Haydock Park

  • 15:40 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £31,322 2nd £11,754 3rd £5,885 4th £2,932
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.30s
  • Off time: 15:40:27
15:40 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Merlin (IRE) 13/2
2nd Tony Star (FR) 9/1
3rd Double Ross (IRE) 14/1
4th Dream Esteem 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U14301- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Lifestyle 28
Distance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 12/113.00
2 72/3114- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Dream Esteem 28
Distance Winner
7 11-9 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 141 16/117.00
3 532U/39- BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap Petit Robin (FR) 21
Distance Winner
9 11-9 N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 141 25/126.00
4 113200- Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Ubi Ace 28
Distance Winner
6 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 140 10/111.00
5 1/53710- Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Paintball (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
5 11-7 C E Longsdon D A Jacob 139 16/117.00
6 7232U4- Black, white seams, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white spots Saphir River (FR) 29
6 11-7 M Scudamore T Scudamore 139 14/115.00
7 341012- Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Arab League (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-6 p D Pipe F J Hayes (10) 138 16/117.00
8 313305- DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Secret Edge 14
Distance Winner
4 11-6 A King Peter Hatton (7) 142 25/126.00
9 211/P- White, red chevrons, white sleeves, red spots, striped cap Ruler Of All (IRE) 133
Distance Winner
6 11-3 v1 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 135 40/141.00
10 6/75123- Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Conquisto 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-3 S Gollings P Bohan (10) 135 16/117.00
11 8111/14- Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Red Merlin (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 13/27.50
12 193210- Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
5 11-2 t J Scott R J Killoran 134 16/117.00
13 1/2F0F4- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Tonic Mellysse (FR) 24
Distance Winner
5 11-0 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 132 25/126.00
14 90/5551- White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Caravel (IRE) 45
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-12 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 130 25/126.00
15 21330- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap All The Aces (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 10-11 N J Henderson A Tinkler 129 12/113.00
16 241215- Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Charm School 21
Distance Winner
7 10-11 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 129 8/19.00
18 132082- Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
6 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 127 14/115.00
19 722645- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 35
Distance Winner
5 10-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 126 9/110.00
20 1F1543- Red, emerald green seams, emerald green sleeves, red armlets and star on emerald green cap Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 10-7 J Scott Nick Scholfield 125 10/111.00
Non runners
172/28511-Makbullet510-10M SmithC I Gillies128

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has won this for the past two years with Eradicate and has both Aintree winner Lifestyle and once-useful chaser Petit Robin near the head of the handicap with useful novice All The Aces also taking his chance. Others look better treated, however, including RED MERLIN. He travelled strongly in the Scottish Champion Hurdle last time but didn't pick up approaching the last. Jason Maguire will have to hold him up for a late run but should find plenty of cover in this big field and he could be a bit of value to recoup losses as he won on heavy ground on the Flat. Charm School was just behind Donald McCain's charge at Ayr and should be prominent again while Conquisto has returned from a lay-off in fine form and could reverse Aintree running with Lifestyle - he holds Dream Esteem on that effort. The ground may be too soft for Taunton winner Caravel, however, and the four-year-old Secret Edge has had hard races at Cheltenham and Punchestown recently. Paintball and Arab League could be the pick of the remainder.