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12:40 Haydock Park

Blue Square Bet Novices' Chase (Class 2)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,747
  • 2nd: £2,862
  • 3rd: £1,431
  • 4th: £716
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 22.10s
  • Off Time: 12:40:31
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
5/2
  • Form 221-112
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 133

jumped left throughout, led until 2nd, remained prominent, hit 6th, hard ridden 4 out, weakened after next, modest 4th

2
Silk - WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap

Majala (FR)

23 t D
5/2
  • Form 2/2P32-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 135

with leader, led 3rd, mistake 4 out, challenged 2 out, ran on strongly (one fence omitted)

3
Silk - Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap
9/4
  • Form 8/25117-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, effort 3 out, every chance when jumped left next, no extra last

4
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond
4/1
  • Form 1F1/F2-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 134

held up in rear, headway 3 out, every chance next, weakened flat

5
Silk - DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash
16/1
  • Form 161F23/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 130

chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, behind when blundered and unseated rider 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Donald McCain and Jason Maguire won this last year with Bunclody and KRUZHLININ is fancied to repeat the feat. He won on his chasing debut at Carlisle and improved on that despite only finishing second to Parsnip Pete at Newbury last month. Majala opened his account over fences at the seventh attempt when scoring at Taunton on his reappearance but has an alternative engagement at Ascot while Realt Mor never recovered from some poor jumping at Ayr on his comeback and was well beaten. Ohio Gold could figure on his chasing bow but Roman Conquest hasn't raced since 2010.

Formwatch

Kruzhlinin (GER) 11-4 (11-2) Led, slow 6th, jumped left 5 out, headed after last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Parsnip Pete (11-0) at Newbury 2m 1f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov.

Majala (FR) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led 7th, made rest, clear when mistake last, eased run in, won at Taunton 2m beg chs (3) sft in Nov beating Renard D'Irlande (11-0) by 10l, 7 ran.

Ohio Gold (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) In touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 19, 31l behind Swincombe Flame (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gd in Jan.

Realt Mor (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway when not fluent 7th, hampered 4 out, left 3rd 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Prosecco (10-0) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Roman Conquest 8-1 (11-0) Hit 1st, led until 2nd, led 4th, hit 12th and ridden, pushed along and headed 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Duc De Regniere (11-7) at Kempton 2m 4f grd chs (5yo+) (2) gs in Feb '10.