Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 19:30 Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Classified Stakes6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.47s
  • Off time: 19:31:11
19:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flaneur 9/2
2nd Excellent Guest 12/1
3rd Red Gulch 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 417-224 Black, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Dusty Spirit 26
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3 9-0 pt W G M Turner Matthew Davies (5) 76 25/126.00
2 (5) 44310-7 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 38
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3 9-0 G G Margarson S Sanders 78 12/113.00
3 (2) 035-022 Beige, Royal blue chevrons, beige sleeves, Royal blue cap Flaneur 7
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3 9-0 b T D Easterby G Gibbons 80 9/25.50
4 (8) 64321-9 Black, pink spots, pink sleeves, black spots and cap Goddess Of Light (IRE) 26
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3 9-0 D M Loughnane S W Kelly 75 25/126.00
5 (7) 929435- Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap High Spice (USA) 205
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3 9-0 R M H Cowell R Mullen 80 12/113.00
6 (9) 174-44 Yellow and Brown (quartered), striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mon Brav 18
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3 9-0 b1 D Carroll D Nolan 78 4/15.00
7 (6) 3-1 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Gulch 53
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3 9-0 E A L Dunlop K Fallon 79 6/42.50
8 (3) 783-018 White, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, quartered cap Vanilla Loan (IRE) 27
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3 9-0 M Botti Andrea Atzeni 72 20/121.00
9 (1) 225-481 Red, white epaulets, checked sleeves and cap Ventura Cove (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 10/111.00

Verdict

A truly intricate puzzle that can be solved by backing RED GULCH in preference to Vanilla Loan and Ventura Cove. Ed Dunlop's Kyllachy gelding was a cosy winner at Wolverhampton in March and hasn't been seen since. His dam was a winner at three and is a half-sister to Fantastic Fellow, a winner of the Middle Park Stakes, so there is reason to assume that he will be better than this mark of 79 in time. Vanilla Loan steps back up in trip and that should suit after a lifeless Wolverhampton sprint, Ventura Cove holds Flaneur on their Thirsk run and races off identical terms today, whilst High Spice is well-treated at the weights as an 80-rated individual but she needs to run probably a lifetime best if she is to win first time up this year. Mon Brav tries blinkers, Excellent Guest is of more interest now dropped back in trip, whilst Dusty Spirit is consistent but has never really appealed as the most solid of six furlong horses and is yet to win over the trip. Goddess Of Light is not to be dismissed too readily given the likelihood that she will improve for her first run of the year, however we are happy to give Red Gulch the nomination.