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16:55 Haydock Park

mccaffreymortgages.co.uk Handicap (Class 3)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 37y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,338
  • 2nd: £2,796
  • 3rd: £1,398
  • 4th: £699
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 42.43s
  • Off Time: 16:59:46
  • 9 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Dark blue, yellow hoop
10/1
  • Form 623114
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when bumped over 1f out

2(10)
Silk - Light Green and Dark Green diamonds
25/1
  • Form 50-4646
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 92

soon led, headed over 4f out, led again over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap
16/1
  • Form 0-48060
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 90

in touch, lost place over 2f out

6(5)
Silk - Light blue, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 383007
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 88

always prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, led again entering final furlong, strongly challenged closing stages, held on gamely

7(4)
Silk - Red, Purple stars on sleeves, Red cap, Purple star

Fastar (IRE)

14 DCD
4/1
  • Form 465473
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 87

behind, headway when short of room over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

8(3)
Silk - Red, white sash, royal blue cap

Fondest

22 CD
2/1
  • Form 75-151
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 86

chased leaders, not clear run over 2f out, soon edged right to challenge, held when slightly bumped over 1f out, faded

9(11)
Silk - Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap
10/1
  • Form 434494
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 85

behind, headway on outside over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, never able to challenge

10(8)
Silk - Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets
28/1
  • Form 404280
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 76

held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, every chance throughout final furlong, kept on well

11(2)
Silk - White and black stripes, black sleeves and cap

Tadaawol

10 p D
13/2
  • Form 685961
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 76

held up towards rear, never dangerous

3(7)
NR

Shaiyem (IRE)

336 DCD
50/1
  • Form 10/2017-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 92

Withdrawn

5(1)
NR
12/1
  • Form 042029
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 89

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Fastar remains 4lb higher than when landing last year’s renewal on heavy ground. Tadaawol escapes a penalty for winning an apprentices’ race over 7f at Redcar recently but Fondest is preferred having raced twice over course and distance and winning on both occasions. But she’s been raised 8lb for her latest success and a chance is taken on MARKAZI. The latter won seven of 16 starts when trained in France including on soft going and with last month’s fourth here under his belt, David O’Meara’s new charge gets the vote.

Formwatch

Markazi (FR) 9-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Alemaratalyoum (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gf in Aug.

Custom Cut (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Held up in 6th place, modest 5th and no impression final 2f, dropped to 6th close home, 6th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Majboor (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp (3) gd in Sep.

Leader Writer (FR) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Humbert (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp (2) pol in Jun.

King's Pavilion (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 19, 5 3/4l behind Francis Xavier (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in Sep.

Fastar (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, went close 3rd over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Majboor (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp (3) gd in Sep.

Fondest 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, smooth headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, driven clear, readily, won at Haydock 1m hcp (4) gs in Sep beating Moxy Mares (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.

Crownthorpe 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 9l behind Knighted (8-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp (3) gf in Aug.

Storm Ahead (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 20 1/2l behind Intense Style (11-3) at Chester 1m hcp (4) sft in Sep.

Tadaawol 7-2fav (9-4) Made most, pushed clear over 1f out, ridden out final furlong, very easily, won at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gf in Sep beating Equitant (9-4) by 6l, 10 ran.

Shaiyem (IRE) (9-4) last of 7, 7l behind Pharmaceutical (9-1) at Markopoulou 6f hcp pol in Oct.

Mickey (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Keen early, led, headed 6f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Dark Intention (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp (3) sft in Sep.