Haydock Park

  • 18:30 Betdaq Haydock Park Apprentice Training Series Handicap 1m 2f 95y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.27s
  • Off time: 18:30:23
18:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gran Maestro (USA) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 22-4641 Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Lord Franklin 7 (ex6)
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-10 E J Alston Luke Leadbitter (3) 67 9/43.25
3 (1) 4-76233 Red and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves Gran Maestro (USA) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 v Mrs R Carr Kevin Stott 70 6/42.50
6 (3) 431221 Maroon, white chevrons, halved sleeves, maroon cap Polar Forest 10 (ex6)
4 9-1 e R C Guest Alistair Rawlinson 58 15/82.88
Non runners
2 (5)54698-6Gala Casino Star (IRE)99-7Mrs D SandersonNon Runner70
4 (2)3698-01Poor Duke (IRE)49-7M MullineauxTim Clark70
5 (6)636673Thecornishcowboy59-2J RyanJordon McMurray65
7 (4)6750-78Jordaura89-0A BerryJordan Hibberd63


Gran Maestro attempts to follow up his win in last year's contest but pickings have been slim for the followers of Ruth Carr's gelding in the interim and the visor is reached for in an attempt to halt a long losing run. Polar Forest is sure to have his supporters having won recently at Newcastle but a 6lb penalty might be enough to stop him so we will side with LORD FRANKLIN. Eric Alston's five-year-old has been consistent at this level and was a winner over C&D seven days ago. A previous winner on soft going, his rider takes off a valuable 3lb. Poor Duke has his first run for Mick Mullineaux having been bought out of a Wolverhampton seller for 6000gns. He is probably best watched tonight as he was well held on his only previous experience of testing conditions.