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17:15 Haydock Park

bet365 Handicap (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £19,407
  • 2nd: £5,775
  • 3rd: £2,886
  • 4th: £1,443
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 0.65s
  • Off Time: 17:15:26
  • 8 Ran
2nd
3rd
1(3)
5/1
  • Form: 3-77801
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: H J L Dunlop
  • Jockey: T P Queally

held up in rear, hung left under pressure over 1f out, soon no impression

2(4)
11/4
  • Form: 428425
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: M Botti
  • Jockey: Martin Harley

chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

3(1)
  • Form: 631135
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: T Hamilton

chased leaders, lost place over 2f out

4(6)
  • Form: 579884
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: M O'connell

led early, soon tracking leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5(7)
11/1
  • Form: 57/5093
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 86
  • Trainer: S Gollings
  • Jockey: F Tylicki

sooon led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

6(8)
7/1
  • Form: 137402
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 80
  • Trainer: J S Goldie
  • Jockey: J Garritty

mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

7(5)

Zenafire

29 CD
6/1
  • Form: 422116
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: A Hollinshead
  • Jockey: P M Quinn

pulled hard in rear, some late headway, never a factor

8(2)
  • Form: 57-1943
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 74
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: S Donohoe

held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, stayed on strongly

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

VIKING STORM has been raised only 1lb for landing a conditions race at Salisbury. He had Suegioo back in fifth and Harry Dunlop's charge can confirm superiority despite the worse terms. Kiama Bay came up short off today's mark over track and trip last time and Theology looks better placed to take advantage of his current mark. Saptapadi has a chance on his earlier decent effort in the Ebor at York and Jonny Delta showed signs of a revival when runner-up at Ayr a week ago.

Formwatch

Viking Storm 14-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf beating Asbaab (8-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Suegioo (FR) 8-1 (9-2) Held up last, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Viking Storm (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.

Kiama Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Platinum (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.

Saptapadi (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Forgotten Hero (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs.

Theology 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outsid eover 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dark Ranger (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jul.

Jonny Delta 9-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.

Zenafire 11-2 (9-1) Keen in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 11l behind Statutory (9-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.

Swinging Hawk (GER) 7-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on to go a never dangerous 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind King Of Paradise (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.