Strongbow Handicap 5f 218y

  • (3yo, 5f 218y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 11.71s
  • Off time: 19:35:17
Full result
Result 19:35 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Tatlisu 9/1
2nd 4 Fortinbrass s.h 14/1
3rd 7 Boxing Shadows 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 933-831
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Sharaarah (IRE) 10
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 933-831
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
3 136 9-10 D O'Meara D Tudhope 83 7/2
2 (8) 2-35121
Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Antonio Gramsci 10
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 2-35121
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 T D Barron G Gibbons 80 9/4f
3 (5) 2-16242
Light Blue, Orange epaulets, white cap Red Refraction (IRE) 22
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:K T O'Neill
  • Form: 2-16242
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 Richard Hannon K T O'Neill 79 9/2
4 (6) 22-5259
Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Fortinbrass (IRE) 66
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 22-5259
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 R M Beckett Martin Dwyer 78 14/1
5 (7) 320-
Dark Green, Yellow triple diamond Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 361
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 320-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 77 16/1
6 (3) 7-21004
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Limit Up 10
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 7-21004
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 M Johnston S De Sousa 77 17/2
7 (4) 621520
Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Boxing Shadows 25
  • T:B Smart
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 621520
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 B Smart P Hanagan 74 12/1
8 (1) 035-206
Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Tatlisu (IRE) 10
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 035-206
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 73 9/1

In depth

Verdict

Sharaarah was well beaten on Turf before scoring on the Fibresand at Southwell and is worth taking on off a 7lb higher mark today. Antonio Gramsci is up 5lb for his recent victory at Ripon but is steadily improving and should confirm running with Tatlisu. RED REFRACTION looked to be treading water in handicaps before a better effort at Haydock last time and Richard Hannon's colt gets the tentative vote to come out best in this, though Boxing Shadows has a shout with a repeat of his second at Beverley but has to be forgiven a poor effort at Nottingham on his latest start.

Formwatch

Tatlisu (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, chasing leaders when hampered inside final fiurlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 3l behind Antonio Gramsci (9-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

Fortinbrass (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Keen raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Intimidate (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.

Boxing Shadows 8-1 (9-1) Raced centre, towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 15, 11l behind Hartwright (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.

Red Refraction (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Lord Ashley (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.

Antonio Gramsci 11-8fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Shrimper Roo (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Raced alone stands side, close up over 3f, 17th of 23, 10l behind Hototo (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun '12.

Limit Up 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, disputed lead until inside final furlong, outpaced final 100 yards, just missed 3rd, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Sharaarah (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Led after 1f, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs beating Chasing Dreams (9-5) by 2l, 5 ran.