Leicester

  • 14:45 John O'Gaunt Beginners' Chase1m 7f 201y

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.44s
  • Off time: 14:45:44
14:45 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Spinner (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11160-P White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Exitas (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
7 11-0 t P W Middleton J E Moore 132 10/111.00
2 67/520-6 Black, black and maroon striped cap Pine Creek 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 J P Ferguson Aidan Coleman 4/15.00
3 617211- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Red Spinner (IRE) 240
Distance Winner
5 11-0 K C Bailey David Bass 7/24.50
4 2811-82 Royal blue, red cross belts, white sleeves, royal blue stars Stephanie Frances (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 10-7 D Skelton Harry Skelton 4/51.80

Verdict

Red Spinner was progressive over hurdles last winter and has the scope to make a chaser. Pine Creek, from the same stable as the winner 12 months ago, was second in a Grade 3 hurdle at Ascot a little under a year ago and then ran in the Betfair Hurdle. But he was very disappointing on his reappearance at Aintree and is best watched until showing signs of a revival. STEPHANIE FRANCES won three of her 10 starts over hurdles and made The New One work hard for victory at Kempton last month. If she can translate that form to fences she should do well and is the choice here with Exitas likely to find easier opportunities in the months ahead.