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12:55 Haydock Park

Cheltenham Preview Here March 6th Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 144y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,198
  • 2nd: £1,526
  • 3rd: £763
  • 4th: £382
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 1.66s
  • Off Time: 13:01:17
  • 13 Ran
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1
Silk - Royal blue, white seams, red and white hooped sleeves, white and red striped cap
8/1
  • Form 254-879
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 117

with leader, pushed along after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

2
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
13/2
  • Form 448-745
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

close up, blundered badly 3rd, rider briefly lost an iron, soon lost place, fell 2 out

3
Silk - Yellow, Black hollow box
  • Form 512-533
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

towards rear and fell 1st

4
Silk - Royal Blue and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Orange cap
16/1
  • Form 35U-218
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

mid-division, headway from 3 out, chased winner briefly last, kept on

5
Silk - White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds
25/1
  • Form 07/80-24
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 114

mid-division, headway before 4 out, led before 3 out, held on towards finish, driven out

6
Silk - Black, yellow inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap

Lough Kent

14 D
6/1
  • Form 7P7661
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 114

mid-division, weakened before 3 out

7
Silk - Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap
  • Form 6P0-965
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 114

in rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd from 3 out, kept on same pace

8
Silk - Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap
12/1
  • Form 270663
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 113

mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out

9
Silk - Red, beige star
  • Form 5/024-33
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 112

chased leaders, led before 3rd, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

10
Silk - Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves

Jaunty Thor

46 p D
12/1
  • Form 355115
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 110

led, headed before 3rd, weakened before 3 out

12
Silk - Dark Green, Light Green epaulets and armlets
150/1
  • Form 7127-00
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 105

always towards rear, weakened after 4 out

13
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap

Rafafie

17 D
11/1
  • Form 7/244-P7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 103

mid-division, blundered 5 out, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

14
Silk - Yellow, purple chevron and star on cap
20/1
  • Form 740-437
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 95

in touch on outer, every chance 3 out, ridden before last, kept on towards finish

11
NR

Centurius

33 D
6/1
  • Form 6331-46
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 110

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Lough Kent had Deepsand behind when landing a modest handicap at Newcastle two weeks ago but this looks much tougher off a 6lb higher mark. Get Rhythm makes his handicap debut and ran a nice race at Warwick when last seen. He has more scope than the disappointing Hastrubal and Heath Hunter. Wetherby third Hartside has place claims again and Free Stone Hill is another to consider but CENTURIUS (NAP) is a potential blot on the handicap having been dropped 3lb since an unlucky run at Hereford. He won on soft going at Huntingdon last March so conditions won’t be a problem.

Formwatch

Heath Hunter (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Held up, pushed along on downhill run before 2 out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Darebin (11-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Hastrubal (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd after 3 out lost 2nd and still chance 2 out, ridden and one pace before the last, left 4th at the last and hampered, weakened into 5th run-in, 5th of 12, 13l behind Kalondra (11-12) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp (3) gs in Dec.

Get Rhythm (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leader, baulked slightly 1st, led 3rd, clear next until slow 3 out, went left and mistake 2 out, edged left and mistake last, soon headed, stayed on same pace final 75 yards, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Midnight Maestro (10-12) at Warwick 2m (4) gs in Nov.

Raise A Spark 4-1 (11-10) In touch, headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 11, dist behind Marcus Antonius (10-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Deepsand (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway before 5 out, ridden before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 9, 12 3/4l behind Lough Kent (11-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Lough Kent 7-1 (11-2) Prominent, went 3rd before 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan beating Island Confusion (11-8) by 5l, 9 ran.

Chieftain's Choice (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway bypassing omitted last, went never dangerous 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 9l behind Rocklander (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Hartside (GER) 10-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, went 3rd flat, kept on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lift The Lid (11-8) at Wetherby 2m hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Free Stone Hill (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) In rear, headway to take 2nd from 3 out, kept on same pace in 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Prime Venture (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gs in Nov.

Jaunty Thor 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 7th, 5th and one pace 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 14, 19 1/2l behind Florrie Boy (12-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Dragon Khan (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Always behind, 11th of 15, dist behind Matchaway (11-13) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Rafafie 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, closed 4th, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 15, 17l behind Matchaway (11-13) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Vocaliser (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Disputed lead until led after 5th, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, last of 7, dist behind Goal (10-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Centurius 6-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inside, hampered 4th, headway next, every chance when not fluent 2 out, beaten before last, no extra flat, 6th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Stamp Your Feet (10-5) at Hereford 2m hcp (3) sft in Dec.