Leicester

  • 14:40 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:30
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zafranagar (IRE) 9/4
2nd Canadian Diamond (IRE) 6/1
3rd Tealissio 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10-4P72 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 p B G Powell M G Nolan (3) 122 6/17.00
2 521 Black, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, orange cap Ashdown Lad 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 11-10 T Symonds Felix de Giles 120 10/111.00
3 36-P900 Royal Blue and White (quartered), striped sleeves Heurtevent (FR) 23
Nag me
4 11-6 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 116 100/1101.00
4 154F6-7 Royal blue and white stripes, yellow sleeves and cap Ourmanmassini (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-5 t Miss S Smith P J Brennan 115 10/111.00
6 31U2P/1- Dark Blue, Beige seams, Beige and Dark Blue striped sleeves, Orange cap Santo Thomas (FR) 553
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 110 16/117.00
7 1747-68 Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, red armlets, yellow and emerald green hooped cap Drussell (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 M R Bosley Thomas Garner (5) 108 33/134.00
8 4/460-62 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 2
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-10 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 106 9/43.25
9 540P7-6 Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Tealissio 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-9 Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (5) 105 8/19.00
10 2252-37 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Travis County (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 10-9 h B Ellison J M Maguire 105 4/15.00
11 3P-605F White, red epaulets, red sleeves, black spots, red cap Bathcounty (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 F Brennan Sam Twiston-Davies 104 10/111.00
12 4F/8-940 Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap King Zeal (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-6 t B Leavy L Heard 102 80/181.00
Non runners
5222/1-40Pippa Greene911-5N J HendersonA Tinkler115

Verdict

Ashdown Lad, a winner on the Flat here in May, has steadily improved over timber and makes his handicap debut after landing a maiden at Plumpton. ZAFRANAGAR was well supported in a similar class race to this on his reappearance at Wetherby and though having every chance he faded from the last. He returned there on Saturday and was beaten a short-head by Zaplamation so looks the one to beat. Canadian Diamond ran his best race to date when runner-up at Cheltenham last month and has to be respected as he's only 3lb higher than for his latest success and though Santo Thomas is returning from a very long break his stable is quite capable of getting one ready. Travis County is still a maiden over hurdles but has gone close on a couple of occasions and is one to keep an eye on.