Haydock Park

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  • Winner £21,896 2nd £6,468 3rd £3,234 4th £1,617
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.70s
  • Off time: 14:00:49
14:00 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quartz de Thaix (FR) 5/1
2nd Universal Soldier (IRE) 3/1
3rd Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/P4P0-1 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 139 5/16.00
2 12/4110- Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Going Wrong 256
Nag me
9 11-12 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 139 14/115.00
3 08011-5 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-11 A Parker Timmy Murphy 138 33/134.00
4 11331-4 Light green, white cross belts and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 137 12/113.00
5 31/2P17- Grey, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Universal Soldier (IRE) 255
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 137 3/14.00
6 3P1117- White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 256
Nag me
8 11-10 A E Jones James Best (5) 137 14/115.00
7 322-160 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Zitenka (IRE) 126
Nag me
10 11-9 T D Easterby Lucy Alexander (3) 136 33/134.00
8 542-226 Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 b D Pipe T Scudamore 135 10/111.00
9 41F9/44- Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Gullible Gordon (IRE) 379
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 P Bowen J E Moore 135 25/126.00
10 P9/122-6 Maroon, light blue chevron and sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Lie Forrit (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-3 W Amos Mr A Voy (3) 130 5/16.00
12 902P1/2 Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dashing George (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-6 b Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 119 4/15.00
Non runners
1164-7312Pigeon Island911-2N A Twiston-DaviesSam Twiston-Davies129

Verdict

Pigeon Island doesn't win often over fences and is 11lb higher than when successful at Uttoxeter in September but also lurking at the bottom of the weights is DASHING GEORGE and he's taken to spring a surprise. Richard Newland's charge was having his first start since scoring at Sandown in February of last year when a very close runner-up to Marufo at Aintree last month and surprisingly the assessor has left him on the same mark. Quartz De Thaix is at the other end of the weights but was such an impressive winner at Bangor last week that even a 9lb rise shouldn't prove too much of a problem. Universal Soldier looks a fine staying chaser in the making and will like the conditions but Railway Dillon didn't appear to appreciate heavy ground on his comeback at Carlisle. The going won't be a problem for Battle Group and he's dropped to a winnable mark and will be better for his comeback at Wetherby. The jury is out on Lie Forrit after his very poor reappearance at Kelso and he may not have the experience over fences for this.