Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 14:15 Betfair Chase 3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.90s
  • Off time: 14:15:54
14:15 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snoopy Loopy (IRE) 33/1
2nd Tamarinbleu (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 51116-9 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Cloudy Lane 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 D McCain Jnr G Lee 158 16/117.00
2 32353-2 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Exotic Dancer (FR) 27
Nag me
8 11-7 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 174 4/15.00
3 11122-1 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Kauto Star (FR) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 t P F Nicholls S Thomas 179 2/51.40
4 16447-2 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Ollie Magern 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies David England 159 25/126.00
5 2B1133 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Snoopy Loopy (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 p P Bowen S E Durack 157 33/134.00
6 311173- WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Tamarinbleu (FR) 232
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 b D Pipe T J O'Brien 167 25/126.00

Verdict

Capable as he is, Jonjo O'Neill's Exotic Dancer has finished behind KAUTO STAR on no fewer than seven occasions and that run is taken to be extended to eight here with the Paul Nicholls-trained gelding expected to follow up his recent Down Royal success and take the honours in this valuable contest. Disappointingly, very few runners are prepared to take on one of the leading chasers in the country and with Ollie Magern in the race there is bound to be plenty of pace in the contest. Don McCain has his string in good form but his runner Cloudy Lane will need to improve on what he showed at Aintree last month to take a hand here and of more interest may be Tamarinbleu. David Pipe's gelding was well held in the Melling Chase when last seen but he is better than he showed that day be it over two miles or today's trip of three and he makes more appeal than Peter Bowen's Snoopy Loopy, who is race fit but does need to step up on the form he has shown in his last couple of starts. Exotic Dancer deserves to win a decent prize but he may again have to settle for minor honours behind Kauto Star who is expected to be too bright for his rivals today.