Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 14:35 Gordon Sanderson's Big Birthday Dash Handicap6f

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.54s
  • Off time: 14:36:30
14:35 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Take Cover 13/2
2nd Defence Council (IRE) 10/1
3rd Rusty Rocket (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 400070 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Klynch 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 b Mrs R Carr James P Sullivan 87 12/113.00
3 (10) 114180 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Italian Tom (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 R Harris L Morris 86 16/117.00
4 (2) 460610 Emerald green and orange (quartered), orange sleeves, emerald green armlets, white cap Lucky Numbers (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 e D O'Meara David Bergin (7) 81 10/111.00
5 (16) 054259 Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 8-12 M Brittain D Fentiman 79 10/111.00
7 (13) 258784 Orange, Emerald Green chevrons, quartered cap Polish World (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-12 P T Midgley Lee Topliss (3) 79 10/111.00
8 (11) 111- Red, Royal Blue epaulets Take Cover 312
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 D C Griffiths R Winston 79 13/27.50
9 (14) 131073 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 79 11/26.50
10 (12) 663216 Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-11 Paul Green Josh Baudains (7) 80 11/26.50
11 (1) 608059 Orange, Dark Green disc Rasaman (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 h J S Goldie Andrea Atzeni 78 14/115.00
12 (7) 700900 White, red seams, red and white check sleeves and cap Marine Commando 17
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-11 Mrs R Carr P McDonald 78 12/113.00
13 (5) 4-08070 Red, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Ralphy Boy (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 K A Ryan S Donohoe 78 22/123.00
15 (4) 508110 Yellow, Dark Green seams, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Lucky Dan (IRE) 107
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 Paul Green Philip Prince (7) 75 25/126.00
16 (17) 357930 White, Mauve seams, White cap Diman Waters (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-7 p E J Alston J Quinn 73 28/129.00
17 (8) 17-3713 Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Dutch Heritage 36
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-6 h R A Fahey B McHugh 75 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (3)1-31367Capone (IRE)79-7G MossS W Kelly88
6 (9)538579/Aeroplane98-12R J PriceT P O'Shea79
14 (15)050387Mon Brav58-9B EllisonP Pickard76

Verdict

Any number of these sprinters could bounce back to form with the heavy going an added complication. The token vote goes to KLYNCH despite his recent poor form as he's now 8lb lower than when beaten just over a length in testing ground at Hamilton in July. Italian Tom has enjoyed plenty of success this year but looks high enough in the weights now while last month's Thirsk winner Lucky Numbers seems at home on most types of ground and he could figure. The unbeaten Take Cover has won all three starts on the Fibresand at Southwell but hasn't raced since November last year while Hopes N Dreams, Rusty Rocket, Lucky Dan and Dutch Heritage are all recent winners on faster going.