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  • (4-6yo, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 12.50s
  • Off time: 13:26:14
Full result
Result 13:25 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Ballyben 6/1
2nd 1 Baltimoar 11 4/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-1
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Baltimoar (IRE) 30
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/11f
2 152
Red, White stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap, Red star Mister Pagan 27
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 152
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 5/1
3
Red, Black chevrons, Grey sleeves, Red cap Ballyben (IRE)
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (10) 6/1
4 4-
Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Danehills Well (IRE) 258
  • T:Mrs A C Hamilton
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 4-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Mrs A C Hamilton P Buchanan 33/1
5
LIGHT GREEN, WHITE sleeves, RED cap, WHITE spots Pro Valour (IRE)
  • T:A Berry
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 A Berry B Hughes 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Benign Dictator (IRE)
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Jack Doyle
4 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Not the best of races to have in the middle of a cracking card but that won't concern connections of the penalised pair Baltimoar and MISTER PAGAN. The former, a winning point-to-pointer, will be fancied to follow-up his victory at Carlisle where he spent the latter part of the race wandering around through inexperience. That will have brought him on but it's Jim Goldie's Perth winner who is handed the vote as he produced a tremendous effort in what looked a very strong event won by Broadway Buffalo at Aintree last month. The newcomers Ballyben and Pro Valour have it all to do while Danehills Well, fourth in a point-to-point in Ireland in March, will do better when facing a set of obstacles.

Formwatch

Ballyben (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of I'm Maggy.

Baltimoar (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge over 4f out, led going well 3f out, ridden and in command when jinked left and right inside final 2f, ran very green and edged left towards stands side rail inside final furlong, just held on, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct beating Henri Parry Morgan (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Mister Pagan 33-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside 4f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Broadway Buffalo (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.

Danehills Well (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Ld/disp until 2nd bef 3out where mstk, 4l 3rd when lft in ld 2out, 2l adv but no ex last, hdd early flat, 4th of 12, 3l behind Tothemoonandback (11-7) at Dromahane 2m ire ptp sft in Mar.

Pro Valour (IRE) Elusive City gelding out of Red Vale.