15:15 Haydock Sat 19 January 2019

  • Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2 Limited Handicap) (Class 1)
  • 3m 1f 125y, Good to Soft (Soft in Places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£42,712.002nd£16,028.003rd£8,025.004th£3,998.005th£2,010.006th£1,005.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:6m 49.2sOff time:15:15:20
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
2
1011-4OR: 154CD
25/1

Sidelined by injury since winning the Grand National in 2017 (good to soft), he got no further than the third fence on his return to action in the Many Clouds Chase (Grade 2) in December; negotiating a safe round is surely the primary objective.

Last RunWatch last race
3
1111-3OR: 153
7/1

Placed in the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle (a race in which he'd beaten Bristol De Mai in 2016) on his return from a 22-month absence but well beaten next time at Ascot by Valtor; finished runner-up in this race in 2017.

Last RunWatch last race
4
1010-10OR: 146C
6/1

1-2 at Haydock (2m4f winner in 2015); hasn't really got his season going just yet - finished fourth to Lake View Lad in the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day; stays well as shown in his Rehearsal (2015) and Sky Bet Chase (2018) wins.

Last RunWatch last race
5
1010-10OR: 146D
7/1

Lightly raced for his age but sports a 33% strike-rate (2-6) over fences; off the track for 25-months since winning the 3m2f Grade 3 Unicoin Group Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in December 2017; now 4lb higher in the weights.

Last RunWatch last race
6
710-9OR: 145CD
4/1

Progressive; visored and stayed on strongly from the last when beating Ballyarthur by 1L in the Tommy Whittle Chase (2m7f, heavy) here in December; raised 5lb since and likely suited by this extra yardage; less testing ground a minor concern.

Last RunWatch last race
7
1010-8OR: 144C
15/2

Finished runner-up to The Dutchman (beaten 13L) in this race in 2018 and has a fine overall Haydock record - 6L winner of the 2017 Tommy Whittle Chase (2m7f, heavy); sits on a reasonably competitive mark (144) returned to more traditional fences.

Last RunWatch last race
8
1110-7OR: 143CD
40/1

A legend at Fergal O'Brien's and a determined winner of the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter (4m1f+, soft) in 2017; has toiled more latterly in strong staying handicaps; easing in the weights with past Haydock form figures reading 2,1.

Last RunWatch last race
9
910-6OR: 142C
7/1

Progressive (3-8 over fences); 10lb higher than when winning here on his penultimate start (3m4f, good) but a game second to Morney Wing in the London National (Sandown) since; should handle dropping back in trip - dual 3m winner on soft.

Last RunWatch last race
10
910-6OR: 142
9/1

Has mixed hurdling with chasing and is seemingly sharpest between 2m4f-2m5f; high enough in the weights over fences, largely attributed to his 2017 Graduation Chase win at Market Rasen; has plenty on his plate in this type of company.

Last RunWatch last race
11
910-4OR: 137
16/1

Beaten 1L by Daklondike in the Tommy Whittle Chase (2m7f, heavy) here in December and re-opposes on 1lb better terms; stamina reserves the obvious question mark; competes from 3lb out of the handicap.

Last RunWatch last race
12
Ballydinep1,t121
910-4OR: 135
13/2

Useful hurdler; stays well and is steadily getting his act together over fences after an absence from racing; went down all guns blazing to Carole's Destrier in the Mandarin (3m2f) at Newbury latest; 5lb out of the handicap; cheekpieces added.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

1
Valtor28
1011-10OR: 160
T: N J HendersonJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
The Dutchman810-613/2
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden

Betting

Forecast

Daklondike (4/1), Valtor (9/2), Wakanda (6/1), Ballydine (13/2), Robinsfirth (7/1), Red Infantry (7/1), Otago Trail (7/1), Captain Redbeard (15/2), Three Musketeers (9/1), Ballyarthur (16/1), One For Arthur (25/1), Chase The Spud (40/1)

Verdict

An ultra-competitive renewal of the Peter Marsh Chase which should yield a few clues for the Grand National with 2017 hero One For Arthur among those declared. Top-weight Valtor also reportedly has that race on the agenda but has been hit with a swift hike in the weights (12lb) since producing a most taking display in Ascot's Listed Silver Cup. Captain Redbeard has a fine overall Haydock record (race runner-up in 2018) so should be considered along with the improving Red Infantry. However, the visored Tommy Whittle Chase winner DAKLONDIKE should relish this extra yardage and is taken to confirm those placings with the lowly-weighted Ballyarthur.
  1. Daklondike
  2. Red Infantry
  3. Captain Redbeard

Video Replay

Most Followed

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Mr Andros

F: 74987-7

T: B G Powell

Dubai Warrior

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Dancing Vega

F: -

T: R M Beckett

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Most Followed

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Mr Andros

F: 74987-7

T: B G Powell

Dubai Warrior

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Dancing Vega

F: -

T: R M Beckett

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Next Race Off

08:15 Chennai
7
(5)
Royal Prestige
J: P Trevor
2
(4)
Star Convoy
J: Akshay Kumar
5
(8)
Pretty Gal
J: P Ajeeth Kumar
6
(1)
Branka
J: C Umesh
3
(6)
Beneficial
J: Imran Chisty
4
(3)
Bharat King
J: Janardhan Paswan
9
(7)
Perfect Princess
J: P Kiran Rai
8
(9)
Queen Supreme
J: Muzaffar Alam
1
(2)
Royal Defence
J: Shahar Babu

Racing Tips

Up For Review looks at big price at Gowran

Value Bet: Good Review

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday and he's taking two against the field including a 33/1 chance.

Daily Nap: Sea the star

Ben Linfoot is back in the Sporting Life Daily Nap hotseat on Thursday and he fancies an Andrew Balding-trained horse to return to top form at Southwell.

Check out our latest daily racing preview

Thursday's racing preview

Anita Chambers makes How Far her best bet at Chelmsford and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.