Through The Card: Leicester, Tuesday 7 July

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There is Flat racing from Leicester on Tuesday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Leicester on Tuesday evening...

"...benefited from the step up to a mile and a half at Thirsk on his reappearance..."

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16:40 - BENIN (3) took a big leap forward when second at Redcar last time and should have even more to offer. He can open his account for the Sir Mark Prescott yard that continues in top form (five winners from last 10 runners). Newcomers Sadiqaa and Roydmoor make a fair bit of appeal and could be set for good runs.

17:10 - MOUNTAIN BRAVE (3) was unable to complete the hat-trick at Haydock four weeks ago, but it was still another step forward and she remains one to be interested in from only 1 lb higher. Clever Candy caught the eye at Newmarket last time and may emerge as the biggest threat ahead of the thriving Fox Hill.

17:40 - RAAJIN (4) stepped up on his debut effort when runner-up on the all-weather at Lingfield last month, only losing out close home. He remains open to more improvement, especially now dropping back to seven furlongs, and this looks a good opportunity for him to open his account at the third attempt. Wild Hero and Rebel Soldier Boy bring solid-looking handicap form to the table and are the obvious threats.

18:15 - COMPASS POINT (7) ran right up to his best with the headgear back on when runner-up at Chelmsford three weeks ago, keeping on well to be beaten just a nose. He remains fairly treated from only 3 lb higher and should again be thereabouts if building on that effort, leaving Jazz Hands and Confrerie to complete the shortlist.

18:45 - MR COCO BEAN (8) has been dropped 3 lb by the handicapper for his reappearance, so he's taken to bounce back to form and take advantage under the red-hot Hollie Doyle, who has already ridden eight winners in July. King's Slipper did well on the all-weather when last seen at the start of the year and will be a threat if returning in similar form. It'll also be interesting to see how the unexposed Red October goes in the market on his return from an absence.

19:15 - WIN O'CLOCK (1) made a winning handicap debut at Haydock last month, impressing with his strength in the finish. He then contested the ultra-competitive King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot only nine days later and he looked at home in that better quality handicap, shaping much better than the bare result in seventh after being denied a clear run. His new mark looks a lenient one and he remains open to further improvement after only five starts, so he is the one to beat. Dream With Me rates the chief threat.

19:45 - A STAR ABOVE (2) benefited from the step up to a mile and a half at Thirsk on his reappearance, getting off the mark at the third attempt. That was the three-year-old's best effort yet and he left the impression that there could be more to come. A factor in his favour is the form of trainer William Haggas, who has scored with three of his last four runners. Au Clair de Lune and En Famille could be the ones to give the selection most to do.

20:15 - MYKINDOFSUNSHINE (2) returned to form when hitting the crossbar at Windsor 13 days ago, leaving the impression that he is ready to cash-in on this reduced mark. Alba del Sole is taken to confirm C&D superiority over Teepee Time, despite the latter enjoying a pull at the weights, and she is feared most. Cool Strutter scored at Chepstow last week and also has claims.


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