Leicester

  • 16:30 Henry Alken Classified Claiming Stakes1m 1f 218y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.93s
  • Off time: 16:31:15
16:30 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bling King 9/2
2nd Juvenal (IRE) 9/4
3rd Thereabouts (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1-55566 Emerald Green, Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Juvenal (IRE) 16
4 9-7 R Hannon R Hughes 75 9/43.25
2 (9) 462323 DARK GREEN, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap, DARK GREEN star Thereabouts (USA) 160
4 9-5 M Appleby A Mullen 66 6/17.00
3 (4) 246497 Royal Blue, White cross belts and armlets Bling King 7
4 9-4 G A Harker Jordan Nason (7) 71 9/25.50
4 (2) 124524 WHITE and DARK BLUE stripes, diamonds on sleeves Stag Hill (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-3 p B J Llewellyn Joey Haynes (5) 60 10/111.00
5 (6) 4U8728 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Voice From Above (IRE) 12
4 9-3 P Holmes R Kennemore 63 10/111.00
6 (7) 471318 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mandy The Nag (USA) 46
3 8-13 Ian Williams N Callan 75 7/24.50
7 (1) 7-06888 Grey, orange star, grey sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Thecornishwren (IRE) 29
4 8-13 v1 J Ryan Ryan Powell (3) 31 200/1201.00
8 (3) 543633 Red, black epaulets, hooped sleeves Suspension 29
3 8-9 H Morrison R Havlin 51 16/117.00
9 (8) 4879 Black, royal blue chevrons, black and maroon chevrons on sleeves, black cap Inigo Montoya 117
3 8-8 h A J McCabe Declan Cannon (3) 51 100/1101.00

Verdict

Juvenal would have an outstanding chance in this on last year's form but has gone backwards this season while the longer trip might be a problem for Southwell and Chepstow winner Mandy The Nag. STAG HILL is no world-beater but is almost guaranteed to run his race and, despite having a bit to find on official figures, might be the one here as Bling King is starting to show signs of temperament. Voice From Above didn't run badly over track and trip two runs ago and is preferred to the returning Thereabouts and one-paced Suspension of the others.