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17:45 Leicester

Good To Firm

Kube – Leicester’s Premier Events Venue Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 1m 3f 179y
  • Class 6
  • 7 runners
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Kube – Leicester’s Premier Events Venue Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 275-43 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Two wins came on Polytrack and otherwise he's been turned over as favourite eight times, including on three of his last four turf starts; perhaps first-time cheekpieces will make the difference but it's hard to keep making excuses.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(4)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Thunder Flash

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Ian Williams

Dual winner over 1m4f at Leicester last summer; didn't really take to hurdling in the autumn and is yet to hit top gear since returned to the Flat in May but his recent Nottingham fourth (1m6f, good) was a good step back in the right direction.

10/1

4th

7

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:42 Nottingham

Thunder Flash

9st 5lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Ian Williams

Didn't really take to hurdling in the autumn and returned to the Flat with two low-key runs in May/June; others have much less to prove.

20/1

6th

7

(4)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newbury

Thunder Flash

9st 5lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Two wins over 1m4f at Leicester (good to firm/good to soft) last summer; didn't really take to hurdles in the autumn and had excuses when tailed off on last month's Doncaster return, but is still 4lb above his last winning mark so he needs to find a bit more; cheekpieces return.

11/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-4751 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Two runs on fast turf better than his other eight efforts, latterly when winning well at Windsor last week; will be 1lb lower than under his penalty from the weekend but has to be respected under William Buick.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(7)

4th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Tribuna Uffizi

10st 0lb

J: Levi Bedford

T: George Scott

took keen hold, midfield, headway on outer 4f out, switched to near side over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

7/2

8th

7

(4)

21st Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Tribuna Uffizi

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

midfield, pushed along and headway on inner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

4th

2

(8)

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 209y

Class 6

16:40 Ffos Las

Tribuna Uffizi

9st 13lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

towards rear of midfield, reminder after 5f, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on but not pace to challenge

4/1

3rd
1 (2)
Lednikov

4/1

Form: 990713

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

The switch to front-running did the job in April and his subsequent effort in better company was better than it looked (went off hard enough over 1m6f); has to go on the shortlist switched from cheekpieces to blinkers.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Lednikov

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

11th

6

(3)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lednikov

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ivan Furtado

Won twice at Southwell (1m3f/1m4f) at the end of 2022, but 0-8 last year despite having dropped below his last winning mark for his last four outings; returns from five months off and market helpful.

9/1

10/1

Form: 315376

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Three wins have come on the AW and he's lost his way since returned to turf (0-10); remains just above his highest successful mark and can be opposed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(1)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

17:45 Leicester

Pilot Wings

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, held up in rear, switched left and on outer from 3f out, shaken up and some headway over 2f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong

10/1

6th

2

(10)

2nd Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:10 Leicester

Pilot Wings

9st 13lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Tony Carroll

close up on outer, led home turn, pushed along under 3f out, faced challenge and ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

7th

1

(9)

23rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

Pilot Wings

9st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

10/1

5th
3 (4)
Merweb

6/1

Form: 745148 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner who lacks consistency; hit traffic at Bath last time, unlike when things fell perfectly at the same course off 2lb lower in the spring, and ought to do better.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(4)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

17:45 Leicester

Merweb

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Henry Oliver

dwelt start, in rear, headway on outer from 4f out, going easily when pressed leader 3f out, ridden when edged right over 1f out, soon no extra, weakened gradually and lost position inside final furlong

6/1

8th

6

(3)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:46 Bath

Merweb

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Henry Oliver

midfield, pushed along 3f out, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, not pace to challenge (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run inside the final two furlongs)

5/1

4th

3

(4)

23rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

Merweb

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Henry Oliver

11/2

Form: 17-218 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Wins have come over further on the AW but his turf debut effort last month, when struck into, can be ignored; is one of the likelier winners off the same mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(8)

19th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Owen Little

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Matt Crawley

Both wins have come on the AW, at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) in October 2021 and here (1m6f) in February last year; may have needed his first start in 310 days at Yarmouth last month, but he probably needs further than this now.

13/2

6th

5

(6)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

14:30 Yarmouth

Owen Little

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Matt Crawley

held up in rear

5/1

6th

4

(1)

9th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Owen Little

9st 10lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Matt Crawley

midfield, ridden over 2f out, made no telling impression

7/2

16/1

Form: 408864

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

One of his better efforts from 4lb out of the handicap, switched from cheekpieces to a visor, last time; he is exposed, though, and Lednikov is clearly his yard's best chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(5)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Catterick

Im Grateful

8st 10lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Ivan Furtado

close up on inner, pushed along and lost position from 5f out, dropped to rear and struggling from 3f out, soon ridden and well beaten

20/1

7th

7

(7)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

17:45 Leicester

Im Grateful

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, led at steady pace, increased tempo over 3f out, soon headed, ridden from 2f out, keeping on when bumped over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, dropped to last inside final 110yds

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £96.00
Straight Forecast £81.50
Trifecta £331.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tribuna Uffizi

The Times:

Lednikov

Daily Express:

Thunder Flash

POSTDATA:

Merweb

The Guardian:

Lednikov

Daily Mirror:

Lednikov

RP Ratings:

Tribuna Uffizi

NEWMARKET:

Tribuna Uffizi

Telegraph:

Tribuna Uffizi

Daily Mail:

Tribuna Uffizi

The Sun:

Tribuna Uffizi

The Star:

Tribuna Uffizi

Daily Record:

Tribuna Uffizi