Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 19:05 Piper-Heidsieck Achilles Stakes 5f

  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm places 5f&6f, 7f & further good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.46s
  • Off time: 19:06:23
19:05 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Storm (USA) 4/5
2nd Santo Padre (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 5405-10 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Baby Strange 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 D Shaw T Eaves 92 33/134.00
2 (4) 300-568 Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves and cap Mister Manannan (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 D Nicholls K Fallon 102 7/18.00
3 (6) 8221-12 Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap Noble Storm (USA) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 E S Mcmahon G Gibbons 110 4/51.80
4 (2) 2350-43 Red, royal blue chevrons, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Santo Padre (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 D Marnane R Hughes 106 5/23.50
6 (5) 16916-0 Yellow, black star, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black stars Arctic Feeling (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 102 10/111.00
Non runners
5 (3)1274-56Secret Millionaire (IRE)49-3P MorrisSteven Craine87

Verdict

Santo Padre has been a good servant to David Marnane and was a good third in a Group 3 over 6f at The Curragh last week. He has plenty of form over this shorter trip and obviously hasn't been sent across the Irish Sea for the good of his health but may find NOBLE STORM has too much speed for him on this relatively fast surface. Ed McMahon's gelding won a handicap at Newbury before only going down by a head in a conditions event at Ascot earlier this month when conceding weight all round. Mister Manannan has already won twice at this level but has his first start since an unsuccessful campaign at Meydan over the winter.