Haydock Park

  • 15:40 Happy New Year From Betfred 'Fixed Brush' Handicap Hurdle

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 1/71-22 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Sin Bin (IRE) 22
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6 11-12 t P F Nicholls A P McCoy 119 1001
2 PF54UU Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Kent Street (IRE) 12
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7 11-10 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 117 1001
3 2214-28 Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Snake Charmer 15
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9 11-9 pt A Middleton D Crosse 116 1001
4 311865 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Royal Riviera 13
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6 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 115 1001
5 1263-36 Brown, yellow sleeves, light blue cap Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 215
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8 11-6 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 113 1001
6 3216-46 Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Talkin Thomas (IRE) 16
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6 11-5 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (7) 112 1001
7 013-P30 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves Bocamix (FR) 25
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6 11-2 t A Crook D F O'Regan 109 1001
8 434931 Yellow, Brown disc and sleeves Father Shine (IRE) 14
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9 11-1 S A Harris Trevor Whelan (5) 108 1001
9 5142F1 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Parc des Princes (USA) 20
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6 11-0 N G Richards D C Costello 107 1001
10 4/312P-0 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Newdane Dancer (IRE) 25
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5 10-2 Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5) 95 1001
11 813514 Black and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Black cap Benmadigan (IRE) 20
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10 10-0 N G Richards B Harding 93 1001
12 8P-000 Red, black hoop and sleeves, black and red quartered cap Shivalric (IRE) 20
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4 10-0 N G Richards B T Treanor (10) 89 1001

Verdict

Paul Nicholls and AP McCoy make a formidable team and dual bumper winner Sin Bin will be fancied to make a winning handicap debut though he's looked as though quicker ground would suit on his two runs over timber. Father Shine easily landed a chase at Musselburgh and can race from a 5lb lower mark over hurdles though he doesn't win very often and PARC DES PRINCES looks a better option. Nicky Richards' charge rarely runs on ground this testing but there was plenty of give when he scored at Musselburgh and is only 3lb higher. Benmadigan also represents the yard but is 5lb higher than when successful last month so a bigger threat could be Royal Riviera, who was in excellent form during the summer.