Haydock Park

  • 13:10 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £13,326 2nd £5,001 3rd £2,504 4th £1,247
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.10s
  • Off time: 13:10:37
13:10 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Mick 6/4
2nd State Benefit (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2F-5311 Dark Blue, Red disc and sleeves, quartered cap Our Mick 26
Distance Winner
6 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 132 6/42.50
2 66/119-1 Yellow and Orange diamonds, Yellow sleeves Cotswold Charmer (IRE) 33
7 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies D A Jacob 119 7/24.50
3 7012-2P WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 25
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 t T R George P J Brennan 128 14/115.00
4 2314-1P PALE BLUE, WHITE hoops, CRIMSON cap Milo Milan (IRE) 30
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 R Lee T Scudamore 120 6/17.00
5 1/154-F1 White, black cap State Benefit (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 130 3/14.00


STATE BENEFIT showed no ill-effects of the crashing fall he suffered at Fontwell on his chasing bow when winning a beginners' chase at Exeter last time. He posted a fluent round of jumping on that occasion and further progress is expected here. Our Mick won a handicap at Kempton on Boxing Day, beating previous winner Bless The Wings by six lengths, and that form looks stronger than Cotswold Charmer's victory over 3m1f at Bangor last month. French import Majala has plenty of ability but his jumping lets him down and he made a couple of blunders before being pulled up at Wetherby last time, while Milo Milan is another who is proving less than fluent over fences despite a victory at Bangor in November.