Haydock Park

  • 17:15 bet365.com Handicap1m 2f 95y

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.53s
  • Off time: 17:16:06
17:15 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Avenger (USA) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 12-1391 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Grandorio (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
3 9-7 D O'Meara K Fallon 93 11/43.75
2 (5) 21-7270 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 16
3 9-4 E A L Dunlop Andrea Atzeni 90 5/23.50
3 (1) 57-121 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Broughton (GER) 8
Distance Winner
3 9-0 M Johnston F Norton 86 10/111.91
Non runners
4 (4)2413-36Ajmany (IRE)38-13L M CumaniNon Runner85
5 (2)1086-96Funk Soul Brother38-11C HillsNon Runner83

Verdict

Having reportedly run too free over 1m4f when tailed-off at Musselburgh on the first day of June, Grandorio turned up at York a fortnight later to run his rivals ragged in a five-runner affair, the form of which is rather hard to fathom. The drop to 1m2f seemed to suit that day but he has been hit with a hefty 12lb rise for that success. Conceding 7lb to BROUGHTON will not be an easy task and Mark Johnston's progressive Teofilio colt is taken to build on a ready victory over Endearing in a useful Chester handicap. His overall profile is most appealing and both successes this season have arrived at this trip. Red Avenger has it to do at the weights but Ajmany, below par last time behind Remote at Doncaster, will be a leading player if returning to the level of his reappearance run when third to King Of The Danes at Ascot.