Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 13:55 Blue Square Gold Cup Handicap Chase 3m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 34.20s
  • Off time: 13:55:17
13:55 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rambling Minster 18/1
2nd Coe (IRE) 9/2
3rd Miko de Beauchene (FR) 22/1
4th Nadover (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12P-7UU Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Miko de Beauchene (FR) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 R H & Mrs S Alner A Thornton 152 22/123.00
3 0/1PP-63 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Opera Mundi (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 t P F Nicholls S Thomas 148 10/111.00
4 09-2182 Emerald Green, Purple armlets Mon Mome (FR) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-8 Miss V Williams Mr W Biddick (7) 148 11/112.00
5 P80-F12 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Cornish Sett (IRE) 49
Nag me
10 11-4 b P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield (3) 144 14/115.00
6 214-017 DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 49
Nag me
8 11-4 b A King W Hutchinson 144 17/29.50
7 46-5651 White, Purple star and stars on sleeves, Purple cap Rambling Minster 44
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11 11-3 K G Reveley J Reveley (3) 143 18/119.00
8 P/3-1433 Beige and Maroon diamonds, Beige sleeves and cap Character Building (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 11-0 p1 J J Quinn A P McCoy 140 11/26.50
9 1-U3682 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Eric's Charm (FR) 14
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11 11-0 O Sherwood S P Jones (3) 140 33/134.00
10 12-40P2 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Glasker Mill (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-12 p Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 138 12/113.00
11 P41F-P5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Sherwoods Folly 49
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7 10-10 p H D Daly S E Durack 136 12/113.00
12 11P1-3P Pink, Royal Blue diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Beat The Boys (IRE) 49
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8 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies David England 136 20/121.00
13 14F0-F4 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap D'Argent (IRE) 28
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12 10-10 b A King J A McCarthy 136 25/126.00
14 P77-P37 Light Blue, Yellow hoop Nadover (FR) 26
Nag me
8 10-9 b C J Mann Paul Moloney 135 25/126.00
15 30-5341 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Coe (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 Mrs S J Smith R McGrath 132 9/25.50
16 229-PP1 Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Carnival Town 29
Nag me
8 10-3 t Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon (5) 129 14/115.00
17 738-32F Red and Yellow diamonds, White cap L'Aventure (FR) 44
Nag me
10 10-0 Nick Williams D A Jacob 120 14/115.00
Non runners
2P211-P0Comply Or Die (IRE)1011-12D Pipe152

Verdict

Top-weight Miko De Beauchene's jumping along with his handicap mark is a worry and preference is for NENUPHAR COLLONGES ahead of Cornish Sett, Mon Mome and L'Aventure. A typically hard handicap to get to grips with, and a real slog in the mud on the cards. The selection has a bit of work to do with several of these on their clash in the Welsh National, however his jumping was poor that day and eventually it took his toll as he finished in a ten-length seventh. He is a strong stayer and a bounce back to form is not an unrealistic proposition. Character Building is interesting given his profile and a recent run over hurdles; the booking of AP McCoy catches the eye. He was beaten however by Rambling Minster at Cheltenham last time, whilst L'Aventure fell in that race. He looks to have an interesting weight today and if his jumping holds up he must be there or thereabouts. Carnival Town looked a different animal last time but there is no guarantee that he will run the same race, whilst Coe, Sherwood's Folly and Glasker Mill give owner Trevor Hemmings a very strong hand. All stay well, all act on the ground, and all three have a good shout. Eric's Charm bumped into a good one last time at Sandown; the winner Can't Buy Time is a live Grand National chance and the form looks good so on ground that suits he is unlikely to be far away off the same mark of 140. Opera Mundi goes well here but is yet to really prove his stamina for a test like this. Comply Or Die is Grand National bound for a defence of his crown but will reportedly miss race due to a dirty scope. A very tricky renewal for punters to spend hours dissecting, but it is Nenuphar Collonges who gets our backing.