Haydock Park

  • 15:35 Betfred Sprint Cup 6f

  • Winner £133,722 2nd £50,697 3rd £25,372 4th £12,639
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.36s
  • Off time: 15:35:58
15:35 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dream Ahead (USA) 4/1
2nd Bated Breath 5/1
3rd Hoof It 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 011529 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Bated Breath 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 R Charlton S Drowne 118 5/16.00
2 (16) 23-6006 Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, gold cap Dalghar (FR) 39
Nag me
5 9-3 h A M Balding David Probert 107 25/126.00
3 (5) 148-159 Royal blue Delegator 39
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 112 9/110.00
4 (11) 245516 Red, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Doncaster Rover (USA) 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 D H Brown S De Sousa 108 33/134.00
5 (14) 178164 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 v R Charlton G Baker 111 20/121.00
6 (2) 544103 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 T D Barron F M Berry 114 25/126.00
7 (13) 1-17116 Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars Hoof It 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 M W Easterby G Gibbons 119 5/16.00
8 (8) 260674 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute N Callan 113 20/121.00
9 (7) 318118 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Masamah (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 K A Ryan J P Spencer 112 25/126.00
10 (1) 27-0212 Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap Society Rock (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J R Fanshawe P Cosgrave 117 9/110.00
11 (4) 031852 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Sole Power 6
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-3 E Lynam K Latham 117 20/121.00
12 (3) 327010 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Tiddliwinks 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 K A Ryan P Makin 104 66/167.00
13 (9) 115-517 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Dream Ahead (USA) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 D M Simcock William Buick 124 4/15.00
14 (12) 33-5148 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Elzaam (AUS) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 R Varian R Hills 112 16/117.00
15 (10) 111-575 Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White striped cap Wootton Bassett 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 113 16/117.00
16 (6) 1311-10 Dark Blue Bewitched (IRE) 77
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 t C O'Brien R Hughes 111 14/115.00


Another cracking renewal of this prestigious sprint and the contest is as open as the betting suggests. Hoof It tries again to bridge the gap between handicaps and Group 1 company having fallen short over 5f in the Nunthorpe at York, when finishing just behind Kingsgate Native. Mick Easterby's progressive four-year-old will appreciate the extra here, but so will Sir Michael Stoute's enigmatic sprinter who could easily play a part if in the mood. Considering he's best at this trip, Golden Jubilee winner Society Rock ran a cracker over 7f in the Prix Maurice De Gheest last time and had the tough Genki, Wootton Bassett and Dream Ahead behind at Deauville. However, he's been done no favours by the draw here. Delegator looked unlucky behind Dream Ahead in the July Cup and can be forgiven a subsequent poor effort at Goodwood. But he, too, may be inconvenienced by a low draw and has never won in this grade. Elzaam has claims on his best form but BATED BREATH deserves to win a race like this on his efforts this season. He beat Society Rock over C&D in May and was only caught close home by Dream Ahead at Newmarket on unsuitably fast ground. Taken off his feet over 5f at York, this could finally be his chance to shine.