Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 16:35 Ambrose Plant Hire Handicap1m 3f 200y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.45s
  • Off time: 16:36:02
16:35 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 5/1
2nd The Last Alzao (IRE) 13/2
3rd Jawaab (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) P12- Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 235
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 M Johnston Greg Fairley 83 5/16.00
2 (1) 863115- Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Chookie Hamilton 173
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 N Wilson P Mulrennan 81 20/121.00
3 (2) 6211-77 Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Caster Sugar (USA) 17
Nag me
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Mullen 79 9/25.50
4 (10) 6107-8 Maroon, White sleeves, Maroon and Black check cap Pictorial (USA) 20
Nag me
4 9-0 D M Loughnane Andrea Atzeni 79 12/113.00
5 (6) 2-42431 White, Royal Blue star and armlets, Emerald Green cap Ahlawy (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-12 t F Sheridan M Hills 77 8/19.00
6 (7) 30615-4 Dark Blue and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Jawaab (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-11 M A Buckley A McCarthy 76 9/110.00
7 (4) 11268-9 White and Yellow stripes, Black cap El Diego (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 J Gask T P O'Shea 72 15/28.50
8 (5) 891118- dark green, white sleeves, dark green stars and cap The Last Alzao (IRE) 279
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 72 13/27.50
9 (9) 00736-7 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap King's Head (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 8-7 Miss L A Perratt T Eaves 72 16/117.00
10 (8) 4531-57 Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Greta 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-5 T D Easterby G Gibbons 70 9/25.50

Verdict

A chance is taken on the returning SPIRIT IS NEEDED with Mark Johnston's gelding preferred to The Last Alzao and Bollin Greta. The selection was pulled up on his debut at Leicester but made solid strides afterward, winning at Leicester before running well at Musselburgh behind Ascendant. He looks the sort of horse to progress further this season and although this trip is likely to be a minimum he could prove hard to peg back. Chookie Hamilton shouldn't be ignored after a profitable spell at the end of last year on the all-weather, Caster Sugar should be fit after two spins this year and is capable of winning off this mark of 79, whilst Pictorial is not discounted coming across from Ireland for this winnable prize. Ahlawy steps up in trip after staying on well to win here earlier in the month, Jawaab was a few lengths behind on that day, whilst The Last Alzao is respected on her seasonal return despite flopping at Nottingham when last seen. El Diego is capable of winning off this reduced mark, whilst King's Head and Bollin Greta remain of interest over this trip as the season progresses. Interesting fayre really, with just narrow preference being for Spirit Is Needed. [Nic Doggett]