Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 13:45 John Budworth Hughes Memorial Nursery5f

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.56s
  • Off time: 13:46:06
13:45 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barracuda Boy (IRE) 6/1
2nd The Taj 9/2
3rd Mandy Layla (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 26413 Maroon, white sleeves, black armlets Botanic Garden 36
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 W J Haggas J P Spencer 94 8/19.00
2 (3) 513 White, black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, black cap Blackdown Spirit 16
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 B R Millman J Millman 89 11/112.00
3 (8) 106 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap The Taj 16
Nag me
2 9-2 Richard Hannon T P O'Shea 89 9/25.50
4 (1) 15 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Normal Equilibrium 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-12 R Varian Harry Bentley (3) 85 4/15.00
5 (11) 2041 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star Equitania 21
Nag me
2 8-10 Richard Hannon R L Moore 83 13/27.50
6 (9) 15 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars Secret Look 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
2 8-9 E S Mcmahon F Norton 82 9/110.00
7 (4) 3434 Light Blue, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves Regal Dan (IRE) 57
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-5 C Hills William Carson 78 14/115.00
8 (6) 2531 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Barracuda Boy (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-2 Tom Dascombe S De Sousa 75 6/17.00
9 (5) 4170 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mandy Layla (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 8-2 B Smart J Fanning 75 12/113.00
10 (2) 7817 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Starbotton 29
Nag meDistance Winner
2 7-13 J D Bethell J Quinn 72 50/151.00
11 (7) 95432 Pink, royal blue disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Millie N Aire 21
Nag me
2 7-12 Danielle McCormick Noel Garbutt (7) 66 50/151.00

Verdict

NORMAL EQUILIBRIUM was forced wide and never looked likely to justify favouritism at Bath on his second start. On 7lb terms, however, he's expected to reverse that form with Blackdown Spirit while The Taj looks held. Roger Varian's juvenile beat two subsequent winners on his debut at Lingfield and can recoup losses on this more conventional track. Botanic Garden is a reliable sort and can go well, despite top weight, while recent winners Equitania and Barracuda Boy also make some appeal and C&D scorer Secret Look may do better back over 5f.