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18:55 Haydock Park

Steve Donohue Apprentice Handicap (Class E)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 200y
  • Going: Good
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.29s
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
5/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    66/1

      1(4)
      Silk - Black, Brown cross belts, Brown cap

      Kuster

      20 b
      5/1
      • Form 0/40-003
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-13

      held up in touch, ridden and switched right over 2f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong

      2(5)
      Silk - YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond and armlets, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN star
      • Form 3112-35
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-6

      slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

      3(3)
      Silk - Pink and Purple diamonds, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets, Purple cap

      Rajam

      13
      66/1
      • Form 0/060-00
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5

      led, ridden over 2f out, kept on and headed well inside final furlong

      4(2)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, Maroon cap
      9/1
      • Form 622615-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-3

      slowly into stride, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, staying on when not clear run inside final furlong

      5(7)
      Silk - White, Pink and White striped sleeves, Pink cap
      8/1
      • Form 44066-3
      • Age 10
      • Weight 9-2

      in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

      6(1)
      Silk - Maroon, White star, halved sleeves and star on cap
      8/1
      • Form 002650
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-1

      slowly away, help up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong no impression

      7(9)
      Silk - Purple
      • Form 01205-0
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-12

      tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      8(8)
      Silk - Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, Maroon armlets, White cap
      • Form 05-2511
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-12

      led early, raced keen, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, hung right over 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong

      9(6)
      NR
      • Form 155353
      • Age 5
      • Weight 7-12

      Withdrawn

      In depth

      Verdict

      The step up in trip should not be a problem for Coat Of Honour in this company and he is taken to follow up Tuesday's victory at Brighton despite having to carry a 6lb penalty for his troubles. The consistent Clarinch Claymore can battle it out with Wiggy Smith for the minor honours. However, the manner in which Coat Of Honour pulled away from his rivals three days ago left the impression that the handicapper still has some catching up to do with the Mark Of Esteem gelding, and he may just have too much resilience for this exposed bunch tonight. Trusted Mole and Octane are probably the best each way alternatives to steal a place of those at longer odds. But both are exposed as moderate performers and lack the scope of the selection.