17:00 Haydock

Saturday 20 February 2021

All13:3014:0514:4015:1415:5016:2517:00
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  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 6f 54y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:00  |   Winning time: 6m 18.66s
1st
Horse silk
1
11/8f
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, pressed leader 10th, led 12th, headed 14th, regained lead 4 out, going well 2 out, pulled clear before last, easily op Evens
2nd
Horse silk
17
4
4/1
T: M RowleyJ: Alex Edwards (3)
Prominent, pressed leader 6th, led after 14th, headed 4 out, pushed along 3 out, weakened before 2 out, held when hit last op 5/1
3rd
Horse silk
22
11
13/8
T: O MurphyJ: Adrian Heskin
Tracked leaders, lost position 4th, untidy 11th, pressed leaders 13th, every chance when hit 4 out, shaken up but weakened before 2 out op 15/8 tchd 2/1
4th
Horse silk
56
8
125/1
T: S J SampsonJ: Fergus Gillard (5)
Held up, not fluent 11th, lost position, untidy 12th, lost touch after 14th

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
1111-8
28/1
T: Gareth MooreJ: James Bowen
Held up, not fluent 4th, jumped slow 4th, headway into midfield entering final circuit, lost position 10th and pushed along, mistake 14th, pulled up before 4 out tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
5
1311-5
10/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Bridget Andrews
Led, pressed 6th, headed 12th, lost position 14th, pulled up before 4 out tchd 9/1 and tchd 12/1
PU
Horse silk
6
100/1
T: R J RextonJ: J Nailor (3)
Midfield, lost position 3rd, dropped to rear before 7th, pulled up after 8th op 66/1
PU
Horse silk
7
80/1
T: Mrs P A RigbyJ: Alexander Thorne (5)
Midfield, headway before 10th, lost position 14th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 100/1 tchd 66/1
PU
Horse silk
9
1011-2
125/1
T: A B LeyshonJ: David Noonan
Held up, not travelling 5th, tailed off after 10th, pulled up before 12th op 150/1 tchd 100/1
PU
Horse silk
10
200/1
T: R A OwenJ: William Shanahan (7)
Held up, hampered 3rd, mistake 8th, untidy 11th, mistake 12th and soon pulled up op 250/1

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Road To Rome656
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 11
T: J J O'Shea  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.10, £1.50, £1.10EX:£9.00Trifecta:£16.90SF:£7.71Swingers:£1.60, £1.10, £1.50

Forecasts

Bob And Co (11/8), The Worlds End (13/8), Wishing And Hoping (4/1), Road To Rome (9/2), Ravished (10/1), Ennistown (28/1), Garde Ville (80/1), Bally Beaufort (100/1), Quite By Chance (125/1), Sam Red (125/1), Special Wells (200/1)

Verdict

WISHING AND HOPING was impressive in hunters last season and is likely to put his rivals to the sword under a typically aggressive ride. He's marginally preferred to Bob And Co, who is closely matched on form, while it's hard to rule out The Worlds End given how much class he's shown in the past.

  1. WISHING AND HOPING (IRE)
  2. BOB AND CO (FR)
  3. THE WORLDS END (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Alcala
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 10
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £7,018.002nd: £2,061.003rd: £1,030.004th: £515.00

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