14:20 Haydock

Wednesday 12 June 2019

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Racing To School Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

Class 4  |   1m 3f 140y  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:24  |   Winning time: 2m 31.44s

1st
3
(3)
7/2
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Led, soon joined, headed halfway, remained prominent, led again over 2f out, strongly challenged from over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages op 4/1 and tchd 9/2
2nd
½
4
(2)
25/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: D Nolan
Keen early but soon settled towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on strongly into 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner op 14/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
1 ¼
5
(7)
8/15f
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Slowly into stride, chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, soon rallied, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages op 8/13 and tchd 4/6
4th
7
2
(4)
6/1
T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert
Tracked leaders, effort well over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong tchd 9/2
5th
2 ¼
7
(5)
66/1
T: M WalfordJ: Kevin Stott
Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
6th
½
6
(1)
50/1
T: K R BurkeJ: C Lee
With leader, led halfway, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong op 40/1
7th
12
1
(6)
39-5
66/1
T: M WalfordJ: D C Costello
Dwelt, behind, outpaced over 5f out, soon beaten

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Betting

Forecast

Swift Wing (8/15), Grenadier Guard (7/2), Geomatrician (6/1), Navajo Pass (25/1), Sweet Dreamer (50/1), Vintage Rose (66/1), Ezzrah (66/1)

Verdict
With racing taking place here at Haydock last weekend, the ground already described as heavy and with more rain in the forecast, conditions will be extremely testing. However, this opener looks to be a really interesting race on paper. Both Navajo Pass and Geomatrician will undoubtedly be winning races soon, but the pair on which to focus on this occasion are Grenadier Guard and SWIFT WING. The former was an eye-catching fourth at Ripon last week, while the latter hails from an exceptional family line, and in finishing third to a stablemate on debut at Ascot certainly gave the impression that he'd be far wiser for his next racecourse visit.
  1. Swift Wing
  2. Grenadier Guard
  3. Navajo Pass

Previous Winners

2018
Caliburn
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: James Doyle
  |  
T: H Palmer
11/10
Prize Money
1st:
£6,469.00
2nd:
£1,925.00
3rd:
£962.00
4th:
£481.00

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