Haydock Park

  • 15:30 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.30s
  • Off time: 15:30:13
15:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyglasheen (IRE) 25/1
2nd Barizan (IRE) 6/1
3rd Vibrato Valtat (FR) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 114/037- Yellow, Red spots Montbazon (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 147 17/29.50
2 130/574- Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Swing Bowler 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 145 10/111.00
4 012505- RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 h D O'Meara R Johnson 141 10/111.00
5 F0/112P- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Coffee (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill B Harding 137 20/121.00
6 390381- Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Changing The Guard 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 pt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (5) 135 22/123.00
7 14/1009- White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-13 bt D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 134 6/17.00
8 112132- White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Life And Soul (IRE) 202
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 p D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 134 18/119.00
9 721413- Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Loyaute (FR) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 C J Down J M Davies 132 9/110.00
10 522131- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Vibrato Valtat (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 131 10/34.33
11 3314P6- Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Ballyglasheen (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 v Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 25/126.00
12 111- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Dubawi Island (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 131 6/17.00
13 710/234- Royal Blue, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Songsmith 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-4 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 125 14/115.00
14 231231- BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-2 J S Goldie Dale Irving (7) 123 16/117.00
Non runners
3131231-As I Am (IRE)611-7D E CantillonConor Shoemark142
15210946-Town Mouse410-0N B KingTrevor Whelan125
16226393-Skint810-0A StrongeAdam Wedge119

Verdict

Barizan won this last year for Evan Williams but he's now with Donald McCain, who also runs the returning Life And Soul. Williams is represented by Ballyglasheen but, like fellow four-year-old Town Mouse, he appears to have a bit to find. Vibrato Valtat hasn't been raised for his win at Ayr and looks to have a big chance but the handicapper may have underestimated DUBAWI ISLAND after three victories in minor company. His Plumpton win in January has worked out quite well and he'll feel like he's been let loose after lumping penalties to success. As I Am is very tough and can't be ignored either but could face a battle for the lead with Perth scorer Titus Bolt. Swing Bowler has been competing in very good company and will be helped by Mikey Ennis' 7lb claim so is preferred to Changing The Guard of the others.