Haydock Park

  • 16:35 Racing Uk 20 Per Month 'fixed Brush' Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.70s
  • Off time: 16:37:33
16:35 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st McMurrough (IRE) 9/1
2nd Glenwood Knight (IRE) 9/2
3rd Dinarius 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 872120 Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 15
Nag me
5 11-12 t P R Webber L Treadwell 135 10/111.00
2 2-37114 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 11-4 Nick Williams D A Jacob 127 10/34.33
3 84-5212 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 28
Nag me
7 11-4 H D Daly Mr O Greenall (3) 127 12/113.00
4 7P15 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Llama Farmer 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-2 P R Webber A Tinkler 125 10/111.00
5 0/4-331U Royal Blue, White stars, Red sleeves Have You Seen Me (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 122 15/28.50
6 11-8141 Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Turbo Island 14
Nag me
5 10-11 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 120 8/19.00
7 22176U RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 J M Jefferson J Halliday (5) 119 9/110.00
8 2D-31 Yellow, Red braces, White sleeves and cap Glenwood Knight (IRE) 48
Nag me
7 10-9 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 9/25.50
9 2211P2 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 10-9 p T D Easterby R McGrath 125 20/121.00
10 1183 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 42
Nag me
4 10-8 p S Gollings K Mercer 124 33/134.00
11 0-21434 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Papa Caruso 28
Nag me
6 10-6 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier 115 16/117.00
12 0651F0 Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Dinarius 20
Nag me
5 10-3 p A M Hales Paul Moloney 112 40/141.00
13 6-91583 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Black Apache (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-0 b1 D McCain Jnr A P Lane (3) 108 33/134.00

Verdict

Competitive racing is very much the order of the day at Haydock and this contest is no different, with ALFIE SPINNER marginally preferred to Turbo Island and Pearlysteps, whilst Sergeant Pink is an outsider to consider for each-way backers. Nick Williams is doing a fine job with a relatively small string and Alfie Spinner did him proud when taking fourth in a competitive handicap hurdle last time. He's up 5lbs for that effort but the form of the race looks strong with some improving novices involved in the finish and today's softer ground should help bring about plenty of improvement. He's not yet won over quite this far but winning efforts at Newbury and Exeter suggest the trip will be no problem and he remains capable of better. Turbo Island won well enough in the end last time despite giving odds-on backers a scare or two along the way. James Ewart is another trainer worthy of praise and his gelding has won four of his six starts, showing in the process that he relishes cut in the ground. He's opposed narrowly because his sole effort over this trip resulted in heavy defeat, leaving the horse with stamina questions to answer, but if he does stay then a big run is likely. Pearlysteps comes with no such concerns having taken second over this trip last time and the winner looks pretty decent, so off a mark of 127 and with Oliver Greenall once more taking the ride he has to be considered, as does Glenwood Knight off what looks a good mark although he may not be suited by dropping in trip. At a price, Sergeant Pink could go well for a yard that had a winner during the week. He's a confirmed mud-lark who will stay further in time so if conditions worsen even further it may pay to have this one on side. Sarando would have real claims if bouncing back from a substandard Cheltenham effort as he's run a few top novices close this season but a watching brief is advised with that run fresh in the memory, with Have You Seen Me of marginally more interest particularly if he's able to settle better this time. McMurrough has looked promising on more than one occasion but not so much lately whilst the 5lb rise handed to Monsieur Jourdain may find him out here. This is really trappy but Alfie Spinner arrives on the back of a fine effort and should prove tough to beat.