Haydock Park

  • 12:55 G4S Events Graduation Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.70s
  • Off time: 12:55:42
12:55 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benvolio (IRE) 11/8
2nd Maggio (FR) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/121FP- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Rival D'estruval (FR) 273
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-7 Miss P Robson K Renwick 143 7/18.00
2 0311-F1 DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Benvolio (IRE) 31
Nag me
7 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 142 11/82.38
3 22F255- Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 273
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 129 8/19.00
4 2-54127 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Maggio (FR) 1
Nag me
9 11-0 t P Griffin B Hughes 135 33/134.00
5 132-483 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 T D Easterby J Reveley 137 13/82.62

Verdict

A Grade 3 winner over hurdles, Trustan Times can race off a lower mark on his first start over fences since 2012. But he's yet to win in heavy ground and Maggio is another who may struggle in the going. BENVOLIO got no further than the first fence on his chasing bow but made amends at Newbury last time when beating the favourite, Midnight Prayer, a couple of lengths. Paul Nicholls' charge is taken to continue his progress in this given Rival D'estruval failed to complete either of his two outings in 2013 and has something to prove now. Fill The Power was rated 16lb higher at this time last year but hasn't raced since April.