13:55 Leicester

Monday 29 October 2018

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Sir Gordon Richards Handicap

Class 2  |   1m 3f 179y  |   Good to Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:55  |   Winning time: 2m 35.16s

1st
4
(3)
9/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Fran Berry
Held up in touch, headway and not clear run over 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon challenged, held on well tchd 7/1
2nd
nse
1
(6)
3/1c
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Led, strongly challenged from over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied and every chance, just failed op 11/4 tchd 5/2
3rd
4
5
(1)
3/1c
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett
Tracked leader, took keen hold, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 5/2
4th
3
2
(5)
5/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: J P Spencer
Steadied in last, headway over 1f out, no impression op 6/1 tchd 8/1
5th
¾
3
(4)
59-3
3/1c
T: T D EasterbyJ: Rachel Richardson
Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong op 9/2
6th
6
8
(8)
16/1
T: M QuinnJ: Charles Bishop
Held up, under pressure over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong op 20/1

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Non-Runners

6
(7)
Twin Star45
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: A M Balding  J: Non Runner
7
(2)
Kasperenko38
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: B G Powell  J: D C Costello
Betting

Forecast

Hochfeld (3/1), Not So Sleepy (3/1), Aasheq (3/1), Twin Star (7/2), Restorer (9/2), Banditry (5/1), Kasperenko (14/1), Great Hall (16/1)

Verdict
An interesting middle distance handicap, where AASHEQ, who is unexposed over this trip and has improved throughout this season, is suggested. Great Hall is very interesting from this mark and if back to his best after a short break, he would be a threat to all, while Hochfeld is a solid yardstick who would not be an undeserving winner. Not So Sleepy is another with claims, while the fitting of blinkers by this trainer for the first time since he took the reins with Kasparenko, adds another potential twist to the outcome.
  1. Aasheq
  2. Great Hall
  3. Not So Sleepy

Previous Winners

2017
Dance The Dream
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Tyler Saunders
  |  
T: M P Tregoning
5/2
Prize Money
1st:
£12,602.00
2nd:
£3,772.00
3rd:
£1,886.00
4th:
£944.00
5th:
£470.00

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