Haydock Park

  • 16:45 Vale UK Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner £8,086 2nd £2,406 3rd £1,202 4th £601
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 4.18s
  • Off time: 16:45:52
16:45 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Thunder 9/2
2nd Deficit (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 722119 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Fledged 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-9 J H M Gosden R Havlin 97 15/28.50
2 (7) 411063 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eshtiaal (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-7 bt B J Meehan G Lee 95 4/15.00
3 (5) 632214 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Glenard 20
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-5 C Hills T P Queally 93 4/15.00
4 (3) 121115 RED, PURPLE sleeves, RED armlets, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Big Thunder 48
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-5 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 93 9/25.50
5 (6) 221508 Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Elidor 20
Nag me
3 9-4 M R Channon S Hitchcott 92 12/113.00
6 (2) 143127 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Hawk High (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-6 T D Easterby D Allan 80 7/24.50
7 (4) 323152 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Deficit (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-5 M L W Bell Andrea Atzeni 79 17/29.50

Verdict

The normally consistent Fledged ran a shocker at Newmarket last time but has claims on his earlier form. ESHTIAAL looks high enough in the weights at present but today's longer trip may bring further improvement and he gets the vote to confirm recent Ascot running with Glenard. The latter and Big Thunder had been taking it in turns to beat each other earlier in the season while Elidor also has something to find with the selection on latest form at Ascot. Hawk High won a lower grade handicap over track and trip in July and is 3lb higher while Deficit has been raised 8lb for finishing runner-up over 2m at Kempton.