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12:50 Haydock Park

William Hill Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 144y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,996
  • 2nd: £3,816
  • 3rd: £1,908
  • 4th: £954
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 50.50s
  • Off Time: 12:50:37
  • 4 Ran
1
4/6
  • Form: 121111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 146
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: S Bowen

always prominent, led after 3rd, drew clear approaching last, readily

2

Torpillo (FR)

42 h D
11/8
  • Form: 1-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 145
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: Thomas Bellamy

led, keen, not fluent 1st, headed after 3rd, mistakes 5th and 3 out, soon ridden, no extra approaching last, weakened closing stages

3
20/1
  • Form: 41
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: C J Mann
  • Jockey: G Sheehan

held up in touch, took closer order approaching 3 out, chased winner next, mistake last, never able to challenge

4

Fanzio (FR)

32 h D
66/1
  • Form: 324531
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: Richard Hobson
  • Jockey: Paul O'Brien

chased leaders, not fluent 1st, slow 4 out, outpaced next, rallied into 3rd towards finish

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This looks a straight match between QUEL DESTIN and the so-far unbeaten Torpillo. The latter has recorded a couple of wide-margin victories at Sandown but is going left-handed here and wouldn’t want the going to dry out any further. The former appears to handle all types of ground and has already won a Grade 1 and a Grade 2. Capone and Fanzio are likely competing for place money.

Formwatch

Quel Destin (FR) 7-4 (11-0) Made all, driven after 2 out, jumped right last, hard pressed, held on well, won at Chepstow 2m (1) sft in Dec beating Adjali (11-0) by nk, 5 ran.

Torpillo (FR) 3-10fav (11-8) Made all, clear going well before 2 out, hit last, unchallenged, won at Sandown 2m (3) sft in Jan beating Fukuto (11-4) by 22l, 7 ran.

Capone (GER) 4-6fav (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd or 5th, headway on last bend, challenged 3 out, ridden to lead flat, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m (4) gs in Jan beating Metatrons Cube (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Fanzio (FR) 2-1jfav (11-2) Led, headed 4th, tracked leader, ridden when hit 3 out and 2 out, drive flat, stayed on to lead post, won at Newcastle 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan beating Tomorrow's Angel (10-9) by ns, 8 ran.