Foster's Gold Handicap 1m 3f 183y

  • (4yo+, 1m 3f 183y, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 35.51s
  • Off time: 20:06:14
Full result
Result 20:05 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Semeen 10/11f
2nd 5 Running Deer 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 06146-1
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Semeen 29
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 06146-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 L M Cumani J P Spencer 77 10/11f
2 (1) 3154-21
Light blue and dark blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, dark blue spots, light blue cap Ashdown Lad 18
  • T:W Jarvis
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 3154-21
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 W Jarvis P Hanagan 75 2/1
3 (4) 0120-60
Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue  cap Sondeduro 47
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 0120-60
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 J A Osborne D Sweeney 73 33/1
4 (2) 1-6
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Estemaala (IRE) 49
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 1-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 73 14/1
5 (5) 944/3-53
WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Running Deer (IRE) 19
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 944/3-53
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 Lady Cecil T P Queally 72 9/1
6 (3) 1331-57
Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Kittens 31
  • T:W R Muir
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 1331-57
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 63 18/1

In depth

Verdict

Luca Cumani's runners are usually better for a pipe-opener but SEMEEN bucked the trend when scoring at Newbury on his comeback. A 9lb rise seems rather harsh but he gets the vote to show further improvement stepping up in trip. Ashdown Lad is up only 2lb for his recent course and distance win and should be thereabouts again along with Running Deer, third at Windsor last time and racing off the same mark today. No excuses have been forthcoming for Estemaala's woeful return at Doncaster where she was sent off favourite, but she made a winning racecourse debut at Pontefract last season and it's too soon to write her off.

Formwatch

Semeen 7-2 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and not much room 3f out, soon challenging, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, held on, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Cashpoint (9-7) by hd, 13 ran.

Running Deer (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to lead, ridden and edged left briefly 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Mama Quilla (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.

Ashdown Lad 11-4 (9-5) Mid-division, switched right and headway 2f out, pressed leader entering final furlong, soon every chance, ran on, led post, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Burnham (9-6) by ns, 8 ran.

Kittens 3-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.

Sondeduro 28-1 (9-4) Chased leaders until shuffled back and lost place over 5f out, toawrds rear and never on terms after, last of 13, 30l behind Attwaal (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.

Estemaala (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, pushed along halfway, soon struggling and beaten, tailed off and eased final 2f, last of 6, 49l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.