17:45 Leicester

Tuesday 30 June 2020

All16:4017:1517:4518:1518:4519:1519:4520:1520:45

Meridian Mortgages Handicap

Class 6  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:45  |   Winning time: 1m 7.6s

1st
5
(3)
59-6
5/4f
T: Mrs C A DunnettJ: Kevin Lundie (5)
Shied away from tape, chased leaders, led over 3f out, soon headed, edged right inside final furlong, ran on, led again post op 11/8 tchd 11/10 and tchd 6/4
2nd
nse
7
(2)
11/1
T: P S McEnteeJ: Grace McEntee (5)
Prominent, led 3f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed post op 7/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
2 ¼
9
(7)
25/1
T: A W CarrollJ: B Doyle
Quickly away and led until over 3f out, hung right inside final furlong, kept on same pace op 20/1 tchd 28/1
4th
2 ¼
4
(8)
6/4
T: A WintleJ: S Hitchcott
Slowly away, chased leaders, driven over 2f out, well beaten from over 1f out op 2/1
5th
hd
3
(9)
11/2
T: Olly MurphyJ: Elisha Whittington (5)
Slowly away, soon prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong op 9/2 tchd 6/1

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Non-Runners

8
(6)
Dreamboat Annie14
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 5
T: M D I Usher  J: Isobel Francis
6
(4)
Holy Tiber180
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 5
T: Chelsea Banham  J: Joey Haynes
1
(1)
Avenue Of Stars7
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 7
T: M Appleby  J: George Rooke
2
(5)
Northern Queen3
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 5
T: B Ellison  J: Ben Robinson
Betting

Forecast

Kraka (5/4), Tawaafoq (6/4), Avenue Of Stars (13/8), Northern Queen (9/2), Krazy Paving (11/2), Valley Belle (11/1), Holy Tiber (12/1), Dreamboat Annie (20/1), Peggotty (25/1)

Verdict
The manner of the win by Avenue Of Stars last time out suggests he needs taking very seriously under a 4lb penalty here, but his best turf form is on ground softer than forecast, so we prefer the proven fast ground performer NORTHERN QUEEN, who is forgiven her latest effort in the hope that cheekpieces galvanise her to bounce back. Krazy Paving is on a handy mark but also has a bit to prove on fast ground, while Tawaafoq and Kraka are others worth considering.
  1. Northern Queen
  2. Avenue Of Stars
  3. Kraka
Prize Money
1st:
£2,782.00
2nd:
£828.00
3rd:
£414.00
4th:
£207.00

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