Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 14:20 bet365.com Conditions Stakes6f

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.63s
  • Off time: 14:21:17
14:20 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Louis The Pious 3/1
2nd Masamah (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 5052-00 YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 163
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 D Nicholls F Norton 102 11/112.00
2 (6) 83-3730 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Dubawi Sound 15
Nag me
5 8-11 t D H Brown Harry Bentley 102 15/82.88
3 (1) 3920-60 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Louis The Pious 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 D O'Meara K Fallon 98 3/14.00
4 (4) 2825-27 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Masamah (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 M Botti N Callan 104 5/23.50
5 (3) 03-7176 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Annunciation 43
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 Richard Hannon K T O'Neill 98 13/27.50
6 (2) 33 Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Superboot (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-5 M Wigham S De Sousa 33/134.00

Verdict

Apart from the maiden Superboot, none of the field made the frame last time and a degree of caution is advised. Masamah definitely sets the standard though and is excused being unplaced in his latest effort as it came in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at this venue when four lengths off the winner, Kingsgate Native. His profile last term features respectable efforts against the likes of Sole Power, Borderlescott, Ortensia and Bated Breath so this is a decent opportunity identified by Marco Botti. However, he's a real speedball who usually blasts from the gate and 5f looks his optimum trip. He'll probably be good enough over this longer trip but we'll take a chance with LOUIS THE PIOUS. He's well behind Masamah on official ratings but has gone well on both starts this term in highly-competitive sprint handicaps for David O'Meara and is a value option over 6f.