14:35 Haydock Sat 12 May 2018

  • Pertemps Network Stayers' Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 6f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£7,116.002nd£2,118.003rd£1,058.004th£529.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 7.73sOff time:14:35:15
1
(7)
79-11OR: 87
10/1
Winning hurdler/chaser who is effective on the Flat. Last seen in October when he finished a creditable ninth of 34 in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket. Down 1lb and might find this trip a bit sharp on decent ground. Tongue tied for the first time.
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2
(3)
49-11OR: 87
11/4
Both career wins came in April last year over 1m2f. Held off this sort of mark when last seen in the autumn and pedigree does not suggest this step up in trip is what he needs. First run since being gelded.
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3
(6)
49-10OR: 86BFD
13/8
Only win in six attempts on turf came over this trip at Nottingham last August. Ran well off higher marks in three subsequent outings and is open to improvement with relatively few miles on the clock.
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4
(5)
59-10OR: 86BFD
5/1
Reeled off a hat-trick in middle-distance AW handicaps before finding the step up to 2m stretching his stamina at Kempton last month. Has something to find off the same career-high mark, but drop in trip will help on return to turf.
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6
(4)
49-6OR: 82CD
7/2
Won three times last season, including on final start over C&D. Has not been in quite the same form in two runs this season and was behind Bedrock when seventh at Doncaster last time.
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Non-Runners

5
(1)
Bedrock7
59-7OR: 83
T: I JardineJ: D Nolan
7
(8)
Venue555
89-5OR: 81
T: D McCain JnrJ: T Eaves
8
(2)
I'm A Believer12
48-5OR: 67
T: M R ChannonJ: Jane Elliott

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
6Monjeni48-113/1Full Result
T: Ian WilliamsJ: P Hanagan

Betting

Forecast

Melinoe (13/8), Amlad (11/4), Uber Cool (7/2), Bedrock (7/2), Inn The Bull (5/1), Venue (8/1), I'm A Believer (8/1), Cape Caster (10/1)

Verdict

I'm A Believer has plenty to find in this company, Cape Caster may need further, Amlad has stamina to prove and Venue is returning from a long lay-off, so each is opposable. Bedrock should confirm recent Doncaster placings with Uber Cool and Inn The Bull will be happier dropped in trip, but the selection is MELINOE, who is open to improvement as a four-year-old and is trained by a master when it comes to staying handicappers.
  1. Melinoe
  2. Bedrock
  3. Inn The Bull

Video Replay

Most Followed

Highlight Reel

F: 2031-5

T: M L W Bell

Magic Circle

F: 57150-1

T: Ian Williams

Battaash

F: 3/11141-

T: C Hills

Society Power

F: 211-11

T: W J Haggas

Vintage Brut

F: 1

T: T D Easterby

Most Followed

Highlight Reel

F: 2031-5

T: M L W Bell

Magic Circle

F: 57150-1

T: Ian Williams

Battaash

F: 3/11141-

T: C Hills

Society Power

F: 211-11

T: W J Haggas

Vintage Brut

F: 1

T: T D Easterby

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