Haydock Park

  • 16:30 Griffiths & Armour Handicap1m 30y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (5f and 6f;1m and further Good to Firm, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.46s
  • Off time: 16:31:00
16:30 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mull Of Killough (IRE) 4/1
2nd Light From Mars 7/2
3rd Ezdeyaad (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0-21100 Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap City of The Kings (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 G A Harker P Donaghy (5) 94 25/126.00
2 (9) 610693 White, Royal Blue seams and sleeves, Yellow cap Dunn'o (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 C G Cox P Robinson 94 9/25.50
3 (4) 351114 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, Yellow stars The Cayterers 61
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 A W Carroll M Geran (3) 91 14/115.00
4 (5) 127033 ROYAL BLUE and PURPLE (quartered), ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Light From Mars 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 B R Millman F Tylicki (3) 91 7/24.50
5 (6) 11238 Royal blue, red inverted triangle, royal blue sleeves, red spots, white cap Mull Of Killough (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 J L Spearing J P Spencer 91 4/15.00
6 (7) 317321 Black, red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, black cap, red diamond Faithful Ruler (USA) 8 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 81 5/23.50
7 (10) 520175 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Just Bond (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 G R Oldroyd P McDonald 85 16/117.00
8 (11) 626173 Orange, Light Blue epaulets Reel Buddy Star 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 G M Moore D Tudhope 82 25/126.00
10 (8) 213856 Pink, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap Ezdeyaad (USA) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 G A Swinbank R Winston 81 12/113.00
11 (1) 7-17095 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Yorgunnabelucky (USA) 14
Nag me
3 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 83 16/117.00
Non runners
9 (3)01220POcean Transit (IRE)48-9R J PriceJames Doyle81

Verdict

A 6lbs penalty may not be enough to stop FAITHFUL RULER and he gets the vote over Dunn'o and Light From Mars. The form of the Richard Fahey yard is a big plus for Faithful Ruler and he won with plenty in hand at Ayr last time when he beat Spirit Of A Nation. On the evidence of that success he looks one to stick with and he is put forward as a confident choice. Dunn'o wasn't beaten far behind Golden Desert over 7f at Goodwood last time but he is better over today's trip and on that basis he looks sure to run a big race. Light From Mars hasn't won since April but he ran his best race for a while at Sandown last month and a reproduction of that effort should see him competitive. The Cayterers has been in good form but he was outclassed in a better race than this last time and a return to this level should see him in a better light. Just Bond is another with an each-way chance, but the vote goes to Faithful Ruler.