HAYDOCK
15 February 2020
Saturday 15th February

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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier) (Class 2)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 3m 58y
  • Going: Heavy
Haydock
Runners
10

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Unowhatimeanharry silk
D
Unowhatimeanharry tp
J: Jonathan Burke
T: Harry Fry
D
8 x Distance Winner - Won 8 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Twelve-year-old who was a Grade 1 winner at Punchestown last season, running well on return prior to two heavy defeats at graded level subsequently. Drops into handicaps and clearly isn't the force of old, but the ability clearly remains.
12yo who isn't the force of old but retains plenty of spark and is on a competitive mark
0-1242
Age: 12
Weight: 11-12
OR: 153
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-10 tp 2/7 Apple's Jade (17L) 8/1 153 145
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 24f GS HG2 11-6 tp 4/5 Paisley Park (25L) 17/2 155 141
2 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft HG2 11-6 tp 2/7 The Worlds End (5L) 7/2 155 153
2 May 19 Pun Punchestown 24f Gd/Y HG1 11-10 tp 1/10 Bacardys (3L) 16/1 151 156
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd HG1 11-7 tp 12/15 If The Cap Fits (40L) 25/1 154 127
26 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HG2 11-6 tp 8/12 Paisley Park (31L) 11/1 157 144
2
Sykes silk
CD
D
Sykes
J: Matt Griffiths
T: Nicky Martin
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Front-runner who has been extremely inconsistent this season, placed on return at Cheltenham before two lesser efforts. Has fallen down to the same mark he won this race off twelve months ago but needs to bounce back to be winning it again.
11yo who hasn't been at his best the last twice but won this last year, off today's mark
1P-3P4
Age: 11
Weight: 11-2
OR: 143
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Hy 2HcH 11-5 4/11 Eva's Oskar (21L) 14/1 145 126
23 Nov 19 Hay Haydock 24.5f GS HcHG3 11-12 PU/17 Stoney Mountain () 33/1 147 -
26 Oct 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f Hy 2HcH 11-10 3/8 Tobefair (8½L) 5/1 147 143
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd HG1 11-7 PU/15 If The Cap Fits () 40/1 147 -
16 Feb 19 Hay Haydock 24.5f Gd 2HcH 11-8 1/13 Silva Eclipse (nk) 11/1 143 145
27 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS 2HcH 11-11 2/20 The Mighty Don (shd) 22/1 139 143
3
Kilbricken Storm silk
D
Kilbricken Storm t
J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Smart novice who hasn't quite improved as expected since, though his two recent runs have been fairly promising. Placed off a pound higher at Cheltenham two starts ago and loves heavy ground, so he's certainly one to consider for each-way terms.
Solid efforts in defeat at Cheltenham the last twice and might not be far away today
00-836
Age: 9
Weight: 11-1
OR: 142
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG2 11-0 t 6/8 Paisley Park (8¾L) 25/1 143 144
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft 2HcH 10-9 t 3/12 Skandiburg (5½L) 8/1 143 143
13 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft 2HcH 11-12 t 8/11 Goodbye Dancer (22L) 6/1 145 129
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd HG1 11-7 tb1 13/15 If The Cap Fits (42L) 25/1 150 126
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HG1 11-10 t 11/18 Paisley Park (36L) 16/1 152 136
1 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 23.5f Sft NvChG2 11-2 t 6/7 Santini (98L) 5/2 152 140
4
Guitar Pete silk
Guitar Pete
J: Ryan Day
T: Nicky Richards
Having his first start over hurdles since 2017, a chasing winner after a long absence at Wetherby in November. Has run flat in two subsequent starts, latterly back at Wetherby with no excuses. Doesn't convince with his stamina over three miles.
First hurdle run since 2017; well beaten over fences the last twice and stamina a doubt
33-187
Age: 10
Weight: 10-13
OR: 140
Days: 51
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft HcChG3 10-12 7/10 Top Ville Ben (41L) 7/1 141 120
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-1 8/17 Happy Diva (33L) 16/1 141 116
