Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:25 Bet365 Old Newton Cup 1m 3f 200y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.66s
  • Off time: 15:28:34
15:25 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dangerous Midge (USA) 17/2
2nd Demolition 16/1
3rd Fiery Lad (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 2-87019 Dark blue and red (quartered), red sleeves and cap Fiery Lad (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 9-10 L M Cumani J-P Guillambert 110 16/117.00
2 (14) 112-320 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Munsef 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 p1 Ian Williams E Ahern 107 20/121.00
3 (1) 5010-25 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Almiqdaad 58
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 b1 M A Jarvis T P O'Shea 100 10/111.00
4 (10) 1110-86 Red, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Red Merlin (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 v C G Cox J P Fahy (5) 100 16/117.00
5 (2) 0322-41 White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap Hillview Boy (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 J S Goldie R Hughes 98 8/19.00
6 (13) 131-166 Orange and White (quartered), Orange sleeves Dangerous Midge (USA) 14
Nag me
4 8-10 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 96 17/29.50
7 (8) 2781-13 White and emerald green stripes, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, emerald green stars Thin Red Line (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 M Dods P Makin 95 14/115.00
10 (11) 16118 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Submariner (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-6 M Johnston J Fanning 92 11/26.50
11 (5) 124-304 Mauve and Purple check, Mauve sleeves, White cap, Purple diamond Demolition 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-6 R A Fahey P Hanagan 92 16/117.00
12 (7) 938-210 ORANGE, MAROON hoop and armlets, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap Final Victory 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 A M Balding L P Keniry 91 25/126.00
13 (16) 12-1209 Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-4 M Johnston Greg Fairley 90 25/126.00
14 (15) 047551 Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Reve De Nuit (USA) 7
Nag me
4 8-4 A J Mccabe Declan Cannon (5) 90 33/134.00
16 (6) 342-621 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, armlets and cap The Fonz 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-2 Sir Michael Stoute Louis Beuzelin (3) 88 7/18.00
17 (12) 4011-21 Orange, Dark Green disc Hanoverian Baron 50
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-2 A G Newcombe David Probert 88 10/34.33
Non runners
8 (9)215-718Red Cadeaux48-8E A L DunlopHayley Turner94
9 (3)4/0060-4Siberian Tiger (IRE)58-7M WighamS Drowne93
15 (17)8/0152-1Itlaaq48-4J L DunlopNon Runner90

Verdict

Antepost favourite Hanoverian Baron is hugely respected off bottom-weight however Clive Cox and Luca Cumani have farmed this race in recent years and it is RED MERLIN who is taken to repeat last-year's win at the main expense of Fiery Lad. He may not be the easiest of rides but there is no denying that the selection has plenty of ability, as seen when winning this race off an 8lb lower mark last year. Two efforts in Listed grade this year have been fruitless but the return to a big-field handicap looks ideal and he can pounce late to win again. Hanoverian Baron has won three of his last four starts and he proved at York last time that this trip is within range and a 5lb rise in the weights may just underestimate him. Also considered are The Fonz who won despite being keen at Windsor last week, Itlaaq who is on the upgrade and has won at the track before, and also Reve De Nuit who was well-backed ahead of his Newmarket win and he should go close with confidence high. The drop in trip will suit Spirit Is Needed and he looks a good each way option, whilst Final Victory and last-year's runner-up Munsef (first-time cheek-pieces) need to bounce back from Ascot disappointments. Fiery Lad and Thin Red Line were closely-matched at Epsom in June, whilst Dangerous Midge and Submariner ran well behind Cill Rialaig last time. The drop in trip will suit Red Cadeaux, Hillview Boy was a Hamilton Listed winner when last seen, whilst Almiqdaad is intriguingly fitted with blinkers for the first time. In an ultra-competitive renewal the vote is given to Red Merlin.