Leicester

  • 17:25 Leicester Mercury Handicap5f 2y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.70s
  • Off time: 17:25:14
17:25 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silvanus (IRE) 11/2
2nd Whitecrest 9/1
3rd Mata Hari Blue 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 5125-80 Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap Baby Queen (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-7 B P J Baugh William Carson 73 28/129.00
3 (8) 066144 Pink, yellow chevron, pink sleeves, yellow stars, pink cap, yellow stars Rylee Mooch 32
Distance Winner
4 9-5 e R C Guest Declan Cannon (3) 71 12/113.00
4 (4) 9-44238 Dark Green, Pink sash, armlets and cap Love You Louis 19
Distance Winner
6 9-5 J R Jenkins S W Kelly 71 10/111.00
5 (11) 771464 Maroon, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Mata Hari Blue 10
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-4 t J R Holt L Morris 70 5/23.50
6 (1) 20-2942 Beige, Maroon braces and armlets Silvanus (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 9-3 P T Midgley P Hanagan 69 11/26.50
7 (9) 5447-30 Pink, Purple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap, Purple diamond Whitecrest 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 J L Spearing Catherine Gannon 68 9/110.00
8 (10) 131743 Emerald Green, Red inverted triangle, Red cap Mother Jones 14
Distance Winner
4 9-1 p P D Evans James Doyle 67 15/28.50
10 (3) 4-62145 Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Court Applause (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 8-12 W R Muir M Dwyer 64 16/117.00
11 (7) 8060-42 Black, light blue chevrons on sleeves Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 1
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-8 Ian Williams P Mulrennan 60 11/43.75
Non runners
2 (6)1519-53Best Be Careful (IRE)49-5M D I UsherRacheal Kneller71
9 (2)12562-0Irish Boy (IRE)48-13P T MidgleyM Fenton65

Verdict

Silvanus has done all his winning on fast going so far although there was some cut in the ground when he finished second at Musselburgh last month. Love You Louis has been threatening to get his head back in front without actually doing so and the speculative vote goes to MATA HARI BLUE. She scored in soft ground at Ripon in April and today's similar surface could see her return to winning ways off a 2lb higher mark. Mother Jones is not badly treated if back to her best and Irish Boy is another with claims on last year's best form.