Through The Card: Leicester, Wednesday February 1

There is racing from Leicester on Wednesday
There is racing from Leicester on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Leicester on Wednesday.

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14:10 - WILBERDRAGON (2) is a strong-travelling sort and possibly wasn't completely suited by the two and three-quarter mile trip here last time. He ran well enough (went second after three out, one-paced up the run-in) but could have more to offer now dropped in trip by a couple of furlongs on just his third chasing start and with Richard Johnson back on board.

14:40 - As usual, not the easiest of races to assess, but PADDOCKS LOUNGE (6) - who won a seller here last time - and DUSTY RAVEN (7) should have the race between them in all likelihood, with the others being pretty hard to recommend.

15:10 - This looks an open affair now Lady Buttons has come out (won at Southwell yesterday under a penalty), and a chance is taken on POP ROCKSTAR (8), who hasn't been handed the most lenient-looking opening handicap mark, but did run well behind Constantine Bay (who won a Grade 2 on the weekend) last time at Chepstow and remains lightly raced/open to improvement.

15:40 - FINGERONTHESWITCH (9) bolted up at Wetherby last time in a first-time tongue tie (had reportedly suffered from a breathing problem prior in the past) and should run well again under a 7 lb penalty (still leniently treated on the pick of his hurdling form) now he is back up and running. SOME ARE LUCKY (2) ran his best race on his chasing debut last time, and is also open to improvement here in what looks an interesting contest.

16:10 - Another good race. Reigning Supreme was an expensive purchase and looked a smart prospect when winning on debut at Newbury, but he does have to give weight away to TOMMY RAPPER (7), whose second to Willoughby Court last time (pair 19 lengths clear of the third) looks strong, with the winner having gone on to land a Grade 2 at Warwick in good style last month.

16:40 - SEVEN SUMMITS (2) hasn't been heavily raced over jumps and ran a good third at Ayr last time despite giving the impression that the two and a half mile trip stretched him. Back at a more suitable trip with that run under his belt (and the return of a tongue tie, which he has run well in in the past) should see him go close here.


Recommendation:

Win back SEVEN SUMMITS in the 16:40

Placepot permutation:

14:10 - 2
14:40 - 6, 7
15:10 - 8
15:40 - 2, 9
16:10 - 7
16:40 - 2

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