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15:15 Haydock Park

bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap (Class 2)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 175y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £62,250
  • 2nd: £18,640
  • 3rd: £9,320
  • 4th: £4,660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 30.20s
  • Off Time: 15:17:34
  • 17 Ran
1(17)

First Eleven

52 t D
7/2
  • Form: 13513-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: J H M Gosden
  • Jockey: R Havlin

mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(15)

Byron Flyer

15 v D
25/1
  • Form: 111-028
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: David Probert

slowly into stride, headway to chase leaders over 10f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

3(9)
10/1
  • Form: 228107
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: F Norton

slowly into stride, always towards rear

4(1)
  • Form: 04-4520
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: C Appleby
  • Jockey: B Doyle

led, headed well over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on, no impression on winner towards finish

5(12)
18/1
  • Form: 810-491
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: Mrs H Main
  • Jockey: Alistair Rawlinson

towards rear, hampered over 4f out, headway on outside and edged left 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish

6(4)
10/1
  • Form: 412-129
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: Tom Dascombe
  • Jockey: R Kingscote

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish

7(14)
14/1
  • Form: 224115
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: David Egan

ridden leaving stalls, in rear, headway on outside 10f out, driven over 3f out, soon lost place

8(5)

Bombyx

26 v D
14/1
  • Form: 4133-53
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: J R Fanshawe
  • Jockey: Daniel Muscutt

tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong

9(6)

Restorer

28 D
20/1
  • Form: 1742-40
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: P Hanagan

mid-division, headway and switched left over 2f out, not much room and weakened inside final furlong

10(3)
20/1
  • Form: 1120-99
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute
  • Jockey: P J Dobbs

mid-division on inside, hampered inside final furlong, kept on, never involved

11(18)
14/1
  • Form: 13-2862
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: K R Burke
  • Jockey: B A Curtis

tracked leaders, went 2nd 10f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong

12(19)
7/2
  • Form: 3/14-51
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

tracked leaders on outside, steadied 8f out, awkward and ran wide on bend over 4f out, soon not much room, well behind final 3f

13(10)

Koeman

45 D
16/1
  • Form: 7414-32
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 96
  • Trainer: M R Channon
  • Jockey: J F Egan

mid-division on outside, pushed wide on bend over 4f out, headway over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

14(2)
  • Form: 137-268
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: J G Given
  • Jockey: Barry McHugh

held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, stayed on

15(13)
  • Form: 612313
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: J R Best
  • Jockey: Kieren Fox

slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on

16(7)
50/1
  • Form: 8-02528
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: P Mathers

held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression

17(11)
  • Form: 29-3295
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: K A Ryan
  • Jockey: S A Gray

prominent early, chased leaders, driven over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Al Muffrih arrives fresh from victory in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar and this extra distance should not be a problem. He has every chance but FIRST ELEVEN (NAP) also won a tough contest over today’s trip at York on his reappearance having landed a valuable handicap on fast ground at Ascot last year. There looks more to come from John Gosden’s Frankel colt and he gets the nod given collateral form gives him the beating of both Byron Flyer and Lucius Tiberius. Aquarium finished ahead of the latter pair at Ascot last time and Mark Johnston has won three of the last six renewals. He’s also represented by Charles Kingsley, who finished behind Island Brave over a longer trip at Ayr a fortnight ago along with Kelly's Dino while Bombyx looks high enough in the weights and Melting Dew continues to struggle.

Formwatch

First Eleven 5-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at York 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in May beating Fujaira Prince (9-0) by nk, 18 ran.

Byron Flyer 25-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Baghdad (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gd in Jun.

Aquarium 40-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Baghdad (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gd in Jun.

Lucius Tiberius (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 19, 5 3/4l behind Baghdad (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gd in Jun.

Island Brave (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (2) gd in Jun beating Kelly's Dino (9-4) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Epaulement (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked leader, led again inside final 3f until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 13 1/2l behind Al Muffrih (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in May.

Charles Kingsley 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, not clear run and switched right entering final furlong, 5th of 14, 2l behind Island Brave (9-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (2) gd in Jun.

Bombyx 7-4 (9-7) Tracked leader, led approaching 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/4l behind Getchagetchagetcha (8-6) at Leicester 1m 4f stks (3) gs in Jun.

Restorer 14-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway over 5f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 15 1/4l behind Red Galileo (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Melting Dew 12-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, effort over 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 15 1/4l behind Red Galileo (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Kelly's Dino (FR) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Island Brave (9-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (2) gd in Jun.

Al Muffrih (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Held tracking leaders in 6th, smooth headway on inside 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on, all out, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in May beating Leroy Leroy (8-0) by hd, 14 ran.

Koeman 7-1 (9-6) Close up, pushed along and headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to press winner close home, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Harbour Breeze (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (3) pol in May.

Indianapolis (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Hampered start, tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Island Brave (9-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (2) gd in Jun.

Eddystone Rock (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, not quite reach front pair, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Soto Sizzler (8-5) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Society Red 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, hung left and no headway final 2f, 8th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Al Muffrih (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in May.

Everything For You (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Caliburn (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Jun.