Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 19:45 Rita Ora Here On 9th August Handicap1m 3f 200y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.30s
  • Off time: 19:45:36
19:45 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chancery (USA) 6/1
2nd Continuum 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 211 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Continuum 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 h Lady Cecil R Hughes 85 2/13.00
2 (6) 6146-11 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Semeen 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 L M Cumani J P Spencer 83 7/42.75
4 (8) 211247 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap English Summer 37
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 t D M Simcock Hayley Turner 82 16/117.00
6 (7) 3111-40 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 K A Ryan G Lee 79 7/18.00
7 (1) 22-330 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Chancery (USA) 50
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 76 6/17.00
8 (10) 312806 Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Flying Power 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 J R Norton P Aspell 74 25/126.00
10 (9) 19-5560 Yellow, Red epaulets and armlets, Red cap, Yellow diamond Dancing Primo 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 W M Brisbourne Jack Duern (5) 73 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (4)18495/0Zafisio (IRE)79-4J HughesJ-P Guillambert82
5 (11)300129The Lock Master (IRE)69-4M ApplebyT Atkinson82
9 (5)0/625-54All Annalena (IRE)78-10Mrs L WadhamJ Fanning74
11 (3)2330-67Masters Blazing48-3J RyanKirsty Milczarek67

Verdict

The top pair, both progressive four-year-old handicappers, look the ones to focus on but choosing between them isn't easy. Continuum should arguably have greater scope for improvement having only had three outings and has stuck on well the last twice when looking likely to be overhauled. He is apparently not the easiest to deal with but is clearly on the upgrade and SEMEEN is only a narrow preference. A typical Luca Cumani late improver, he despatched Continuum's stable companion Running Deer in authoritative fashion last time and suggested that there is plenty more improvement to come. Forget Me Not Lane has yet to recover some excellent three-year-old form but Chancery, last of 15 at York last time when not staying, is one to note having posted solid form in decent handicap company previously.