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Leicester Racecourse Ideal Self-Hire Wedding Venue Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Leicester Racecourse Ideal Self-Hire Wedding Venue Nursery Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £30.40
  • Place: £5.60

Form: 30720

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Kicked off his nursery career with a good second with cheekpieces added at Pontefract (6f, good) last month but he was disappointing at Newmarket last time; that was back on slower ground but he has a mixed record so far and needs to resume his progress at this new trip.

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

8th

3

(5)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

17:20 Windsor

Dan Dee Prince

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent, led on inner 5f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

6th

6

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dan Dee Prince

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won a Leicester nursery (7f) last August and was runner-up at Newcastle (Tapeta) next time but his form cooled in final two runs for Tom Dascombe; changed hands for 10,000gns in October; record now stands at 1-9 and he has some questions to answer on return for new yard.

12/1

5th

1

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Dan Dee Prince

9st 10lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

He has improved since moving into nurseries, winning a Class 6 event at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in August; will need to take another good step forward for the step up to 1m if he is to take this under a penalty though.

8/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 567281

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has mixed record in her six starts but she got off the mark when justifying favouritism in a Beverley nursery (7.4f, good to firm) last week; this is tougher under a penalty but she made all to beat Whatwouldiknow last time and that was a personal best; respected.

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

8th

4

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:40 Newcastle (AW)

Doubletalk

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

8/1

9th

9

(1)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Doubletalk

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

In good form in August, winning a Beverley nursery (7.5f) and second at Leicester (7f) next time; weakened quickly at Haydock on latest but returns from a short break with each-way claims.

12/1

Form: 545262

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden but she's finished runner-up in two of her three nurseries including behind a major improver over C&D (good to firm) ten days ago; on same mark here and she should go well again.

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

1st

4

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Forever A Diamond

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Placed in three of her four nurseries on turf (6f/7f) last summer; that shows she's competitive from her mark but her peak fitness has to be taken on trust after 225 days off.

6/1

3rd

3

(7)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Leicester

Forever A Diamond

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Six-race maiden but she's finished runner-up in two of her three nurseries including behind a major improver over C&D (good to firm) ten days ago; on same mark here and she should go well again.

11/2

2nd

3

(4)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

13:58 Leicester

Forever A Diamond

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Kept on well for second of 11 on nursery debut at Lingfield (6f, good to firm) last month and had excuse when finishing last over C&D soon afterwards (lost action); still unexposed over this trip; contender if back on song.

8/1

10/1

Form: 688

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

70,000gns half-brother to prolific 7f-8.5f winner Oh This Is Us (including Group 3; RPR 117); finished down the field in three maiden/novice events (5f/6f) but he now switches to a nursery and is a possible improver on this step up in trip; one to keep an eye on.

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

6th

6

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Zaman Daar

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ismail Mohammed

took keen hold, prominent, carried head awkwardly from over 2f out, wandered around and weakened from over 1f out

6/1

4th

5

(9)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Leicester

Zaman Daar

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Ismail Mohammed

70,000gns half-brother to prolific 7f-8.5f winner Oh This Is Us (including Group 3; RPR 117); finished down the field in three maiden/novice events (5f/6f) but he now switches to a nursery and is a possible improver on this step up in trip; one to keep an eye on.

10/1

8th

13

(6)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:49 Newmarket (July)

Zaman Daar

9st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Ismail Mohammed

Very minor promise at 5f on AW and turf and is likely to be more effective when handicapping.

100/1

Form: 975862

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

0-6 but he raised his game with a clear second behind Doubletalk in a Beverley nursery (7.4f, good to firm) last Thursday; has a swing in the weights with his old rival and he could be a big factor for in-form yard.

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

11th

6

(9)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Whatwouldiknow

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Eight-race maiden who was beaten less than a length at Beverley (7f, good to firm) last August, but that was much better than his other efforts and he ran poorly here (7f) on his final start in September; enough to prove back from 202 days off.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4575 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Well held in all four runs but he made some late gains on his nursery debut at Kempton (6f, AW; 4-1 favourite) two weeks ago; looks ready for this step back up in trip and he's a possible improver back on turf.

