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13:35 Haydock Park

Sharp Minds Betfair Rated Stakes (Class B Handicap) (Class B)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 200y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 32.60s
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap
11/2
  • Form 400-613
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

held up, headway over 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, ran on

2(10)
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, White and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap
66/1
  • Form 103-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2

midi-division, lost place halfway, soon behind

3(1)
Silk - Yellow, mauve spots, yellow sleeves

Akritas

10
14/1
  • Form 1P0-44
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

led 2f, led again over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(13)
Silk - Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), diabolo on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 6-10
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

mid-division, lost place over 5f out, soon behind

5(9)
Silk - Maroon, White sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 241-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

6(5)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
9/2
  • Form 41
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon every chance, not quicken inside final furlong

7(2)
Silk - Pink, White stars, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, White star
  • Form 10
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6

towards rear, ridden over 4f out, some headway and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

8(8)
Silk - Emerald Green, White star, Orange sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 136
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

mid-division, ridden 4f out, kept on one pace

9(11)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK epaulets

Dallool

23
5/1
  • Form 514
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

prominent, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong

10(6)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
5/1
  • Form 64-01
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

prominent and keen, led after 2f, headed over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace

11(3)
Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
16/1
  • Form 031-53
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace

12(12)
Silk - Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 41-4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

always behind

13(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap
  • Form 0324-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2

chased leaders, ridden in every chance 3f out, weakened 2f out

In depth

Verdict

Cause Celebre should get favourite backers off to a winning start here with Admiral and Modesta the two most likely to chase him home. This filly from the Barry Hills yard looks potentially well treated on her handicap debut after showing a terrific attitude to defeat Charleston in a maiden at Bath last time. Admiral did not look the most straightforward when defeating Watamu at Goodwood last time but this colt clearly has plenty of ability and could push our selection all the way. Modesta is a half-sister to Oaks winner Reams Of Verse and she showed plenty of promise when getting the better of New Morning at Yarmouth last time. Of the remainder, Dallool is a course and distance winner and has got obvious claims, but for the winner we return to Cause Celebre.