Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 16:15 Network Group Spring Trophy Stakes 7f

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.96s
  • Off time: 16:16:02
16:15 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Jazz (USA) 15/8
2nd Firebeam 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 33235-6 Maroon and red diamonds Beacon Lodge (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 112 10/111.00
2 (4) 231131- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Firebeam 242
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 W J Haggas R Hughes 106 7/42.75
4 (2) 172027- Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Majestic Myles (IRE) 176
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 111 11/26.50
5 (1) 1/3542-3 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Jazz (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 C Hills M Hills 112 15/82.88
6 (7) 741-256 Royal blue Scarf (AUS) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 105 14/115.00
7 (3) 2127-03 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Smarty Socks (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 101 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (5)P0/5247-Gramercy (IRE)59-7K A RyanF Norton101

Verdict

Dandy Nicholls won this two years ago with Lovelace and now has Beacon Lodge, successful in the race 12 months ago, in his care. The seven-year-old hasn't scored since but goes well fresh and is almost sure to be in the firing-line again. Red Jazz ran some cracking races last year without managing to get his head in front and was probably unlucky to come up against the classy African Story on his reappearance in a Group 2 at Meydan. He deserves to win a decent race while Majestic Myles rarely ran a bad race last season and won a Listed contest at Chester. FIREBEAM has a bit to find on the form book but never stopped improving after winning his maiden at Lingfield last June and was hugely impressive over C&D in September. He gets the nod.