Through The Card: Leicester, Tuesday June 27

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

Timeform take you through the card at Leicester on Tuesday.

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18:10 - Vimy Ridge ran one of his better races back on turf at Beverley last time, but his losing run continues to mount up, and CLASSIC PURSUIT (5) looks the one to side with in the opener. He found his run of good form coming to a halt at Chelmsford last time, but he rates the type to quickly bounce back, and the booking of Serena Brotherton, who rode a winner for the yard at Wolverhampton yesterday, further enhances his chances.

18:40 - This looks a trappy minor event, and the fact there is only four runners means its win only for Placepot purposes. Mark Johnston has a good record in this and FALMOUTH LIGHT (1) made the perfect start to his career when narrowly prevailing at Sandown last time. He looks inexperienced under pressure that day, and seems sure to improve, so commands respect despite having to shoulder a penalty. MAKSAB (3), on the other hand, was rather isolated out wide on his debut at Newmarket this month, but is another who is open to improvement now. They look the two to focus on, with Charlie Appelby's well-bred newcomer Jazirat having been gelded already and sporting headgear, raising doubts about his attitude.

19:10 - Jane Chapple-Hyam has her team in good order at present and TWIGGY (4) ran a career best when finishing runner-up to a less-exposed rival in a C&D handicap last time. The winner of that race has run disappointingly since, but Twiggy still makes plenty of appeal in the context of this race. She went with far more zest than usual with her customary hood removed (left off today) and a subsequent 3 lb rise leaves her well handicapped.

19:40 - Georgia Cox and MISS INGA SOCK (2) have built up a great rapport recently, winning three of their last four starts together, and they again are worth siding with tonight. Miss Inga Sock produced a career best when winning at Brighton last time, and the fact that she only ever does just enough (all three wins gained by a half a length or less), means she will continue to be off interest.

20:10 - ALSHIBAA (1) had some fairly useful form as a juvenile and, though he failed to meet expectations on his reappearance, there is still hope that he can improve this season. That run came in a stronger handicap than this, and this lightly-raced gelding is bred to be much better than his current mark. He makes plenty of appeal with Jim Crowley taking over for the first time, though it wouldn't come as a surprise if Pioneering took a step forward now handicapping also, on just his second start for David O'Meara.

20:45 - SHINING ROMEO (1) was in just moderate form on the all-weather earlier this year, though he has taken well to hurdling on his last two starts, making a winning debut at Huntingdon in April and running well under a penalty at Kempton since. He appeals as being well handicapped returned to the Flat as a result, and with the booking of Silvestre De Sousa adding further substance, he makes plenty of appeal.

21:15 - SCREAMING GEMINI (2) was well backed for a maiden at Kempton on his final start and, though he ultimately disappointed, and didn't look the easiest of rides, he is still one to be interested in now making his handicap debut. It's worth noting that he has subsequently been gelded, goes in first-time blinkers and gets the assistance of Andrea Atzeni for the first time, so everything looks set for a big run.

Recommendation:

Win back SHINING ROMEO (1) in the 20:45

Placepot permutation:

18:10 - 5
18:40 - 1, 3
19:10 - 4
19:40 - 2
20:10 - 1
20:45 - 1

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