Haydock Park

  • 12:30 Betfair Newton Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.70s
  • Off time: 12:31:43
12:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alfie Flits 3/1
2nd Font 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 542-110 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap Font 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-8 t P F Nicholls S Thomas 130 7/42.75
2 4232-51 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Sea Storm (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
10 11-8 James Moffatt P Aspell 114 33/134.00
3 F1 Black, Yellow disc, armlets and cap Bolodenka (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 11-6 R A Fahey G Lee 6/17.00
4 11-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
4 11-4 J Howard Johnson A P McCoy 9/43.25
5 1114/24 Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Alfie Flits 36
Distance Winner
6 11-0 G A Swinbank B Hughes 121 3/14.00


DOESLESSTHANME, a winner of both his starts in bumpers and on his hurdling debut at Kelso last month, has solid claims for the in-form Howard Johnson stable, and is taken to continue winning ways here, getting the vote ahead of Alfie Flits and Font. The last mentioned was capable on the flat and has made an encouraging start to his new career since joining Paul Nicholls with wins at Wincanton and Cheltenham but he disappointed at Ascot earlier this month and may now be best watched. Richard Fahey's Bolodenka only just did enough when successful at Newcastle last week and this looks tougher, while Sea Storm has more to do than when winning at Wetherby last time. Alan Swinbank's Alfie Flits was high class in bumpers and showed decent form on the level subsequently but he has yet to translate that form over timber and a safer option looks to be Doeslessthanme.