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17:00 Leicester

Book Your Christmas Party At Leicester Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 60y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 43.71s
  • Off Time: 17:03:17
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves
7/2
  • Form 826411
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 77
  • Trainer M R Channon
  • Jockey P Hanagan

tracked clear leader, closed 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden out

2(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets

Furiant

11 b D
6/1
  • Form 887165
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer M Johnston
  • Jockey J Fanning

keen led, clear 6f out, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(5)
Silk - Black, white cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, red cap
5/2
  • Form 13
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71
  • Trainer Ian Williams
  • Jockey George Downing

dwelt in rear, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner

5(7)
Silk - Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 0155-76
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer P F I Cole
  • Jockey G Lee

tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Royal Blue and White (halved), Red sleeves, White cap
5/2
  • Form 8-8352
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer R M Beckett
  • Jockey P J Dobbs

keen in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong

7(3)
Silk - BLACK, WHITE hollow box and star on cap
20/1
  • Form 54-7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer Tom Dascombe
  • Jockey Miss Anna Hesketh

close up, ridden and weakened 2f out

8(2)
Silk - Red, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow stars, red cap, yellow stars
12/1
  • Form 732217
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 58
  • Trainer D H Brown
  • Jockey Aaron Jones

keen in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened

3(6)
NR
8/1
  • Form 7-43661
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer J Tuite
  • Jockey S Hitchcott

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Blacklister has recorded back-to-back wins at Haydock and Carlisle but had less than a lengths to spare over Tomahawk Kid in the first of those and Ian Williams' charge is now a massive 9lb better off so should turn the tables. Furiant could go well back in the right grade but is hard to catch right. Clever Bob's win came in a very modest maiden at Lingfield, however, while Wetherby scorer Simply Clever bombed out next time at Hamilton. It's about time COSMIC STORM was winning one of these and maybe the drop back to a mile will see the Doncaster second get her head in front.

Formwatch

Blacklister 4-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul beating Bit Of A Quirke (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.

Furiant 8-1 (8-9) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 5, 4 3/4l behind Weekend Offender (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul.

Tomahawk Kid 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Blacklister (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) sft in Jul.

Indrapura (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 8 1/2l behind Frozen Force (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp (5) gf in Apr.

Cosmic Storm 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Airton (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Executive Bay 22-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 14 3/4l behind Fastnet Tempest (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.

Simply Clever 8-1 (8-10) Held up, mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Planetaria (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp (5) gs in Jun.

Clever Bob (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (6) gf in Jul beating Roman Holiday (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.