Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 14:10 Betfred Sharples Group Handicap 5f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.77s
  • Off time: 14:12:15
14:10 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pelmanism 2/1
2nd Even Stevens 33/1
3rd Beat The Bell 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 004670 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Beat The Bell 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 T D Barron G Gibbons 85 5/16.00
2 (1) 909229 Yellow, large Emerald Green spots and star on cap Pavershooz 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 N Wilson D Fentiman 83 10/111.00
3 (6) 050653 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamonds The Nifty Fox 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 v T D Easterby D Allan 80 6/17.00
4 (10) 223300 Maroon and Light Blue stripes, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon cap Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 119
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 b D Nicholls N Callan 79 12/113.00
5 (8) 2254U2 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Restless Bay (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 p R Hollinshead P Pickard (3) 77 8/19.00
6 (3) 772050 Purple and Pink diabolo, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets, quartered cap Legal Eagle (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 8-12 p Paul Green P Hanagan 76 12/113.00
7 (4) 191242 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Pelmanism 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 B Ellison D Swift (3) 76 2/13.00
8 (5) 416806 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Even Stevens 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 D Nicholls Billy Cray (3) 77 33/134.00
10 (9) 121263 Black, mauve stripe Liberty Ship 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 t M A Buckley S De Sousa 70 7/18.00
Non runners
9 (7)657727Tamareen (IRE)38-9R A FaheyNon Runner74

Verdict

None of these tick all the right boxes and PELMANISM is no more than a speculative selection. He's been holding his form well over longer trips of late, but scored over today's distance last season and Dale Swift's claim could give him the edge. Restless Bay went close at Bath last time though all three wins to date have been on the Polytrack, while The Nifty Fox is finally back on a winning mark but hasn't won since 2009. Liberty Ship has been in good form in low grade handicaps but will find this tougher and Pavershooz has gone back up in the weights despite not winning.