19:45 Leicester

Tuesday 7 July 2020

All16:4017:1017:4018:1518:4519:1519:4520:15

Leicester Racecourse Supporting Frontline Workers Handicap

Class 5  |   1m 3f 179y  |   Good to Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:46  |   Winning time: 2m 34.3s
Weighed In
1
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: George Scott|  OR: 77|  D
2/1

Ran out a ready winner on his second and latest start at Doncaster (12f) coming right away in the closing stages from Dream With Me who runs in the 7:15. Looks a useful prospect and highly respected here.

2
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: W J Haggas|  OR: 76|  D
5/4

Caused plenty of problems in the prelims but still opened his account at Thirsk latest over 1m2f suggesting the extra 2f here would aid further. One to consider for top yard with great strike-rate.

3
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: F Norton |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 74
8/1

Placed four times as a juvenile but disappointed in last two so a few questions to answer on return although yard's runners going up in trip always feared.

4
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: Miss Amy Murphy|  OR: 74
9/1

Fourth behind impressive winner Win O'Clock on handicap bow at Haydock last time and interest will be upgraded should that horse win the 7:15. Not ruled out.

5
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton|  OR: 73
14/1

Maiden beaten 3¾L when fourth of nine on handicap bow at Goodwood over 1m2f. Longer trip not sure to suit but could get an easy lead in this small field.

6
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: P F I Cole|  OR: 72
20/1

Last of four on handicap bow at Newmarket over this trip and although he's 2lb lower here the impression remains that his mark is high enough; blinkers tried now.

Betting

Forecast

A Star Above (5/4), Au Clair De Lune (2/1), Expensive Dirham (8/1), En Famille (9/1), Bealach (14/1), Atlantic Crossing (20/1)

Verdict

Two last time out winners headline this contest with slight preference for AU CLAIR DE LUNE who ran right away from Dream With Me at Doncaster. The longer trip could unlock further progress for A Star Above and William Haggas' runners here are always feared. En Famille may prove the best of the others.
  1. Au Clair De Lune
  2. A Star Above
  3. En Famille

Prize Money

1st: £3,493.002nd: £1,040.003rd: £519.004th: £260.00

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