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14:45 Leicester

Hickling Selling Stakes (Class 6)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 218y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,045
  • 2nd: £604
  • 3rd: £302
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.71s
  • Off Time: 14:45:21
  • 5 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, White cap
12/1
  • Form 02-1007
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 52

broke well, held up, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, just nudged along and closed on 2nd inside final furlong, eased close home

2(5)
Silk - Emerald Green, Pink hoop, armlets and cap
1/4
  • Form 651113
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 75

held up, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on

3(2)
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5

stumbled slightly start, prominent over 2f, well beaten over 1f out

4(3)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap
  • Form 648580
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 52

led, edged right 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace

5(1)
Silk - Red, White sash, striped sleeves
10/1
  • Form 6996-88
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 49

tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ABOVE THE STARS rattled up a hat-trick in low grade handicaps before coming unstuck in a claimer at Brighton last Thursday. He might be worth forgiving that lapse as this is a poor seller and Jamie Osborne's charge is well clear of his rivals on official ratings. Charles Smith's pair have managed three wins between them and Nine Before Ten should come out on top today but it's difficult to make a case for modest hurdler Lenderking or the three-year-old Index Waiter.

Formwatch

Coastal Passage 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 14, 5l behind Thorpe Bay (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.

Above The Stars 6-4fav (8-9) Chased leading pair throughout, ridden and no impression when rider dropped whip approaching final furlong, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Racy (9-7) at Brighton 5f clm stks (6) gs in May.

Lenderking (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Held up, always in rear, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Lisbon (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.

Nine Before Ten (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 12l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-2) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.

Index Waiter 18-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out until halfway, hung badly right under pressure and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 25l behind Princess Cammie (7-7) at Salisbury 7f 3yo clm (5) gs in May.