13:50 Haydock

Saturday 8 September 2018

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Class 2  |   1m 6f  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:50:32  |   Winning time: 3m 13.09s

1st
4
(5)
38-11
9/4f
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore
Keen tracked leaders, led 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, comfortable op 2/1 tchd 15/8
2nd
7
6
(4)
7/2
T: A M BaldingJ: Oisin Murphy
Led, headed 9f out, tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to chase clear winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong op 4/1
3rd
8
3
(6)
38-12
7/1
T: M JohnstonJ: R Kingscote
Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong tchd 6/1
4th
1 ¾
2
(7)
14/1
T: W J HaggasJ: D Tudhope
Tracked leader, led 9f out, pushed along and headed 2f out op 11/1
5th
2 ½
9
(9)
16/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Raced wide close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out op 14/1
6th
¾
8
(3)
9/2
T: W J KnightJ: J Quinn
In touch in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 11/2 tchd 6/1
7th
44
7
(2)
11/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: N G McCullagh
Keen in touch, weakened over 3f out op 7/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

1
(8)
Ben Vrackie14
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 3
T: J H M Gosden  J: Non Runner
5
(1)
Rude Awakening35
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 3
T: Sir Mark Prescott  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Mekong (9/4), Natural History (7/2), Ben Vrackie (7/2), Soto Sizzler (9/2), Persian Lion (11/2), Elegiac (7/1), Rude Awakening (10/1), Dramatic Queen (14/1), Sea Youmzain (16/1)

Verdict
A competitive start to the card where it isn't easy to write off any of the field. Ben Vrackie is an improving colt who now switches to a handicap from his second in a Group 3 last time. However, this will not be easy from a mark of 104 and he may be vulnerable. The suggestion is NATURAL HISTORY, who won what was admittedly a weaker race with some authority last time and looks as though he will get this trip. He will need to improve, but that looks more than likely. Persian Lion is an interesting contender, with Dramatic Queen, Mekong, Rude Awakening and Goodwood winner Soto Sizzler all very much respected.
  1. Natural History
  2. Rude Awakening
  3. Mekong

Previous Winners

2017
Taxmeifyoucan
Weight: 8-4  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-4  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: J P Sullivan
  |  
T: K Dalgleish
16/1
Prize Money
1st:
£62,250.00
2nd:
£18,640.00
3rd:
£9,320.00
4th:
£4,660.00
5th:
£2,330.00
6th:
£1,170.00

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