Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:30 bet365 Old Newton Cup 1m 3f 200y

  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.49s
  • Off time: 15:31:16
15:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Star Lahib (IRE) 8/1
2nd Tepmokea (IRE) 16/1
3rd Fennell Bay (IRE) 20/1
4th Highland Castle 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1010-31 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Opinion (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-10 t Sir Michael Stoute K Fallon 103 7/24.50
2 (8) 1-53886 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 M Johnston J Fanning 103 9/110.00
3 (18) 3-21872 Pink, large maroon spots Strictly Silver (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 9-5 A Bailey Robert Tart (5) 98 10/111.00
4 (12) 0-11320 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 9-1 B Ellison D Swift 94 20/121.00
5 (10) 1224-30 Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 A M Balding R Mullen 94 20/121.00
6 (7) 12/4510 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Highland Castle 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 93 9/110.00
7 (1) 4-21820 Orange, Dark Green disc Hanoverian Baron 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 A G Newcombe Connor Beasley (7) 93 33/134.00
8 (4) 300335 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scatter Dice (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 M Johnston R Havlin 91 16/117.00
9 (3) 57-5422 Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap Quixote 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 t C E Brittain Hayley Turner 90 16/117.00
10 (17) 104391 dark green, yellow cap Fennell Bay (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 M Johnston N Callan 90 20/121.00
11 (13) 69-0210 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Angel Gabrial (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 Ian Williams George Chaloner (5) 90 16/117.00
12 (9) 325314 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Haylaman (IRE) 7
Nag me
5 8-11 D M Simcock Martin Lane 90 16/117.00
13 (5) 007-092 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, WHITE cap Franciscan 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 L M Cumani S De Sousa 89 7/18.00
14 (2) 633236 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Tepmokea (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-9 Mrs K Burke Jim Crowley 88 16/117.00
15 (14) 1-26312 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Star Lahib (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 M Johnston F Norton 87 8/19.00
16 (15) 221442 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Icebuster 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-8 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 87 16/117.00
17 (16) 44-3130 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Roman Flight (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 v D O'Meara C D Hayes 87 16/117.00

Verdict

A long-time handicap of great standing with the weights headed by Royal Ascot winner Opinion. Sir Michael Stoute's decisive winner of the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes remains relatively lightly-raced for a four-year-old and is expected to deliver an excellent account in what is probably a slightly easier assignment despite his not inconsiderable burden. Strictly Silver tries 12f for the first time whilst Mark Johnston fires no less than five darts at the board but it's anyone's guess who'll emerge as best of the quintet. It is interesting not to see Silvestre De Sousa on one of the Johnston five so we'll take the hint and go along with the Brazilian on FRANCISCAN. After being dramatically out of form since a York success over a year ago, the five-year-old was back to form last month when just failing with a late thrust to land the Cumberland Plate. He could well have been targeted at this by Luca Cumani who has trained three of the last nine winners of this contest. Roman Flight is hard to assess but is on a tempting mark and Chris Hayes is an eye-catching booking.