Henry Alken Classified Claiming Stakes 1m 1f 218y
- (3-4yo, 1m 1f 218y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 8.93s
- Off time: 16:31:15
|1st||3 Bling King||9/2|
Juvenal (IRE) 16
|4||133 9-7||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||75||9/4f|
Thereabouts (USA) 160
|4||131 9-5||M Appleby||A Mullen||66||6/1|
Bling King 7
|4||130 9-4||G A Harker||Jordan Nason (7)||71||9/2|
Stag Hill (IRE) 13
|4||129 9-3 p||B J Llewellyn||Joey Haynes (5)||60||10/1|
Voice From Above (IRE) 12
|4||129 9-3||P Holmes||R Kennemore||63||10/1|
Mandy The Nag (USA) 46
|3||125 8-13||Ian Williams||N Callan||75||7/2|
Thecornishwren (IRE) 29
|4||125 8-13 v1||J Ryan||Ryan Powell (3)||31||200/1|
|3||121 8-9||H Morrison||R Havlin||51||16/1|
Inigo Montoya 117
|3||120 8-8 h||A J Mccabe||Declan Cannon (3)||51||100/1|
||3||9-1||R M Beckett||R Kingscote||10/3|
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.
Bling King 14-1 (9-8) Dwelt, in rear, kept on one pace from over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 8l behind Demolition (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd.
Juvenal (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression when switched right over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 8l behind Mr David (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Thereabouts (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Day Of Destiny (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Apr.
Suspension 16-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression with winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Bee Jay Kay (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo sll (4) gd in Aug.
Voice From Above (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Last pair, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 10l behind Artful Prince (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Stag Hill (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, closed 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Be My Rock (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Visit Copenhagen (9-4) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Thecornishwren (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and behind from over 4f out, last of 8, well behind Flash Crash (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Inigo Montoya 40-1 (8-2) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Clock On Tom (8-12) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.