Leicester

  • 14:50 Weatherbys Printing Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £4,554 2nd £1,337 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.50s
  • Off time: 14:50:26
14:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spear Thistle 9/1
2nd Numide (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/2168P- RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Spear Thistle 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 p C J Mann N D Fehily 123 9/110.00
2 90603-3 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Numide (FR) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 B R Millman T Scudamore 121 9/25.50
3 9110-40 Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, red armlets, yellow and emerald green hooped cap Drussell (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 R T Phillips S Quinlan 120 25/126.00
4 21644-7 Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Karky Schultz (GER) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 J M P Eustace Felix de Giles 120 9/25.50
5 066-U54 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Calatagan (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-4 J M Jefferson James Halliday (5) 115 13/27.50
6 52-4 Maroon, Mauve epaulets Solis 16
Nag me
4 11-0 J J Quinn D C Costello 111 3/14.00
7 12FU35 Black, red hoops, black sleeves, red stars Ajman (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-9 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 106 10/34.33

Verdict

A return to soft going might suit SOLIS on handicap debut and we make John Quinn's inmate our selection on this occasion under man of the moment, Dougie Costello. Spear Thistle should relish conditions and he should have come on for a recent run on the flat at Catterick. Numide has been hard to win with whilst Karky Schultz has ability though does not always find as much as he promises. Calatagan makes a rare visit away from Wetherby and in fairness to him; he probably needed his first return from absence last month. Drussell has won on a similar surface when trained in Ireland so any money for Richard Phillips new acquisition should not be dismissed too lightly.