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Haydock Park

  • 12:15 Betfair Hurdle2m

  • £40,000 added 4yo 5 ran
  • Winner £25,024 2nd £7,392 3rd £3,696 4th £1,848
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 52.50s
  • Off time: 12:15:34

Full result

12:15 Haydock Park Result 19th November 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Grandouet (FR) 11-6 A P McCoy N J Henderson 4 8/13f
Held up in rear, smooth headway 3 out, joined leader next, led on bit between last 2, 6 lengths clear when hit last, easily opened 4/6 touched 4/6 £800-£1200(x2) £666-£1000 £600-£900 £400-£600(x4)
2nd 8 Marsh Warbler 11-6 Danny Cook B Ellison 4 9/1
Led narrowly, headed 3 out, 3rd and ridden after next, stayed on to go 2nd flat, no chance with winner opened 8/1 touched 10/1
3rd 1 Domtaline (FR) 10-12 R Walsh P F Nicholls 4 11/4
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 4 out, led next, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd flat opened 11/4 touched 3/1 £2750-£1000
4th 7 Rigidity 10-12 Aidan Coleman Tim Vaughan 4 28/1
Held up in 4th, chased leading pair briefly when pecked 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression from next opened 22/1 touched 33/1
5th 8 No Planning 10-12 H Oliver Mrs S J Smith 4 20/1
Raced keenly, with leader, raced wide back straight, lost place after 4 out, weakened 2 out opened 16/1 touched 20/1
NR First Fandango 10-12 R J Killoran Tim Vaughan 4

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.10,£2.80
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00

Jackpot: £42,367.46 carried forward to Exeter, 19th Nov, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £99.40, Pool: £125820.49, 923.8 winning tickets
Quadpot: £34.80, Pool: £8243.94, 174.83 winning tickets


A visually impressive performance from GRANDOUET who travelled strongly throughout and was far from hard-pressed to embolden his Champion Hurdle claims. Whilst at Wincanton he was too keen, Tony McCoy managed to get the gelding settled nicely towards the rear and the partnership took their hurdles well. Creeping between runners on the turn for home, it was evident he was travelling all over his rivals and a good leap at the second-last took him to the front. Fluent at the last, he won head in chest, and was trimmed accordingly for Cheltenham. He beat an unexposed, but relatively unproven field, and it will be interesting to see if he can put in the same sort of performances in a race like the International, Christmas or Fighting Fifth hurdles. Marsh Warbler ran a good race in second, rallying for that position after the last. He needs softer ground than this and connections should be delighted with this effort from the front, especially as he wasn't always totally fluent. Domtaline looked ready to run a very big race when winging the second, and he moved through to dispute the lead moving well at the fourth hurdle. Ultimately he was left for dead by the winner and seemed to empty quickly, with a crab-like jump at the last no help in his bid for second. The rest were all well-held, with No Planning unable to keep tabs on the leaders having jumped off prominently.