Haydock Park

  • 19:25 CJM Maintenance Handicap 6f

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.33s
  • Off time: 19:29:03
19:25 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st John Kirkup 4/1
2nd Mutabaahy (IRE) 14/1
3rd Tricky Dicky 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 033-594 Red, black seams, black and white striped sleeves and cap John Kirkup 18
4 9-6 p M Dods Connor Beasley 74 4/15.00
3 (3) 533940 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Suzi's Connoisseur 21
Distance Winner
8 9-4 b Jane Chapple-Hyam David Egan 72 6/17.00
4 (10) 3125-88 Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap Case Key 14
Distance Winner
6 9-1 p M Appleby Theodore Ladd (5) 69 11/112.00
5 (8) 3-96807 White, black stars, black sleeves, white stars Mutabaahy (IRE) 48
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 A Brittain Cam Hardie 67 14/115.00
6 (6) 5-54001 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Afandem (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 8-13 p T D Easterby D Fentiman 62 4/15.00
7 (5) 631012 Dark green, emerald green hoop, armlets and star on cap Tricky Dicky 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-11 Roger Fell Ben Sanderson (5) 65 5/23.50
8 (9) 881396 Orange, Brown chevron and armlets Peachey Carnehan 32
Distance Winner
5 8-7 v M Mullineaux Nathan Evans 61 16/117.00
9 (4) 290-503 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Danehill Desert (IRE) 27
4 8-3 R A Fahey S P Davis (5) 57 12/113.00
10 (1) 56-9800 Dark blue, light blue seams, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Stoneyford Lane (IRE) 10
Course Winner
5 8-3 Steph Hollinshead P Mathers 57 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (11)0224-2Great Midge49-7H CandyNon Runner75
11 (2)7-95807Lambrini Lullaby48-2Mrs L WilliamsonJamie Gormley45

Verdict

This rates the stronger division on paper and it could be the time to stay with AFANDEM, who put a sequence of disappointing efforts well and truly behind him when scooting home on heavy ground at Carlisle recently. He's up 7lb for that victory but remains very well treated off a mark of 70 if he really has discovered something approaching his previous best as he was rated in the 100s in 2016-17. The handicapper is making life hard for Great Midge but he continues to perform with credit and could well have more to offer for such a lightly-raced 4-y-o. The ground is a possible concern though if more rain falls. John Kirkup is also down to a more feasible mark and is respected along with the reliable and consistent Tricky Dicky.