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18:20 Haydock Park

Betdaq Haydock Park Apprentice Training Series Handicap (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 95y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 13.32s
  • Off Time: 18:20:38
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
12/1

    1(8)
    Silk - Black, white stripe, checked sleeves and cap
    • Form 3610-31
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 70

    tracked winner and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    2(3)
    Silk - Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap

    King Zeal (IRE)

    11 t DCD
    7/2
    • Form 8048-21
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 70

    behind, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous

    3(4)
    Silk - Light Green and Mauve stripes, White sleeves, Mauve cap
    4/1
    • Form 15031-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 75

    chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra entering final furlong

    6(1)
    Silk - White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap

    Entihaa

    20
    12/1
    • Form 742
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 73

    tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner final furlong, kept on

    7(2)
    Silk - Pink, large maroon spots
    13/2
    • Form 125651
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 64

    made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on

    8(5)
    Silk - Grey, emerald green and white quartered cap
    • Form 6924-61
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 56

    in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

    4(6)
    NR
    • Form 732606-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 74

    Nonrunner

    5(7)
    NR
    • Form 302000/
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 74

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Four recent winners return to action in a competitive handicap. Elspeth's Boy scored in the same grade over C&D last time and should go close again as it looked a stronger race than the one Call Of Duty won here a week ago. St Ignatius is also facing a tougher task having won at Brighton last time and preference goes to KING ZEAL. He's taking a drop in class after scoring at Leicester on his latest start and makes more appeal than handicap debutant and recent Thirsk runner-up Entihaa.

    Formwatch

    Elspeth's Boy (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Jack's Revenge (9-6) by 3/4l, 15 ran.

    King Zeal (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader until over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May beating Mcbirney (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

    Spanish Plume 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 17, 19l behind Media Hype (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.

    Entihaa 8-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Exclusive Dancer (8-8) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.

    St Ignatius 14-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, pulled out extra and in command final 100 yards, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Filun (9-7) by 2l, 10 ran.

    Call Of Duty (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Led early, mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Amana (10-1) by 1l, 9 ran.

    Buzz Law (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 4l behind Chosen Forever (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.

    Ragged Staff (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd before straight, soon ridden to challenge, weakened from under 2f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Tovaria (8-9) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcap gf in Jun '10.