Leicester

  • 20:50 Henry Alken Handicap1m 3f 183y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.76s
  • Off time: 20:50:47
20:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bridgehampton 8/13
2nd News Show 20/1
3rd Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 4234 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Torero 12
3 9-7 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 70 16/117.00
2 (5) 422-213 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 26
3 9-7 M R Channon S Hitchcott 70 8/19.00
3 (1) 2213 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Za'lan (USA) 37
Distance Winner
3 9-5 b1 M Johnston J Fanning 68 14/115.00
4 (8) 227-7 Red, Red cap, White spots Arley Hall 38
3 9-5 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 68 22/123.00
6 (3) 54-06 Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves News Show 14
3 9-1 D M Simcock Martin Lane 64 20/121.00
7 (9) 4305-32 Purple, pink triple diamond and sleeves, pink cap, purple diamonds Landown Littlerock 12
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 R Hollinshead Jack Duern (7) 62 14/115.00
8 (6) 090-31 Black, white spots, red sleeves and cap Like Clockwork 20
Distance Winner
3 8-12 M H Tompkins T P Queally 61 11/26.50
9 (7) 0-441 Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Bridgehampton 6 (ex5)
Distance Winner
3 8-8 M L W Bell R L Moore 52 8/131.62
10 (2) 034-65 Royal Blue and Orange diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Our Ivor 10
3 8-7 M Appleby William Carson 54 80/181.00
Non runners
5 (4)60-4Tantamount39-5R CharltonJames Doyle68

Verdict

BRIDGEHAMPTON improved dramatically for the considerable step-up in trip when winning with any amount in hand at Beverley and can defy a penalty here. He could be way ahead of the handicapper if that performance is taken literally and makes plenty of appeal. Za'Lan has been consistent on artificial surfaces and now moves to turf but it will be an excellent performance if he can concede weight to the selection. A bigger danger could be Like Clockwork, successful at Kempton last time when giving the clear impression that he'll improve with his racing. The dark horse is Roger Charlton's Tantamount who showed much more first time up this term behind Main Line at Wolverhampton and looks certain to come on a great deal for that run moving into handicaps for the first time. He's one to keep and eye on.