2.55pm Leicester tips for Tuesday’s Class 2 race. A field of nine go to post for this conditions race, with some interesting types represented. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: On known form, Indomeneo sets the standard for Richard Fahey. However, he has to concede weight here and is vulnerable to improvers such as GLACIER FOX. That rival showed huge amounts of promise on debut for Tom Tate when finishing second at Redcar, getting the idea late and he was five lengths clear of the third in a well strung out field. He is sure to improve for that performance and can get off the mark at the second attempt.
1 STATUARIO – Won very easily on debut at Chepstow for Eve Johnson Houghton before being outclassed at Group 3 level when last seen. This is a much more manageable race and he handles soft, so he has to be considered.
2 INDOMENEO – Most experienced runner here with three wins from seven starts, winning by a neck at Ripon when last seen over the mile. He sets the form standard, but is far more exposed than his rivals and looks vulnerable back down to the seven furlong distance.
3 CUBAN HEEL – Not improving at present, but did post a career best at Newbury when last seen, finishing fourth in a Novice race. A reproduction of that form would see him with each way claims, however he does need to improve for win purposes and softer ground is a question mark.
4 JACKPOT ROYALE – Sent off at 33/1 on debut for Mick Appleby, showing some promise when fifth at Chelmsford in September. He is entitled to improve for that run, but that race doesn’t look anything special and he’s best watched again.
5 GLACIER FOX – Son of Foxwedge who ran well on debut at Redcar in July, keeping on well to finish second after getting the idea late. He is sure to improve for that run and won’t need to progress much to be taking this. Softer ground should be fine and he’s sure to go very close.
6 NOBLE EXPRESSION – Price increased significantly as a yearling, bought by top connections and makes his debut for Roger Varian today. He’s a son of Sir Percy and has plenty of speed and stamina in his pedigree, so this looks an ideal starting point and has to be considered.
8 HOMERTON – Showed promise on his first and second starts for Robyn Brisland before being well held in the face of a tough task at Sandown in September. More is needed here, but a step back in trip should suit and he’s an each way player.
9 FACE LIKE THUNDER – Son of Passing Glance for Andrew Balding who got the message late on when finishing eighth at Newbury in September. He wasn’t far behind Cuban Heel that day and should improve markedly for that run. He has to be considered for the placings.
7 PERCY PROSECCO