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15:55 Leicester

Squirrel Handicap (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 179y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,752
  • 2nd: £4,715
  • 3rd: £2,358
  • 4th: £1,180
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 38.28s
  • Off Time: 15:59:04
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
  • Form 023105
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 108

tracked leader over 1f, stayed in touch, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place and not much room, well beaten final 2f

2(7)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
9/2
  • Form 26564-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 106

held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, rolled about a little over 2f out, soon slightly impeded and beaten, weakened over 1f out

3(3)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
25/1
  • Form 111221-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 103

last to break, held up in rear, switched left and shaken up over 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never dangerous

4(4)
Silk - Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap

Blakeney Point

18 p DCD
10/3
  • Form 044241
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 100

held up in mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, not much room and switched left over 1f out, edged right and quickened inside final furlong, led towards finish, readily

5(1)
Silk - Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap
13/2
  • Form 154214
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 100

led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, no extra towards finish

6(6)
Silk - Rose Du Barri, Turquoise collar, cuffs and spots on cap
13/2
  • Form 3171-36
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, went 2nd over 10f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed towards finish

7(2)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
  • Form 140702
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders, niggled along over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, edged left over 2f out, one pace and beaten over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

My Reward finished a place ahead of Soldier In Action on worse terms at Chester last time but both look in the handicapper’s grip. Night Of Glory came up against a very progressive sort when second at Haydock while Sumbal wasn’t disgraced on his belated reappearance at Doncaster but Minotaur is almost certainly being readied for another campaign over hurdles. BLAKENEY POINT had Dance The Dream well behind when winning a shade cosily last time at Newbury. The second won a Group 3 at Ascot on Saturday so the form couldn’t have worked out any better and a 3lb rise looks lenient.

Formwatch

Soldier In Action (FR) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, last and no impression over 1f out, last of 5, 4 3/4l behind Duretto (9-3) at Chester 1m 4f lst stks (1) hvy in Sep.

Sumbal (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) In rear and in touch, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Mount Logan (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks (2) sft in Sep.

Minotaur (IRE) 4-6fav (11-4) Tracked leaders on outside, led going well before 2 out, drew clear effortlessly flat, eased close home, won at Aintree 2m 4f (4) gd in Jun beating Jimmy Breekie (11-10) by 5l, 6 ran.

Blakeney Point 9-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, good headway on outside tracking leader 9f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, shaken up and stayed on inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep beating Danehill Kodiac (9-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

My Reward 8-1 (9-6) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/4l behind Duretto (9-3) at Chester 1m 4f lst stks (1) hvy in Sep.

Dance The Dream 8-1 (9-7) Keen, held up in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 6 1/4l behind Blakeney Point (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

Night Of Glory 7-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Royal Line (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.