Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:40 Polyflor Expona Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:29
15:40 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desoto County 10/3
2nd Wuff (IRE) 4/1
3rd Battle Born 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1- Light Green, Orange sash and armlets, Orange cap, Light Green spots King Of Strings (IRE) 278
Nag me
4 11-7 T D Walford D C Costello 20/121.00
2 2- Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Battle Born 216
Nag me
4 11-0 C E Longsdon N Fehily 13/82.62
3 Dark Blue and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Maroon cap Brave Encounter (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 100/1101.00
4 1- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Desoto County 236
Nag me
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 10/34.33
5 Purple and Beige stripes, Purple and Red hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Red spots Mr Lennygreengrass (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-0 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 25/126.00
6 Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap Nimbus Gale (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 10/111.00
7 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Presentings Return (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 18/119.00
8 Black, red Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Wolf Sword (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-0 G M Moore F Keniry 10/111.00
9 1- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Wuff (IRE) 327
Nag me
5 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 4/15.00
10 White, Scarlet sleeves, Black cap, White spots Ceilidh (IRE)
Nag me
5 10-7 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 66/167.00

Verdict

This looks really trappy with all those to have seen action returning from an absence of over 200 days and the remainder making their first appearances in public. The combination of his absence and the concession of weight all round may prove a bridge too far for King Of Strings and preference is for DESOTO COUNTY who landed his Irish point-to-point quite comfortably back in March. However, preference is only marginal as Battle Born and Wuff have similar records on their CV, whilst Trevor Hemmings unleashes a couple of interesting newcomers in the shape of Nimbus Gale and Presentings Return. It's a riddle of a race at this stage and the market should prove informative come race time.