Leicestershire Silver Fox Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Heavy (Chase - Soft)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 14:40:23
Full result
Result 14:40 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Tafika 12/1
2nd 8 Ballywatt 2/1f
3rd 5 Patsy Finnegan 13 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 524-U2
Yellow, Dark Green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Baileys Concerto (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 524-U2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 120 5/1
2 11-4U73
Royal Blue, Emerald Green disc, quartered cap Global Flyer 18
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 11-4U73
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 b Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 120 20/1
3 5/P51P-P
Yellow, white and yellow halved sleeves Masked Man (IRE) 48
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:P N O'Brien
  • Form: 5/P51P-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 t C J Mann P N O'Brien (10) 120 33/1
5 F047-4P
Black, pink cross of lorraine, pink and black halved sleeves, black and pink check cap Patsy Finnegan 27
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: F047-4P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 A King R Thornton 118 20/1
6 34/1871-
Orange, white triple diamond Circus of Dreams 379
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 34/1871-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9v
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 v O Sherwood S P Jones 117 20/1
7 45/9-14P
Light Blue, Yellow stars, armlets and cap Onefourfun (IRE) 32
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 45/9-14P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 C E Longsdon N Fehily 115 40/1
8 430-322
Red, dark green diamonds on sleeves Ballywatt (IRE) 12
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 430-322
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 t K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 114 2/1f
9 PF314-P
Black, yellow hoops, armlets and cap The Black Baron (IRE) 31
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: PF314-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 Mrs L Wadham R Johnson 112 10/1
10 8P-5312
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Rouble (IRE) 14
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 8P-5312
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 108 10/3
11 13-884F
Dark green, white cross belts, red and white striped sleeves and cap Heavenstown (IRE) 17
  • T:J L Flint
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 13-884F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 J L Flint Donal Fahy 107 14/1
12 14/4FP-P
WHITE, GREEN sleeves and collar, CLARET cap Tafika 53
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 14/4FP-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 p1 P R Webber L Treadwell 105 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 231P-05
Master Milan (IRE) 45
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 231P-05
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 1110 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 118 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Cootehill (IRE)
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
7 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Ballywatt has been knocking on the door and should be thereabouts again here after losing out narrowly at Hereford 12 days ago. Red Rouble won over 3m here before finishing second at Cheltenham and is another for the short-list while it would be no surprise to see a big run from the returning Circus of Dreams with his yard in good form and the lightly-raced Baileys Concerto looks to be on an upward curve, though has been done no favours by the handicapper. Master Milan likes soft ground but disappointed when favourite at Lingfield last month and was pulled up when GLOBAL FLYER won at Huntingdon in April. Caroline Bailey's gelding drops in grade today after a remote third at Fakenham and can recapture the winning thread back on a winning mark.

Formwatch

Master Milan (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, led 3rd until 5th, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair, ridden and weakened on long run to 3 out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Cranky Corner (11-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Tafika 16-1 (11-7) No fluent in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.

Ballywatt (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Towards rear, good headway 9th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged and upsides last, every chance flat, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.

Patsy Finnegan 66-1 (11-3) Hampered 1st and 2nd, behind, struggling 10th, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs, 15 ran.

The Black Baron (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) In touch on outside, lost touch when jumped right 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-7) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 5 ran.

Baileys Concerto (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led until 3rd, led 6th, bumped 10th, headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, bad mistake last, no extra flat, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Simply Wings (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f beg chs (3) sft.

Circus of Dreams 10-1 (11-12) Led, driven and headed after 3 out, soon ridden, regained lead next, kept on under pressure flat, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec '11 beating Silver Roque (11-7) by 7l, 8 ran.

Global Flyer 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leader until ridden 12th, weakened 2 out, left remote 3rd at last, 3rd of 5, 46l behind Cross Of Honour (11-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.

Masked Man (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always behind, ridden and strugging before 12th, tailed off 16th, struggling 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Time For Spring (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov, 12 ran.

Onefourfun (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, hampered 4th, ridden after next, mistake 8th, soon well beaten, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mentalist (10-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov, 6 ran.

Red Rouble (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Led 1st, ridden after 3 out, hard pressed next, headed narrowly last, no extra flat, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Plein Pouvoir (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) sft.

Heavenstown (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Held up in close 6th, smooth headway to 3rd and going well when fell 3 out, in a race won by Father Probus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 7 ran.