13:05 Leicester

Pat And Ken Payne Memorial Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £1,949
  • 2nd: £572
  • 3rd: £286
  • 4th: £143
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 47.60s
  • Off Time: 13:06:08
  • 10 Ran
Silk -

    Silk -
    Silk - Red, white chevrons, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white striped cap
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0

    held up, pecked 2nd, some headway 4 out, ridden and weakened next

    Silk - Yellow, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Royal Blue cap
    • Form P/
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0

    always in rear, jumped slowly 4th, behind from next

    Silk - Dark Green, White hoop, Red sleeves, White and Dark Green hooped cap

    Bin End

    9 C
    • Form 59
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    in touch, led 3 out, ridden and ran on

    Silk - Emerald green and black stripes, red cap
    • Form 23-12
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    keen prominent, chase clear leader 3rd, ridden and every chance 2 out, hit last, kept on one pace

    Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star
    • Form 09-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    in rear, some headway 4 out, weakened next

    Silk - Red, Green cross belts and star on cap
    • Form P6/P6-0
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    mid-division, ridden and weakened 4 out

    Silk - Black, black and maroon striped cap
    • Form 35
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    led and soon clear, jumped left first, slipped badly on approach to 3rd, recovered well, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and every chance when hit last and slipped on landing, no extra

    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    led into start, in rear, jumped slowly 4th, blundered and fell next

    Silk - Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    keen in touch, led approaching 3 out, soon headed, ridden and kept on one pace

    Silk - White, light blue cap

    Vivre Libre

    181 t
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    keen chased clear leader until 3rd, close up, ridden 3 out, weakened next

    • Form 1/9-P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0


    • Form 5-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-7


    In depth


    CASTLETOWN BRIDGE narrowly failed to defy a penalty in a bumper at Uttoxeter last month but, as a former pointer, was always the type likely to do better when tackling hurdles and appears to have little to beat here. The probable danger is Monarch's Way, who finished third on his debut over timber at Carlisle before failing to get home over a longer trip at Hexham. The lightly-raced Star In Flight won a Warwick maiden on the Flat for Brian Meehan in the summer and may prove the pick of the newcomers.


    Beetuna (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 11l behind Golden Waters (10-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun (flat).

    Be Mi Maite 40-1 (11-3) Pulled hard, prominent, weakened quickly 10f out, tailed off, soon pulled up, in a race won by Fishoutofwater (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar '10, 16 ran.

    Bin End 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 9th of 11, 45l behind Broadbackbob (11-0) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gd.

    Castletown Bridge (IRE) 4-5fav (11-4) Took keen hold, held up, steady headway over 5f out, chased leaders 4f out, led over 3f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 15, ns behind Ifyouletmefinish (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.

    Eurhythmic (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Not always fluent in rear, lost touch after 5th, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Omaruru (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Mar.

    Knockavardagh Boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) With winner and keen, weakened before 4f out, 13th of 15, well behind Bar De Ligne (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs.

    Monarch's Way 3-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon chased leaders, soon weakened, 5th of 14, 17l behind Aland Islands (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

    Northern Genes (AUS) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Saharia (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Oct (flat).

    Star In Flight 14-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in last pair, driven along on outside 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, kept on closing stages, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Area Fifty One (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct (flat).

    Vivre Libre (8-11) 3rd of 8, shd behind Solidaro (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 4yo stk gd in May (flat).

    Bobbits Way 80-1 (10-12) Soon struggling in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Knight Pass (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 15 ran.

    Frolic Along (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway from over 2f out, chasing leaders 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 8l behind Turbo Du Ranch (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.