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13:00 Haydock Park

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  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 175y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,545 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 37.30s
  • Off Time: 13:01:20
  • 9 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap
  • Form 4-14651
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 72

held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never going pace to get involved

3(1)
Silk - Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars
  • Form 62
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, headway 6f out, outpaced when not much room over 2f out, soon switched left, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong

4(6)
Silk - Dark green, white triple diamond and diamond on cap
11/1
  • Form 085
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

slowly away, in rear, not much room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5(10)
Silk - Black, red and white striped sleeves, red cap

Selecto

30 b
9/2
  • Form 455-673
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

tracked leaders, went 2nd over 10f out, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

6(2)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
4/1
  • Form 35472
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

7(3)
Silk - White, black braces, white sleeves, black stars and cap

Curtiz

20
6/1
  • Form 92-69
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8(9)
Silk - Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine, halved sleeves and diamond on cap

Binyon

14
6/1
  • Form 7-94522
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 61

led early, chased leaders, lost ground 7f out, effort over 3f out, weakened from over 1f out

9(7)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red armlets, Red cap
14/1
  • Form 72-6794
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 60

held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily

10(4)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue stars, white and royal blue hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 5508
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 57

mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong

2(5)
NR
  • Form 65255
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Elham Valley changed hands after winning a seller at Goodwood recently but is penalised for that success. ETHICS APPROVAL posted his best effort so far when runner-up over 1m2f on soft going at Windsor. There should be more to come from the latter over this extra distance and he’s preferred to Binyon, who will appreciate this return to 1m4f after placing at Beverley. Raventree has yet to threaten in handicaps while Bellatrixsa makes her handicap debut having missed an engagement at Newcastle a couple of days ago and Good View debuts for new connections.

Formwatch

Elham Valley (FR) 11-4 (9-3) Held up in mid-division on inside, smooth headway tracking leaders over 4f out, led inside final 2f, soon clear, easily, won at Goodwood 1m 3f stks (4) gs in Aug beating Salamanca School (9-3) by 13l, 9 ran.

Bellatrixsa (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, close 2nd 3f out, led, ridden joined inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 110 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind New Chapter (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.

Good View (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway but no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 10, 9l behind Mona's Star (9-7) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn gd in Aug.

Selecto 6-1 (9-7) Raced in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, switched right to challenge 2f out, no extra 1f out, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Machios (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Aug.

Ethics Approval 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, edged left, stayed on, no impression on winner and eased well inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Bad Company (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Aug.

Curtiz 13-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10 1/4l behind Alpine Mistral (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Aug.

Binyon 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, switched wide and ridden over 2f out, ran on towards near rail over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 5 1/2l behind Lockdown Dream (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Aug.

Licit (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Alpine Mistral (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp fll (5) sft in Aug.

Miracle Eagle (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Puckle (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.

Raventree (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway and ridden over 1f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Viola (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Aug.