• 20:40 Skeffington Handicap 1m 60y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.08s
  • Off time: 20:40:15
20:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gratzie 5/2
2nd Slingsby 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6-01437 Pink and purple stripes, purple sleeves, pink stars, pink and purple quartered cap Sakhalin Star (IRE) 11
3 9-7 R C Guest Billy Cray (3) 70 3/14.00
3 (2) 433-307 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Steele Ranger 57
3 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam Jordan Nason (7) 68 9/25.50
5 (5) 343454 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Gratzie 14
3 9-3 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 66 5/23.50
6 (4) 70-4813 Yellow, Royal Blue star, Orange sleeves and cap Caledonia Laird 28
Distance Winner
3 8-10 J Hughes M Dwyer 59 9/43.25
7 (3) 0004-0 Black and white check, white sleeves, black stars Slingsby 40
3 8-5 M W Easterby L Morris 54 14/115.00
Non runners
2 (6)231-0Tides Reach (IRE)39-7R CharltonG Baker70
4 (1)4-40510Woodbridge39-4R A FaheyR L Moore67


Roger Charlton boasts a decent strike rate here and his filly Tides Reach has her sights lowered. Woodbridge won over 7f at Goodwood two runs ago but was tailed off over this trip at Newbury on Tuesday night. Caledonia Laird won at Bath last month but was beaten off her new mark on a return visit and looks vulnerable again here. GRATZIE's only poor run this term came when tried over 1m2f at Chepstow last month. She's been dropped a further pound since her latest fourth and Yarmouth and Willie Twiston-Davies claims a further 3lb. She can get the better of top weight Sakhalin Star and Steele Ranger to open her account at the 12th time of asking.