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14:50 Haydock Park

Bet At bluesq.com Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 8 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 24.50s
  • Off Time: 14:50:21
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap
7/2
  • Form 2F213-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 133

chased leaders, led 4th, driven clear 4 out, headed 2 out, no extra flat

2
Silk - Black, mauve disc, armlets and cap

Doctor David

29 DCD
9/1
  • Form 422/2-95
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 132

pulled hard in mid-division, under pressure 5 out, soon beaten, behind when pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - Yellow, purple hoops and sleeves, hooped cap
16/1
  • Form 67F-785
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 128

led until 4th, remained prominent, weakened 5 out, behind when mistake 2 out, pulled up last

4
Silk - Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star
3/1
  • Form 2097-53
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, drew clear last, comfortably (2 fences omitted)

5
Silk - Purple, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, yellow cap
7/1
  • Form 24-4514
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 125

raced wide throughout, held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 5 out, weakened after 3 out, jumped left last, modest 4th

6
Silk - Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
12/1
  • Form 284-1F7
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 124

held up in rear, outpaced 5 out, headway 2 out, kept on to go modest 3rd after last

7
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
  • Form 21PP-P4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 122

chased leaders, under pressure 7th, weakened 5 out, in rear when fell 3 out

8
Silk - Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds
7/2
  • Form 1312-06
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 122

with leaders, effort 4 out, weakened 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Plenty of guesswork needed as to which one of these will return to form and only a tentative vote goes to DIAMOND FRONTIER. He finally managed to complete a round when fourth at Wetherby last time and is now back on a winning mark. Kudu Country has struggled since landing a novice chase at Southwell early in the year while Pret A Thou and Doctor David have shown little since returning to action. Desert Cry has been given a chance by the handicapper if he's back to his best, however, and Andreo Bambaleo has a shout if fully tuned-up on his first start since July.

Formwatch

Kudu Country (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, closed next, led after 7th, blundered and headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 29l behind Prosecco (10-0) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Doctor David 7-1 (11-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, hit next hard, soon weakened, lost 2 places run-in, last of 5, 16l behind Kumbeshwar (11-7) at Haydock 2m grad ch (2) sft in Nov.

Pret A Thou (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Led, blundered 3rd, soon headed, mistake 5th, pushed along before 4 out, weakened before next, 5th of 6, 29l behind Prosecco (10-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.

Desert Cry (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 8th, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Stormy Weather (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nov chs (4) gs in Nov.

Andreo Bambaleo 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 6, 10l behind Nataani (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jul.

Quite The Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Behind, outpaced 9th, 6th and beaten when blundered and jumped right from 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 8, well behind Tiptoeaway (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Diamond Frontier (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) With leader, led before 4th, headed before 4 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 6, 11l behind Prosecco (10-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.

Arctic Ben (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led 2nd, headed 5 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 10, 26l behind Triptico (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy.