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17:00 Haydock Park

Unibet Walrus Open Hunters' Chase (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 54y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,358
  • 2nd: £2,902
  • 3rd: £1,450
  • 4th: £726
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 5.50s
  • Off Time: 17:00:43
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Brown, Yellow disc, Red cap
  • Form 51P-111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 12-4
  • Official Rating 137

chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, reminder after 4 out, weakened next

2
Silk - Black and light blue (quartered), white sleeves and cap
28/1
  • Form 3P212-F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-1
  • Official Rating 101

always last, not fluent 10th or 11th, struggling 11th, mistake 12th, behind from next

3
Silk - GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves
  • Form 3F/11-11
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-1
  • Official Rating 137

restrained in front, joined from 4 out, ridden after 3 out, headed just after last, no impression towards finish

4
Silk - Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap

Alcala (FR)

30 t BF
4/1
  • Form 45/426-F
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 141

chased leader, challenged from 4 out, mistake 2 out, led just after last, driven out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ALCALA looked in control when coming to grief at Ludlow and can make amends here at the chief expense of The Dellercheckout. The latter won cosily at Ludlow earlier this month, when Asangy fell, but that’s earned him a 6lb penalty. Wishing And Hoping beat a decent field at Taunton having won his last three points but this might require further improvement.

Formwatch

The Dellercheckout (IRE) 7-4 (12-6) Held up mid-division, mistake 5th, close up 12th, left 2nd 4 out, led going well last, pushed out flat, readily, won at Ludlow 3m (4) gs in Feb beating Monbeg Gold (12-6) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Asangy (ITY) 25-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, close up in 2nd before 7th, fell 9th, at Ludlow 3m (4) gs in Feb.

Wishing And Hoping (IRE) 13-8 (11-12) Made all and jumped left throughout, held on well run-in, won at Taunton 2m 7f (6) sft in Jan beating Bishops Road (12-2) by 5l, 8 ran.

Alcala (FR) 4-9fav (11-12) Prominent, led 4th, headed after 6th, led next, not fluent 9th, 1 1/2 lengths ahead and still going well when fell 2 out, at Ludlow 3m (5) sft in Jan.