14:55 Haydock

Wednesday 2 December 2020

All12:1012:4513:1513:5014:2014:5515:30
  • Read Paul Nicholls On betting.betfair Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 3  |   2m 2f 191y  |   Heavy  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 4m 51.72s
1st
9
611-2
11/2
T: B PaulingJ: David Bass
Mid-division out wide, headway chasing leaders 4th, went 2nd 6th, awkward 4 out, led 3 out, clear when idled run-in, driven out op 4/1
2nd
½
10
4/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Led until 3rd, chased leader, in front again 5th, headed 3 out, chased winner, pushed along before next, soon ridden, bad mistake last, stayed on run-in, always just held tchd 7/2
3rd
nk
4
511-8
7/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, went 3rd next, kept on run-in, always held op 5/1
4th
9 ½
8
9/2
T: N W AlexanderJ: Brendan Powell
Held up in last pair, steady headway approaching 4 out, outpaced 2 out, plugged on run-in tchd 5/1
5th
1 ½
3
11/4f
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders on inside, weakened 2 out tchd 3/1
6th
15
2
14/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Held up in last trio, pushed along before 5th, chased leaders before 4 out, pushed along after 4 out, weakened next op 12/1 tchd 10/1
7th
1
7
20/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Jamie Hamilton
Chased leaders, tracked leader 2nd, led next until 6th, soon lost place op 22/1 tchd 25/1

Also Ran

PU
5
80/1
T: R BandeyJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Behind, injured and pulled up quickly after 4 out op 66/1 tchd 50/1
PU
6
80/1
T: A DayJ: Danny Burton (5)
Chased leader until 2nd, chased leaders, weakened 4 out, tailed of and pulled up before 2 out op 40/1

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Non-Runners

1
Minella Charmer347
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 9
T: James Moffatt  J: Charlotte Jones
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.90Pl:£2.00, £1.40, £1.60EX:£35.50Trifecta:£157.60Tricast:£87.74SF:£28.13Swingers:£4.30, £3.90, £3.40

Forecasts

Goobinator (11/4), Hijack (7/2), Oscars Leader (4/1), Ebony Jewel (9/2), The Cob (11/2), Minella Charmer (7/1), Better Getalong (14/1), Multellie (20/1), Monotype (80/1), Laverteen (80/1)

Verdict

The Jennie Candlish team continues in fine form so OSCARS LEADER is selected to build on his good reappearance run behind a progressive sort at Sandown. Goobinator is respected on the back of his Ayr win, while this is a little easier than the big-field Cheltenham handicap Hijack ran in last time so it would be no surprise to see him get back on the upgrade.

  1. OSCARS LEADER (IRE)
  2. GOOBINATOR (USA)
  3. HIJACK (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Newtown Boy
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,092.002nd: £1,789.003rd: £894.004th: £447.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00
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