Pertemps Network Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 4.30s
  • Off time: 17:15:15
Full result
Result 17:15 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Wings Of Smoke 9/1
2nd 2 Prima Porta 4/1
3rd 8 Frontier Spirit 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3/44252-
Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 27
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3/44252-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 129 9/1
2 60/2441-
Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Prima Porta 51
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 60/2441-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 4/1
3 517153-
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Granville Island (IRE) 52
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 517153-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 128 9/1
4 74/P540-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dunowen Point (IRE) 36
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 74/P540-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 127 11/4f
5 33PU13-
Red, dark green diamonds on sleeves Ballywatt (IRE) 15
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 33PU13-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6pt
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 pt K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 123 8/1
6 326612-
Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Entertain Me 15
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 326612-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 R Dickin C Poste 123 16/1
7 047/349-
Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Mcvicar 45
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 047/349-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 A King W Hutchinson 120 8/1
8 PPP2P4-
Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 21
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form: PPP2P4-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0v
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 v N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 117 6/1
9 113915-
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 17
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Dale Irving
  • Form: 113915-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
11 149 10-9 J S Goldie Dale Irving (7) 112 16/1

In depth

Verdict

Kim Bailey has his team in good order but Ballywatt is closely matched with Entertain Me on their run together behind Ratify at Chepstow. Wings Of Smoke needs some help from the handicapper but there should be more to come from Ludlow winner Prima Porta and Mcvicar is only a five-year-old. GRANVILLE ISLAND has a win and a place to his name from two runs on this course and was only beaten a neck over track and trip in March. Only a pound higher, Jennie Candlish's charge can get back to winning ways ahead of the disappointing Dunowen Point and Frontier Spirit.

Formwatch

Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up well off the pace in rear, steady headway approaching 11th, chased leaders 2 out, led before went left last, soon 2 lengths clear, hung left no extra and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ballincurrig (10-13) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.

Prima Porta 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 2 out, led before last, ran on well, won at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gd in Mar beating September Blaze (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.

Frontier Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (9-12) With leaders, led after 5 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 4th flat, 4th of 19, 6l behind Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.

Ballywatt (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, lost place next, headway when hit 4 out, went 2nd before last, stayed on, unable to catch winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Ratify (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.

Mcvicar 18-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, ridden and lost place 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, last of 9, well behind Daymar Bay (10-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.

Granville Island (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) In rear, mistake 9th, headway on outer before 4 out to chase leaders, went 2nd at last, kept on to lead close home, 3rd of 9, hd behind Shadows Lengthen (11-6) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Dunowen Point (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) In touch on inside, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 17th of 30, well behind Ma Filleule (11-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr.

Entertain Me 11-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 5 out until after 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ratify (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.

Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, outpaced before 3 out, last of 5, 6l behind Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Apr.