Haydock Park

  • 15:05 Betfair Chase 3m

  • Winner £112,540 2nd £42,400 3rd £21,220 4th £10,600
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.50s
  • Off time: 15:05:38
15:05 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kauto Star (FR) 6/1
2nd Long Run (FR) 6/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1311P/1- White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Harry 357
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-7 Nick Williams J Reveley 166 7/24.50
2 1F/133-P Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Kauto Star (FR) 199
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-7 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 170 6/17.00
3 113/311- Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 246
Distance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 182 6/52.20
4 21F342 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 28
7 11-7 P Bowen T J O'Brien 142 66/167.00
5 22/115-2 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 P R Webber W T Kennedy 159 6/17.00
6 11/18P-1 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Weird Al (IRE) 21
8 11-7 D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 164 7/18.00

Verdict

A stellar turnout featuring a dual Gold Cup winner, the reigning champion and three definite pretenders to the 2012 throne. Long Run sets the standard on his impressive King George and Gold Cup successes and will prove very tough to beat if returning at his best. However, he possibly needed his first run last season in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and DIAMOND HARRY is a value alternative. He loves this track, was ready to roll before being withdrawn on the morning of the Charlie Hall Chase and could not have been more impressive when taking the Hennessy Gold Cup last winter. Weird Al and Time For Rupert have fitness assured after their Charlie Hall 1-2 but arguably need to improve again. It's seems strange to say keep a watching brief on a dual Gold Cup, four-time King George and three-time Betfair Chase winner but that seems a sensible approach to the superstar that is Kauto Star.