Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 16:30 Frank Fitzgerald Handicap1m 30y

  • Winner £7,789 2nd £2,332 3rd £1,166 4th £584
  • Going: Soft (1 mile and further; Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.07s
  • Off time: 16:30:59
16:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Dancer (IRE) 6/1
2nd Ingleby Spirit 5/1
3rd Unbreak My Heart (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 306-970 White, Royal Blue chevrons, Pink cap Icelandic 48
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 t F Sheridan L Vickers 90 50/151.00
2 (9) 304842 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Lucky Dance (BRZ) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-9 T T Clement R Havlin 89 33/134.00
3 (2) 001548 Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Guilded Warrior 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-8 W S Kittow D Sweeney 88 33/134.00
4 (11) 2-11422 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Play It Sam 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 W R Swinburn E Ahern 88 8/19.00
5 (10) 806541 White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Medici Pearl 44
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 87 12/113.00
6 (4) 7097-78 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, White star Unbreak My Heart (IRE) 164
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 87 25/126.00
7 (7) 710-762 Orange, Dark Green disc Leviathan 16
Nag me
3 9-6 T P Tate M Fenton 90 6/17.00
8 (1) 21414 White, Red epaulets, hooped sleeves Innocuous 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 D M Simcock Martin Lane (3) 87 3/14.00
9 (3) 4-39002 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 41
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 82 5/16.00
10 (8) 56-8283 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Captain Dancer (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 8-11 B W Hills R Winston 77 6/17.00
11 (12) 208782 Black, Light Blue chevron and sleeves Marvo 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (5) 77 6/17.00
Non runners
12 (6)627174Syrian38-8Ian WilliamsS De Sousa78

Verdict

A competitive race in prospect and the challenge of INNOCUOUS can prove to be anything but that. The three-year-old colt relishes soft ground, having won comfortably when that was the description at Ffos Las in July. His follow-up attempt at Goodwood was better than it reads on paper, having had to race wide and he can show that it was just a blip by winning here. Leviathan is very much a danger, as he acts with cut and may be able to improve for this step up in trip. Ingleby Spirit's sole win came here on soft ground and he went close at Newmarket last time so he is entitled to be thereabouts, while another for the shortlist is mudlark Captain Dancer, who remains on a competitive mark.