Haydock Park

  • 14:30 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less 'Fixed Brush' Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.00s
  • Off time: 14:31:10
14:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trustan Times (IRE) 10/1
2nd Holywell (IRE) 10/1
3rd Sivola De Sivola (FR) 10/3
4th Barafundle (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33236-1 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 T D Easterby D C Costello 142 10/111.00
2 0901F-8 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son of Flicka 27
Nag me
8 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 142 40/141.00
3 37P912- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 224
Nag me
9 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 142 33/134.00
4 23P2-17 White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 36
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-11 L A Dace J E Moore 141 10/111.00
5 8081-R3 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mad Moose (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 b N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 140 33/134.00
6 32U4-P1 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 22
Nag me
6 11-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 139 10/111.00
7 3507-23 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mr Moonshine (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 139 16/117.00
8 102210/ Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Barafundle (IRE) 618
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 133 7/18.00
9 1316P0- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Knight Pass (IRE) 253
Nag me
6 11-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 132 6/17.00
10 15140-4 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 36
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 p1 T R George P J Brennan 132 10/34.33
11 3131-22 White, Mauve stars Holywell (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 p Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 130 10/111.00
12 3232-09 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 J S Goldie Henry Brooke (3) 130 33/134.00
13 44627-0 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 196
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 J S Goldie Timmy Murphy 130 66/167.00
14 P312-33 Dark Blue, large Pink spots, Red cap Lackamon 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 130 25/126.00
15 20874-F Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 198
Nag me
6 10-13 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 129 25/126.00
16 F8-2321 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Katkeau (FR) 156
Nag me
5 10-8 D Pipe C O'Farrell 124 7/18.00

Verdict

David Pipe, who has won this for the past two years with Grands Crus and Dynaste, complicates matters here by saddling Knight Pass, who will probably just need this after an absence since the Cheltenham Festival, and the French import KATKEAU, who gets the nod. The five-year-old is having his first start for the yard after sluicing home in a handicap at Auteuil in heavy going during the summer and looks to have been let in lightly off a mark of 124. Trustan Times made a superb comeback to land a tough handicap at Wetherby but an 8lb rise and a stronger line-up may scupper his chances of a follow-up but Coral Cup winner Son Of Flicka will be better for his run at Aintree and has to be considered in a race that should be run to suit. Saphir River unseated his rider in the Coral Cup but bounced back with a victory over fences at Uttoxeter three weeks ago and though his future lies over the bigger obstacles he's well enough treated to make his presence felt here. Sivola De Sivola has been progressing nicely and ran well for a long way on his reappearance at Cheltenham so he's another to consider in a wide open event.