• 14:55 Bet totepool Text tote To 89660 Selling Stakes5f 218y

  • Winner £1,811 2nd £539 3rd £269 4th £135
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 19.76s
  • Off time: 14:56:25
14:55 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ficelle (IRE) 14/1
2nd Pressure Drop (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 8-33233 Black, grey chevron, black sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap First Bid 43
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 b J G Given P Mulrennan 66 9/25.50
2 (1) 12-2541 White, Dark Blue hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap Point At Issue (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-5 b D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 66 9/25.50
3 (2) 46-6215 Emerald Green, Orange seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap Thorpe Bay 39
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 C R Dore Hayley Turner 67 11/43.75
4 (3) 0-344 Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Arte Del Calcio 41
3 9-0 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 66 9/43.25
5 (5) 157-494 Light blue and white stripes, hooped sleeves, white cap, light blue star Pressure Drop (IRE) 4
3 9-0 J Hughes Tony Culhane 62 9/110.00
6 (6) 65- Orange and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Orange cap, Yellow star Ficelle (IRE) 143
3 8-9 Mrs K Burke Martin Harley 14/115.00


First Bid looks the only one guaranteed to handle conditions and should go well but he does find winning difficult and is passed over in favour of ARTE DEL CALCIO. The Elsworth charge is dropped into this lowly grade for the first time after displaying a fair measure of ability in maiden and handicap company in his last three runs. The concern is that he is also dropped significantly in trip but his overall form profile makes him the one to be with. Point At Issue is another threat as he has already scored on Fibresand which augurs well for his prospects of handing the forecast conditions. He showed himself to be in really good heart when scoring in commanding fashion on the good to firm at Redcar recently in claiming company and his shrewd yard do well in this type of contest.