13:50 Haydock Park

Better Odds On The Betfair Exchange Handicap (Class 2)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £62,250
  • 2nd: £18,640
  • 3rd: £9,320
  • 4th: £4,660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 6.04s
  • Off Time: 13:51:44
  • 12 Ran
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    Silk - Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap
    • Form 2112
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 100

    with leader, led 10f out, came stand side over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap
    • Form 1155
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 94

    close up, stayed far side, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on

    Silk - Yellow, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap
    • Form 6-11
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 91

    held up, came centre over 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left towards far side and soon chased winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace

    Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe


    14 v CD
    • Form 9-94111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 91

    held up, headway halfway to track leaders, chased overall leader far side over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

    Silk - Dark green and white diabolo, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green and white quartered cap
    • Form 2-11111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 90

    close up, came centre over 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

    Silk - Dark blue, red epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, dark blue cap, red diamond

    Laafy (USA)

    22 v D
    • Form 2-12421
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 89

    tracked leaders, chased stand side leader over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

    Silk - Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap
    • Form 618-61
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 88

    towards rear, came centre 4f out, headway over 2f out, led this group entering final furlong, kept on one pace

    Silk - Silver, tassel on cap


    • Form 132155
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 88

    led, headed 10f out, tracked leaders, stayed far side and overall leader over 4f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra

    Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
    • Form 431
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 85

    in touch, stayed far side, ridden and weakened2f out, tailed off

    Silk - Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap


    19 BF
    • Form 35-6212
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 85

    in rear, came centre 4f out, never near leaders

    Silk - White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap
    • Form 4-431
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-3
    • Official Rating 82

    towards rear, stayed far side, never on terms

    Silk - White, red seams, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star
    • Form 1-67115
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-2
    • Official Rating 81

    held up, came centre over 4f out, never a factor

    Previous results

    In depth


    Sir Michael Stoute trained last year’s winner with Ryan Moore in the saddle and the pair team up again with CALCULATION. He only beat Mondain by a half-a-length over course and distance in July but improved again to score easily against older horses at Chelmsford and is developing into a useful stayer. The yard also run Nottingham winner Laafy, who will enjoy conditions and is among a number of dangers who also arrive in form. First In Line was beaten under a length in the Melrose at York but has gone up another 4lb. Moon King has rattled up a five-timer over this trip this year but this is his toughest task to date. Trueshan hasn’t been stopping over 1m4f but the handicapper has taken no chances on his handicap debut. Alemagna easily landed the odds at Goodwood and also has plenty of scope so is preferred to course winner Elysian Flame and the others.


    First In Line 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leader until over 4f out, came wide to stands side straight, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Hamish (9-3) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

    Ranch Hand 16-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Spanish Mission (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.

    Trueshan (FR) 9-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f stks (5) gd in Aug beating Caravan Of Hope (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.

    Calculation 4-5fav (8-13) Made all, sent clear over 2f out, ran on strongly, won at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (3) pol in Aug beating Matchmaking (9-6) by 6l, 4 ran.

    Moon King (FR) 6-5fav (9-7) Chased leader, led over 2f out, drew clear from over 1f out, easily, won at Chester 1m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul beating Gabrial The One (9-7) by 7l, 4 ran.

    Laafy (USA) 2-1fav (8-10) In rear, soon close up, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led final furlong, kept on well, won at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (3) hvy in Aug beating Not So Sleepy (10-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.

    Elysian Flame 9-1 (8-0) Held up in last trio, good headway on wide outside 3f out, chased leader inside final 2f, led over 1f out, ran on well, easily, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Aug beating Dark Lochnagar (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.

    Mondain 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, took closer order over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Starczewski (8-6) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (2) pol in Aug.

    Gabrials Boy 5-1 (9-5) Held up off the pace in 4th, closer in 3rd 3f out, 2nd inside final 2f, soon closed, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Narynkol (9-12) by nk, 7 ran.

    Zoffee 5-4fav (9-6) Led and soon clear, reduced lead 6f out, went clear again over 3f out, ridden and reduced lead over 1f out, headed final 50 yards, tried to rally, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Tammooz (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

    Alemagna 10-11fav (8-6) Held up tracking leaders in 4th, closer on outside in 3rd 4f out, went 2nd and edged right briefly over 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won going away, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp fll (3) gd in Aug beating Quicksand (9-2) by 2l, 5 ran.

    Jackamundo (FR) 9-4fav (8-5) Tracked leaders on outside, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Nicholas T (9-12) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Jul.