Polyflor Expona Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m

  • (4-6yo, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:29
Full result
Result 15:40 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Desoto County 10/3
2nd 9 Wuff 4/1
3rd 2 Battle Born 5 13/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-
Light Green, Orange sash and armlets, Orange cap, Light Green spots King Of Strings (IRE) 278
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 1-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 T D Walford D C Costello 20/1
2 2-
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Battle Born 216
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 2-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 C E Longsdon N Fehily 13/8f
3
Dark Blue and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Maroon cap Brave Encounter (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:Miss L Gardner
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 100/1
4 1-
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Desoto County 236
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 10/3
5
Purple and Beige stripes, Purple and Red hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Red spots Mr Lennygreengrass (IRE)
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 25/1
6
Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap Nimbus Gale (IRE)
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 10/1
7
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Presentings Return (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 18/1
8
Black, red Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Wolf Sword (IRE)
  • T:G M Moore
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G M Moore F Keniry 10/1
9 1-
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Wuff (IRE) 327
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 4/1
10
White, Scarlet sleeves, Black cap, White spots Ceilidh (IRE)
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Ballyben (IRE)
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
4 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

This looks really trappy with all those to have seen action returning from an absence of over 200 days and the remainder making their first appearances in public. The combination of his absence and the concession of weight all round may prove a bridge too far for King Of Strings and preference is for DESOTO COUNTY who landed his Irish point-to-point quite comfortably back in March. However, preference is only marginal as Battle Born and Wuff have similar records on their CV, whilst Trevor Hemmings unleashes a couple of interesting newcomers in the shape of Nimbus Gale and Presentings Return. It's a riddle of a race at this stage and the market should prove informative come race time.

Formwatch

Desoto County 2-1 (11-7) Alw pr, disp 3out, sn went on, in command from last, won at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Mister Kalanisi (11-7) by 1l, 8 ran.

Wuff (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th gng well 5out, ld 2out, not fluent & hdd last, fought back to ld flat, sow cl home, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Goline (11-7) by 2l, 13 ran.

Battle Born 8-1 (11-7) Mid div, prog 1/2way, ld bef 3out, chall aftr 2out, hdd bef last, no ch with wnr flat, 2nd of 13, 5l behind No More Heroes (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Apr.

Wolf Sword (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Dame O'neill.

King Of Strings (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to press leader and slightly hampered inside final furlong, kept on gamely to lead towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb beating Salto Chisco (11-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Nimbus Gale (IRE) Cloudings gelding out of Barton Gale.

Brave Encounter (IRE) Indian Danehill gelding out of Dartmeet.

Presentings Return (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Gales Return.

Ceilidh (IRE) Tamure mare out of Eyesabeatin.

Mr Lennygreengrass (IRE) Millenary gelding out of Grassed.