Leicester

  • 14:50 Stathern Claiming Stakes7f

  • Winner £4,140 2nd £1,232 3rd £616 4th £308
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.60s
  • Off time: 14:50:54
14:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ghost Serge (IRE) 5/2
2nd Straight Ash (IRE) 6/1
3rd Foxy Lady 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (1) 6008-70 Brown, light green epaulets Makofitwhatyouwill 30
3 9-11 N Tinkler Faye McManoman (7) 41 1001
2 (2) 222200 Dark blue, yellow hoop Montague (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
3 9-11 D O'Meara D Tudhope 81 1001
3 (5) 56-4876 Pink, black stars, pink sleeves Ghost Serge (IRE) 26
3 9-5 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 80 1001
4 (6) 33833-8 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Star Of Zaam (IRE) 26
3 9-1 p K R Burke C Lee (3) 74 1001
5 (3) 76-4795 Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Straight Ash (IRE) 27
3 9-1 R Hannon James Doyle 58 1001
6 (8) 1149-84 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Shovel It On (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 P D Evans P J McDonald 68 1001
7 (4) 4-53337 Yellow, maroon epaulets, halved sleeves, maroon cap Foxy Lady 30
3 8-10 p K A Ryan Ben Robinson (5) 60 1001
8 (7) 976-9 Maroon, saxe blue sash, hooped cap Ruby Sound 76
3 8-6 Steph Hollinshead Megan Ellingworth (7) 41 1001

Verdict

Quite a few of these have been recently disappointing hence the drop into claiming grade. GHOST SERGE is the most striking example as he contested a Class 2 handicap just two runs back but has yet to rediscover his form following a gelding operation. He would be very hard to beat if anywhere near his best and is afforded another chance. Montague was well beaten just four days ago at Haydock but is another who would be in the heart of the action if producing his best. He is well respected in this grade. Star Of Zaam also showed little on his first run after a gelding operation but previous best form puts him in with decent claims too. All of which makes for a tricky affair, in which Foxy Lady is also worth a mention for the Ryan team.