Leicester

  • 17:15 Swannington Handicap 1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £1,706 2nd £503 3rd £252
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.00s
  • Off time: 17:15:16
17:15 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st May Be Some Time 11/4
2nd Toucan Tango (IRE) 3/1
3rd Miskin Diamond (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 738324- Pink, Dark Blue chevron and star on cap Educated Son 209
3 9-7 B De Haan G Baker 65 14/115.00
2 (11) 57-8113 Maroon, Pale Blue spots, Maroon sleeves, White cap Beach Babe 22
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 J G Portman N Mackay 65 6/17.00
3 (3) 38406-3 Orange, Black seams, White and Black check sleeves, Orange cap May Be Some Time 18
3 9-5 W S Kittow L P Keniry 63 11/43.75
5 (6) 080- Dark Blue, Light Blue diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue spots Toucan Tango (IRE) 231
3 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam N Callan 63 3/14.00
7 (5) 470-0 Purple, Yellow epaulets Soldiers Point 15
3 8-8 Jane Chapple-Hyam K Fallon 52 9/110.00
8 (2) 907- Black and Orange check, Black sleeves and cap Hawridge Knight 229
3 8-6 B R Millman Catherine Gannon 50 9/25.50
9 (9) 549-0 Light blue, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Miskin Diamond (IRE) 22
3 8-5 B Palling David Probert 49 20/121.00
10 (8) 080-0 Red, Beige chevrons, hooped sleeves, Red cap Rasteau (IRE) 13
3 8-3 T Keddy J Quinn 47 33/134.00
11 (1) 08-08 Royal blue, white triple diamond, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamonds on white cap No Refraction (IRE) 11
3 8-2 p1 M D I Usher Hayley Turner 45 22/123.00
Non runners
4 (4)51535Crystal Sky (IRE)39-5A B HaynesN Callan63
6 (7)768-6Illustrious Forest38-13J MackieA Kirby57

Verdict

Those with solid form in the book don't seem to set too demanding a standard and TOUCAN TANGO is preferred on his handicap bow for the Peter Chapple-Hyam team. He showed little on two of his three juvenile outings but wasn't disgraced in a good Newbury maiden won by Baptist when seemingly unfancied. Richard Hughes is an interesting booking for the yard and this looks a good starting point for the new campaign. Soldiers Point failed to fire in an above average Wolverhampton handicap but was well backed and it will be interesting to see if the money comes again. Newmarket third May Be Some Time and dual winner Beach Babe look best of those with better form figures in front of their name.