Haydock Park

  • 15:10 Betfred '30 Minute Limit Coupon' Veterans' Handicap Chase

  • Winner £13,763 2nd £4,066 3rd £2,033 4th £1,016
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 F447/U3 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Big Fella Thanks 22
Nag me
10 11-12 t T R George P J Brennan 145 1001
2 2183P-P WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Tamarinbleu (FR) 50
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-12 p D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 145 1001
3 3U/F-352 White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Mahogany Blaze (FR) 30
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10 11-10 p N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 1001
4 934-522 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-4 Mrs S J Smith B Harding 137 1001
5 20PP-B2 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 N J Gifford D F O'Regan 135 1001
6 09P0-2U Orange, Blue and Chocolate hoops, Orange cap Hell's Bay (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 K Burke A Tinkler 135 1001
7 120/PP-7 Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Forzy Origny (FR) 64
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10 10-9 M Todhunter J Reveley 128 1001
8 4423P-2 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Captain Americo (IRE) 21
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10 10-2 b J Ewart B Hughes 121 1001
9 2P1/263 Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dashing George (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 10-0 b Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 115 1001

Verdict

The once useful Tamarinbleu was successful in this race from the same mark a year ago. He's been pulled up in his last two starts but both in much better company and has to be on the short-list. Another old favourite, Big Fella Thanks, ran very well behind Hello Bud at Aintree last time and should carry his big weight with distinction though GANSEY looks the one to be on. Sue Smith's charge has finished runner-up in better races than this at Wetherby and Aintree on his two latest starts and deserves a change of fortune. Captain Americo jumps well and stays forever and is on the same mark as when just beaten at Kelso last time and though it's a long time since Tullamore Dew won he's been competing at a high level and has dropped to a mark he is capable of winning from.