Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 13:40 toteplacepot Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,895 2nd £2,025 3rd £1,012 4th £506
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:45
13:40 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 5/4
2nd Third Intention (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 39F222 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 42
Nag me
4 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 148 5/42.25
2 111 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Local Hero (GER) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 S Gollings G Lee 141 3/14.00
3 224211 Emerald Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Vosges (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 J Ewart Harry Haynes 128 14/115.00
4 1 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-3 A King W Hutchinson 13/27.50
5 12 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-3 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 138 7/24.50

Verdict

Local Hero extended his unbeaten record over hurdles by beating THIRD INTENTION by two lengths at Cheltenham last month. But Colin Tizzard's gelding didn't do himself any favours by pulling hard in the early stages of that contest and, if settling better here, can have his revenge on 3lb better terms. French import Houblon Des Obeaux made a promising start for Venetia Williams when chasing home Marsh Warbler in the Grade 1 Finale Hurdle at Chepstow and also enters the argument, but Kumbeshwar has more on his plate than when beating Professeur Emery on his debut at Sandown though is open to improvement. Vosges has won his last two starts at Musselburgh but may be out of his depth here.