Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:40 Read Nicholls And McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase3m 4f

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 34.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:30
15:40 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monsieur Cadou (FR) 12/1
2nd Jaunty Journey 8/1
3rd Trigger The Light 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12/16P1- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Master Overseer (IRE) 252
Nag me
9 11-12 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 133 5/16.00
2 698532/ Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 678
Nag me
11 11-6 b L Corcoran S Thomas 127 25/126.00
3 45/1731- Mauve, Dark Blue diamond, Mauve and Maroon striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Mauve quartered cap Trigger The Light 258
Nag me
11 11-4 A King W Hutchinson 125 25/126.00
4 121121 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-1 p P Bowen J E Moore 122 9/110.00
5 PP2/P1P- Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Mark The Book (IRE) 266
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11 11-0 t B I Case J M Maguire 121 20/121.00
6 36807-P Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 191
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10 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 120 6/17.00
7 F122-P3 Yellow, red stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Wide Receiver (IRE) 18
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9 10-12 t C E Longsdon Felix De Giles 119 13/27.50
8 01172-3 Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 27
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9 10-11 bt Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 118 7/18.00
9 1P1PP-8 Emerald Green, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Victory Gunner (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
14 10-10 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 117 50/151.00
10 277-R16 Black, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Rebel Swing 20
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6 10-8 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 115 20/121.00
11 2342-43 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Jaunty Journey 23
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9 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies B Hughes 112 8/19.00
12 131P-82 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Super Ally (IRE) 20
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7 10-3 A Parker Timmy Murphy 110 10/111.00
13 535FP-P Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-2 t1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 109 33/134.00
14 22434-F Dark Blue, Red hoop and collar, Red cap Monsieur Cadou (FR) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-0 T R George P J Brennan 105 12/113.00
15 22865-9 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dusky Bob (IRE) 21
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7 10-0 B Ellison James Best (5) 105 12/113.00

Verdict

This will take some getting in the conditions but neither trip nor ground will be a concern for the incredibly tough Ballybough Gorta. He's been a revelation since joining Peter Bowen and has now won five of his last seven including when battling to victory over 3m here last month. Another 7lb rise takes him to 50lb higher than when gaining the first of those victories and this could prove a step too far. Wide Receiver has won over further than this and the assessor has given him a chance so he's expected to go well while Bellflower Boy is another who looks on a decent mark and can get competitive. MASTER OVERSEER always goes well fresh so the lack of a run shouldn't pose a problem. He's reappearing after landing the Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March and is taken to make a winning return to action. Trigger The Light is another coming back off a break and he was in fine form when last seen in the spring scoring at Warwick though his best form has been on quicker ground.