Leicester

  • 16:20 Oadby Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £4,399 2nd £1,309 3rd £654 4th £327
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.09s
  • Off time: 16:24:10
16:20 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sweet Charity 7/1
2nd Ashington 16/1
3rd Tiffin Top 6/1
4th Phoenician Star (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 673-621 White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Nibras Galaxy (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
3 9-8 I Mohammed George Wood (3) 76 7/18.00
2 (6) 47-6 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Tiffin Top 18
3 9-7 J H M Gosden N Mackay 75 6/17.00
3 (9) 3753-61 Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Immortal Romance (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M L W Bell J P Spencer 75 16/117.00
4 (13) 753- Red, gold braid, white sleeves and cap with gold       tassel Ghazan (IRE) 223
3 9-7 C G Cox A Kirby 75 8/19.00
5 (4) 528-4 Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap I'm A Star (IRE) 32
3 9-6 S C Williams D Tudhope 74 12/113.00
6 (2) 0116-57 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Emerald Rocket (IRE) 18
3 9-5 p1 K R Burke B A Curtis 73 20/121.00
7 (15) 58224-2 Emerald Green, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green cap, Orange star Gamesters Icon 31
3 9-5 B Smart G Lee 73 20/121.00
8 (3) 33-2 Orange, White halved sleeves Sweet Charity 26
3 9-4 D J Coakley Fran Berry 72 7/18.00
9 (16) 5665-3 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Robinson Crusoe (IRE) 17
3 9-4 R Hannon Hollie Doyle 72 10/111.00
10 (8) 1090-79 Red, dark blue hoop, quartered cap Optimum Time (IRE) 18
3 9-4 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 72 9/110.00
11 (14) 00-1116 Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star Surrey Blaze (IRE) 76
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-4 J Tuite Oisin Murphy 72 33/134.00
12 (11) 43186-0 DARK BLUE, GREY chevron, WHITE and DARK BLUE striped sleeves The Throstles 24
3 9-3 Kevin Frost C Lee (3) 71 25/126.00
13 (12) 0-50 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow cap Phoenician Star (IRE) 18
3 9-3 p1 B J Meehan James Doyle 71 11/26.50
14 (5) 56376- Black, silver braid and sleeves, red cap Ashington 208
3 9-1 p1 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 69 16/117.00
15 (10) 06379- Purple, mauve stars, armlets and star on cap General Zoff 277
3 8-13 W R Muir M Dwyer 67 66/167.00
16 (7) 364-00 Black, yellow disc, white sleeves, red diamonds, red, green & black quartered cap Delph Crescent (IRE) 14
3 8-11 p1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 65 33/134.00

Verdict

Another tightly-knit 3-y-o handicap to unpick with NIBRAS GALAXY taken to follow up a pleasing success at Redcar when the Nathaniel colt did well to win after not receiving the clearest of passages. He looks the sort to maintain his improvement and just gets the nod over Immortal Romance, who swooped late to score at Yarmouth last time under Jamie Spencer who will no doubt seek to emulate those tactics here. Tiffin Top is a likely improver along with Ghazan, while the likes of I'm A Star, Sweet Charity and Robinson Crusoe have all displayed a sufficient level of form to suggest they can prove competitive at this Class 5 level. Keep an eye on Ashington too in the market on this seasonal reappearance in first-time cheekpieces with Atzeni booked.