John Smith's Extra Smooth Handicap 7f 9y

  • (3yo+, 7f 9y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472 5th £235
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 23.56s
  • Off time: 20:35:41
Full result
Result 20:35 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Askaud 11/1
2nd 1 Otto The Great 12/1
3rd 9 Gabrial's Gift 1 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 19-5000
Light blue, black and light blue striped sleeves and cap Otto The Great 23
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 19-5000
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 79 12/1
2 (5) 9-55101
Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Available (IRE) 19
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 9-55101
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 p J Mackie F Norton 79 8/1
3 (9) 81331-0
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Fathsta (IRE) 21
  • T:P Morris
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 81331-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 P Morris D Tudhope 79 25/1
4 (11) 00708-6
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, pink cap Ewell Place (IRE) 7
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 00708-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 139 9-13 D Nicholls P Cosgrave 78 20/1
6 (2) 31/74-49
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Shamahan 22
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 31/74-49
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 G L Moore P Hanagan 76 5/1
7 (4) 360-080
Emerald green, yellow stars, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Greensward 28
  • T:M Murphy
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 360-080
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 M Murphy Martin Dwyer 75 40/1
8 (1) 425957
ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Askaud (IRE) 49
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 425957
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
5 134 9-8 p S Dixon T P Queally 73 11/1
9 (6) 5814-31
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 12
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 5814-31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 D M Simcock J P Spencer 72 11/4f
10 (12) 23-3232
Red, pink hoop and armlets Caramack 9
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:S J Drowne
  • Form: 23-3232
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 Richard Hannon S J Drowne 78 6/1
11 (10) 42507-3
Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets Bajan Bear 12
  • T:M Blanshard
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 42507-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 M Blanshard Martin Harley 68 8/1
12 (8) 272-106
Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Reggae Star 12
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 272-106
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 73 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (7) 140431
Azrael 11
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:Aaron Jones
  • Form: 140431
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 912 A J Mccabe Aaron Jones 77 NR

In depth

Verdict

Azrael popped up at a big price at Yarmouth last time and, with an apprentice negating a rise in the weights, he should make another bold. AVAILABLE is just preferred, however, as her defeat of a subsequent winner over track and trip looks stronger form and John Mackie's filly is fancied to follow up in what looks a less competitive affair. Gabrial's Gift was withdrawn at Chepstow last night having won over 6f at the same track last time but will stay the extra and the frustrating Caramack made it seven placed efforts in a row when second at Brighton last week. Bajan Bear also made the frame when third over track and trip on his return and looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Azrael 20-1 (9-0) Overall leader made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating First Class (8-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Askaud (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led and raced alone on stands rail, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 10l behind Westwiththenight (9-6) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.

Otto The Great 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 10l behind Mont Ras (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Belle Bayardo (9-5) by 2l, 16 ran.

Caramack 15-8 (8-12) Led 1f, chased leader until halfway, chased leading pair, not much room briefly 2f out, stayed in centre course, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Bartack (9-3) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) fm.

Ewell Place (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, weakened closing stages, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Shamahan 14-1 (8-13) Steadied and went left start, held up last, pushed along inside final 3f, moderate progress inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Magic City (8-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Reggae Star 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Regal Hawk (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Fathsta (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 3rd far side group, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 30l behind Chester Aristocrat (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.

Available (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Close up, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Malekat Jamal (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

Greensward 33-1 (9-6) Awkwardly away and slow into stride, behind, kept on, never near leaders, 12th of 18, 14l behind Red Seventy (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.

Bajan Bear 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.