Haydock Park

  • 15:50 John And Alison Fitzgibbons Anniversary Nursery Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places;5F & 6F;Good)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.37s
  • Off time: 15:54:39
15:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Skylla 3/1
2nd Duchess Dora (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 12 Black and Red (quartered), hooped sleeves Skylla 23
Distance Winner
2 9-7 J R Holt J M O'Dwyer 82 3/14.00
2 (5) 31 Dark blue, light blue cross belts, royal blue sleeves and cap Duchess Dora (IRE) 95
Distance Winner
2 9-3 J J Quinn Graham Gibbons 78 3/14.00
4 (1) 414019 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Gertmegalush (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-1 J D Bethell R Ffrench 76 8/19.00
5 (2) 7303 Black, orange spots, orange sleeves, black spots Olympic Ceremony 14
2 8-9 R A Fahey R Winston 70 13/27.50
7 (7) 597342 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Bossy Kitty 14
2 8-7 N Tinkler E Ahern 68 10/34.33
8 (8) 33577 White, red sash, black cap Shibhan 12
Beaten Favourite
2 8-6 C E Brittain Liam Jones 67 15/28.50
9 (9) 07318 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige star, royal blue cap Duke of Rainford 17
Course and Distance Winner
2 7-12 t Ian Williams Andrea Atzeni (3) 53 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (3)155Dancing Red Devil (IRE)29-2Paul GreenNeil Brown77
6 (6)306357Gentle Beat (IRE)28-7T D EasterbyM Fenton68


This is very competitive and SKYLLA gets the tentative vote over Duchess Dora and Olympic Ceremony. The selection is having only her third run today and her chance wasn't helped last time when she got loose before the start. She was only narrowly beaten by Summerinthecity over 6f but she has plenty of speed and she should be suited by this drop back to the minimum trip today. Duchess Dora won when last seen out in May at Catterick and the race has worked out well. It is a slight cause for concern that she has not been seen out since then but if she is fit enough to do herself justice then she should go well. Olympic Ceremony got caught in a pocket last time and he could be considered a little unlucky to finish third behind Flaneur. If he can get a clear passage here then he could be capable of making the frame. Bossy Kitty and Dancing Red Devil are others to consider, but the vote goes to Skylla.