Haydock Park

  • 16:05 Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Stakes 7f

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.72s
  • Off time: 16:05:24
16:05 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Breton Rock (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1312-13 Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves Breton Rock (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 D M Simcock D Sweeney 107 11/43.75
2 (1) 6748-32 Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red stars Custom Cut (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 D O'Meara D Nolan 108 9/25.50
4 (5) 311412- White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Highland Colori (IRE) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 A M Balding L P Keniry 111 7/42.75
5 (3) 431129- Royal blue Lockwood 210
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 113 11/43.75
Non runners
3 (4)32546-0Glory Awaits (IRE)49-7K A RyanP Mulrennan110
6 (2)11733-4Professor49-7R HannonNon Runner108
7 (6)1040-13The Rectifier (USA)79-7S DurackNon Runner100

Verdict

Kieren Fallon, recently retained by Saeed Bin Suroor, rides LOCKWOOD here for the boys in blue and he escapes a penalty for winning a Group 3 at Goodwood last August when Professor was only third. Second subsequently in a Group 2 at Doncaster, the grey looks the class act in this and can make a winning return. Glory Awaits was second to Dawn Approach in last year's 2000 Guineas but that has proved the high point of his career to date. Breton Rock was beaten at Leicester after winning at Thirsk but also appears to hold Professor on the form book. Highland Colori won the Ayr Gold Cup in September and is equally effective over this extra furlong so can't be ignored.