Haydock Park

  • 15:05 totequickpick Long Distance Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £10,958 2nd £3,238 3rd £1,619 4th £810
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.70s
  • Off time: 15:05:24
15:05 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Liberate 12/1
2nd Arctic Court (IRE) 13/2
3rd Five Star Wilsham (IRE) 15/2
4th E Major 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 870016- Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap Buena Vista (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
10 11-12 b D Pipe Hadden Frost 147 16/117.00
2 25322F- White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son Of Flicka 29
7 11-11 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (7) 146 14/115.00
3 4F/2404- Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Micheal Flips (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
7 11-10 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 145 8/19.00
5 354009- Brown, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Brown spots Raslan 14
Distance Winner
8 11-5 pt D Pipe J W Farrelly 140 66/167.00
6 1/49P10- Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Al Co (FR) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 138 14/115.00
7 447007- Black, Brown stripe Pause And Clause (IRE) 22
7 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 137 40/141.00
8 190171- Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Thelobstercatcher 22
Distance Winner
7 11-1 v P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 136 14/115.00
9 134114- PINK, large PURPLE spots, PINK sleeves, PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots Cloudy Spirit 29
Distance Winner
6 10-10 R Hollinshead Harry Skelton 131 7/18.00
10 14606/6- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Liberate 42
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-9 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 130 12/113.00
11 2F/91F0- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Superior Wisdom (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
11 10-9 A M Hales R Flint 130 33/134.00
12 0P6/39-0 Orange and White hoops, White cap, Orange star Green Mile 12
9 10-9 t A J Martin T N Bennett (7) 130 33/134.00
13 32/6215- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap E Major 24
6 10-7 Mrs P Robeson Jimmy McCarthy 128 66/167.00
14 1445/71- Maroon, Light Blue triple diamond and armlets, Light Blue cap, Maroon diamond Extreme Impact 56
Distance Winner
5 10-6 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 127 11/112.00
15 223612- Emerald green, light blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves Five Star Wilsham (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-5 J Scott W Kennedy 126 15/28.50
16 71P231- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 10-4 J S Goldie R McGrath 125 13/27.50
17 31/7F53- Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 23
Distance Winner
7 10-2 M Keighley Jimmy Derham (3) 123 12/113.00
18 3/63132- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 63
6 10-1 b P J Hobbs Mr J A Best (7) 122 9/110.00
Non runners
4P532/97-Possol (FR)811-8H D DalyP J Brennan143


The Pipe stable has enjoyed plenty of success in this race in the past and Cheltenham hero Buena Vista and Raslan, potentially well-treated on his form in the autumn, carry their hopes this year. Al Co was a leading fancy 12 months ago but could only finish fourth and has 6lb more to carry this time around, though it does look as though his campaign has been tailored around the race a second time. Arctic Court made all to land a novice handicap at Ayr last month but will find it tougher to dominate these off an 11lb higher mark and Thelobstercatcher was put up 8lb after beating Five Star Wilsham at Chepstow, though would have won more easily that day had he not made a mess of the last. Aintree fourth Micheal Flips has a touch of class and Irish raider Green Mile will like the ground but Philip Hobbs saddles a couple of interesting contenders in Doctor Foxtrot and LIBERATE. The former may still be improving but the latter, winner of this in 2008 off an 8lb higher mark, will have come on a bundle for his run behind Cloudy Spirit at Bangor and can prove he is no back number with victory here.