Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 20:10 Hattons Solicitors Welsh Emperor Conditions Stakes7f 30y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (7f - 8f Course: Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.70s
  • Off time: 20:11:14
20:10 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harrison George (IRE) 11/2
2nd Sirocco Breeze 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 15-9118 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Harrison George (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 R A Fahey P Hanagan 108 11/26.50
2 (3) 6810P-5 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue star Welsh Emperor (IRE) 70
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-9 T P Tate A Culhane 104 10/111.00
4 (4) 66-3205 Royal blue, white cap Asset (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 b Saeed bin Suroor R Mullen 105 13/27.50
5 (5) 811736 Royal blue Sirocco Breeze 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 105 7/24.50
6 (2) 10218-3 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Suruor (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 D M Simcock J P Spencer 100 10/34.33
7 (7) 62-0140 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Kaptain Kirkup (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-8 M Dods T Eaves 104 11/26.50
8 (6) 512-0 White, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves and cap Za Za Zoom (IRE) 31
Nag me
3 8-6 B W Hills M Hills (ex1) 96 8/19.00
Non runners
3 (1)225385Aeroplane79-1P D EvansP Makin94

Verdict

KAPTAIN KIRKUP can bounce back and rain on Welsh Emperor's parade and he may have most to fear from Harrison George and Sirocco Breeze. There may not be a dry eye in the house if the popular Welsh Emperor can win this race for the third year running but the eleven year old's powers appear to be on the wain and he may have to cede the advantage to his younger rivals. The conditions have certainly come right so someone's looking favourably on him but Kaptain Kirkup handled ease in the ground with aplomb as a juvenile and proved that he had trained on with an impressive success at York. He's been held in two runs in Pattern company since then but is fancied to get back on track at a course where he's already been successful. The penalty may do for Harrison George but Sirocco Breeze is unpenalised and has leading claims if able to reproduce his best with give underfoot. Za Za Zoom is no back number and the enigmatic pair of Asset and Aeroplane certainly have the ability to land the spoils but that honour can go the way of Kaptain Kirkup.