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18:35 Haydock Park

Patricia Thompson Surprise Birthday Celebration Handicap (Class G) (For Lady Amateur Riders) (Class G)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 120y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 20.21s
  • 11 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
2(6)
Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE (halved), hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 0460-32
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-2

made all, ridden out

3(12)
Silk - Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves
10/1
  • Form 400420
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-13

chased leaders to halfway, soon behind

4(5)
Silk - Red and white (halved), white sleeves and cap
  • Form 5010-00
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12

always towards rear

5(8)
Silk - GREEN, GREY and LEMON striped sleeves, MAROON cap
8/1
  • Form 30000-5
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-11

held up, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

6(3)
Silk - Yellow, Olive Green collar and cuffs, Scarlet cap
11/1
  • Form 00/000-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9

prominent and pulled hard, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, ran on

7(9)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, YELLOW cap

Sarn

7
9/1
  • Form 00-0400
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7

held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer

8(7)
Silk - Maroon, large White spots, sleeves and spots on cap
  • Form 040010
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5

keen, in touch, saddle soon slipped, weakened over 3f out

9(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue chevron, armlets and cap
7/1
  • Form 625106
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3

held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer

10(11)
Silk - Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap
12/1
  • Form 0/00600-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3

held up and keen, ridden 3f out, keeping on when not clear run over 1f out, no danger after

11(2)
Silk - Emerald Green, Black braces, Emerald Green and Black hooped sleeves, White cap
5/1
  • Form 133461
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12(1)
Silk - Mauve and Grey diabolo, Grey cap, Mauve diamond
  • Form 50-0543
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10

in touch, headway over 4f out, ridden and switched right over 2f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out

1(10)
NR

Lennel

8
  • Form 4-50400
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

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In depth

Verdict

A difficult start to the evening's proceedings and under the testing conditions it may pay to stick with those towards the bottom end of the handicap with Dash of Magic marginally preferred to Paradise Garden and Larad. The last mentioned carries a 5lb penalty for his win at Beverley last month and has to be respected at the weights but has yet to prove his effectiveness under conditions as testing as this. Although 7lbs wrong in the weights, Paradise Garden is due to go up in future handicaps so may not be as badly treated as it appears at first glance. However, along with the likes of Margarets Wish and Santiburi Lad, the seven-year-old is better on a faster surface and is probably best watched today. Mick Easterby's Pension Fund does have winning form in the soft and a market move for the 10-year-old would be of interest, especially as his trainer does well in this type of contest. Dash Of Magic has been seen more regularly on the all-weather than on turf of late but is still capable of fair form on his day. James Hetherton's mare has winning form on the soft, is well enough treated and, off a lightweight, looks the percentage call.