Haydock Park

  • 13:50 Pertemps Network Long Distance Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £18,768 2nd £5,544 3rd £2,772 4th £1,386
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 45.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:47
13:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Battle Group 13/2
2nd Jetson (IRE) 6/1
3rd Cross Kennon (IRE) 33/1
4th Araldur (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 119/013- White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 161
Distance Winner
6 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 149 16/117.00
2 5F0311- Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 35
Distance Winner
8 11-9 p K Bishop Brendan Powell 146 13/27.50
3 1/325F5- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 14
6 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 144 12/113.00
4 01/0263- White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 24
8 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 143 11/112.00
5 214632- Orange, Black star, Black and Orange hooped sleeves, Orange cap, Black star Jetson (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-6 Mrs J Harrington Nico de Boinville (5) 143 6/17.00
6 221393- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 37
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (7) 142 16/117.00
7 P/14421- Yellow, Red spots Araldur (FR) 29
9 11-4 A King Wayne Hutchinson 141 16/117.00
8 266377- Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-3 v1 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 140 33/134.00
9 10/4230- Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Barafundle (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
9 11-3 Jennie Candlish S Thomas 140 12/113.00
10 14453P- Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 37
7 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 139 16/117.00
11 1/P4687- Emerald green, purple stars, purple cap Kells Belle (IRE) 23
7 11-0 N J Henderson D Bass 137 25/126.00
12 343U01- PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 22
Distance Winner
8 10-13 b P J Hobbs R Johnson 136 16/117.00
13 321- Black, black and maroon striped cap Darley Sun (IRE) 20
Course Winner
7 10-13 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 136 10/111.00
14 563414- RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Weekend Millionair (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 10-12 p D Pipe T Scudamore 135 25/126.00
15 44F/301- Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 21
7 10-10 M Smith Danny Cook 133 16/117.00
16 132421- Yellow, red spots, white cap Midnight Appeal 15
Distance Winner
8 10-9 v A King Charlie Huxley 132 33/134.00
17 717302- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 15
Distance Winner
7 10-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 14/115.00
18 247008- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Hollow Tree 37
5 10-9 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 132 14/115.00
19 31/2411- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisky Yankee (IRE) 18
6 10-9 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 132 12/113.00
20 071U79- Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Art Professor (IRE) 14
9 10-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 131 33/134.00

Verdict

Battle Group won over hurdles and fences at Aintree last month but now competes off a 15lb higher mark and has his work cut out here confirming the first of those runs with Jetson. Cheltenham third Cucumber Run must have a chance but Cross Kennon has been struggling lately while stablemate Barafundle, along with First Fandango and Hollow Tree, finished behind Battle Group and Jetson at Aintree. MONETARY FUND's form ties in closely with a few of these but he went down with all guns blazing at Chepstow last month and deserves to win a decent prize. He gets the nod as formerly useful Flat stayer Darley Sun is on a stiff mark for his handicap debut over timber and Midnight Appeal needs to step up on his novice form to figure. Weekend Millionair and the lightly-weighted Whisky Yankee may be best of the rest.