Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 19:50 St Helens Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy (6f Course;Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.35s
  • Off time: 19:51:10
19:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Medicean Man 9/2
2nd Doc Jones (IRE) 10/1
3rd Cook's Endeavour (USA) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 313281 Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Arachnophobia (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Pat Eddery Paul Eddery 78 15/28.50
2 (10) 9-66779 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Caranbola 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-5 M Brittain J Cavanagh (7) 76 20/121.00
3 (2) 301053 Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 A Berry Billy Cray (7) 75 14/115.00
4 (1) 138-983 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Cook's Endeavour (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 K A Ryan P Makin 74 4/15.00
5 (11) 8-4914 Purple, Pink diamonds on sleeves, check cap Francis Walsingham (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 H Morrison R Winston 74 17/29.50
6 (9) 0413 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 J Gask S Donohoe 74 9/25.50
7 (12) 421045 White, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots Doc Jones (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 9-2 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 73 10/111.00
9 (5) 61 White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap Imperial House 41
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M R Channon S Hitchcott 70 8/19.00
10 (6) 557414 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Ben's Dream (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 t A M Balding N Chalmers 70 7/18.00
11 (4) 658718 Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, Yellow cap Lucky Dan (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 Paul Green S De Sousa 67 17/29.50
Non runners
8 (3)693557On Offer (IRE)39-1T D Easterby72
12 (8)60-8264Oriental Rose38-9G M MooreP McDonald66

Verdict

Imperial House represents a yard who have found a bit of form recently but with him not obviously weighted well on his handicap bow we'll instead pick FRANCIS WALSINGHAM as our idea of a winner with Arachnophobia also feared. The pick made an encouraging handicap debut when not far beat last time. He'll be a pound lighter this time around and with doubts about his main rivals he looks the percentage call. Imperial House was winner of a warm enough maiden on his last start when dropping down to this trip. Conditions seem to be in his favour but doubts remain about the validity of his rating. Arachnophobia put a disappointing run behind him when scoring in similar company last time. The five pound extra on his back for that isn't the only worry here though with his turf form wildly inferior to his all-weather form. Medicean Man ran well enough last time to suggest he can compete of this mark and Cook's Endeavour also looks weighted correctly. Good competitive stuff this and Francis Walsingham can protect our investment.