Haydock Park

  • 12:50 Apollobet In-Play Betting Veterans' Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £13,763 2nd £4,066 3rd £2,033 4th £1,016
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.30s
  • Off time: 12:50:08
12:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 16/1
2nd Gansey (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U-94267 White, red star, red and white hooped sleeves and cap Gauvain (GER) 16
Distance Winner
11 11-12 t P J Hobbs Conor Smith (7) 145 8/19.00
2 11U13/2 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Baby Run (FR) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
13 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 141 9/43.25
3 F63-PP4 Cerise, White sash, Black cap The Knoxs (IRE) 4
10 11-1 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 134 9/110.00
4 P27P-23 Red and grey check, red sleeves and cap Charingworth (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
10 10-11 K C Bailey J M Maguire 130 7/18.00
5 22P7-54 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 130 9/43.25
6 5713-80 Dark Green, Dark Green and Red check sleeves, White cap Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
12 10-1 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 120 16/117.00
7 411U65- Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Lucky Sunny (IRE) 354
10 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 112 12/113.00


Gauvain's last success came when he beat Somersby in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon two years ago but he's been nowhere near that kind of form recently, though at a higher grade than this. Top-class hunter BABY RUN hasn't been seen since a tremendous effort in the Becher at Aintree last December and though he'll be fourteen years old on Wednesday he has the class to see off these veterans. Charingworth could only plod around at one pace last time while Gansey hasn't won since February 2011 but is still 11lb higher. Kilcrea Asla has run moderately on his last two starts but is only 1lb higher than when scoring at Chepstow in March so could get into the frame.