Haydock Park

  • 14:10 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £13,226 2nd £4,962 3rd £2,485 4th £1,239
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.72s
  • Off time: 14:11:08
14:10 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Back In Focus (IRE) 16/1
2nd Court In Motion (IRE) 8/13
3rd Neptune Equester 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3F2-121 Black, Black and Pink check cap Court In Motion (IRE) 35
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6 11-11 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 149 8/131.62
2 130-151 Purple, mauve stars, purple sleeves Carpincho (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 Mrs S J Humphrey Aidan Coleman 137 6/17.00
3 7111 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 48
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6 11-8 D McCain Jnr G Lee 123 9/110.00
4 41-1134 Orange and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, White cap Rudanphast (IRE) 22
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6 11-8 P Bowen Sam Twiston-Davies 118 33/134.00
5 0PP-F6U Dark Blue, Pink and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, Pink cap Atouchbetweenacara (IRE) 21
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10 11-4 Miss V Williams Wayne Hutchinson 125 25/126.00
6 F-21 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Back In Focus (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 16/117.00
7 111F42 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 35
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8 11-4 B Ellison F Davis 123 20/121.00
8 2-1428 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 21
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6 11-4 M F Harris Jake Greenall 13/27.50

Verdict

COURT IN MOTION looks a tremendous prospect and, though beaten by Backspin on quicker ground in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury in December, bounced back to thrash Neptune Equester by 21 lengths on heavy ground in the Grade 2 Leamington Hurdle at Warwick last time. That's earned him a 7lb penalty here but he has the going in his favour again and the step up to 3m shouldn't be a problem as he scored over 2m6f on his reappearance at Exeter in November. Emma Lavelle's charge is the one to beat again though it will interesting to see how Lively Baron copes with the rise in class and distance, while Carpincho impressed over 2m7f at Folkestone earlier in the month. But Rudanphast and Rose Of The Moon were both a little disappointing last time and may be best watched now.