14:30 Haydock

Sunday 30 December 2018

All12:2012:5513:2514:0014:3015:0515:35

    Happy Birthday Vernon Phillips Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 6f 177y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:31  |   Winning time: 5m 52.7s
1st
Horse silk
4
711-8
20/1
T: R MenziesJ: Aaron Anderson (7)
Held up in rear, slow 4th, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, every chance last, led flat, ran on op 14/1 tchd 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
3
9
7/2
T: H D DalyJ: S Bowen
Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, stayed on under pressure into 2nd towards finish tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
nk
7
4/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace (7)
Held up, headway 5 out, led before 2 out, headed after last, weakened close home op 6/1 tchd 9/2 and tchd 13/2
4th
Horse silk
nk
2
9/2
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led until approaching 4th, remained prominent, led after 6th, mistake 4 out, headed before next, rallied 2 out, stayed on same pace approaching last op 4/1 tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
5
5
411-7
5/2f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in rear, driven and headway before 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on approaching last op 11/4 tchd 9/4
6th
Horse silk
3
6
50/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Benjamin Poste
Prominent, jumped right in places, led approaching 4th, headed after 6th, weakened 4 out tchd 66/1
7th
Horse silk
2
10
8/1
T: A C WhillansJ: Callum Bewley
Chased leaders, hit 7th, effort 2 out, weakened before last op 10/1
8th
Horse silk
40
8
10/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leader, lost place after 4 out, tailed off op 9/1 tchd 11/1

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Too Many Chiefs12
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: Mrs S A Watt  J: Ross Chapman
NR
1
Horse silk
Smooth Stepper26
Weight: 12-4|  Age: 9
T: A M Hales  J: Mr B Brackenbury
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£24.20Pl:£4.20, £1.40, £1.50EX:£121.30Trifecta:£859.30Tricast:£347.18SF:£91.41Swingers:£7.40, £12.00, £2.80

Forecasts

Volcano (5/2), Hastrubal (7/2), Ballyhome (4/1), Ice Cool Champs (9/2), Too Many Chiefs (6/1), Kalaharry (8/1), Quids In (10/1), Smooth Stepper (16/1), Tomkevi (20/1), Dan Emmett (50/1)

Verdict

VOLCANO was second last time when stepped up in trip for his first handicap and he looks the sort to stay on the right side of over this sort of distance so he is taken to go one better. Also looking likely to be suited by this trip is fellow unexposed sort Hastrubal for Henry Daly. Too Many Chiefs won last time out and his stamina will come into play in these conditions.
  1. Volcano
  2. Hastrubal
  3. Too Many Chiefs

Previous Winners

2017
Top Ville Ben
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
13/2

Prize Money

1st: £9,747.002nd: £2,862.003rd: £1,431.004th: £716.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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