12:55 Haydock

Saturday 18 January 2020

All12:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:4516:15

Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   1m 7f 144y  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:55  |   Winning time: 4m 3.12s

1st
1
1/2f
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (5)
Keen made all, quicken pace 3 out, soon 3 lengths clear, ridden out op 4/5
2nd
4
8
11/4
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Keen tracked leaders, chased winner 3 out, ridden and no impression next op 9/4 tchd 2/1
3rd
nk
7
20/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Held up, pushed along and slightly outpaced after 4 out, ridden and rallied approaching last, ridden and stayed on towards finish tchd 25/1
4th
6
2
40/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Thomas Willmott (5)
In touch, pushed along 3 out, kept on same pace op 33/1
5th
4
5
10/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: H F Nugent (5)
Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next op 7/1
6th
25
3
150/1
T: A BerryJ: T J Phelan
Pressed winner until ridden entering straight approaching 3 out, soon weakened op 125/1
7th
2 ¼
6
66/1
T: R M WhitakerJ: Thomas Dowson
In rear, hit 3 out, never on terms op 33/1

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Non-Runners

4
Sastruga39
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 7
T: Henry Oliver  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Le Ligerien (1/2), Flamboyant Joyaux (11/4), Sastruga (7/1), Bonne Question (10/1), Serious Ego (20/1), Vengeur De Guye (40/1), Quinlandio (66/1), Notwhatiam (150/1)

Verdict
This race brings two improvers into the equation and it could be between them both. Preference is for top-weight LE LIGERIEN, who fulfilled some promising efforts when romping to victory at Newbury earlier this week. The nature of the victory suggests the hike in the weights should be no issue and the fact he's turned out so quickly suggests he is still in flying form. Flamboyant Joyaux got off the mark at Wetherby last time out and has been given some leniency off a light weight by the handicapper, while Sastruga and Serious Ego both ran taking races (for different reasons) last time and it would be no shock if they were to improve.
  1. Le Ligerien
  2. Flamboyant Joyaux
  3. Sastruga

Previous Winners

2019
Suggestion
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-8  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Thomas Dowson
  |  
T: P A Kirby
4/1
Prize Money
1st:
£6,498.00
2nd:
£1,908.00
3rd:
£954.00
4th:
£477.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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