Haydock Park

  • 18:00 Aricabeau Racing Handicap5f

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.52s
  • Off time: 18:01:12
18:00 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mr Optimistic 8/1
2nd Defence Council (IRE) 14/1
3rd Riverdale (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 54123-2 Red, White seams and armlet, Red cap Flash City (ITY) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 v B Smart G Bartley (3) 84 4/15.00
3 (15) 33-4110 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Sacrosanctus 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 D Nicholls Billy Cray (3) 80 8/19.00
4 (10) 813445- Black and Pink check, Black sleeves, Pink armlets Style And Panache (IRE) 133
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 77 16/117.00
5 (12) 313- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Kolo (IRE) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 77 9/25.50
6 (14) 2164- Red, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves Riverdale (IRE) 204
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 Mrs A Duffield S Sanders 77 7/18.00
7 (2) 64310-0 Maroon, White star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, Maroon cap, White stars Watts Up Son 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 t D Carroll D Nolan 77 33/134.00
8 (9) 3414-12 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Mr Optimistic 76
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 77 8/19.00
10 (4) 212554 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Restless Bay (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 v R Hollinshead R Kennemore 76 33/134.00
11 (11) 8-16544 Pink, Red epaulets, check cap Liberty Green (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 A J Mccabe J Doyle 75 25/126.00
12 (3) 10080-0 YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap Boundless Spirit 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 t1 D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 75 20/121.00
13 (1) 418-442 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Dream Catcher (FR) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 D Nicholls William Buick 75 7/18.00
14 (7) 144547- Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Brittain F Norton 74 14/115.00
15 (5) 155-32U ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Overwhelm 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 74 14/115.00
Non runners
2 (13)70508-1On The High Tops (IRE)39-5T P TateA Mullen82
9 (8)83178-Cruise Tothelimit (IRE)38-13P MorrisSteven Craine76

Verdict

On The High Tops just got the better of Flash City at Thirsk last Saturday with another three of today's rivals well beaten. Bryan Smart's charge may reverse the form on slightly better terms but a chance is taken on CAPTAIN KOLO. He showed plenty of speed last season, winning over 5f at Catterick, and his half-brother Caroubier rattled up six wins as a three-year-old. Beverley winner Riverdale makes his reappearance and could figure along with Mr Optimistic, who has been in fine form on the all-weather and is still improving, while Dream Catcher makes most appeal of Dandy Nicholls' trio.