Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:05 Betfair Chase 3m

  • Winner £112,540 2nd £42,400 3rd £21,220 4th £10,600
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.60s
  • Off time: 15:06:24
15:05 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 7/4
2nd Long Run (FR) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15185-6 Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Cannington Brook (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 145 25/126.00
2 11/2213- Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 253
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 178 11/82.38
3 31241-1 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Silviniaco Conti (FR) 21
Nag me
6 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 168 7/42.75
4 U72142- Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 253
Nag me
7 11-7 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 164 15/28.50
6 8P/13PF- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Weird Al (IRE) 224
Nag me
9 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 164 11/26.50
Non runners
54/P47P-2Wayward Prince811-7Mrs H ParrottJack Doyle150

Verdict

Race fitness, or the lack of it, will have a massive effect in these testing conditions. Weird Al reappeared last season to land the Charlie Hall before a fine run behind Kauto Star and Long Run in this. He ran no sort of race in the Gold Cup or the Grand National subsequently but may be best fresh so has to be considered. Long Run followed his run here by scoring at Newbury when The Giant Bolster was beaten 11l but lost his Gold Cup crown to Synchronised when David Bridgewater's stable star produced an outstanding effort to finish second. Long Run is taken to come out best on this occasion and looks the main threat. Cannington Brook loves it around here and is unbeaten in two runs. He has a huge amount to find on official ratings but very heavy ground could see him in the shake-up. Wayward Prince made a fine debut for owner/trainer Hilary Parrott in the Charlie Hall but had no answer to SILVINIACO CONTI. Paul Nicholls' charge was having his first start out of novice company at Wetherby and jumped superbly to win impressively. He's taking on much better rivals here but with fitness guaranteed he's expected to follow-up and land his first Grade 1.