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13:45 Haydock Park

Bet At bluesq.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £22,000 added
  • Winner: £14,296
  • 2nd: £4,198
  • 3rd: £2,099
  • 4th: £1,049
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 4.90s
  • Off Time: 13:45:33
  • 10 Ran
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2nd
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3rd
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1
Silk - Black, grey disc, armlets and cap
5/1
  • Form 21137-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 142

tracked leader, outpaced after 2 out, stayed on closing stages, never able to challenge

2
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
9/1
  • Form 250111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 135

led, headed after last, weakened flat

3
Silk - Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form F31221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 132

tracked leaders, weakened after 2 out, blundered last

4
Silk - Red, white stripe, emerald green and white striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 01-1550
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 132

mid-division, headway to chase leaders 2 out, weakened last

5
Silk - BLACK, LIGHT BLUE disc, BLACK sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, BLACK cap, LIGHT blue star

Grafite

7 D
14/1
  • Form F3P221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 129

mid-division, lost place approaching 3rd, soon beaten

6
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap
4/1
  • Form 531U/50
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 129

held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon chasing leaders, led after last, stayed on well

8
Silk - Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap
5/1
  • Form 154-314
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 126

in touch, effort after 2 out, kept on under pressure

9
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap
16/1
  • Form 75296-F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 125

always in rear

10
Silk - BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves
13/2
  • Form 1151-03
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 124

in touch, headway before last, chased winner closing stages, never able to challenge

11
Silk - White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap
50/1
  • Form 1221-08
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 118

behind, weakened halfway, tailed off 2 out, pulled up before last

7
NR
  • Form 3511-70
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 126

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

San Telm failed to figure in better company having beaten Yesyoucan over these hurdles in October, though the latter went on to score back here last time. Mwaleshi defied a 23lb rise in the weights to land his hat-trick at Wetherby a fortnight ago with Jonathan England's assistance but is up another 13lb today and HOLLOW TREE looks a safer option. He has a recent run under his belt and his defeat of recent Fighting Fifth winner Countryside Flame at Chepstow last season is the best form on offer. Grafite and Top Wood are closely matched on their respective efforts behind the progressive Quaddick Lake and look best of the rest though Hada Men could figure if back to his best.

Formwatch

Hollow Tree 15-8 (11-6) Led, mistake 3rd, joined 4 out, reminder before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Balder Succes (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Mwaleshi 4-1 (10-11) Made all, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Fleet Dawn (11-5) by 9l, 10 ran.

Yesyoucan (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leader, ridden before last, led run-in, just held on, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov beating Black Thunder (11-12) by nk, 12 ran.

Constant Contact 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, reminder after 3rd, soon lost place, behind from 4 out, 12th of 18, 26l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Grafite 9-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, headed after next, led again 2 out, hard driven, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy beating El Dancer (11-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Bakbenscher 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hampered 5th, headway 8th, no extra 2 out, 12th of 17, 50l behind Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

San Telm (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th approaching last, 4th of 18, 13l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Radmores Revenge 25-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, smooth headway approaching 4 out, 5th and in touch when fell next, in a race won by Fred The Shred (10-3) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy, 13 ran.

Top Wood (FR) 11-4fav (11-7) Led and soon clear, reduced lead after 3 out, headed 2 out, chased leader, ralllied last, ridden and every chance flat, weakened final 50 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Quaddick Lake (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.

Royal Opera 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Pas Trop Tard (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.

Hada Men (USA) 10-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway into mid-division and reminder 4th, lost place 4 out, soon ridden, no danger after, 11th of 18, 37l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.