Haydock Park

  • 12:20 Tate Contracts Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.50s
  • Off time: 12:20:52
12:20 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Extreme Impact 22/1
2nd Quel Elite (FR) 12/1
3rd Ugly Bug 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 079-051 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 23
8 11-12 pt Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 128 7/18.00
2 00-2676 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Hada Men (USA) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 15/28.50
3 311-P2 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Western Jo (IRE) 20
6 11-10 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 126 9/25.50
4 1P14-62 Pink, Light Blue hoops and armlets Ugly Bug 21
Distance Winner
8 11-9 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (7) 125 7/24.50
5 2-23 Beige, grey epaulets Champagne Rian (IRE) 42
6 11-8 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 124 13/27.50
6 30003/3- Maroon, Light Blue triple diamond and armlets, Light Blue cap, Maroon diamond Extreme Impact 619
Distance Winner
8 10-13 Evan Williams Conor Ring (7) 115 22/123.00
7 6/P8424 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Quel Elite (FR) 8
10 10-7 p James Moffatt B Hughes 109 12/113.00
8 847-110 Light Blue, Brown braces, Brown sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Brave Buck 28
Beaten Favourite
6 10-2 H D Daly T Scudamore 104 4/15.00

Verdict

Saphir River made the most of his slide down the weights to score over a shorter trip at Wetherby on Boxing day. He should figure once again but Western Jo is unproven in testing ground having found only one too good at Doncaster last time. UGLY BUG came out second best in a battle for the line with Awaywiththegreys at Chepstow three weeks ago. Trip and ground suit Seamus Mullins' charge and he gets the vote dropping down a grade. The champion jockey gets the leg-up on the lightly-raced Champagne Rian. The latter makes his handicap debut today while Extreme Impact is on a tempting mark but returning from a lengthy absence. Brave Buck will relish the underfoot conditions but is upped in class.