Leicester

  • 17:30 Stewards Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.07s
  • Off time: 17:31:23
17:30 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Villette (IRE) 50/1
2nd= Entangling (IRE) 4/1
3rd= Swift Cedar (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0-26273 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Squiggley 33
Distance Winner
4 9-9 H Candy Dane O'Neill 74 4/15.00
2 (11) 316244 Dark Blue, Light Blue star and sleeves, quartered cap Flight Of Fantasy 76
Course Winner
3 9-8 H J L Dunlop G Mosse 77 6/17.00
3 (8) 167 Grey and red (quartered), halved sleeves, grey cap, red spots Villette (IRE) 145
3 9-6 D K Ivory Rob Hornby 75 50/151.00
4 (4) 374571 Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, yellow spots Miningrocks (FR) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 D Carroll G C O'Neill (7) 71 5/16.00
5 (1) 457108 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Blushing Red (FR) 22
Distance Winner
3 9-6 E A L Dunlop P J McDonald 75 8/19.00
6 (9) 63921 Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, halved sleeves, cerise cap Entangling (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
3 9-6 C F Wall S De Sousa 75 4/15.00
7 (7) 131660 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Bonnie Arlene (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 74 16/117.00
8 (6) 605-269 Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Dora's Field (IRE) 83
4 9-4 W S Kittow K Shoemark 69 50/151.00
9 (10) 667242 White, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, red cap Rayaa 12
4 9-4 t M Appleby Josephine Gordon 69 6/17.00
11 (2) 1360-67 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE disc and sleeves, hooped cap Swift Cedar (IRE) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-2 P D Evans Matt Cosham (3) 67 20/121.00
12 (12) 68-6 Dark blue, yellow hoops, white sleeves and cap Austerity (IRE) 162
4 9-0 Sally Haynes B A Curtis 65 33/134.00
13 (3) 129286 Purple, Pink seams, Red sleeves, Pink seams, Purple and Red hooped cap Tyrsal (IRE) 18
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-13 p C Lines Darragh Keenan (7) 64 12/113.00
Non runners
10 (13)363599Polar Forest79-2R C GuestJack Osborn67

Verdict

Squiggley is rarely beaten far but has gone up in the weights for finishing third at Epsom. Flight Of Fantasy has won over 1m4f here and been racing over further while Miningrocks has been superbly placed by Declan Carroll over the past couple of seasons, though his latest victory was in a seller. BLUSHING RED won a better class handicap than this at Chepstow and is just 2lb higher so gets the nod as though Rayaa made a very good start for Mick Appleby at Chelmsford he could have done without a 2lb rise. Bonnie Arlene has been racing in better company since scoring at this level at Musselburgh so is another to consider as is the progressive Entangling, who battled to victory at Yarmouth on just his fifth start and has been leniently treated.