Leicester

  • 15:05 Kirkby Mallory Maiden Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.25s
  • Off time: 15:05:27
15:05 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Relax (FR) 9/4
2nd Sybarite (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 B6-043P Orange, emerald green sleeves, emerald green and red striped cap Earl Of Thomond (IRE) 22
7 11-0 t1 Mrs Caroline Bailey Mr Jonathan Bailey (7) 67 22/123.00
2 PP5-PP4 Maroon, dark blue hoops, maroon sleeves, dark blue and maroon hooped cap Patrick Dee 9
7 11-0 v Mrs C A Dunnett Mr Matthew Smith (7) 57 100/1101.00
3 6P22/F-7 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Relax (FR) 104
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 102 9/43.25
4 0-24265 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Sybarite (FR) 23
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 125 Evs2.00
5 23-P3 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Croco Mister (IRE) 105
5 10-13 t1 Mrs R Gasson Miss Hannah Watson (7) 33/134.00
6 5PP-5 Red, yellow and red halved sleeves, black and yellow striped cap Noble Legend 16
5 10-13 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 7/18.00
7 0488P-P Pink, light green cross belts Topaze Collonges (FR) 9
5 10-13 C E Longsdon A P Cawley 98 12/113.00

Verdict

This appears to revolve around SYBARITE. He's posted a couple of poor efforts so far this year, but his earlier form over fences at Cheltenham is streets ahead of today's rivals and Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge is the one to beat if rediscovering his best. Earl Of Thomond finished third at Huntingdon in January only to disappoint at this track last time, while Relax showed little on November's debut in this country having finished runner-up a couple of times in France. Croco Mister was still beaten out of sight despite finishing third at Doncaster last time.