Leicester

  • 18:10 Sutton Handicap7f

  • Winner £5,208 2nd £1,550 3rd £774 4th £387
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.76s
  • Off time: 18:10:49
18:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Force 9/1
2nd Tukhoom (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 233154 Dark green, white triple diamond and diamond on cap Tukhoom (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
6 9-10 b D O'Meara R P Downey 77 9/25.50
2 (2) 2504-11 Royal blue, white epaulets, red sleeves, white cap Keepup Kevin 29
Distance Winner
5 9-9 Mrs P Sly Callum Shepherd 76 11/26.50
3 (5) 216421 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Global Spirit 17
Distance Winner
4 9-9 Roger Fell Ben Curtis 76 11/43.75
4 (3) 032022 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Esprit De Corps 9
Beaten Favourite
5 9-7 T D Barron David Egan 74 9/25.50
5 (6) 2-5722 Cherry, Black sash, Primrose and White quartered cap Real Smooth (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 R Hannon Tom Marquand 77 10/34.33
6 (1) 5221-65 DARK BLUE, WHITE star, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Golden Force 24
3 9-2 C G Cox A Kirby 76 9/110.00

Betting

Forecast

Global Spirit (11/4), Real Smooth (10/3), Esprit De Corps (9/2), Tukhoom (9/2), Keepup Kevin (11/2), Golden Force (9/1)

Verdict

The competitive nature of this contest sees just 3lb between the field on official ratings, although three-year-olds receive the age allowance. A case can be advanced for all but Tukhoom has topweight and a strike rate of 2-24, Keepup Kevin is two from two this term but prefers cut in the ground and there's nothing between Global Spirit and Esprit De Corps on recent running at the revised weights. Golden Force possibly needs to improve a level so the choice is REAL SMOOTH. The Hannon charge has posted good runner-up efforts in large-field handicaps the last twice when indicating that the move back up this 7f trip would elicit further improvement.