Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 14:55 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £32,490 2nd £9,540 3rd £4,770 4th £2,385
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.10s
  • Off time: 14:57:26
14:55 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hada Men (USA) 4/1
2nd Cloudy Bob (IRE) 33/1
3rd Top Smart 10/1
4th Andreo Bambaleo 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P81710 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-12 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 140 9/110.00
2 4U1131 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 51
Nag me
7 11-1 v B Ellison K James (5) 129 16/117.00
3 3-72264 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 15
Nag me
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 126 9/110.00
4 5351 Black and White diamonds Hada Men (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 B Ellison Aidan Coleman 122 4/15.00
5 824313 WHITE, yellow sash, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Sainglend 36
Nag me
7 10-7 P Rich Brendan Powell (5) 121 20/121.00
6 754403 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Presenting Ace (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-6 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 120 14/115.00
7 2-14140 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Dineur (FR) 76
Nag me
6 10-5 A King W Hutchinson 119 20/121.00
8 935332 White, Maroon star Cloudy Bob (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 10-5 P G Murphy C Bolger 119 33/134.00
9 13-P3P1 Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 43
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 J W Mullins D Elsworth 119 10/111.00
10 312-P51 Yellow and White diamonds, Grey sleeves, White cap Hawaii Klass 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 t D W Whillans C I Gillies 119 20/121.00
11 316-41 Maroon, grey star, grey sleeves, maroon armlets, quartered cap Union Island (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 10-5 B Ellison James Best (5) 119 20/121.00
12 413714 Yellow, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap Nowurhurlin (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 10-3 D McCain Jnr J Kington (3) 117 28/129.00
13 531412 Black, black and maroon striped cap Monarch's Way 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-3 b1 J P Ferguson T J O'Brien 117 12/113.00
14 431757 White, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap Prince Of Denial (IRE) 72
Nag me
8 10-2 Mrs A L M King R P Mclernon 116 66/167.00
15 121755 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-2 B Ellison D C Costello 116 25/126.00
16 122360 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star All The Winds (GER) 70
Nag me
7 10-1 S Lycett S Twiston-Davies 115 16/117.00
17 1F0228 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dusky Bob (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-1 B Ellison Felix De Giles 115 20/121.00
18 75-415 White, black cap Wise Move (IRE) 71
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 114 7/18.00
19 BU3362 Purple, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, yellow cap Andreo Bambaleo 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 b B Ellison C Poste 113 25/126.00
20 1/5657U Black and white diamonds, red cap John Forbes 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 B Ellison B J Toomey (3) 113 66/167.00

Verdict

Saddling seven of the 20 entries, Brian Ellison seems determined to carry off this decent prize. The ground may be too quick for Dontpaytheferryman and John Forbes, while Hada Men looks a shade high in the weights though did have Nowurhurlin and stablemate Simonside well behind at Carlisle last time. Union Island won nicely at Market Rasen last month, with the well-backed Presenting Ace behind, and has a 5lb claimer on board but just as interesting is Tony Star, not beaten far at Newbury last time and entitled to reverse December running at Wincanton with Dineur. TOP SMART has been lightly raced this season and may still be improving. He ran well over C&D a year ago and had plenty in hand when scoring at Sandown in February. A 6lb higher mark may not be enough to prevent a follow-up. Sainglend, Cloudy Bob and Monarch's Way are others to consider but Tenor Nivernais is conceding plenty of weight to his rivals.