Leicester

  • 16:00 Lexus Leicester Handicap7f 9y

  • Winner £9,452 2nd £2,829 3rd £1,414 4th £708
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.62s
  • Off time: 16:00:50
16:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forest Edge (IRE) 22/1
2nd Compton 12/1
3rd Related 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 497-070 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Tamayuz Star (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 G G Margarson Liam Jones 89 4/15.00
2 (4) 1-40909 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Set The Trend 21
Distance Winner
8 9-8 v David Dennis S J Drowne 88 20/121.00
3 (6) 00-0609 Dark blue, yellow chevron, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow stars Dubawi Sound 24
Distance Winner
6 9-7 t H Palmer Noel Garbutt (5) 87 11/26.50
4 (3) 008904 Maroon, white spots, white sleeves, maroon spots, maroon and white quartered cap Forest Edge (IRE) 7
Course Winner
5 9-6 b P D Evans D J Bates (3) 86 22/123.00
5 (5) 358957 Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Showboating (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-5 pt A J McCabe B A Curtis 85 11/26.50
6 (2) 2520-32 Black, royal blue armlets Related 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 D M Simcock P Cosgrave 83 5/42.25
7 (1) 607-130 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Compton 97
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 t S C Williams Harry Bentley 83 12/113.00
8 (8) 600-170 Royal blue, white star, diabolo on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Ben Hall (IRE) 21
3 9-2 M Murphy Rob J Fitzpatrick (7) 90 20/121.00

Verdict

Related wasn't beaten far at Goodwood last month but has squandered easier opportunities than this in the recent past and isn't one to rely on. Set The Trend won off a 12lb higher mark last year but appears to have lost the plot and Compton disappointed back on Turf at Doncaster in March and hasn't been seen since. SHOWBOATING has been running a lot better than form figures would suggest and gets the vote. He won four times last year and is starting to come down the weights again, though he has developed a costly habit of starting slowly. Tamayuz Star is eased in grade but hasn't really fired so far this season.