Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:30 betfair.com/paulnicholls Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £21,917 2nd £6,475 3rd £3,238 4th £1,620
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.90s
  • Off time: 15:30:29
15:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Matuhi 3/1
2nd Watch My Back 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10U-541 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Watch My Back 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 145 3/14.00
2 F-12066 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star Matuhi 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 t D Pipe Hadden Frost 135 3/14.00
3 622101 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Alderley Rover (IRE) 15
Nag me
7 11-1 D McCain Jnr S Thomas 134 8/19.00
4 P-33212 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 131 13/27.50
5 622063 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Five Dream (FR) 13
Nag me
7 10-11 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 130 13/27.50
6 2721UU Light Blue, Dark Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Raysrock (IRE) 8
Nag me
9 10-11 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 130 18/119.00
7 56/160-2 Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Kealshore Boy 50
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 J Howard Johnson Henry Brooke (7) 119 9/25.50

Verdict

Matuhi has struggled in better company since winning at Ascot in November and will do well to confirm running on worse terms with the runner-up Five Dream. Alderley Rover has won two of his last three starts but drops back in trip here, while this is much tougher than the race Categorical won at Newcastle last month. Kealshore Boy has claims representing last year's winning yard, but top weight WATCH MY BACK makes more appeal. Ferdy Murphy's charge ran out a clear winner on fast ground at Ayr last week and appears to be at the top of his game right now.