Through The Card: Leicester, Tuesday January 23

There is racing from Leicester on Tuesday
There is racing from Leicester on Tuesday

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

"He gets the vote in a race lacking many interesting contenders."

13:00 - Don des Fosses wasn't all that impressive when winning an average-looking bumper last month and the best option for the Placepot could be SECRET LEGACY (5), who was also successful in bumpers (when trained by Gordon Elliott) and is well worth forgiving his hurdling debut in Ireland given the extremely testing ground.

13:30 - OPTIMUS PRIME (1) has made a highly promising start to life over fences in Britain, winning impressively at Worcester and Plumpton, and he should be well capable of giving weight away all round here.

14:05 - Spice Girl raced lazily and didn't jump well last time and though she is in calmer waters here, ARIAN (2) could be the better option for the Placepot, already proven on testing ground and having strong form claims at the weights on the pick of her form.

14:40 - Not much splitting the three runners here, but with Got Away not really impressing with her jumping before crashing out on her British chasing debut last time LASTBUTNOTLEAST (2) and ANTARTICA DE THAIX (1) could be ones to include. The former stays very well and should improve for this step back up in trip, while the latter is already a winner in this grade and is hard to ignore despite also hitting the deck last time.

15:15 - Mr Love is the one with the most interesting profile here but he looked extremely one-paced when well-backed for his chasing debut last time and coming back in trip - even on a more galloping track and on more testing ground - doesn't look completely ideal. The one to be with could be SAN PIETRO (3), who has joined a yard in excellent form having ended life with Richard Ford with a good second to the progressive Boric last season.

15:50 - DELFACE (5) hasn't had that many starts yet and should benefit from dropping back in trip from two and a half miles (speedy pedigree and unproven over that far), travelling like an in-form horse before his stamina gave way at Taunton last time. He gets the vote in a race lacking many interesting contenders.

16:20 - This should be a good opportunity for Shroughmore Las to get back to winning ways following her good third in a much more competitive race than this at Warwick last time. She has a top conditional booked and can give her red-hot yard another winner.

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