Haydock Park

  • 14:25 Pertemps Network Handicap 1m

  • Winner £8,086 2nd £2,406 3rd £1,202 4th £601
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.12s
  • Off time: 14:26:36
14:25 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Stargazer (IRE) 14/1
2nd Chatez (IRE) 9/4
3rd Stormardal (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 42135-0 Dark blue, large yellow spots Stormardal (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
3 9-7 I Mohammed P Mulrennan 93 14/115.00
2 (6) 202453- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Riverboat Springs (IRE) 201
3 9-5 M R Channon L P Keniry 91 25/126.00
3 (2) 13-4 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Red Stargazer (IRE) 16
3 9-4 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 90 14/115.00
5 (1) 1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Matalleb (USA) 28
Distance Winner
3 9-1 J H M Gosden Dane O'Neill 87 7/24.50
6 (4) 1 Royal blue Active Spirit (IRE) 26
3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 86 5/23.50
7 (3) 331-1 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Chatez (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 9-0 A King F Sweeney 86 9/43.25
8 (7) 3915-42 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Showpiece 14
Beaten Favourite
3 8-11 R Hannon P J Dobbs 83 7/18.00
9 (9) 1257-6 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Rising Breeze (FR) 41
Distance Winner
3 8-11 K R Burke P Makin 83 40/141.00
Non runners
4 (8)31216-Braidley (IRE)39-2J D BethellP McDonald88

Verdict

Riverboat Springs was highly tried last year after winning his maiden at Bath. Braidley enjoyed a good first season, winning at Catterick and Doncaster. He was also second over this trip at Newcastle while Epsom scorer Chatez still looks to be on the upgrade and Showpiece should be winning again soon and looks better treated than Red Stargazer. Both Matalleb and ACTIVE SPIRIT won on debut last month. The former may have landed the stronger maiden but the latter was visually impressive at Pontefract and could be one to follow - the Godolphin gelding gets the nod.