Haydock Park

  • 17:25 Pertemps Network Intermediate Handicap Chase2m 4f 135y

  • Winner £18,768 2nd £5,544 3rd £2,772 4th £1,386
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.60s
  • Off time: 17:25:07
17:25 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beggar's Wishes (IRE) 7/1
2nd Lofgren 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 0/1U13F- Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Rocklander (IRE) 28
9 11-12 T R George P J Brennan 145 1001
2 3P2311- Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Ballyarthur (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 11-5 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 138 1001
3 5138P6- Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Midnight Shot 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-3 C E Longsdon T J O'Brien 136 1001
4 7/15421- White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Beggar's Wishes (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
7 10-13 bt P Bowen S Bowen 132 1001
5 153116- Yellow, Maroon braces Cracking Find (IRE) 22
7 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Danny Cook 131 1001
6 22240P- Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Exxaro (IRE) 184
8 10-8 bt C L Tizzard R M Power 127 1001
7 4565P2- Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Lofgren 22
7 10-7 t D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 126 1001

Verdict

Ballyarthur has won his last two but has gone up a further 9lb and appears much better on ground with some give. It’s too soon to write off ROCKLANDER, despite a fall last time at Aintree. These fences are also unforgiving but he’d run well at Cheltenham in March over this trip and is only 3lb higher. Beggar's Wishes got back to winning ways at Market Rasen, when a subsequent winner was third, but may struggle to defy a 5lb rise. Cracking Find is just as interesting as he’d beaten small fields at Catterick and Carlisle before coming unstuck at Ayr, though was well beaten in a couple of starts here over the brush hurdles.