• 14:40 Groby Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:25
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Share Option 12/1
2nd Ajzal (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 183639 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Olympian (FR) 13
Distance Winner
10 11-12 p P W Middleton Kielan Woods (5) 113 6/17.00
2 03-1533 Light Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Call It On (IRE) 15
6 11-8 p1 P A Kirby R McGrath 109 7/24.50
3 P-11351 Yellow, Mauve hoops, Yellow cap Ajzal (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 b Ed De Giles Felix de Giles 107 9/25.50
4 57451F- Black and Pink diamonds, Maroon sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Kenaleck (GER) 339
8 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 105 5/23.50
5 806001 Red, Dark Blue chevron, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow and Purple quartered cap Share Option 27
Distance Winner
10 10-13 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (3) 100 12/113.00
6 53B3-45 BLACK, WHITE chevron, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE armlets and cap Blossom King (FR) 13
Distance Winner
8 10-12 t T R George P J Brennan 99 9/25.50


The run of Edgebury earlier in the day will be a pointer to the chances of Ajzal, who had Paul Webber's charge back in third when successful in this grade over C&D last month. But he's 8lb higher today and 11lb worse off with fifth BLOSSOM KING. The bottom weight should be cherry-ripe now after a couple of runs and is starting to look very well treated on past form over fences, though his return of no wins from 10 starts over the larger obstacles is a little disconcerting. We'll give him one final chance, however, with Olympian possibly too high in the weights. Call It On should improve on his debut third at Market Rasen and looks the pick of the remainder.