Leicester

  • 16:40 Fosse Way Classified Claiming Stakes1m 3f 183y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 42.22s
  • Off time: 16:41:44
16:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yasir (USA) 5/4
2nd Flamingo Beat 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 715584 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Yasir (USA) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p C R Dore L P Keniry 67 5/42.25
2 (4) 612732 Yellow, Red disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Flamingo Beat 33
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 Rae Guest C Catlin 70 7/24.50
3 (6) 8500 EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Churt 8
Nag me
4 8-12 C N Kellett Kirsty Milczarek 35 200/1201.00
4 (2) 172521- Royal Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Vexillum (IRE) 48
Nag me
4 8-12 t S Hodgson L Morris 66 8/19.00
6 (1) 578354 Red, white hollow box, diamonds on sleeves and cap Calon Lad (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-9 George Baker P Cosgrave 65 5/23.50
Non runners
5 (3)160130Darakti (IRE)38-10A J McCabeM Dwyer63

Verdict

Churt has little chance on official figures but the remaining quintet are closely matched. Calon Lad was beaten in a seller last week and his best effort came on Polytrack. Darakti has run poorly on his two latest starts after gaining a shock victory at Pontefract in July. Yasir was rated 8lb higher when landing a claimer at Catterick in August, his only start so far on soft ground, so he has to be a threat but Flamingo Beat has never raced in these conditions and his only victory came on very fast ground. VEXILLUM was running well on the Flat at this time a year ago and has been performing over hurdles this summer, scoring at Exeter in May. He needs further than this but with ground conditions likely to be testing he gets the vote.