Through The Card: Leicester, Saturday April 23

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

Timeform take you through the card at Leicester on Saturday, which features a listed race.

"Owen Burrows' colt is a straightforward, reliable sort and ran well on his final two starts last term..."

14:15 - This is competitive but it may be worth taking a chance on Flexible Flyer who has an excellent record fresh, having won twice on his reappearance and also finished a close second. Front runner Munfallet takes a drop in class, while Rio Ronaldo could run a big race if stripping fitter for his return (when well backed).

14:50 - Letmestopyouthere ran to a near useful level when scoring at Nottingham last week, his second start, and he sets a high standard up against mostly newcomers. Il Sicario (a brother to useful two-year-old seven-furlong winner Manaafidh) and Primrose Place (closely related to useful winner at up to nine furlongs Sinsational) look likely types on paper, both from yards that do very well with juveniles.

15:25 - Sir Michael Stoute saddled the winner of a three-year-old middle-distance handicap at Sandown yesterday (Stargazer) and has another likely type in du Moto, who was value for more than the winning margin on his return at Pontefract recently, clearly appreciating the step up in trip. He won't have it all his own way here, though, with Juste Pour Nous and Hereawi also having similar profiles.

16:00 - There are plenty to consider in this listed King Richard III Stakes over seven furlongs, including Fifty to Follow member Mitchum Swagger who should do even better this year, but the vote on this occasion narrowly goes to Markaz. Owen Burrows' colt is a straightforward, reliable sort and ran well on his final two starts last term, finishing second to Limato in the Park Stakes at Doncaster and a close fifth to Cable Bay in the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket.

16:35 - A largish field for this three-year-old handicap but the one who stands out as being potentially ahead of her mark is Wowcha, especially with further improvement to come. She was well backed ahead of her return win in a maiden at Pontefract, is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner The Wow Signal and should have no issue with the return to seven furlongs. Just Fab and Zauffaly look best of the others, though Shypen could outrun double-figure odds. "

17:10 - This is probably a no-bet race due to the presence of the well-bred UAE Prince who has been well backed for the Derby in recent days. This is no easy introduction for him, however, given Autocratic and Ulysses both made highly-promising starts in back-end maidens last year and are sure to win races for Sir Michael Stoute. It's actually probably best to take UAE Prince on in the Placepot.

17:45 - Anton Chigurh looked on good terms with himself when landing an all-weather seller last month and looks an obvious type here back under the care of his former trainer Tom Dascombe. That said, Inflexiball's best effort last term came over this C&D, and in race that worked out too, so she has to enter calculations, along with the pretty consistent The Lockmaster.

Recommendations:

Back Flexible Flyer in the 14:15
Back Markaz in the 16:00

Placepot permutation:
14:15 - 3, 5
14:50 - 6, 9
15:25 - 3, 7
16:00 - 8
16:35 - 2
17:10 - 2
= 8 lines

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