Betfred Mobile Hurdle (Registered As The Rendlesham Hurdle) (Grade 2) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £20,787 2nd £7,800 3rd £3,906 4th £1,945 5th £978 6th £489
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 14.30s
  • Off time: 14:20:25

Full Result

14:20 Haydock Park
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Seeyouatmidnight A M Thomson 6 11-6 Ryan Mania 6/1
SP 6/1 Made all, ridden before 2 out, held on well opened 11/2
2nd 9 Mickie H D Daly 6 10-11 Jake Greenall 5/1
SP 5/1 Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and hung left before last, kept on same pace opened 11/2
3rd 13 1 Celestial Halo (IRE) P F Nicholls 10 11-12 bt S Twiston-Davies 6/5f
SP 6/5f Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and one pace from 2 out opened 5/4 £687-£500 £1625-£1300 £500-£400
4th 7 4 Cross Kennon (IRE) Jennie Candlish 10 11-4 b1 S Quinlan 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leader, pushed along before 7th, ridden before 3 out, soon lost place opened 9/1
5th 35 7 Quincy Des Pictons (FR) A E Jones 10 11-4 James Best 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 50/1
6th 7 6 Quartz de Thaix (FR) Miss V Williams 10 11-4 b Aidan Coleman 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up in touch, soon in rear, struggling from 6th, tailed off
7th 5 Lienosus (IRE) Evan Williams 8 11-4 Paul Moloney 17/2
SP 17/2 Tracked leaders and wide, weakened from 4 out, tailed off opened 8/1 touched 9/1
NR 2 Two Rockers (IRE) A King 7 11-8 2nd Preference
NR 8 Restless Harry R Dickin 10 11-4 2nd Preference

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.70 Tote Place £2.40 £1.80 Straight Forecast £31.80 Exacta £23.80 Trifecta £53.90 Swingers 1&2 £3.60, 2&3 £1.80, 1&3 £1.80

Jackpot £8,298.88 carried forward to Market Rasen, 16th Feb
Placepot £1,448.60, Pool: £164550.19, 82.92 winning tickets
Quadpot £99.90, Pool: £10447.69, 77.35 winning tickets

Analysis

This race revolved around CELESTIAL HALO who was having his first start since winning the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury at the end of November. With Cheltenham just around the corner and the 10-year-old giving weight away all round on ground that he hasn't always been able to reproduce his best on there were always concerns that he could prove vulnerable and so it proved. He actually travelled well for quite a long way but got very tired between three out and two out when trying to go in pursuit of the front two and couldn't sustain his effort. His trainer is likely to have left a good bit to work on ahead of next month and this run should have put him spot on. The market continues to underestimate SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT who provided his trainer with the biggest victory of his career as well as maintaining his unbeaten record under Rules. An uncomplicated individual, he gallops all day and keeps on finding while his form between the flags offers hope that he will prove effective in the spring on faster ground should such conditions materialise. He won't be the easiest to place in the short-term but has the scope to make an impact over fences next season. Mickie was a shade disappointing at Ascot last time but returned to form to give vain chase all the way down the straight. She is a strong stayer who handles this ground and has progressed throughout the season and she should be able to continue to make her presence felt in staying contests. Cross Kennon runs this track particularly well and fared better with blinkers replacing the visor that he had worn on his previous visit to this track but he hasn't won since taking this race in 2011 and needs some help from the assessor if he's to win in handicap company with this grade looking beyond him now.