• 16:00 Rutland Water Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 13.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:39
16:00 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Howard's Legacy (IRE) 2/1
2nd Quarl Ego (FR) 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-316F2 Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Howard's Legacy (IRE) 40
7 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 129 2/13.00
2 13P-13P Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 18
Distance Winner
7 11-7 J W Mullins P J Brennan 125 15/28.50
3 8242P0 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Flichity (IRE) 22
8 11-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 67 100/1101.00
4 1902/P0 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quarl Ego (FR) 19
9 11-0 Mrs L Hill D Bass 66/167.00
5 84-2625 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Musical Guy (IRE) 27
7 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 123 3/14.00
6 921/4-3F Dark Green, Beige sash and armlets Valoroso 26
Distance Winner
8 11-0 R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 7/18.00
7 6210-53 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 71
9 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 2/13.00


Top Smart was third behind Saturday's Racing Plus Chase winner Opening Batsman at Wincanton two runs ago but has a bit to find with Howard's Legacy on that form and was pulled up at Kempton earlier this month. The Musical Guy is usually worth opposing and Valoroso may be in need of a confidence-booster after failing at Wincanton but there should be more to come from VOLADOR. Successful twice over hurdles, he's jumping fences late in life but has been quite highly tried so far and may well outstay these if earlier races have caused the ground to cut up.