1 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Sft HcChL 10-9 1/8 Happy Diva (3½L) 7/2F 135 145
15 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd HcChG3 10-0 3/12 Frodon (16½L) 13/2 138 134
17 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 10-2 3/18 Baron Alco (10L) 12/1 137 140
2 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Gd HcChL 10-12 2/7 Born Survivor (3¼L) 9/2 137 140
5
Kris Spin silk
D
Kris Spin
J: Richard Patrick 3
T: Kerry Lee
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Missed the majority of 2019, returning from a 376-day absence when pulling up at Chepstow off a two-pound higher rating. Entitled to come on for the run, but he's now a twelve-year-old and very easy to look elsewhere on this occasion.
12yo; just two starts (tailed off/pulled up) since winning at Kelso in April 2018
11/7-P
Age: 12
Weight: 10-13
OR: 140
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Hy 2HcH 11-6 PU/11 Eva's Oskar () 33/1 142 -
16 Dec 18 Crl Carlisle 25f Sft 2HcH 11-12 7/7 Isaacstown Lad (48L) 25/1 145 100
7 Apr 18 Kel Kelso 26f Hy 2HcH 11-1 1/9 Donna's Diamond (2¼L) 9/2 140 146
17 Mar 18 Fon Fontwell 26f Hy 3HcH 11-7 1/6 Oh Land Abloom (14L) 9/2 133 143
3 Feb 18 San Sandown 23.5f Sft HcHG3 10-11 10/17 Topofthegame (14L) 33/1 135 128
13 Jan 18 War Warwick 25f Sft 2HcH 11-0 6/12 Black Ivory (14½L) 9/1 135 129
6
Fagan silk
D
BF
Fagan
J: Kielan Woods
T: Alex Hales
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Has been absent since April 2018, where he was pulled up in the Scottish Grand National. The huge absence has to be a worry and despite being well handicapped on past form, he's best watched for now.
Well handicapped on best form for Gordon Elliott but probably best watched after absence
/122P/
Age: 10
Weight: 10-13
OR: 140
Days: 665
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Apr 18 Ayr Ayr 32f Gd HcChG3 11-4 PU/29 Joe Farrell () 7/1F 147 -
27 Oct 17 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Gd 2NvCh 11-5 2/5 Black Corton (10L) 13/8F 147 143
28 Sep 17 Per Perth 20f Hy 3NvCh 11-8 2/4 Ballyandy (1L) 2/1 147 147
5 Jul 17 Per Perth 24f Gd 4NvCh 10-12 1/5 Solway Trigger (95L) 15/8 147 147
1 Jan 17 Fai Fairyhouse 21.5f Sft Ch 11-12 PU/8 Balko Des Flos () 4/1 - -
20 Apr 16 Per Perth 24f Gd 2NvH 11-3 4/4 Up For Review (24L) 11/8F 149 125
7
Portrush Ted silk
D
Portrush Ted t
J: A P Heskin
T: Warren Greatrex
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Unbeaten in two hurdling starts, winning cozily on handicap debut at Ayr last time over 2m 5f. Looked an out and out stayer on that occasion and should relish stepping up to this distance. Strong claims despite a seven-pound rise.
Grade 2 bumper winner who returned from absence with cosy win at Ayr last month
21/1-1
Age: 8
Weight: 10-11
OR: 138
Days: 44
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Jan 20 Ayr Ayr 21.5f Sft 3HcH 11-12 t 1/9 Grand Morning (2¼L) 11/4 131 139
1 Aug 18 Per Perth 24f Gd 4NvH 10-12 t 1/4 Motueka (17L) 2/9F - 124
13 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 17f Sft NHFG2 11-4 t1 1/20 Kateson (3¼L) 25/1 116 135
16 Jan 18 Her Hereford 16f Sft 5NHF 11-4 2/9 Brewin'upastorm (9L) 5/2 - 119
22 Dec 17 Asc Ascot 15.5f GS NHFL 11-4 PU/14 Didtheyleaveuoutto () 5/1 - -
25 Nov 17 Asc Ascot 15.5f GS 4NHF 10-11 2/15 Nestor Park (nk) 5/2F - 118
8
Welsh Saint silk
Welsh Saint
J: Jeremiah McGrath
T: Nicky Henderson
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 10 wins from 31 in the last 14 days (32%)
Progressive over hurdles, winning impressively at Warwick in December. Ran a race filled with promise in a Listed contest at Cheltenham on New Year's Day and goes handicapping off an attractive looking rating. More to offer up in distance.
Stayed on for third in 2m4f Listed novice at Cheltenham latest; has potential up in trip
1-F213
Age: 6
Weight: 10-7
OR: 134
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft NvHL 11-0 3/6 Protektorat (6¾L) 11/4 134 135
12 Dec 19 War Warwick 21f Hy 4MdH 11-0 1/15 Some Detail (15L) 11/10F - 135
5 Nov 19 Exe Exeter 21.5f Sft 3NvH 10-12 2/9 Cat Tiger (nk) 7/1 - 132
9 May 19 Hun Huntingdon 20.5f Gd 5MdH 11-2 F/6 The Butcher Said () 4/9F - 119
