23rd Apr 2016 | Horse Racing
Leicester Tips: Hereawi
Given lenient mark of 76 considering her maiden win. Involved in a pace-duel but saw out race well and worth more than margin of victory.
After winning a Doncaster maiden by 2.25 lengths, I expected Hereawi to be given an opening handicap mark in the high-80s so imagine my shock to see her racing off 76 in the 3.25 Leicester.
Her victory at Doncaster might not have been visually impressive but that was down to setting an overly strong pace. Her finishing speed was 94.5% of her average race speed so she was getting tired at the end but still ground out a win.
The collateral form is also good. Fellow pace-setter Albert Boy finished 5.6 lengths back in fourth but then easily won his next start by 2.5 lengths.
After the race Richard Kingscote suggested she would get further and she does strike me as a relentless galloper. The step-up to 12f should be in her favourite and we know she handles soft ground.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 05:26 23rd Apr, 2016 but subject to change