Lingfield Park

  • 15:20 Good King Wenceslas Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.08s
  • Off time: 15:20:31
15:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thoughtsofstardom 4/1
2nd After The Show 7/2
3rd Replicator 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 295481 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Bookiesindex Boy 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 v J R Jenkins S Donohoe 73 8/19.00
2 (6) 500121 Black, Mauve spots on sleeves Thoughtsofstardom 6 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 P S McEntee L Morris (3) 63 4/15.00
3 (7) 034656 Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Replicator 17
Nag me
3 9-1 b1 Pat Eddery Paul Eddery 67 12/113.00
4 (8) 501510 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Desert Opal 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-1 b C R Dore Liam Jones 67 14/115.00
5 (9) 645016 Yellow, Black disc, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Step It Up (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 67 7/24.50
6 (1) 134795 Ivory and Maroon (halved), Maroon sleeves, Pink cap After The Show 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 Rae Guest Jim Crowley 65 7/24.50
7 (3) 737808 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Royal Blue star Ten Down 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 M Quinn F Norton 64 10/111.00
9 (2) 901324 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Bluebok 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 bt J M Bradley J Dean (5) 63 17/29.50
10 (4) 696461 Black, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Black armlets Azygous 6 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-11 J Akehurst A Kirby 57 9/110.00
Non runners
8 (10)006287Gwilym (GER)58-11D Haydn Jones63

Verdict

Bookiesindex Boy and Azygous both make appeal here, coming to the race in form, but we'll side with another at the top of his game and that's THOUGHTSOFSTARDOM. All three are chasing back to back wins, in what's a trappy little affair, with a number renewing acquaintance. Thoughtsofstardom carries a six pounds penalty for a recent success, but with Luke Morris able to claim three, he's still got less to carry than Bookiesindex Boy. Aygous has weight in hand on both. There's no real draw advantage for any of them, as they're all drawn next to each other. Bookiesindexboy's latest success came just 10 days ago, when beating Thoughtsofstardom, Step It Up and Desert Opal when giving weight away to all. Azygous is the lowest rated horse and was all out to win here last time in an inferior handicap to this, but is likely to attract some support. It's likely to be as tight in the betting ring as on the track, with a marginal preference for Thoughtsofstardom to overturn the recent form with Bookiesindexboy.