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15:50 Haydock Park

Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 58y
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,996
  • 2nd: £3,816
  • 3rd: £1,908
  • 4th: £954
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 41.50s
  • Off Time: 15:50:54
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
10/1
  • Form 80-1242
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 153

held up in mid-division, raced quite keenly, some headway 8th, outpaced before 3 out, no impression after, plugged on flat

2
Silk - Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap

Sykes (IRE)

50 DCD
11/1
  • Form 21P-3P4
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 143

led after 1st, headed after 6th, led next, headed before 3 out, beaten when left 4th and hampered last

3
Silk - Red, Light Green star and star on cap
  • Form 600-836
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 142

chased leaders, ridden and beaten 2 out, left 3rd last

4
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond
  • Form 233-187
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

mid-division, lost place 9th, struggling 3 out, stayed on flat, no impression

5
Silk - White, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, dark blue star
25/1
  • Form 6011/7-P
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

held up towards rear, some headway 9th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Red and white diabolo, black sleeves, white stars, red cap

Fagan

665 BFD
33/1
  • Form 4P122P/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap
10/3
  • Form 2P21/1-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 138

led until after 1st, led after 6th, not fluent and headed next, led again before 3 out, hard pressed when fell last

8
Silk - Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form 21-F213
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 134

held up in touch, closed 3 out, challenged from 2 out, left in lead last, driven 2 lengths ahead flat, stayed on

10
Silk - White, red cross belts and sleeves
  • Form 240U-06
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 130

held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, ridden and well beaten 3 out, tailed off

11
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
4/1
  • Form 861431
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, disputing lead last, dropped 2 lengths off winner flat, stayed on towards finish

9
NR
  • Form 15-3111
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 133

NonRunner

12
NR
16/1
  • Form 2/95-724
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 120

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Portrush Ted has been very lightly raced but reappeared with a victory at Ayr and deserves a crack at this higher level. However, along with Kilbricken Storm, Welsh Saint and Young Bull, is also engaged tomorrow at Exeter. All of that quartet are capable of winning a race like this but it’s a long time since Unowhatimeanharry last ran in a handicap and that suggests the Grade 1 winner is maybe not the force of old. SYKES is also in the veteran stage now and was pulled up here in November. However, there were solid efforts at Cheltenham and Chepstow either side of that run and he beat Haydock specialist Silva Eclipse in this last year when 2lb worse off so a repeat could be on the cards.

Formwatch

Unowhatimeanharry 8-1 (11-10) Soon raced in moderate 5th, slight mistake 2nd, closed from 3 out, slight mistake next, chased winner straight, soon no impression and one pace, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Apple's Jade (11-3) at Leopardstown 3m (1) sft in Dec.

Sykes (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 2nd, headed 5th, led again 2 out, headed before last, no extra, 4th of 11, 21 1/4l behind Eva's Oskar (10-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) hvy in Dec.

Kilbricken Storm (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leader after 3rd, not fluent 4th, outpaced last bend, soon well held by leaders, 6th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Paisley Park (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m (1) sft in Jan.

Guitar Pete (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Not that fluent, in touch on outside 2nd, blundered 9th, mistake 12th, struggling 14th, 7th of 10, dist behind Top Ville Ben (11-11) at Wetherby 3m hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Kris Spin (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway approaching 4th, lost place after 8th, well beaten before 3 out, pulled up after, at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) hvy in Dec.

Fagan 7-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, struggling 22nd, pulled up after, at Ayr 4m hcp (1) gd in Apr.

Portrush Ted (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Always prominent on outside, led 2nd to before 4th, led again 8th, headed briefly before 3 out, ridden after next, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Jan beating Grand Morning (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Welsh Saint (FR) 11-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, outpaced after not fluent 2 out, well held 5th last, kept on and went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 6 1/2l behind Protektorat (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f lst (1) sft in Jan.

Tree Of Liberty (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened 6th, beaten 5 out, soon tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Charmant (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Jan.

Silva Eclipse 4-1 (11-1) Held up, headway 4 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Haydock 3m hcp (3) hvy in Jan beating Imperial Knight (11-1) by 2l, 9 ran.

Young Bull (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Chased leaders, challenged after 3rd, led after 6th, headed flat, led again towards finish, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Ozzy Thomas (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.

River Arrow 16-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, effort after 2 out, held by leaders last, kept on, 4th of 16, 12l behind Dame De Compagnie (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Dec.