Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 19:00 Halliwell Jones BMW i3 Become Electric EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.81s
  • Off time: 19:01:12
19:00 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snap Shots (IRE) 15/8
2nd Maljaa 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Doctor Kehoe
Nag me
2 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 14/115.00
2 (7) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Maljaa
Nag me
2 9-5 R Varian Dane O'Neill 11/102.10
3 (6) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Pallister
Nag me
2 9-5 M Johnston F Norton 15/28.50
4 (1) Red, White stars on sleeves Snap Shots (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 15/82.88
6 (5) 0 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Straightothepoint 17
Nag me
2 9-5 B Smart R Ffrench 25/126.00
7 (3) Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Savannah Beau
Nag me
2 9-0 Mrs Marjorie Fife G Lee 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (2)4Spend A Penny (IRE)29-5J J QuinnG Lee

Verdict

The market spoke positively about Spend A Penny ahead of his debut at Hamilton and John Quinn's colt is sure to be winning soon, though MALJAA holds entries in the top sales races and he could be good enough to strike on his first outing. A half-brother to last season's Hilary Needler winner, Ventura Mist, there's every reason to believe that Roger Varian's raider will cope with the prevailing going. Doctor Kehoe has a pedigree that suggests he will be better over further and Richard Fahey's gelding is noted with handicaps in mind. The well-bred Pallister is of interest given his sire is a noted soft ground influence, and his dam was a very smart juvenile in her day. Tom Dascombe sent out the winner of this race back in 2010 so any market confidence behind Snap Shots should not be ignored.