Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 16:35 Halliwell Jones Bmw 'joy' Handicap6f

  • Winner £8,095 2nd £2,409 3rd £1,204 4th £601
  • Going: Good to Soft (1m and further Soft, Good to Soft places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.63s
  • Off time: 16:36:40
16:35 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poet's Place (USA) 7/2
2nd Harry Patch 8/1
3rd Damika (IRE) 20/1
4th Fullandby (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (17) 110620 Light Blue and White stripes, Red and Yellow striped cap Damika (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 94 20/121.00
2 (1) 2306-97 White, Royal Blue chevrons, Pink cap Icelandic 84
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-11 t F Sheridan L Vickers 94 25/126.00
3 (4) 204-145 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Novellen Lad (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 E J Alston D Holland 92 14/115.00
4 (11) 18-8006 Pink, Black spots, armlets and spots on cap Fullandby (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-9 T J Etherington William Buick 92 16/117.00
5 (8) 30-7156 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Baby Strange 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 D Shaw F Norton 90 17/29.50
6 (3) 80-5900 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Valery Borzov (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 v R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 90 9/25.50
7 (9) 1/060-18 Emerald Green and Canary (quartered) Definightly 55
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 R Charlton S Drowne 89 12/113.00
8 (7) 3440-17 White, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Spitfire 77
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 J R Jenkins A Kirby 89 20/121.00
9 (15) 652316- White, royal blue sash, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Capone (IRE) 222
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-5 F J Brennan Ross Atkinson (5) 88 40/141.00
10 (13) 726283 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamonds The Nifty Fox 22
Nag me
6 9-4 T D Easterby G Gibbons 87 12/113.00
11 (16) 1-1520 Dark blue, light blue star, halved sleeves, light blue and dark blue striped cap Poet's Place (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 T D Barron P Makin 86 7/24.50
13 (6) 044583 Grey, Red disc, Red cap Ishiadancer 28
Nag me
5 9-3 E J Alston T E Durcan 86 40/141.00
14 (2) 11/3- Emerald Green, Orange sleeves, Emerald Green and White quartered cap Harry Patch 463
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 M A Jarvis N Callan 86 8/19.00
15 (5) 00-6445 Mauve, Light Blue cross belts Spanish Bounty 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 J G Portman S J Craine 85 28/129.00
16 (10) 111697 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-2 be A J Mccabe T Atkinson (5) 85 66/167.00
17 (14) 544373 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Fathsta (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 D M Simcock J P Spencer 85 9/110.00
Non runners
12 (12)000344Excusez Moi (USA)89-3Mrs R CarrP Mathers86

Verdict

Tim Etherington's Fullandby won well on soft ground at Doncaster in November but disappointed on similarly testing ground at Ayr last month so looks best watched, while David Simcock's Fathsta invariably finds at least one too good. Richard Fahey's Valery Borzov has struggled this season but may do better on the underfoot going and makes more appeal than Tim Easterby's The Nifty Fox, who seems a shade high in the weights. Roger Charlton's Definightly would probably prefer faster ground and of more interest may be Eric Alston's Novellen Lad, who has been showing progressive form of late. The vote though goes the way of the Michael Jarvis-trained HARRY PATCH, who has only had the three starts so far but has shown a decent level of form, particularly on testing ground, and he looks worth supporting despite racing off an 8lb higher mark than when successful at Doncaster in November 2008.