Haydock Park

  • 14:10 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £12,073 2nd £4,530 3rd £2,268 4th £1,130
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.20s
  • Off time: 14:10:24
14:10 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brindisi Breeze (IRE) 9/2
2nd Harry Topper 9/2
3rd Meister Eckhart (IRE) 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/64-111 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
8 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill P J Brennan 138 9/25.50
2 21-3212 Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Ambion Wood (IRE) 35
6 11-8 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 135 5/16.00
3 B1211 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Brindisi Breeze (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 140 9/25.50
4 1-511 MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Harry Topper 42
5 11-8 K C Bailey S Quinlan 135 9/25.50
5 111 Royal blue, brown hoop, white sleeves, royal blue and brown quartered cap Meister Eckhart (IRE) 54
6 11-8 Miss R Curtis Aidan Coleman 11/112.00
6 31-11 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Real Milan (IRE) 28
Course Winner
7 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/25.50
7 42 RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Fighting Flynn (IRE) 64
7 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 128 20/121.00
8 61-52 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Ruben Cotter (IRE) 77
Distance Winner
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Mahon 16/117.00
9 4-831 dark blue and pink quartered, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets Simply Ben (IRE) 38
6 11-4 Nick Mitchell Mr R G Henderson 115 33/134.00


This may be just too tough for Thehillofuisneach conceding weight all round as his three recent wins have come in handicap company. Track and trip will suit Brindisi Breeze, however, while Real Milan has won both starts over hurdles and should have no problem with the step up to 3m. Ambion Wood was only beaten half-a-length by Cotton Mill in a Grade 2 at Warwick last month and also goes on the short-list while Ruben Cotter and Fighting Flynn are improving with experience and sure to be winning soon. Meister Eckhart is still unbeaten but more interesting is HARRY TOPPER, who has always been held in high regard and had no trouble defying a big weight at Wincanton last month. He has a real stayer's pedigree and can complete the hat-trick.