Haydock Park

  • 12:50 Polyflor At Home Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.50s
  • Off time: 12:51:38
12:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cyrien Star 4/1
2nd Fighter Jet 20/1
3rd Abruzzi 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13/4244- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 275
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 128 15/28.50
2 416/29-4 Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 26
6 11-9 J J Quinn D F O'Regan 125 9/25.50
3 34-7115 Grey, dark blue braces Fighter Jet 41
5 11-7 v A King Wayne Hutchinson 123 20/121.00
4 PP2120 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mission Complete (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
7 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 122 16/117.00
5 86/6229- Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap Beyeh (IRE) 185
5 11-5 M Appleby Jonathan England (5) 121 33/134.00
6 F7R13-2 Red, White stripe, halved sleeves Our Joey (IRE) 47
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 120 5/16.00
7 13P2-52 Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Abruzzi 32
5 11-4 T Symonds Felix de Giles 120 9/110.00
8 633-13 Primrose, Rose hoops, Rose cap Revocation 26
5 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 119 14/115.00
9 12132-3 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Storm Alert 17
Distance Winner
6 10-9 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 111 9/110.00
10 04-UU17 Purple, pink spots and sleeves, purple cap Border Phoenix 23
6 10-8 Miss S E Forster A P Lane 110 66/167.00
11 32PP-23 Dark blue, white chevron and sleeves Milano Magic (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 10-8 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 110 16/117.00
12 4450-81 Orange and emerald green check, orange sleeves and cap Cyrien Star 21
Distance Winner
6 10-5 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 107 4/15.00
13 45/5-F7 Black, white chevron, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap Shouldavboughtgold (IRE) 27
6 10-1 t1 W Kinsey Harry Challoner (5) 103 25/126.00

Verdict

A very competitive opener in which few can be ruled out with confidence. CYRIEN STAR is the choice as the Bollin Eric gelding showed significant improvement to score in deteriorating ground conditions at Wetherby last time. He looks appealingly treated here and patience is very much the watchword of the Henry Daly approach to training. There should be more to come and he is preferred to Our Joey for whom trip and ground will hold no terrors. George Bewley's gelding is developing into a genuine and consistent handicapper who nearly always seems to run his race. Scots Gaelic is a potential improver despite toting his fair share of weight and is worth a shortlist spot, whereas Fighter Jet has indicated he'd prefer quicker ground. Abruzzi and Revocation are also noteworthy in an open affair.