Bet At bluesq.com Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (3yo+, 2m 4f, Class 2, 10 runners)
  • Winner £14,296 2nd £4,198 3rd £2,099 4th £1,049
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 4.90s
  • Off time: 13:45:33
Full result
Result 13:45 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Bakbenscher 4/1f
2nd 10 Top Wood 13/2
3rd 8 San Telm 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 21137-2
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Hollow Tree 28
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 21137-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
4 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 142 5/1
2 250111
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mwaleshi 14
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 250111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 135 9/1
3 F31221
Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Yesyoucan (IRE) 28
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: F31221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 132 9/2
4 01-1550
Red, white stripe, emerald green and white striped sleeves and cap Constant Contact 34
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 01-1550
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 C E Longsdon N Fehily 132 16/1
5 F3P221
BLACK, LIGHT BLUE disc, BLACK sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, BLACK cap, LIGHT blue star Grafite 7
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:Mark Marris
  • Form: F3P221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 A Middleton Mark Marris (10) 129 14/1
6 531U/50
Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher 22
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 531U/50
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 A King W Hutchinson 129 4/1f
8 154-314
Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap San Telm (IRE) 34
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 154-314
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 Mrs P Robeson T J O'Brien 126 5/1
9 75296-F
LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Radmores Revenge 14
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 75296-F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 J G M O'Shea James Best (5) 125 16/1
10 1151-03
BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 16
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 1151-03
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 D Pipe C O'Farrell 124 13/2
11 1221-08
White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Royal Opera 35
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 1221-08
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
4 142 10-2 B Ellison Paul Moloney 118 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 3511-70
Hada Men (USA) 34
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 3511-70
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 1010 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Safran De Cotte (FR)
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
5 10-1 H D Daly Jake Greenall 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

San Telm failed to figure in better company having beaten Yesyoucan over these hurdles in October, though the latter went on to score back here last time. Mwaleshi defied a 23lb rise in the weights to land his hat-trick at Wetherby a fortnight ago with Jonathan England's assistance but is up another 13lb today and HOLLOW TREE looks a safer option. He has a recent run under his belt and his defeat of recent Fighting Fifth winner Countryside Flame at Chepstow last season is the best form on offer. Grafite and Top Wood are closely matched on their respective efforts behind the progressive Quaddick Lake and look best of the rest though Hada Men could figure if back to his best.

Formwatch

Hada Men (USA) 10-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway into mid-division and reminder 4th, lost place 4 out, soon ridden, no danger after, 11th of 18, 37l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Bakbenscher 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hampered 5th, headway 8th, no extra 2 out, 12th of 17, 50l behind Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Top Wood (FR) 11-4fav (11-7) Led and soon clear, reduced lead after 3 out, headed 2 out, chased leader, ralllied last, ridden and every chance flat, weakened final 50 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Quaddick Lake (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.

San Telm (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th approaching last, 4th of 18, 13l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Hollow Tree 15-8 (11-6) Led, mistake 3rd, joined 4 out, reminder before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Balder Succes (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Mwaleshi 4-1 (10-11) Made all, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Fleet Dawn (11-5) by 9l, 10 ran.

Grafite 9-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, headed after next, led again 2 out, hard driven, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy beating El Dancer (11-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Constant Contact 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, reminder after 3rd, soon lost place, behind from 4 out, 12th of 18, 26l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Yesyoucan (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leader, ridden before last, led run-in, just held on, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov beating Black Thunder (11-12) by nk, 12 ran.

Radmores Revenge 25-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, smooth headway approaching 4 out, 5th and in touch when fell next, in a race won by Fred The Shred (10-3) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy, 13 ran.

Royal Opera 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Pas Trop Tard (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.