19:05 Leicester

Wednesday 2 August 2017

All17:5518:3019:0519:4020:1020:40

Joules Celebration Fillies' Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 2f  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:06  |   Winning time: 2m 10.19s
Weighed In
1st
2
(7)
5/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
With leader, led after 1f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final 2f, rallied gamely when headed briefly inside final furlong, just held on op 8/1
2nd
sh
5
(9)
4/1
T: C G CoxJ: Hector Crouch (3)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden to challenge inside final 2f, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on well, just held op 3/1 tchd 11/4
3rd
2 ½
7
(8)
5/2f
T: R M BeckettJ: David Probert
Held up in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, soon chased front pair, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression op 11/4
4th
1 ¾
8
(5)
48-13
4/1
T: J ButlerJ: Louis Steward
Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway into 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders op 5/1
5th
1 ¾
1
(1)
10/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby
Tracked leaders, driven and one pace over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong
6th
1 ¾
3
(6)
6/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Ted Durcan
Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong op 4/1
7th
15
6
(3)
33/1
T: K R BurkeJ: B A Curtis
Led 1f, in touch, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out tchd 25/1

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Non-Runners

9
(4)
Della Valle2
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: M Murphy  J: A Fresu
4
(2)
Marie Josephe23
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: R Hughes  J: S W Kelly

Betting

Forecast

Marie Josephe (9/4), Cotinga (5/2), Italian Heiress (4/1), Rayaa (4/1), Curlew River (5/1), Meshaykh (6/1), Brief Visit (10/1), Della Valle (25/1), Riviere Argentee (33/1)

Verdict

Fillies' handicaps are rarely easy to solve and this race is no exception. Bottom weight Della Vale would have claims on her Doncaster second, but she flopped last time and has something to prove. Rayaa's recent C&D display puts her firmly in the picture, while Marie Josephe is likely to set the pace and could be difficult to peg back. Meshaykh could improve over this longer trip and it would be no surprise to see Curlew River bounce back following a short break, but the one which catches the eye is COTINGA, who shaped with great promise on her reappearance run over C&D and probably disliked the sharp track when well beaten behind a rapidly-improving sort at Chester last time. Italian Heiress can improve and looks best of the rest.
  1. Cotinga
  2. Marie Josephe
  3. Rayaa

Prize Money

1st: £6,469.002nd: £1,925.003rd: £962.004th: £481.00

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