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14:15 Haydock Park

Blue Square Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £32,500 added
  • Winner: £21,118
  • 2nd: £6,201
  • 3rd: £3,100
  • 4th: £1,550
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 27.20s
  • Off Time: 14:15:29
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap
  • Form 185-654
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 142

tracked leaders, led 4 out, strongly challenged from next, forged clear after last, all out, just held on (2 fences omitted)

2
Silk - Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap
20/1
  • Form 1-1133F
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 140

mid-division, lost place 3rd, reminders before next, struggling 10th, soon weakened, behind when pulled up 4 out

3
Silk - White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap
  • Form P1117-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 137

chased leaders, hard driven 4 out, weakened before last, modest 4th

4
Silk - Light Green and Dark Green diamonds
7/2
  • Form 185-412
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 134

tracked leader, every chance from 3 out, stayed on under pressure after last, just failed

5
Silk - Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap
40/1
  • Form 1172P0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 132

mid-division, headway 5 out, soon no impression

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 16PP-4P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 131

led, headed 4 out, rallied next, weakened 2 out, tailed off

7
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
13/2
  • Form P10-061
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 128

in touch, hit 4th, soon prominent, blundered 7th, lost place before next, blundered 9th, behind when pulled up after 5 out

8
Silk - RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap

Mac Aeda

35 BF
6/1
  • Form 2149-44
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 127

held up in rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened after last

9
Silk - Light blue, brown stripe and armlets
14/1
  • Form U212-33
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 126

behind, not fluent 2nd, under pressure 5 out, soon beaten, behind when pulled up 2 out

10
Silk - Light Blue, Pink hoop

Vamizi (IRE)

58 p BFD
13/2
  • Form P213F-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 123

mid-division, ridden 11th, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Cannington Brook was involved in a battle to land this last year until his chief rival fell at the last and handed him the race. He's won here again since but races off a much higher mark this time around. Both Mumbles head and Quincy Des Pictons look high enough in the weights but Merry King is not without a chance despite a 6lb rise for his latest second at Newbury. Recent Kelso winner Douglas Julian has leading claims off his current mark with a conditional taking over the reins but the vote goes to RICH LORD. Ferdy Murphy's charge finished a decent third to a couple of much higher rated rivals from out of the handicap in a Listed chase at Newcastle last time and can come out best in this. Vamizi is another who could figure racing from the foot of the weights.

Formwatch

Cannington Brook (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, reminder after 11th, outpaced 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Sona Sasta (9-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy.

Mumbles Head (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Fell 1st, in a race won by Hello Bud (10-0) at Aintree 3m 2f Listed hcp chs (1) hvy, 16 ran.

Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, kept on from 3 out, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Merry King (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Always prominent on outside, went 2nd at 12th, challenged 4 out, ridden and every chance between last 2, kept on under pressure, held toward finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Wellforth (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 17, 36l behind Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Carrickboy (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Mid-division, not fluent 7th or 9th, mistake an weakened 12th (canal turn), pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Little Josh (10-9) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy, 9 ran.

Douglas Julian 20-1 (10-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, led 8th, hit 3 out, (normal 5 out), made rest, driven and stayed on strongly after bypassing omitted last, won at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) sft beating Lie Forrit (10-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.

Mac Aeda 9-4fav (11-10) Chased leaders, slow 11th, headway after 5 out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 9, 11l behind Wyck Hill (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.

Rich Lord 6-1 (9-11) Held up in rear and in touch, mistake 12th, pushed along before 4 out, went 3rd from 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Junior (11-12) at Newcastle 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy.

Vamizi (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Held up in last pair, close up 10th, chased leading pair before 4 out, ridden before last, rallied to take 2nd flat, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Rebel Swing (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.