Join Racing TV Now Claiming Stakes 1m 53y

  • (3yo, 1m 53y, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,996 2nd £1,876 3rd £938 4th £469 5th £300 6th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 45.03s
  • Off time: 14:51:17
Full result
Result 14:50 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Maffeo Barberini 9/2
2nd 4 Nurseclaire 1 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (1) P-34764
Red, white chevrons and sleeves, white and red hooped cap Heatherdown Hero 12
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:D E Hogan
  • Form: P-34764
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 63
3 127 9-1 M L W Bell D E Hogan 63
2 (2) 150564
White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Lucia Joy 14
  • T:G Boughey
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 150564
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR: 67
3 126 9-0 h G Boughey R Kingscote 67
3 (4) 967443
Yellow, beige armlets Maffeo Barberini (IRE) 23
  • T:K Frost
  • J:Alexander Voikhansky
  • Form: 967443
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 64
3 126 9-0 K Frost Alexander Voikhansky (7) 64
4 (5) 78-4646
WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, RED cap Nurseclaire (FR) 18
  • T:Alice Haynes
  • J:P J McDonald
  • Form: 78-4646
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0ht
  • OR: 71
3 126 9-0 ht Alice Haynes P J McDonald 71
5 (3) 3-64176
Purple and Yellow check, Yellow and Purple diabolo on sleeves Days Like This 14
  • T:Rae Guest
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 3-64176
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 65
3 123 8-11 Rae Guest David Probert 65

In depth

Verdict

LUCIA JOY has won when tried in headgear in the past and though supporters need to exercise a leap of faith, this drop in class could well turn out to be perfect tonic for George Boughey’s filly. The owners make life tougher for punters by including Nurseclaire. A winner on debut for Richard Fahey, she is yet to repeat the dose since joining Alice Haynes. Maffeo Barberini was bought unraced out of the Coolmore operation and hasn’t given the former connections too many sleepless nights while Days Like This obliged at Chepstow this year when a similarly small field obtained.

Formwatch

Maffeo Barberini (IRE)11-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 8 1/4l behind Danza Della Luna (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Nurseclaire (FR)14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 6 1/2l behind Granary Queen (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.

Days Like This50-1 (9-2) Held up off the pace in last pair, never involved, 6th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Must Be Royale (9-3) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.

Lucia Joy16-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, led briefly, chased leader until inside final furlong, ridden and weakened inside final 110 yards, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Must Be Royale (9-3) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.

Heatherdown Hero13-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, headway to lead over 8f out, hung right bend over 4f out, headed over 2f out, lost 3rd and fading inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Seal Of Solomon (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jul.