The fourth race on the Haydock card is a 17 runner competitive handicap but hopefully EZDEYAAD can go in ahead of Espero and Kildat. Jamie Spencer is a very interesting booking for the Swinbank yard who are very much amongst the winners. The selection made his reappearance in a very hot Pontefract handicap and is entitled to strip a lot fitter today. It was not a bad run given how competitive the race was and the standard of horse was quite decent. This race looks less competitive and will be run on a track where Spencer's mount has run well on a number of occasions. The horse to trouble the selection most may be Kildat who has been in good form of late. He is searching for a hat trick but will find this tougher from his new revised mark. He is tough and genuine though and will give another bold bid from the front to try and secure another success. Espero was very much on the up at the end of last year and is also looking to win three on the bounce. He also has a tougher handicap rating to live with and a 177 day absence to overcome but the Perratt yard sent out a winner last week from a break so if the money comes he should be monitored. Others to keep an eye on are Come And Go and Ella Woodcock in what is a competitive heat but hopefully Spencer can land the odds on Alan Swanbank's horse.
Off Chance 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and effort, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Tiger Reigns (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Willow Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 6th of 12, 3l behind Rock Ascot (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Espero (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, driven out (hand timed), won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Laurie Grove (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Netta (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Went right start, soon chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 14l behind My Verse (8-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Kidlat 6-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Plymouth Rock (9-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Just Bond (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, came wide straight, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Orchard Supreme (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar.
Muftarres (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Tinshu (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Charlie Tipple 12-1 (9-2) Close up, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Exit Smiling (9-1) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Celtic Change (IRE) 18-1 (7-9) Pushed along in rear, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Collateral Damage (7-12) at Redcar 1m hcap (2) gf in Oct.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 20-1 (8-4) With leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 14l behind Harrison George (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bold Marc (IRE) 28-1 (10-2) Led stands side, to over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 24l behind Camerooney (9-0) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf.
Johnmanderville 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, no impression approaching final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Goliaths Boy (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Arizona John (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Plush (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Come And Go (UAE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, raced stands side from over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 17l behind Conry (9-1) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, driven over 2f out, never able to challenge, 8th of 13, 12l behind Academy Blues (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Visions of Johanna (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Always behind, 14th of 16, 19l behind Glenridding (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Ella Woodcock (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 16, 5l behind West End Lad (8-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.