Leicester

  • 18:20 Winning Express Handicap7f 9y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.05s
  • Off time: 18:20:23
18:20 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pythagorean 9/4
2nd Dance With Dragons (IRE) 16/1
3rd Evangelist 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 43121-8 Black, yellow spots, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Dance With Dragons (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-7 W Stone Laura Pike (5) 79 16/117.00
2 (10) 563-591 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Double Your Money (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston F Norton 79 9/110.00
3 (2) 3223- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Pythagorean 216
3 9-6 h R Charlton James Doyle 78 9/43.25
4 (5) 1-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Khobaraa 18
3 9-6 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 78 7/24.50
5 (6) 03-3 Red, red and Royal blue check cap Evangelist 28
3 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 77 7/24.50
6 (3) 5451-87 Purple, light blue chevrons on sleeves Santo Prince (USA) 23
Distance Winner
3 9-1 M L W Bell C Catlin 73 50/151.00
7 (7) 7641-64 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots Benoni 23
3 9-0 H Candy Dane O'Neill 72 11/112.00
8 (4) 849-4 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Roanne (USA) 20
Beaten Favourite
3 8-9 C G Cox J P Fahy 67 16/117.00
9 (1) 703-50 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Winnie Perry 20
3 8-9 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 67 66/167.00
10 (8) 01-58 Mauve, white chevron, purple sleeves Imperial Glance 20
Distance Winner
3 8-7 A M Balding David Probert 65 25/126.00

Verdict

Dance With Dragons won on the all-weather track at Deauville in December and Double Your Money scored on the Polytrack at Kempton on his latest start. Pythagorean will surely be winning this year judged on last season's placed efforts and has been dropped 4lb for his return while Evangelist makes his handicap debut on the back of a third at Kempton and it won't be long before he's winning either. KHOBARAA is already off the mark and finished second to Mission Approved on her handicap bow at Lingfield recently. She had a subsequent winner behind and John Gosden's filly is taken to go one better in this.