Leicester

  • 14:40 Welcomm Communications Handicap7f 9y

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.66s
  • Off time: 14:40:44
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lightning Cloud (IRE) 11/10
2nd Big Noise 7/1
3rd The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 400-778 White, Black hollow box, Black cap Big Noise 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 p1 Dr J D Scargill T E Durcan 80 7/18.00
2 (3) 067-528 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Last Sovereign 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-11 Ollie Pears K T O'Neill (5) 77 9/25.50
3 (1) 20500-8 Pink and black (quartered), pink sleeves, black armlets Flameoftheforest (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 9-11 Ed De Giles J P Fahy (3) 77 25/126.00
4 (9) 57-1141 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Lightning Cloud (IRE) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 80 11/102.10
5 (7) 951-705 Purple, pink star, purple sleeves, pink stars, purple cap, pink star Piddie's Power 14
4 9-6 E S McMahon Graham Gibbons 72 18/119.00
6 (5) 8/124-6 White, red seams, royal blue cap Cotswold Village (AUS) 15
5 9-4 A J Chamberlain J Rogers (5) 70 25/126.00
7 (6) 0/106-90 Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Elusive Hawk (IRE) 14
7 9-2 B Curley T P Queally 68 50/151.00
8 (8) 2-63766 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Planet Waves (IRE) 14
3 9-0 C E Brittain P Robinson 74 8/19.00
9 (4) 7761 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 23
3 8-12 W R Muir M Dwyer 72 14/115.00

Verdict

No three-year-old has won this in the last 10 years but LIGHTNING CLOUD can buck that trend. Kevin Ryan's grey has won three of his four starts this year, including one over C&D in May, and still looks to be on the upgrade. Big Noise is well treated nowadays but has been well below par so far this season, while The Guru Of Gloom didn't beat much in a Beverley maiden last month. Last Sovereign could be interesting, however, as he was second over C&D on his penultimate outing and met all sorts of trouble in-running when favourite at Catterick 15 days ago.