14:00 Haydock

Saturday 21 May 2022

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    Cazoo Hell Nook Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 45y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:06  |   Winning time: 3m 33.26s
1
(6)
Horse silk
Alright Sunshinev35
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-10| J: Billy Garritty| T: K Dalgleish| OR:  98| D
16/1
Useful handicapper who was back to form when third at Musselburgh last month, staying on well. This more galloping track will suit.
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2
(11)
Horse silk
Bandinellip56
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-9| J: James Doyle| T: C Appleby| OR:  98| C| D
4/1
Progressive sort who has relished the move to this trip on his last two starts, again having something to spare at Kempton last time. Every chance of scoring again under a positive ride back here.
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3
(2)
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Dark Jedi10
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7| J: D Allan| T: T D Easterby| OR:  95
12/1
Fine effort when second at Musselburgh in April but has been below his best both starts since and is unproven over this far.
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4
(12)
Horse silk
Skycutterh15
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6| J: B A Curtis| T: P A Kirby| OR:  95| D
18/1
Fairly useful winner over hurdles. Better than ever back on the level when landing 4-runner contest at Ripon in April but found things much tougher at Chester next time. Up in trip.
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5
(10)
Horse silk
Merveillo34
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Tom Marquand| T: Jonjo O'Neill| OR:  94
25/1
Useful performer for Christophe Ferland in France, including a Toulouse listed win last summer. Looked only averagely treated when fourth at Newbury on debut for this yard last month though and blinkers left off again.
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6
(4)
Horse silk
Just Hubert14
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-4| J: Nicola Currie| T: W Muir & C Grassick| OR:  92| D
18/1
Useful handicapper who won twice last August. Not disgraced at Ascot on reappearance and return to this trip will suit, so he's a player.
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7
(5)
Horse silk
Golden Flame20
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4| J: J Fanning| T: Charlie & Mark Johnston| OR:  93| C
15/2
Notched a third success of his career at this course in September, seen to maximum effect from the front. Seemed in need of his reappearance at Newmarket and he may progress further.
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8
(3)
Horse silk
Mirandat170
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-3| J: Megan Nicholls| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  91| D
9/1
Useful hurdler but not at her best in the Imperial Cup on her latest outing in March. Tongue strap fitted and potentially well treated returning to this sphere for the first time since 2020. Interesting.
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9
(7)
Horse silk
Valley Forge20
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0| J: David Probert| T: A M Balding| OR:  89
4/1
Struck in the big-field Melrose Handicap at York in August. Gelded since last season and returned with a creditable fifth at Newmarket. Should be better for that and one to note up in trip.
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10
(8)
Horse silk
Goobinatorh71
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-12| J: G Lee| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  86| CD
9/1
Dual winner last term, including over C&D. Not seen to best effect over hurdles at Newcastle 71 days ago and remains with potential in this sphere. One to consider.
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11
(1)
Horse silk
Haveyoumissedme15
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-9| J: Marco Ghiani| T: I Jardine| OR:  84
11/2
Landed back-to-back handicaps at around 12f last year prior to solid runners-up efforts at up to 2m, latterly at this course in October. Has returned in good order and might not have hit his limit.
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12
(9)
Horse silk
Mancinip15
Age: 8|  Weight: 8-8| J: Cam Hardie| T: Ian Williams| OR:  82| D
40/1
Has the ability to defy this sliding mark but hasn't appeared to have returned in form, so a more compelling case can be made for others.
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Forecasts

Valley Forge (4/1), Bandinelli (4/1), Haveyoumissedme (11/2), Golden Flame (15/2), Goobinator (9/1), Miranda (9/1), Dark Jedi (12/1), Alright Sunshine (16/1), Skycutter (18/1), Just Hubert (18/1), Merveillo (25/1), Mancini (40/1)

Verdict

BANDINELLI is a likeable sort firmly on the up, so he's fancied to land the hat-trick returning to turf and a track where he has scored previously. Goobinator and Valley Forge are a couple of the other likely players in a cracking handicap.

Previous Winners

2021
Frankenstella
Weight: 8-9  |Age: 4
7/1

Prize Money

1st: £18,900.002nd: £8,872.003rd: £4,438.004th: £2,219.00

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