Haydock Park

  • 16:50 Pertemps Handicap1m

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.29s
  • Off time: 16:51:32
16:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trail Blaze (IRE) 8/1
2nd Dance The Rain 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Assizes 204
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 88 7/24.50
2 (1) 8122-34 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Clare Island Boy (IRE) 15
3 9-7 R Hannon R Hughes 88 5/16.00
3 (7) 411-4 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mr Spiggott (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-2 M R Channon F Norton 83 11/43.75
4 (3) 1350-2 Red, White seams and armlet, Red cap Dance The Rain 23
3 9-0 B Smart R Ffrench 81 9/25.50
6 (6) 5222-1 Light blue, pink star, sleeves and star on cap Trail Blaze (IRE) 17
3 8-12 K A Ryan Michael Hills 79 8/19.00
7 (2) 2142-5 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Bountiful Girl 23
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 79 9/110.00
8 (5) 6426-44 Orange, Dark Blue disc, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Act Your Shoe Size 8
3 8-8 K Dalgleish S De Sousa 75 11/112.00
Non runners
5 (8)34213-8Tidal Way (IRE)38-12M R ChannonS Hitchcott79

Verdict

ASSIZES only had to be pushed out to win a Newbury maiden on his racecourse debut in October. The third franked the form next time and Mark Johnston's grey could be the answer to this tricky handicap, despite top weight. Trail Blaze finally got off the mark at Catterick last month but has more on his plate here while it's not certain the drop in distance will suit Clare Island Boy. There looks to be little to choose between Mick Channon's runners but Dance The Rain holds Mr Spiggott and Bountiful Girl on Ripon running and is probably the main danger to the selection.