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18:05 Haydock Park

racinguk.com/freetrial Haydock Park Apprentice Training Series Handicap (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 140y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,500 added
  • Winner: £3,558
  • 2nd: £1,059
  • 3rd: £529
  • 4th: £265
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 30.37s
  • Off Time: 18:05:20
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
Evs

    2nd
    Silk -
    9/1

      3rd
      Silk -
      9/2

        1(6)
        Silk - Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap

        Lugano

        6 D
        Evs
        • Form 947/1-1
        • Age 4
        • Weight 10-3
        • Official Rating 69

        took keen hold, held up in 3rd behind clear leader, wide on home turn, 2nd and hung left from 4f out, led 3f out, kept on well

        2(7)
        Silk - Dark Blue, Gold sash, Red cap, Gold hoop

        Zenafire

        7 p CDCD
        9/2
        • Form 7156-31
        • Age 8
        • Weight 9-13
        • Official Rating 65

        held up off the pace in mid-division, headway over 3f out, plugged on into 3rd over 1f out

        3(2)
        Silk - Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap

        Suitor

        9 p
        9/1
        • Form 916-004
        • Age 5
        • Weight 9-12
        • Official Rating 70

        chased clear leader and clear of rest, lost 2nd 4f out, chased leading pair until went 2nd again over 2f out, soon ridden, plugged on, no chance with winner

        4(8)
        Silk - Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars
        20/1
        • Form 866/4-11
        • Age 8
        • Weight 9-12
        • Official Rating 70

        held up towards rear, never involved

        5(5)
        Silk - PINK, PURPLE stars, sleeves and star on cap

        Melabi (IRE)

        6 p BFD
        14/1
        • Form 544126
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-10
        • Official Rating 68

        slowly into stride, held up in last pair, never figured

        6(9)
        Silk - Red, white triple diamond, red and white halved sleeves, white cap
        • Form 214-046
        • Age 5
        • Weight 9-6
        • Official Rating 64

        slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never a factor

        7(10)
        Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams, royal blue and yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap
        14/1
        • Form 741512
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-6
        • Official Rating 64

        held up in 4th place behind clear leading pair, pushed along 3f out, plugged on final 2f

        8(3)
        Silk - Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap
        33/1
        • Form 0/00980-
        • Age 6
        • Weight 8-12
        • Official Rating 56

        off the pace in mid-division, plugged on final 2f

        9(1)
        Silk - Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap
        • Form 726-097
        • Age 8
        • Weight 8-8
        • Official Rating 52

        led, set strong pace and soon well clear, reduced lead 4f out, headed 3f out, chased winner until over 2f out, chased leaders, lost pace over 1f out, plugged on again late

        10(4)
        Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow seams, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap
        25/1
        • Form 58875-5
        • Age 5
        • Weight 8-7
        • Official Rating 45

        last pair, never a factor

        Previous results

        In depth

        Verdict

        Three of these bid for hat-tricks. Up Ten Down Two landed a double at Newcastle and is upped 9lb while Zenafire and LUGANO carry penalties after recent wins over 1m6f here and Wolverhampton respectively. But the latter was having his first start of the year and, with further progress expected from Sir Mark Prescott’s colt, gets the vote. Lopito de Vega would prefer softer going and Albert Boy should have done better at Yarmouth last time having escaped a penalty for an earlier success at Leicester.

        Formwatch

        Lugano 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led 8f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jun beating Boychick (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

        Zenafire 6-5fav (9-13) Tracked leader, led approaching final furlong 3f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Barizan (10-0) by 16l, 6 ran.

        Suitor 7-1 (9-7) In touch, headway under pressure over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 6l behind Auxiliary (9-3) at Wetherby 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Jun.

        Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Tracked leader to over 7f out, in touch, led 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar beating Mazaaher (9-10) by 3 3/4l, 12 ran.

        Melabi (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-10) Dwelt in rear, pushed along 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 13 1/4l behind The Major (9-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Jun.

        Lopito de Vega (IRE) 11-2jfav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Auxiliary (9-3) at Wetherby 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Jun.

        Albert Boy (IRE) 11-10fav (9-7) Reared start and lost 6 lengths, recovered after 1f, in touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Askari (9-11) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gs in Jun.

        Inspector Norse 40-1 (10-0) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 17, 12 1/4l behind Hardington (10-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Oct.

        King Of Paradise (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked winner until pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 17 1/4l behind Amy Blair (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (6) gd in Jun.

        Danzella 33-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tonto's Spirit (8-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Jun.