins trained horse. The yard may not turn out a plethora of winners, but Imjin River can defy statistics to score here.