Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 17:00 Casino At bet365.com Handicap5f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places.1m and further:Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.04s
  • Off time: 17:01:22
17:00 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gottcher 7/2
2nd Eland Ally 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 333-412 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Eland Ally 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-10 T P Tate J H Bowman 78 13/82.62
3 (8) 06-1727 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Gottcher 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 T D Barron Lee Newman 75 7/24.50
4 (5) 2521-36 Red and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves Ice Trooper 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Mrs L Stubbs D Fentiman 75 25/126.00
5 (3) 21556-9 White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Ballinargh Girl (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 R D Wylie L Morris 73 16/117.00
6 (7) 4-21140 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mandy's Hero 50
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 p Ian Williams J P Spencer 72 8/19.00
7 (6) 14511 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Royal Bajan (USA) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 J G Given T P Queally 69 10/34.33
8 (2) 800-108 ROYAL BLUE and PINK stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Melodize 43
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 D O'Meara S De Sousa 58 12/113.00
Non runners
2 (1)7-57352Scarlet Rocks (IRE)39-7P D EvansCatherine Gannon75

Verdict

Royal Bajan has now won three of his five starts including a victory at Nottingham in between two wins on the Polytrack. However, he'll need to improve again here off a 6lb higher mark and ELAND ALLY makes more appeal. Tom Tate's consistent sprinter went close at Doncaster last Saturday after winning at the same track on his penultimate start and can get his head back in front here in what looks a less competitive handicap. Scarlet Rocks finished runner-up at Windsor last time but has yet to win over today's trip, while both of Mandy's Hero's wins came over 5f on the Polytrack.