Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 16:10 Totesport 0800 221 221 Beginners' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.78s
  • Off time: 16:10:30
16:10 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tara Royal 9/4
2nd Cool Friend (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4P/233B- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Bluegun (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 6/17.00
2 39560-F Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Earth Magic (IRE) 4
Nag me
10 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 124 14/115.00
3 78/0F20- RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Mahonia (IRE) 50
Nag me
7 11-0 P F Nicholls Paul Townend 135 5/23.50
4 931410- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Tara Royal 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/43.25
5 212222- Maroon, Yellow cross belts, Yellow cap Cool Friend (IRE) 68
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 J Scott Nick Scholfield 124 9/43.25

Verdict

In a small field beginners' chase MAHONIA is best served by the framing of the contest and should be winning ahead of the consistent Cool Friend and the Philip Hobbs trained Bluegun. Easily the highest rated of these and with terms in his favour the pick should be able to put a poor run at the Cheltenham festival behind him. That was back over hurdles and while he hasn't always been the best over fences this looks his easiest opportunity to date. Cool Friend is consistent and doesn't have to find a great deal on these terms. She's found just the one too good in all four of her chase starts and with conditions looking ideal she should go very close again. Bluegun has a bit to find at the weights but had been putting in some solid efforts in similar events before being brought down last time. Both Earth Magic and Tara Royal will both need to improve so the best bet looks to lie with the best horse in the race which is Mahonia.