Haydock Park

  • 13:05 Betfair 'fixed Brush' Handicap Hurdle3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 50.70s
  • Off time: 13:06:48
13:05 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st According To Pete 11/2
2nd Souffleur 25/1
3rd Alderburn 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 131347- White, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Light Blue cap Souffleur 35
Distance Winner
5 11-12 P Bowen A P McCoy 145 25/126.00
2 4/P210P- BEIGE, BROWN hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Wild Cane Ridge (IRE) 217
Distance Winner
9 11-7 b L Lungo J P O'farrell (3) 140 40/141.00
3 4-52116 RED, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 7
7 11-7 T Hogan D E Splaine (7) 140 16/117.00
4 11111/3- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Star De Mohaison (FR) 326
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 t P F Nicholls S Thomas 139 8/19.00
5 11-2 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Bluegun (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 135 11/112.00
6 32F20-F Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, light green cap Ungaro (FR) 27
Distance Winner
9 11-1 K G Reveley J Reveley (3) 134 14/115.00
7 1/1F449- WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Mendo 231
8 11-0 Noel T Chance T Siddall 133 8/19.00
8 51/110- Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Russian Trigger 254
6 11-0 p1 V R A Dartnall Charlie Huxley (5) 133 8/19.00
9 6335-11 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap According To Pete 15
7 10-13 J M Jefferson G Lee 132 11/26.50
10 1/53033- Emerald Green and Black stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap Alderburn 232
Distance Winner
9 10-13 H D Daly M Bradburne 132 50/151.00
11 11/02P-6 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gunner Jack 11
Beaten Favourite
7 10-11 N G Richards B Harding 130 8/19.00
12 6P0-754 Cerise, Black star, Pale Blue cap Copsale Lad 7
Distance Winner
11 10-10 b N J Henderson M Foley 129 12/113.00
13 P12053 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Bantry Bere (IRE) 17
4 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies David England 126 25/126.00
15 2254-32 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 11
7 10-4 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 123 10/111.00
16 1/13441- RED, WHITE star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Oberon Moon (IRE) 220
Distance Winner
7 10-1 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (5) 120 15/28.50
Non runners
144/1302-4Openditch (FR)610-6D Pipe125

Verdict

Star De Mohaison is better over fences than over hurdles and the Paul Nicholls-trained gelding may be best discounted racing off the same mark as when well held in third when odds on to take a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham when last seen in January and preference is for BLUEGUN, who gets the vote ahead of Souffleur. Peter Bowen's gelding has been given a chance by the handicapper having been dropped 5lbs since his most recent start but he faces no easy task giving weight away all round. Oberon Moon, a stable companion of Star De Mohaison, is relatively unexposed and has to be considered off his light weight, while Henry Daly's Alderburn could be of interest back over hurdles having shown decent form over the larger obstacles. Keith Reveley's Ungaro makes a similar move but makes less appeal and of more interest may be Malcolm Jefferson's According To Pete, who is another making that change but he has won his last two starts and represents a stable in good form. David Pipe's Openditch seems to be fairly well treated and has to be considered but it is Bluegun that gets the vote. A former point-to-point winner, he has looked a decent recruit to hurdles and there should be more to come now that he goes handicapping, especially over these fixed brush hurdles.