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

9th

5

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Salsa Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

A maiden after six starts but ran better than bare form suggests when about 5l behind Kaaress in C&D nursery last month (first-time blinkers), having been squeezed out and hampered 1f out; 2lb lower today and still unexposed over this trip; one to consider.

7/1

4th

4

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Salsa Dancer

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

pushed along soon after start, raced wide early, soon led, disputed lead after 2f

8/1

6th

2

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Leicester

Salsa Dancer

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Archie Watson

Well held in all four runs but he made some late gains on his nursery debut at Kempton (6f, AW; 4-1 favourite) two weeks ago; looks ready for this step back up in trip and he's a possible improver back on turf.

9/2

25/1

Form: 988

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Finished in rear over 6f in his first three starts, most recently when a a remote eighth in a Windsor novice (good to firm) last month; been gelded and now switches to a nursery but he needs a transformation upped in trip.

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

5th

10

(10)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Irrelevant

9st 4lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Lee Carter

towards rear

16/1

6th

6

(2)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Irrelevant

9st 1lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Lee Carter

led, ridden and headed on inner over 1f out

16/1

Form: 76053

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Fair third when upped to 7f in a C&D nursery (good to firm) ten days ago but was behind Forever A Diamond in that race and he meets his old rival on the same terms here; needs to find more.

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

1st

3

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Diddy Man

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

0-8 for Tom Dascombe last year, coming closest to winning when beaten a neck at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) in September; stable debut after 196 days off having changed hands for 5,000gns in October; should stay 1m.

10/1

4th

6

(2)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diddy Man

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Dascombe

led narrowly

5/1

2nd

3

(2)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:52 Kempton (AW)

Diddy Man

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Dascombe

Best effort when third of 11 in a Leicester nursery (7f, good to firm) last month, but not so good over the same C&D ten days later; half-brother to an AW winner so worth a second look.

8/1

Form: 50707

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Well held in four runs for James Tate and was the same story for new yard when a 10l seventh in Windsor nursery (6f, good; first run since gelded) last week; on same mark here and has plenty to prove at this new trip.

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

6th

2

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Rising Force

9st 8lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

Course winner who was in good nick until only ninth of 12 at Southwell (1m) four days ago; he's the sort to bounce back.

9/1

9th

11

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Rising Force

9st 0lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Robert Eddery

took keen hold early, towards rear

16/1

3rd

3

(5)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rising Force

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Robert Eddery

slowly away, in rear and niggled along soon after start, headway from 3f out, went modest third under 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, no match for first two

8/1

Form: 6705

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Modest form in four starts over 6f, failing to improve for the switch to nurseries at Pontefract five weeks ago; still unexposed but he needs to do much better on this step up in trip.

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

3rd

9

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:00 Yarmouth

Brooklyn Express

8st 8lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Exposed; modest form so far and makes little appeal after being soundly beaten in two nurseries on his last two starts (7f/1m), last time reportedly making a respiratory noise.

10/1

7th

5

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:40 Redcar

Brooklyn Express

9st 2lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Seven-race maiden; kept on for respectable third of ten after making the running at Kempton (7f, AW) this month but dropped out rather tamely at Lingfield a few days later; moves up in trip here.

7/1

9th

5

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Brooklyn Express

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Amy Murphy

Raced freely when 8l third at Kempton latest (7f, Polytrack); may be capable of picking up one of these at some point but will need improvement to defy this mark.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £1836.00
Straight Forecast £1673.10
Tricast £6432.50
Trifecta £9636.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Forever A Diamond

Telegraph:

Doubletalk

NEWMARKET:

Zaman Daar

D Express:

Salsa Dancer

RP RATINGS:

Whatwouldiknow

Daily Mirror:

Doubletalk

The Star:

Doubletalk

POSTDATA:

Forever A Diamond

LAMBOURN:

Forever A Diamond

The Guardian:

Forever A Diamond

Daily Record:

Forever A Diamond

The Times:

Zaman Daar

Daily Mail:

Zaman Daar

The Sun:

Salsa Dancer