• 15:45 Chieftain Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.10s
  • Off time: 15:45:41
15:45 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thunderstorm (IRE) 10/11
2nd Crazy Bold (GER) 8/1
3rd Goat Castle (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 20U-585 Royal blue, dark blue star, white cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 13
6 11-12 Mrs A L M King T Messenger 101 80/181.00
2 53555-6 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Henok (FR) 13
Beaten Favourite
7 11-11 D Pipe C O'Farrell 100 9/25.50
3 92-2657 GREEN, RED and GOLD hooped cap Ruby Crown 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-11 K C Bailey J M Maguire 100 25/126.00
4 3-59050 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Super Collider 20
6 11-11 pt F O'Brien B Hughes 100 25/126.00
5 17594/1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Thunderstorm (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
8 11-9 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 98 10/111.91
6 441128 Pink, Pink and Black diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Lean Burn (USA) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-1 B Leavy Danny Cook 90 12/113.00
7 0-47323 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Goat Castle (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
9 10-8 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 83 4/15.00
8 2P2983 Red, Yellow star, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow star Crazy Bold (GER) 34
Distance Winner
10 10-6 A W Carroll Wayne Hutchinson 81 8/19.00
9 620-008 White, large Orange spots, Orange cap June French (FR) 38
5 10-4 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 79 22/123.00


Winning bumper THUNDERSTORM was well beaten in his first four starts over timber but someone must have seen something as he was heavily backed when obliging at Plumpton last month. He won cleverly that day under AP McCoy and the combination should follow up off just 5lb higher. Goat Castle has now gone 21 starts over hurdles without winning and is difficult to fancy despite a couple of good runs at Hexham and Warwick. Ruby Crown is well handicapped on her best form but has been running poorly while Henok should appreciate reverting to the minimum trip after failing to stay 2m5f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day. Lean Burn scored twice in November but ran poorly in much more testing conditions at Bangor last month.