Leicester

  • 19:55 Keith Orchard Of Atherstone 70th Birthday Handicap1m 3f 183y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.64s
  • Off time: 19:55:38
19:55 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dolphin Village (IRE) 6/4
2nd Monsieur Rieussec 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 5/290-30 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Kuda Huraa (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
6 9-7 A King F Sweeney 85 5/16.00
3 (3) 7115-71 Mauve, white halved sleeves Dolphin Village (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
4 9-4 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 82 6/42.50
5 (4) 1140-85 Yellow, Black triple diamond, Yellow cap, Black diamonds Monsieur Rieussec 44
4 9-3 J G Portman T E Durcan 81 2/13.00
6 (7) 037224 EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Tepmokea (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
8 9-2 b C R Dore P Aspell 80 8/19.00
7 (2) 631214 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Incendo 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-12 v C R Dore Hayley Turner 76 9/110.00
Non runners
1 (5)115-415Mister Fizz69-7Miss I PickardGeorge Downing85
4 (6)941324Arizona John (IRE)99-3J MackieNon Runner81

Verdict

DOLPHIN VILLAGE returned to form with victory at Thirsk last time. Progressive last season with three wins, there should be more come this year and he can confirm latest running with Tepmokea and Arizona John. A 6lb penalty proved beyond Mister Fizz last time having won at Haydock before that and it was a similar story with Redcar winner Incendo, who was well beaten at Kempton on his latest start. Monsieur Rieussec has yet to win over further than a mile.