• 16:00 Ladbrokes.com Granby Maiden Stakes1m 3f 183y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 50.22s
  • Off time: 16:00:23
16:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Close (IRE) 2/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 0-0 Red, black diamond, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black and yellow quartered cap Bristol Delauriere (FR) 34
6 10-0 Miss N L-Beavis Lindsay White (7) 80/181.00
2 (2) Red, dark green stars, white sleeves Oscar Close (IRE) 103
5 10-0 George Baker M Davies (5) 2/51.40
3 (1) 5- Black, Red chevrons and armlets Frankie Falco 117
4 9-13 G Fierro Simon Pearce (5) 33/134.00
4 (4) 9/44676- Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Mohanad (IRE) 160
4 9-13 Miss S West R Lucey-Butler (3) 62 5/23.50


A race that won't live long in the memory can go to OSCAR CLOSE ahead of Mohanad in what looks a very poor match. Our selection has his first run for George Baker having plied his trade over timber when trained in Ireland. He's shown a liking for cut in the ground and should go close with stamina likely to be at a premium here; he's bred to make a staying chaser, so if this does turn tactical then it's possible his lack of a turn of foot would prove his downfall. For that reason stakes are best kept small, but the opposition doesn't exactly strike fear into our hearts. Mohanad is rated 62 following a string of solid displays and to be fair Sheena West's horse has at least won a race over hurdles. However, he seems to enjoy better ground than this and has had plenty of chances on the level, so we're prepared to give the vote to Oscar Close instead. Frankie Falco has shown nothing in bumpers but Bristol Delauriere has shown even less so the former may win what should be a private battle for third, with Mohanad and Oscar Close likely to pull a good way clear of their two rivals. Our preference is for the last-named in a race that doesn't inspire.