Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 2, 13 runners)
  • Winner £12,021 2nd £3,530 3rd £1,765 4th £882
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 18.80s
  • Off time: 15:34:36
Full result
Result 15:30 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Top Wood 25/1
2nd 12 Astigos 11/2
3rd 10 Wolf Shield 31 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 81271-2
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Open Day (IRE) 126
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 81271-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 10/1
3 51/0322-
BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 388
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 51/0322-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 t1 D Pipe C O'Farrell 130 25/1
4 3110-61
Dark blue, beige stripe and armlets, hooped cap Chavoy (FR) 19
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 3110-61
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 t Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 130 14/1
5 1-121
White, Mauve stars Flemenson (IRE) 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 1-121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7p1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 p1 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 130 4/1f
6 3-PP4P4
Red, Emerald Green spots, Red sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots The Knoxs (IRE) 29
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 3-PP4P4
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 127 25/1
7 25P-0U6
Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Viking Blond (FR) 70
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 25P-0U6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2v
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 v N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 125 20/1
8 3-481U3
Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap San Telm (IRE) 22
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 3-481U3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 Mrs P Robeson Joshua Moore (3) 124 17/2
9 0003/3-1
Maroon, Light Blue triple diamond and armlets, Light Blue cap, Maroon diamond Extreme Impact 28
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Conor Ring
  • Form: 0003/3-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 Evan Williams Conor Ring (7) 121 11/1
10 265951
Maroon, Grey triple diamond and sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Wolf Shield (IRE) 31
  • T:G M Moore
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 265951
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 G M Moore F Keniry 120 20/1
11 30/53-1
Dark blue, pink chevrons, hooped sleeves, pink cap Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 14
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 30/53-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 Nick Williams J M Maguire 117 5/1
12 230P34
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Astigos (FR) 27
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 230P34
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 117 11/2
13 P84242
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Quel Elite (FR) 28
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: P84242
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
10 145 10-5 p James Moffatt B Hughes 114 12/1
14 542222
Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap American Life (FR) 15
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 542222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1vt
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 vt A Middleton Paul Moloney 110 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 5113-6
Leo Luna 119
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 5113-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 1112 G L Moore 2nd Preference 135 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Seymour Eric
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
8 10-0 M Keighley Ian Popham 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Open Day suffered a narrow-margin defeat at Chepstow on his latest start in October and has been raised a further 5lb for his trouble. Top Wood has a shout on his return to action, but Chavoy has to cope with a 12lb hike in the weights after scoring at Ayr last month. Wolf Shield has been upped 10lb for his success at Newcastle so the lightly-raced Wetherby winner Flemenson makes more appeal with a conditional's claim helping his cause. Extreme Impact only beat Quel Elite by a neck over track and trip last month and both should give a good account in this, as should Astigos if forgiven a below-par effort at Towcester last time. HORATIO HORNBLOWER returned from a lengthy absence with victory in heavy ground at Ffos Las a fortnight ago. Nick Williams' charge was rated 8lb higher in bumpers and there should be more to come from him.

Formwatch

Leo Luna 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 4th, headed after next, awkward 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Sametegal (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo hdl (2) gd in Oct.

Top Wood (FR) 8-11fav (11-6) Led at decent pace, going well before 3 out, ridden approaching next, joined between last 2, soon driven, headed appproaching last, one pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Hollo Ladies (10-8) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan '13.

Astigos (FR) 15-8fav (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway to go 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Oscar Prairie (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.

Wolf Shield (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Led or disputed lead until 3 out, driven before last, rallied flat, led again towards finish, won at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan beating Romany Ryme (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Quel Elite (FR) 12-1 (10-7) Held up behind, headway before 5 out, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and every chance run-in, held close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Extreme Impact (10-6) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.

Open Day (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Led until 2nd, chased leader, challenged 3 out, led bypassing omitted 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 12, nk behind Hidden Identity (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.

San Telm (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th until 3 out, went 2nd again next until flat, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Josies Orders (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.

Chavoy (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out to chase leaders, led 2 out, pressed last, kept on well towards finish, won at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan beating Hellorboston (11-6) by 5l, 8 ran.

Extreme Impact 22-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, led last, hard pressed run-in, held on near finish, won at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan beating Quel Elite (10-7) by nk, 8 ran.

Flemenson (IRE) 4-5fav (11-5) Tracked leader on outside, driven and outpaced in 3rd after 4 out, rallied next, upsides 2 out, driven to lead narrowly approaching last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) hvy beating Sir Mangan (11-5) by 4l, 7 ran.

The Knoxs (IRE) 28-1 (11-10) Held up mid-division, jumped left 6 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 11, 18l behind Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.

Viking Blond (FR) 16-1 (10-4) Made most to 12th, soon lost place, weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, 34l behind De La Bech (10-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Dec.

Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Close up in 3rd, challenged and every chance before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead post, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy beating Filatore (11-3) by ns, 9 ran.

American Life (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, raced stand side before last, left 2nd last, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 23l behind Hartforth (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.