Haydock Park

  • 20:20 St Helens Handicap1m 2f 95y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft (Heavy plcs in Home Straight for races 1m plus)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 17.27s
  • Off time: 20:20:51
20:20 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Denton (NZ) 4/1
2nd Amazing Blue Sky 20/1
3rd Pintura 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 1119-63 White and Yellow stripes, Black cap Denton (NZ) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 t J Gask Simon Pearce (5) 73 4/15.00
2 (12) 31-8000 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Amazing Blue Sky 83
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan (5) 70 20/121.00
3 (8) 6/128-50 Light Blue, White stars, armlets and stars on cap Dream of Olwyn (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 J G Given D Swift (5) 67 9/110.00
5 (1) 0-08291 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Pintura 13
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-6 p D M Simcock Catherine Gannon 75 7/24.50
6 (9) 5-04765 Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap French Applause (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-5 T P Tate M Fenton 64 16/117.00
7 (3) 0803-13 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eltheeb 56
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 J L Dunlop T P O'Shea 74 5/16.00
8 (10) 427-535 White, Purple cap Chantilly Pearl (USA) 18
Nag me
4 9-2 J G Given P Mulrennan 61 8/19.00
9 (11) 030 Maroon, Grey and Maroon hooped sleeves and cap Miss Flash Dancer 24
Nag me
4 8-13 C C Bealby T Hamilton 58 40/141.00
10 (7) 655223 White, Mauve seams, White cap Star Addition 14
Nag me
4 8-11 E J Alston D Allan 56 8/19.00
11 (5) 64916 Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves and cap Smarty Sam (USA) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 G A Swinbank P McDonald 64 8/19.00
12 (4) 836579- Green, Mauve sleeves and spots on cap Nouailhas 288
Nag me
4 8-9 R Hollinshead Graham Gibbons 45 66/167.00
Non runners
4 (6)9-32426Grand Diamond (IRE)69-8J S GoldiePaul Norton67

Verdict

A three timer scorer last season DENTON has improved in a couple of starts this term and with further progression could take this handicap with Eltheeb looking the main threat and Pintura should have his say. It's unfortunate that the handicapper has seen it fit to give the pick extra weight to carry after finishing a close up third to Resentful Angel at Kempton but he'll act well in these conditions and may well progress again. Eltheeb scored well at Goodwood on his seasonal bow before making a bold bid at following up at the same venue. He should be competitive despite another mark rise but he won't want things any softer. Pintura got up late in the day to just score over a mile here last time and he could defy the handicapper with the step up in trip looking a good move. Star Addition is consistent but perhaps is still a little high in the weights so the best choice is Denton who can improve enough to take this.