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14:00 Haydock Park

Betfred Home Of Goals Galore Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 200y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 34.35s
  • Off Time: 14:00:51
  • 9 Ran
1(7)
Silk - White, Black spots, White sleeves, Red cap

Mr Kite

20
10/1
  • Form 43
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0

keen led, headed over 8f out, close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace

2(6)
Silk - Red and White stripes, Black and White striped cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0

towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms

3(9)
Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars
66/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9

dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

4(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue seams and sleeves, White cap
2/1
  • Form 6-23
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 78

prominent, ridden and every chance from 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong

5(2)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap
20/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5

held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms

6(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
7/2
  • Form 32
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5

prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed narrowly 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

7(1)
Silk - Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5

keen tracked leaders, led over 8f out, headed 5f out, weakened over 2f out

8(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap
  • Form 62244
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 86

close up, headway 3f out, led narrowly 2f out, asserted inside final furlong, eased close home

9(4)
Silk - DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, striped sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, DARK BLUE star
200/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

towards rear, never on terms

In depth

Verdict

This looks an easier task for STAR STORM as he steps up in distance after a fourth at Doncaster. That looks stronger form than the second of Our Thomas in soft ground at Catterick last time where he finished ahead of Mr Kite while both of Goathland's placed efforts this year have been over shorter trips on the all-weather. The remainder have shown little to date though it's difficult to assess the chances of Instagram on his three starts over hurdles in France.

Formwatch

Mr Kite 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leading pair, 2nd over 8f out, led 4f out, driven and headed inside final 2f, chased winner until over 1f out, kept on same pace and just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Chebsey Beau (10-0) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.

Royal Supreme (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Led, mistake when headed 2nd, remained prominent, slow 6th, not fluent next, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 8, dist behind Ever So Much (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Charpentiere 25-1 (9-9) Behind, driven over 3f out, never a threat, last of 6, 22 1/4l behind Oakley Girl (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (6) pol in Aug.

Goathland (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) Prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, nk behind Soluble (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.

Instagram (FR) (11-0) won at Auteuil 2m 1f hvy in Jun beating Eclair Delarogerie (10-12) by 3l, 8 ran.

Our Thomas (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Held up last, headway on outside into 3rd over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Chebsey Beau (10-0) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.

Russian Breeze (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, niggled along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Covenant (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.

Star Storm (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, not pace to challenge, 4th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Koora (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.

Judith Gardenier 25-1 (8-13) Always behind, last of 8, 27 1/4l behind Covenant (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.