Haydock Park

  • 13:25 British Stallion Studs Northern Racing Club 'Trainer Traits' E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Surface: Turf


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 190-21 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 11-5 O Sherwood D C Costello 125 1001
2 24-1F Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Orabora 23
Distance Winner
6 11-5 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 1001
3 21 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Woodpole Academy (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 1001
4 02-281 Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Abruzzi 26
4 10-12 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (7) 1001
5 3-250 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Josies Orders (IRE) 16
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 1001
6 0/05- Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap My Friend George 290
6 10-12 Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 1001
7 111-3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 40
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 1001
8 2-469 Grey and orange stripes, grey sleeves, orange cap, grey spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 17
5 10-12 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 1001
9 4-5 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Teenage Dream (IRE) 10
4 10-12 D Shaw Mr O Garner (7) 1001
10 50P Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Good Night (IRE) 31
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 1001


Donald McCain won this with Cinders And Ashes a year ago and will be hoping WOODPOLE ACADEMY can take the same route as the subsequent Grade 1 winner. He made a promising start in a bumper before a smooth victory on heavy ground on his hurdling debut at Newcastle and there's much more to come. Orabora won a Chepstow maiden in November and was travelling well when falling three out in a better race at Exeter three weeks ago. He'll be supported to make amends and looks sure to go well while Shutthefrontdoor, unbeaten in three bumpers including two at Listed level, is surely better than he showed when beaten at long odds-on for his hurdling bow at Folkestone. Abruzzi and Many Clouds are recent winners with more to offer, especially the latter who impressed at Ascot.