Through The Card: Leicester, Saturday April 28

There is Flat racing from Leicester on Saturday
There is Flat racing from Leicester on Saturday

Timeform take you through the card at Leicester on Saturday...

"He starts out in handicaps from what looks a fair mark here..."

Timeform on Maypole

13:40 - BAHAMIAN DOLLAR (4) returned to something like his best form when third on heavy ground at Windsor last time, beaten just a length and a quarter despite wandering under pressure. David Evans' charge has now dropped to a mark 3 lb lower than when recording his latest win at Chepstow in July, and looks sure to give another good account here under Silvestre de Sousa, who has a 25% strike rate when riding at Leicester. Letmestopyouthere can give the selection most to do.

14:15 - BAREND BOY (2), representing the trainer-jockey combination that landed this race last year, makes plenty of appeal on paper and the hint should be taken if there's confidence behind him in the betting. Awake In Asia shaped like a ready-made future winner on debut at Windsor and looks sure to make a bold bid, while Finoah, Marie's Diamond and True Mason all need a market check.

14:45 - EMMAUS (5) did extremely well to get up close home after 12 months off in a C&D handicap in October, overcoming inexperience and traffic problems in the process. With just three runs under his belt, he remains with potential and can take the step up in class in his stride in this third leg of the Placepot. Kimberella looked as good as ever at Thirsk and, along with Donjuan Triumphant and Jallota, he has to be feared.

15:20 - ARTARMON (6) is the most appealing of these. Michael Bell's charge left the distinct impression that he would be well served by a stiffer track when runner-up on return at Lingfield and his opening mark could turn out to be a lenient one. The hat-trick seeking Aiya will be a threat if translating his improved all-weather form back on turf, while King's Proctor is also worth considering with Ryan Moore aboard.

15:55 - MAYPOLE (4) produced a fair level of form in three starts as a two-year-old, signing off with a respectable second at Chelmsford in November. He starts out in handicaps from what looks a fair mark here (2 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings) and should prove a tough nut to crack for the Richard Hannon yard, with the prospect of more to come given a stronger gallop. New Orleans and Beachwalk complete the shortlist.

16:30 - PODEMOS (5) showed lots of ability under a positive ride on debut at Kempton in November, clearly well up to speed with his job and giving the long odds-on favourite something to think about until the final furlong. He should pick up a race before long judged by that effort and represents by far the most solid proposition for Placepot purposes here, with the application of a hood expected to help him settle better.

17:00 - SULA ISLAND (7) remains capable of better than she has been able to show in her short career to date, not knocked about on her reappearance at Kempton, and is worth siding with here off an attractive mark. Belisa progressed when switched to handicaps last season and is a much-respected main danger.

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