Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 17:45 TurfTV.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,713 2nd £499 3rd £250
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.65s
  • Off time: 17:45:44
17:45 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darlan 4/6
2nd Highrate (IRE) 12/1
3rd Patricias Pride 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Boruler (IRE) 34
Nag me
5 11-3 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 14/115.00
2 P Violet, pink cap Driftwood Lad (IRE) 42
Nag me
5 11-3 Miss V Williams S Thomas 25/126.00
3 5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Highrate (IRE) 46
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-3 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 12/113.00
4 02 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 33
Nag me
5 11-3 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 5/16.00
5 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Darlan
Nag me
4 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 4/61.67
6 Yellow, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap Nowurhurlin (IRE)
Nag me
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J Kington (3) 16/117.00
7 Grey, Purple sleeves, Grey armlets, Purple cap Patricias Pride
Nag me
4 10-12 Lucinda Featherstone Mr J P Featherstone (7) 33/134.00
8 3 Red, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond No Idea 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 Tim Vaughan R Thornton 8/19.00

Verdict

Boruler, Highrate and No Idea all ran up to a similar level when well beaten on their debuts, but Smart Ruler went close in a bumper on the Polytrack last month and could prove best of those with experience. However, DARLAN is a half-brother to a winner over hurdles and it would be no surprise if he proves good enough on his debut in a race his powerful stable won in 2009 with Peveril. Fellow newcomer Driftwood Lad is also worth noting but will probably be seen at his best once tackling fences.