14:05 Haydock

Saturday 21 December 2019

All11:5012:2513:0013:3514:0514:4015:15

    Betway Casino Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   3m 58y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:05  |   Winning time: 6m 13.2s
1st
Horse silk
2
12/1
T: H D DalyJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Chased leaders, led 3 out, challenged next, kept on well tchd 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
4
10/11f
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (5)
In touch, chased leaders halfway, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace op 5/4
3rd
Horse silk
7
8
6/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Chased leaders, lost place after 6th, rallied 4 out, outpaced next, staying on when not fluent last, never a threat op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
18
6
8/1
T: M BlakeJ: Nick Scholfield
Led until 4 out, lost place next, well held in 4th when hit 2 out op 9/1 tchd 10/1
5th
Horse silk
6
3
14/1
T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol
In rear, outpaced 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, never nearer tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
6
5
33/1
T: Ruth JeffersonJ: Aiden Blakemore (7)
Held up, slow 2nd, mistake 4 out, soon beaten op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
1011-10
16/1
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard (7)
Held up, slow 2nd, headway halfway, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 12/1 tchd 11/1
PU
Horse silk
7
5/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: R T Dunne
Prominent, led 4 out, headed next, weakening when pulled up soon after 2 out op 9/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.40Pl:£2.60, £1.10, £2.00EX:£38.70Trifecta:£77.00Tricast:£79.43SF:£25.11Swingers:£4.40, £5.60, £3.00

Forecasts

Big Shark (10/11), Closing Ceremony (5/1), Silva Eclipse (6/1), Coole Cody (8/1), Flashjack (12/1), Sakhee's City (14/1), Dell' Arca (16/1), Secrete Stream (33/1)

Verdict

The mudlark Silva Eclipse (runner-up in this race last year from a 5lb lower mark) merits much respect having out-battled Coole Cody in desperate conditions at Uttoxeter (2m7½f) in November. Furthermore, he went down all guns blazing in an earlier tussle with the course specialist Closing Ceremony over C&D in January. With past Haydock form figures of 222 (beaten a combined total of 3L) he deserves a change of fortune at this track. However, the suspicion is that he'll face a formidable opponent in the shape of the handicap debutant BIG SHARK who is 2-2 under rules since joining Philip Hobbs out of the Irish point-to-point scene for £33,000.
  1. Big Shark
  2. Silva Eclipse
  3. Closing Ceremony

Previous Winners

2018
The Hollow Ginge
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 5
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £8,837.002nd: £2,595.003rd: £1,297.004th: £649.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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