16:55 Haydock Wed 20 March 2019

  • Old Boston Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 6f 177y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£7,148.002nd£2,099.003rd£1,049.004th£525.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 57.6sOff time:16:56:26
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1
812-0OR: 111
15/2

Irish point winner (soft) who has shown some promise over hurdles. Backward step when well held over a similar trip at Kelso last time. Initial mark looks feasible, tongue-tie added, and could go well.

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2
1011-12OR: 109
20/1

Scored over a similar trip at Kelso (heavy) last April, when 4lb lower. Well held in all starts since, including point-to-points. Looks best watched until showing signs of revival.

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3
611-10OR: 107
11/4

Not had a great time of things over fences on his last two starts, so reverts to this sphere. Has dropped to a handy mark, gets this trip and handles conditions, so revival not ruled out, but does need one.

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4
1011-10OR: 107D
6/1

Won a class 2 event at Carlisle (3m, heavy) in December, when 9lb lower. Well held from similar marks to this since, so arrives with plenty to prove.

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5
1211-8OR: 105
9/1

Well treated on his form of 2017. On a lengthy losing run since, acts on soft ground and took a small step in the right direction again last time. More needed, but not ruled out of the prizes.

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6
811-8OR: 105
9/2

Debut hurdles winner in France in 2015, but has only made the racecourse twice since. Not devoid of ability still by the look of his Ayr reappearance/stable debut last month, so check the market for clues this time.

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7
1011-7OR: 104
5/2

Dual winner this season, both on good, including last time out at Huntingdon. Up 6lb for that, but score for him to find a little more, so not ruled out again. Acts on soft.

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Non-Runners

8
Dulce Panem1
711-0OR: 97
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: Nathan Moscrop

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Calipso Collonges611-124/6
T: Olly MurphyJ: Fergus Gregory

Betting

Forecast

Hear The Chimes (5/2), Leskinfere (11/4), Breizh Alko (9/2), Dulce Panem (5/1), Top Billing (6/1), Flemens Story (15/2), Morning Royalty (9/1), Always Tipsy (20/1)

Verdict

This doesn't look the most competitive race on paper and it may be that Donald McCain has found a good opportunity for FLEMENS STORY to win on his handicap debut, from a mark that looks within his compass. Leskinfere would be interesting if he could bounce back, while a market check looks prudent regarding Breizh Alko. Stablemate Dulce Panem has frame claims, along with Morning Royalty.
  1. Flemens Story
  2. Morning Royalty
  3. Dulce Panem

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