Leicester

  • 13:50 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes 5f

  • Winner £5,434 2nd £1,617 3rd £808 4th £404
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.76s
  • Off time: 13:50:20
13:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Venture 7/2
2nd Blyton 17/2
3rd Jack's Point 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 (1) 5 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Ballistic (IRE) 42
2 9-2 R M H Cowell Jim Crowley 1001
2 (2) Black, white seams, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Blyton
2 9-2 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 1001
4 (8) Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Jack's Point
2 9-2 W R Muir M Dwyer 1001
5 (7) 42 White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Murqaab 24
2 9-2 D O'Meara D Tudhope 1001
6 (4) Grey Secret Venture
2 9-2 K A Ryan J P Spencer 1001
7 (3) Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Sing Bertie (IRE)
2 9-2 D Shaw P J McDonald 1001
8 (5) White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Tomshalfbrother
2 9-2 R M H Cowell W M Lordan 1001
9 (6) 8 WHITE, GOLD braid, GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap Triple One (IRE) 14
2 9-2 M L W Bell James Doyle 1001
Non runners
3 (9)7Don Armado (IRE)29-2S C WilliamsOisin Murphy

Verdict

Murqaab obviously sets the form standard with his recent close second at Doncaster when still looking green. He should give a solid account here and the experience gained will be valuable but we'll take him on with BALLISTIC. One of two Robert Cowell entries, the booking of Jim Crowley takes the eye on the son of Kodiac who shaped with a degree of promise on debut behind Jackstar at the Newmarket Craven meeting. The form of the race is working out well and a strong run expected with normal improvement. The market should help to point the way with the newcomers, of which Blyton, also a son of Kodiac, and Secret Venture, by Kyllachy, make most appeal on paper.