28 Mar 19 War Warwick 16f Gd 5MdNHF 11-2 1/12 Hostile (1½L) 4/1 - 116
20 Feb 19 Don Doncaster 16.5f Gd 5NHF 11-2 2/7 Now Look At Me (1½L) 3/1 - 109
10
Tree Of Liberty silk
Tree Of Liberty tp 1
J: Adam Wedge
T: D J Jeffreys
Better known for his exploits over fences, having his first run over timber since April 2017. Both his runs over fences since joining this yard have been very tame and despite being well-handicapped, he's very easy to dismiss on current form.
Well handicapped but arrives with plenty to prove, including stamina
40U-06
Age: 8
Weight: 10-3
OR: 130
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 20 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-12 p1 6/9 Charmant (128L) 11/1 139 26
30 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 2HcCh 11-5 10/14 Magic Saint (33L) 20/1 143 128
17 Apr 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd HcChG2 11-2 UR/8 Mister Whitaker () 16/1 145 136
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f GS HcChG3 11-3 12/19 Croco Bay (22L) 33/1 147 141
12 Jan 19 Wet Wetherby 15f Gd 2HcCh 11-12 4/5 Beau Bay (6¼L) 9/4 148 150
19 Dec 18 Lud Ludlow 16f Sft 2HcCh 11-7 2/9 Capeland (½L) 16/1 143 152
11
Silva Eclipse silk
CD
D
Silva Eclipse
J: Sean Quinlan
T: Sue Smith
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Has won twice at lower levels this term, landing a Class 3 event at Haydock in January. He's now four pounds higher in a much deeper contest, but he finished second in this race twelve months ago and clearly likes it here; each-way claims.
Runner-up in this race last year and won over C&D (heavy) latest; can go well once more
861431
Age: 7
Weight: 10-1
OR: 128
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Hay Haydock 24.5f Hy 3HcH 11-1 1/9 Imperial Knight (2L) 4/1 124 129
21 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 24.5f Hy 3HcH 11-0 3/8 Flashjack (8½L) 6/1 125 126
7 Dec 19 San Sandown 23.5f Hy 2HcH 10-9 4/11 Go Whatever (17L) 12/1 125 111
24 Nov 19 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Hy 3HcH 10-13 1/6 River Arrow (1L) 4/1 122 127
3 Nov 19 Crl Carlisle 20f Sft 2HcH 10-0 6/9 Bordeaux Bill (25L) 10/1 124 103
16 Oct 19 Wet Wetherby 24f GS 3HcH 11-4 8/10 Jacks Last Hope (23L) 9/1 126 109
9
Young Bull silk
Young Bull
T: Harry Whittington
5-3111
Age: 6
Weight: 10-6
OR: 133
Days: 51
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Wet Wetherby 21.5f Sft 3HcH 11-11 1/9 Ozzy Thomas (1¾L) 9/4F 127 135
7 Dec 19 Wet Wetherby 21.5f Sft 4NvH 11-1 1/12 Maid In Manhattan (1L) 11/10F 124 129
10 Nov 19 Ffo Ffos Las 20f Sft 4MdH 10-12 1/6 Hideaway Vic (3¼L) 2/1 - 128
16 Oct 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS 4NvH 10-12 3/11 Jatiluwih (6½L) 20/1 - 119
18 Feb 19 Crl Carlisle 17f GS 5NHF 11-4 5/6 Lossiemouth (9¼L) 6/1 - 110
8 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 16f Hy 5NHF 11-0 1/7 Ask Himself (1L) EvensF - 107
12
River Arrow silk
w1
River Arrow
T: Tom Symonds
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
95-724
Age: 9
Weight: 10-0
OR: 120
Days: 63
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2HcHM 10-10 4/16 Dame De Compagnie (12L) 16/1 121 123
24 Nov 19 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Hy 3HcH 10-11 2/6 Silva Eclipse (1L) 11/2 120 123
17 May 19 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd 3HcH 10-13 7/7 Follow The Bear (21L) 7/2 122 108
18 Apr 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd HcHLM 10-11 5/16 Sunshade (8¾L) 16/1 122 121
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Hy 2HcH 10-4 9/18 Poker Play (33L) 25/1 123 102
16 Dec 17 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2HcHM 10-10 2/13 Momella (½L) 20/1 123 126
Verdict

The manner in which WELSH SAINT stayed on for third over 2m4f at Cheltenham last time provides significant optimism for this trip.

Verdict silk image
Welsh Saint

Betting Forecast:

3/1 Welsh Saint,

4/1 Portrush Ted,

11/2 Young Bull,

6/1 Silva Eclipse,

15/2 Unowhatimeanharry,

8/1 Kilbricken Storm,

16/1 Sykes,

River Arrow,

20/1 Guitar Pete,

Fagan,

25/1 Tree Of Liberty,

33/1 Kris Spin

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