16:10 Leicester

Monday 21 September 2020

All13:0013:3014:0014:3515:0515:3516:10

Meridian Mortgages Fillies' Handicap

Class 5  |   1m 53y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:10  |   Winning time: 1m 42.81s

1
(3)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: G L Moore|  OR: 70|  D
14/1

4 wins from 13 runs this year. 15/2, eighth of 9 in handicap at Bath (8f, good) 19 days ago, beaten long way out. Mark continues to ease but others more persuasive.

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2
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 69
11/4

33/1, creditable fifth of 14 in handicap at Sandown (10f, good) 10 days ago. Ease in grade rates a likely plus and not dismissed out of hand.

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3
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 67
4/1

Latest win at Haydock in August. Good second of 12 in handicap (4/1) at Newbury (9f, good to soft) 36 days ago, running on. Clearly in rude health and respected.

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4
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Alistair Rawlinson |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 66
25/1

Fair maiden in Ireland who was below form upon joining this yard on AW last winter. Absent subsequently but worth noting if market vibes are positive on belated return. Tongue tied.

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5
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: J M P Eustace|  OR: 70
20/1

Respectable fifth of 9 in handicap (20/1) at Kempton (6f) 17 days ago, hampered end of back straight. Not one to write off, particularly now stepping up in trip.

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6
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: W R Muir|  OR: 69|  D
9/1

Lightly-raced winner. 10/1, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at Bath (8f, good) 19 days ago, doing herself no favours by taking a strong hold. Eased 2 lb but sole success to date gained on AW.

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7
(10)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Rhiain Ingram |  T: Paul George|  OR: 65|  D
28/1

Consistent rather than progressive on back of debut victory at Lingfield (7.6f) back in 2018. Well held on return from 12 months off at Newbury (1m) in June and difficult to weigh up at present.

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8
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: A M Balding|  OR: 67
11/4

Winner at Wolverhampton in June. 7/2, creditable second of 9 in handicap at Bath (8f, good) 19 days ago, running on. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Shortlist material.

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9
(8)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Ryan Tate |  T: M D I Usher|  OR: 63|  CD
22/1

C&D winner. Latest win at Windsor in August. 18/1, twelfth of 15 in handicap at Windsor (10f, good) 14 days ago, seemingly stretched by the trip. This more suitable.

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10
(7)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Theodore Ladd |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 63|  CD
12/1

C&D winner. 11/2, bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap at this course (7f, good to soft) 14 days ago, doing too much too soon. No forlorn hope with that under her belt.

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Betting

Forecast

Toronado Queen (11/4), Ascraeus (11/4), Elegant Love (4/1), Mazikeen (9/1), Eponina (12/1), Agent Of Fortune (14/1), Astrogem (20/1), The Stalking Moon (22/1), Peruvian Lily (25/1), Knightshayes (28/1)

Verdict

ASCRAEUS is proving consistent in defeat, finishing runner-up over this sort of trip at Bath 3 weeks ago, and she's fancied to make her presence felt again now equipped with first-time cheekpieces. Elegant Love and Toronado Queen head up the dangers.

  1. ASCRAEUS
  2. ELEGANT LOVE
  3. TORONADO QUEEN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
The Stalking Moon
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Cieren Fallon
  |  
T: Adrian Nicholls
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,429.00
2nd:
£1,020.00
3rd:
£510.00
4th:
£300.00
5th:
£300.00
6th:
£300.00
7th:
£300.00
8th:
£300.00

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