Leicester

  • 16:15 Swannington Handicap 1m 1f 218y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.17s
  • Off time: 16:15:23
16:15 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broughtons Swinger 22/1
2nd Sharakti (IRE) 14/1
3rd Fine Lace (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 320804- Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Storm Hawk (IRE) 225
3 9-7 Pat Eddery Andrea Atzeni 65 8/19.00
2 (11) 5508 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Heliocentric 29
3 9-7 p1 R Hannon R Hughes 65 11/112.00
3 (5) 506-033 Grey and orange diamonds, orange sleeves and cap Ice Viking (IRE) 27
3 9-5 J G Given P Mulrennan 63 15/28.50
4 (7) 53858-6 Dark Blue, Orange epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap Amno Dancer (IRE) 35
3 9-4 M H Tompkins T E Durcan 62 9/25.50
5 (3) 715835- Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Fine Lace (IRE) 165
3 9-3 D J S Ffrench Davis L P Keniry 61 40/141.00
6 (2) 9637-54 WHITE, large DARK BLUE spots, RED cap Catchanova (IRE) 15
3 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton W Buick 61 5/16.00
7 (9) 0557 Orange, Maroon spots Highland Cadett 12
3 9-2 B R Millman J Millman (3) 60 6/17.00
8 (10) 8-9447 Purple, Pink hoop Sharakti (IRE) 15
3 9-0 A J McCabe Declan Cannon (5) 58 14/115.00
9 (12) 406-25 Pink, Light Blue star, Pink sleeves, Light Blue stars, Pink cap, Light Blue star One Cool Poppy (IRE) 36
3 8-12 H J L Dunlop David Probert 56 11/26.50
10 (8) 8556 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Broughtons Swinger 15
3 8-11 W J Musson S Donohoe 55 22/123.00
12 (6) 8-82957 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Always Dixie (IRE) 11
3 8-8 M Johnston R Ffrench 52 25/126.00
Non runners
11 (4)00-90Donair38-10P F I ColeJim Crowley54

Verdict

This appears to be the weaker of the two divisions and has an open look to it. HIGHLAND CADETT and One Cool Poppy should both appreciate dropping in trip with Rod Millman's runner getting the nod whilst cheekpieces may help Heliocentric improve. Highland Cadett made his handicap bow in a similar contest over a mile and a half at Salisbury and showed up well for a long way before fading having raced a shade keenly. That race probably had a little more strength in depth to it and he's fancied to go close. One Cool Poppy stayed on well to finish second over ten furlongs on her handicap bow but looked a non-stayer when stepped up a quarter of a mile in trip at Windsor. That run raises a slight doubt about her here but she may well be worth another chance. Heliocentric needs the headgear to work the oracle but this is an eminently more realistic task for him than the maiden in which he finished down the field at Chepstow. Amno Dancer is entitled to come on for his reappearance and is another that could figure but preference is for Highland Cadett.