Through the Card: Leicester, Monday 27 May

Horses at the finish
There is Flat racing from Leicester on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Leicester on Bank Holiday Monday...

"...3 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings, as he attempts to improve further upon jockey Silvestre de Sousa's healthy 23% strike rate at Leciester..."

Timeform on Good Luck Fox

13:45 - A comfortable winner of his penultimate outing at this venue, CANDELISA (8) shaped as if still in form when sixth in a big-field handicap at Ascot last time, simply doing too much too soon on the front end, before fading in the final furlong to be beaten seven and a half lengths. The balance of his form this year suggests that he is now back in the groove after wind surgery during the winter, and he still appeals as being ahead of his mark from only 4 lb higher here, a narrow leader on weight-adjusted ratings who has been officially rated much higher than this in his prime (now 78 compared to a high of 98).

14:20 - A tricky-looking seller, but the safest option for Placepot purpose is clearly IZVESTIA (6), who won at this level at Ripon just over two weeks ago and has shown much better form in the past. Il Sicario ran creditably on his most recent outing at Bath and could be the one to give the selection most to do, while Dream Magic is not discounted, either, now dropped to a seller.

14:55 - GOOD LUCK FOX (4) hasn't been seen to best effect in either of his two starts so far this season, sufference some minor interference in the early stages at York last time and always on the back foot thereafter, especially as he was caught on a flank from his wide draw. Richard Hannon's charge is clearly better than that, as he showed when winning two of his five starts as a juvenile, and the case to be made for him is a fairly obvious one if bouncing back here - indeed, he is 3 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings, as he attempts to improve further upon jockey Silvestre de Sousa's healthy 23% strike rate at Leciester.

15:30 - HIGH COMMISSIONER (4) bettered his debut effort and ran to a useful level when second in a big-field Newbury maiden 10 days ago, form that sets the standard by a fair margin here; with further improvement on the cards, he looks the one to beat in this fourth leg of the Placepot. There are no shortage of dangers, though, including Questionare, who also looks promising after bettering his debut win when second at Yarmouth four weeks ago, and Cape Cavalli, another who's twice raced and could easily have a bigger performance in him.

16:05 - LADY RESET (1) was strong at the finish for both wins over shorter trips at Chepstow in recent weeks and the hat-trick is firmly on the cards now upped in distance. Luck of Clover can remain competitive at this level and is second choice.

16:40 - REDEMPTIVE (5) has done most of her racing to date on the all-weather, but she has shown herself to be at least as effective on turf on her last two outings, proving better than ever, in fact, as she filled the runner-up spot on both occasions. Admittedly, she was no match for the winner when beaten four lengths at Newmarket last time, but that appeals as solid handicap form in the context of this race, and with her mark having been left unchanged on the back of that, she is taken to gain a deserved success for the David Elsworth yard that has a good record when sending just one runner to a meeting (£12.81 profit to a £1 level stake).

17:15 - BROAD APPEAL (5) fared best of the pacesetters when runner-up at Windsor last month, and on that evidence, he is ready to cash in on his reduced turf mark. Smiley Bagel and Life Knowledge start out for new yards and the market will be revealing.

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