Lloyd Dyer was the star of the show as Leicester maintained their unbeaten record since Nigel Pearson's return and moved above promotion rivals Blackpool in the npower Championship table with a deserved 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium.
Dyer then had a hand in the second late on, breaking clear and slipping the ball around the onrushing Gilks to provide substitute Neil Danns with a simple chance that he gleefully converted.
Blackpool may have considered themselves somewhat unfortunate to be behind at the break, but they barely threatened in the second half and could have few complaints at the final score.
Leicester, who improved as the match went on and could have scored more were it not for the impressive efforts of Gilks, have now won two and drawn one in Pearson's second spell at the helm to climb into the top six.
The Seasiders are two points behind them in eighth, having failed to fire on Ian Holloway's return to his former club.