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14:05 Haydock Park

Smarkets Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 203y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £30,950
  • 2nd: £9,190
  • 3rd: £4,595
  • 4th: £2,290
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off Time: 14:05:19
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
11/4
  • Form 132421
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 138

mid-division, headway when not much room 11th, went 2nd flat, stayed on, not quite able to get to winner

2
Silk - Orange, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, orange stars
  • Form 13-0512
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 131

led, headed before 3rd, hit next, lost place approaching 3 out, well beaten 2 out

3
Silk - Violet and white check, white cap

Orbasa (FR)

14 b D
5/1
  • Form 164454
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 128

jumped slightly left at times, prominent, challenged 4 out, switched right after 2 out, 4th and beaten last, one pace

4
Silk - Emerald green, black triple diamond, sleeves and cap
10/1
  • Form P4U514
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 124

jumped left in rear, pushed along after 1st, slow 2nd, mistake 8th, well behind 11th, tailed off

5
Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, ORANGE cap

Aloomomo (FR)

21 b BFD
7/1
  • Form F-32PP2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 121

chased leaders on outside, not fluent 9th, hit 11th, soon lost place, tailed off

6
Silk - White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form P-94114
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 117

towards rear, last 7th, ridden next, some headway 11th, weakened before 4 out

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets and star on Yellow cap
14/1
  • Form 61-2253
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 116

prominent, not fluent 1st, led before next, headed 2 out, kept on, 3rd and no extra close home

8
Silk - Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap
  • Form 11P-645
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 112

held up in touch, close 3rd going well before 3 out, led 2 out, hung left flat, driven out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Nigel Twiston-Davies has won both previous renewals and this year relies on Crievehill. The top weight beat the re-opposing Aloomomo by 20 lengths at Sandown three weeks ago, with Masterplan even further behind, though conditions undoubtedly played a part that day and he’s gone up 9lb. Creep Desbois arrives in good form having only been beaten a nose at Leicester after winning at Fakenham but ORBASA (NAP) benefited from stronger handling at Kempton two weeks ago and the handicapper is finally starting to relent a little. With rain forecast, his ability to stay a bit further than this could be an asset. Native Robin may be the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Crievehill (IRE) 3-1jfav (11-12) Held up, raced keenly, headway 8th, challenged from 13th, led when not fluent 2 out, clear last, easily, won at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Mar beating Aloomomo (11-6) by 20l, 7 ran.

Creep Desbois (FR) 5-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, challenged 3 out, led last, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Colin's Brother (11-1) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Feb.

Orbasa (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway 11th, chased leaders 4 out, pushed along in 3rd before next, outpaced between last 2, 4th and kept on run-in, 4th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Cepage (11-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Mar.

Twenty Eight Guns 5-2 (11-12) Prominent, led after 2nd, headed after 5th, driven to challenge before 3 out, weakened after next, last of 4, 15 1/2l behind Enjoy Responsibly (11-9) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Mar.

Aloomomo (FR) 3-1jfav (11-6) Held up, not fluent 5th or 7th, headway 8th, 3rd and one pace 2 out, went 2nd just after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 20l behind Crievehill (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Mar.

Native Robin (IRE) 7-4 (11-2) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 3rd, mistake 5th, lost 2nd 7th, beaten before 3 out, dropped to 4th 2 out, last of 4, 11 1/4l behind Silverhow (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Feb.

Masterplan (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Prominent, mistake 8th, led 10th, headed 2 out, no impression on winner when not fluent last, soon lost 2nd, 3rd of 7, 25l behind Crievehill (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Mar.

Amber Gambler (GER) 5-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along before 7 out, chased leaders 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 11, 30 1/2l behind Shanroe In Milan (11-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan.