Haydock Park

  • 17:15 Sports 360 Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.20s
  • Off time: 17:16:03
17:15 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Present Glory (IRE) 15/8
2nd Andrew Nick (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 152PP2 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Andrew Nick (IRE) 28
7 10-12 b1 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 123 9/25.50
2 0/51463 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Freeze The Flame (GER) 6
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 p1 C R Egerton T Scudamore 125 13/27.50
3 4U13/41 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Present Glory (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
10 10-12 D W P Arbuthnot B J Geraghty 122 15/82.88
4 74P-12P ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Quarry Town (IRE) 139
Distance Winner
7 10-12 p1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 123 8/19.00
5 23-6U14 Black, Red epaulets, check cap Sovereign King 56
7 10-12 A King R Thornton 125 7/24.50
6 258P-P1 Black and Orange stripes, checked sleeves, Black cap Temoin 37
Distance Winner
9 10-12 b R T Phillips Matthew Batchelor 125 10/111.00

Verdict

Any of these can be given a chance on the formbook and PRESENT GLORY is our idea of the most likely winner with Sovereign King and Andrew Nick the others of note. The selection has clearly had training troubles hence his relatively short amount of time spent at the racecourse. He beat a useful yardstick in Terrible Tenant at Wincanton and there could be more to come. Sovereign King was a useful novice hurdler. He shapes as if this three miles should be ideal. Nigel Twiston-Davies has had a number of staying winners over the last few weeks so watch out for Andrew Nick. Second at Uttoxeter last time out, he is tried in first time blinkers. Temoin was once useful for Nicky Henderson before injuries took their toll. He stays the trip although the ground would be far from ideal. Quarry Town has had a sizeable absence that would go some way to explaining his below par run at Aintree last November. Freeze The Flame could not concede a winners' penalty at Hexham and faces a tougher task against this level of opposition. Present Glory has most ticks in the right boxes.