Oddschecker tips for every race at Leicester on Thursday.
OUT OF SHADOWS had to settle for second behind a surprise winner when attempting to back up his debut Brighton success at Redcar. The winner then didn't perform badly at all in a decent Haydock contest, while there was a subsequent scorer in behind, so the form is solid. Tyrone's Poppy confirmed the promise of his Catterick third when making it second-time lucky at Ayr, and is the obvious danger. Lincoln Rockstar may be best of the rest.Prediction : 1st Out Of Shadows 2nd Tyrones Poppy 3rd Lincoln Rockstar
SHALADAR has improved since stepping up to this trip and slightly further, and made it two wins from his last four appearances when sweeping to victory at Hamilton. He finished second in both starts between those triumphs and there is the promise of more to come. Astral Beau is also going the right way, while Giovanni Baglione and Star Shield merit respect. Temper Trap is well-in compared to his future rating, but was beaten at Beverley last week off a 1lb lower mark than he competes from today.Prediction : 1st Shaladar 2nd Astral Beau 3rd Giovanni Baglione
ZAKRAM wasn't really suited by the way the race panned out at Doncaster, but he wasn't beaten that far at the line and the performance can be marked up a bit more given it came just two days after a narrow Kempton defeat. He can double his career tally, possibly at the chief expense of On The Pulse, who had to settle for third when attempting to back up a Ffos Las win at Thirsk. Give Noble Majesty, Coco Hill and J J Stingleton some thought too.Prediction : 1st Zakram 2nd On The Pulse 3rd Noble Majesty
The fact that FOX DEGREE managed to get within half a length of a subsequent winner at Newmarket, having blown the start, says enough about her ability and she can gain compensation here. That may be at the main expense of the hat-trick seeking Lily In The Jungle and Queen Of Uplands, who doesn't have much to find with the selection having finished just three-quarters of a length behind her in third at HQ. Jungle Time is another of interest on the step up in trip, while Bonny Angel has potential on her handicap debut. Prediction : 1st Fox Degree 2nd Lily In The Jungle 3rd Queen Of Uplands
Prominent tactics did not seem to suit SHIMMERING SANDS when disappointing at Doncaster last month, even though the form of that race has worked out well with the first two winning since. A more patient ride could pay dividends here as he looks to master the likes of Craft In Silk, who arrives on the back of a career-best effort at Yarmouth, and Sylvia Beach, who is interesting on her first start for new connections. Despite being a maiden through seven starts, Control could also be on the premises. Prediction : 1st Shimmering Sands 2nd Craft In Silk 3rd Control
The Donald McCain stable can do little wrong at present and SEE THE SEA could be about to continue that good run following an easy success at Carlisle recently. The extra furlong here should be of no inconvenience to the eight-time hurdles winner. Thanks Monica and Mrs Meader arrive with similar claims after scoring at Salisbury and Newbury respectively, though both have yet to prove themselves over this distance. Prediction : 1st See The Sea 2nd Thanks Monica 3rd Mrs Meader