Leicester 5.50 tips – Artists Model’s rivals pose little threat

Leicester 5.50 tips - Artists Model's rivals pose little threat

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The maiden contests at Leicester could throw up some nice middle-distance horses for next season and John Gosden’s Azam in particular looks a ready-made winner of one of these, having shaped with plenty of promise on his Newmarket debut.

He should oblige for favourite backers (5/4 with bet365) in the opener, but the main bets are running in the handicaps and we’ve got to wait for the last race for today’s nap, the Henry Candy-trained ARTISTS MODEL, who appears to be blossoming. She is just 6lb higher for winning comfortably on her handicap debut over an extended mile here last time, having found only fellow improver Ocean Ready too good at Salisbury previously, and should be capable of rating a fair bit higher than her current perch of 71.

It was the manner in which she drew clear up the hill to put plenty of daylight between herself and the runner-up Wrapped (a winner since) that left observers with the impression she is still improving, and today’s slightly longer trip might show in her in an even better light. That she is related to a couple of winning hurdlers and is out of a 1m3f winner backs that up and when fillies start improving at this time of year there is no knowing how far they will go.

She may have most to fear from fellow three-year-old Al Nasser Alwashik who wasn’t beaten far into third at Pontefract last week, although he disappointed at Nottingham previously and is still a maiden after seven starts.

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All odds were correct at time of posting.

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