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14:55 Leicester

TBA Small Breeders' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,562
  • 2nd: £4,660
  • 3rd: £2,330
  • 4th: £1,165
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.50s
  • Off Time: 14:55:34
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
5/2

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(6)
    Silk - White, grey diamond

    Statuario

    12 D
    7/1
    • Form 19
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3

    led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 1f out

    2(9)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets

    Indomeneo

    10 D
    5/2
    • Form 121261
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 79

    pressed leader, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well

    3(8)
    Silk - Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap

    Cuban Heel

    17 p
    6/1
    • Form 8234
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 77

    chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner

    4(2)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red triple diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap
    50/1
    • Form 5
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0

    prominent, pushed along 3f out, driven 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    5(3)
    Silk - Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap
    9/1
    • Form 2
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    held up in rear, switched left over 2f out, soon switched right and closed, driven over 1f out, no extra towards finish

    6(5)
    Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    slowly into stride, ran green and always behind

    8(4)
    Silk - Orange, White diamonds on sleeves
    11/1
    • Form 448
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-10

    chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

    9(1)
    Silk - aquamarine, yellow armlets
    • Form 8
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-8

    towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, stayed on

    7(7)
    NR
    100/1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    NonRunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Noble Expression is by Sir Percy so conditions shouldn’t be a problem. He changed hands for 75,000gns as a yearling have only cost 26,000gns as a foal so could be a useful recruit. Glacier Fox was no match for Tight Lines at Redcar but was clear of the third and will be a danger if handling this much softer surface but INDOMENEO has already shown himself to be a tough juvenile who is effective on the ground and fourth victory of the campaign is not out of the question. Statuario had no chance in a Group 3 at Newmarket last time but an earlier win at Chepstow was nothing special and Cuban Heel is likely to find at least one too good again.

    Formwatch

    Statuario 40-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 9, 12 1/2l behind Elarqam (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Sep.

    Indomeneo 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, challenged over 1f out, ridden and hard pressed from over 1f out, stayed on, in command close home, won at Ripon 1m (4) sft in Sep beating Poet's Dawn (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.

    Cuban Heel 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Fennaan (9-2) at Newbury 7f stks (4) gd in Sep.

    Jackpot Royale 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Episcia (8-11) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.

    Glacier Fox 15-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 3/4l behind Tight Lines (8-11) at Redcar 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.

    Noble Expression Sir Percy colt out of Disposition.

    Homerton 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, soon chased leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10 1/2l behind Kitaabaat (9-2) at Sandown 1m stks (5) gd in Sep.

    Face Like Thunder 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, kept on final furlong, no threat, 8th of 16, 8 1/2l behind Fennaan (9-2) at Newbury 7f stks (4) gd in Sep.

    Percy Prosecco 66-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 12, 21 3/4l behind Corrosive (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (4) pol in Sep.