Leicester

  • 14:40 Prostate Awareness Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:35
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Fox (IRE) 9/2
2nd Me And Ben (IRE) 6/1
3rd Possibly Flora 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 37-674 Black, royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 82
7 11-12 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 100 9/25.50
2 1567U2 Brown, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, Brown armlets, Light Blue cap Sir Lynx (IRE) 11
7 11-12 t C C Bealby T Messenger 100 12/113.00
3 F2345P White, black triple diamond, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Riddlestown (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-11 C Fryer Harry Skelton 99 16/117.00
4 01/9-058 Maroon, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, yellow cap Tallulah Mai 9
Course Winner
7 11-11 A J Lidderdale James Banks (5) 99 33/134.00
5 212246 Royal Blue and Black check, White sleeves and cap Me And Ben (IRE) 66
7 11-9 t F O'Brien P J Brennan 97 6/17.00
6 8-7981U Purple, Beige hollow box, Beige sleeves, Purple spots, Purple and Beige hooped cap Smart Catch (IRE) 82
Course Winner
8 11-8 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 96 20/121.00
7 425034 Maroon, yellow stars Toe To Toe (IRE) 187
6 11-7 Lucy Jones Nick Scholfield 95 25/126.00
8 044335 Dark blue and red stripes, grey sleeves, red cap Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 8
7 11-6 C R Dore Peter Carberry (3) 94 16/117.00
9 64FP23 Black, Pink stripe, striped sleeves, Pink cap Possibly Flora 38
9 11-3 t R Woollacott D A Jacob 91 6/17.00
10 20-FP3F Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Shannon Spirit (IRE) 55
9 11-2 P Henderson T J O'Brien 90 16/117.00
11 54U256 Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Lord Fox (IRE) 12
7 10-10 S A Harris Benjamin Poste (5) 84 9/25.50
12 3/9PP95- Dark Blue, Light Blue braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Through Road 312
7 10-0 t M Scudamore L Treadwell 74 15/28.50

Verdict

Sir Lynx ran his best race so far over fences when second at Fakenham. Riddlestown was pulled up at Huntingdon earlier this month but was placed over a longer trip here in December when SMART CATCH unseated his rider. Tony Carroll's charge needs to jump better but will have had plenty of schooling in the interim and can make amends. Me And Ben has only had one start over fences so far and is open to improvement while another mare, Possibly Flora, has shown some ability and Shannon Spirit could figure with a clear round.