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13:30 Haydock

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Giants Hall Handicap

  • Prize money: £7851
  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Giants Hall Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 10457- D

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Below par on AW on final two runs last year but turf seems to suit best; won two in a row last August/September over about 1m2f and he returns on a competitive mark; capable of a bold show; one of two for yard.

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8th

1

(10)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Eeetee

10st 4lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

7lb higher than for his success in this race 12 months ago and he was in better form back then, coming here on the back of a win; has won this year off 1lb lower but not at the same level since, including here 15 days ago.

12/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 1/336- D

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Returned from absence last autumn to make debut for new yard and failed to threaten (1m4f/1m6f, AW); however, he remains very lightly raced and had shown promise previously; not written off; check the betting.

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4th

3

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sea Grey

9st 4lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Inconsistent gelding who's making his Tapeta debut off the back of a poor effort over hurdles; is some way down the pecking order under Charlie Maggs, who takes just his fifth ride on the Flat.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 17530- CD

Last run: 164 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who runs off a mark just 2lb higher than when winning at Ayr (1m2f, good) last August; however, that's his sole victory from his last 22 starts and he may need this reappearance outing.

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11/2

Form: /3534-

Last run: 351 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Absent since last May but showed some fair handicap form last spring and has edged down the weights; in good hands and this lightly raced 4yo returns having been gelded; not ruled out; market support would be interesting.

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10th

1

(1)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Thunder Max

9st 9lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Jessica Bedi

0-13 since his successful racecourse debut and although he ran well when fourth of ten on stable debut here (1m) in December, he has failed to beat a rival in both starts since; plenty to prove.

33/1

12th

10

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Thunder Max

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jessica Bedi

Trained by Richard Hannon for a successful debut; has gone 0-12 in the meantime but it was a respectable stable debut over C&D in December and perhaps Chelmsford didn't suit last time.

33/1

Form: 3134-2 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won twice last August (1m3f/1m2f, good) and he reappeared with a good second at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last month; versatile ground-wise and there can be optimism he will be bang there once more.

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9th

6

(8)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:35 Southwell (AW)

Innse Gall

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Five-time winner when trained by Iain Jardine; attracted some support and ran creditably on his stable debut (C&D) six weeks ago; back to his last winning mark and he's not ruled out.

16/1

7th

2

(10)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell (AW)

Innse Gall

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Five turf wins, mostly over longer trips, for Iain Jardine; placed a few times on AW at Newcastle (1m2f) and returns to this sphere off a workable mark; drop back to 1m looks the negative on debut for new yard.

12/1

6th

1

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:35 York

Innse Gall

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

prominent, led after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

Form: 1/250- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Failed to settle and finished last at Wolverhampton (AW) last November when back from a break, and this is his first run since; however, this lightly raced 4yo is on a competitive mark on last season's best form and is not discounted in a first-time tongue-tie.

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7th

8

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Splendent

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Well beaten on recent reappearance at Kempton but that was his first crack at 2m and he could improve for the run; won three times last year over about 1m4f (various ground); he might be a contender now back down in trip.

10/1

8th

9

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Splendent

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Won at Newcastle in 2021 but came last at Wolverhampton in 2022 on his only other AW start, both on Tapeta; had turf wins last year at Windsor in May, Newbury in June and in Hungary in September, before two minor honours at Newmarket in the autumn; ran respectably on both attempts at 1m6f (last summer) but has more to prove going beyond that for the first time.

14/1

Form: -15161 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Has won three times on AW this year (9.4f/1m2f); needs to transfer his improvement back to turf but he's a two-time winner on grass (good/good to soft) and has to be respected.

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11th

1

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Arcadian Nights

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Mark Loughnane

awkward start, never better than midfield

12/1

5th

12

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 1lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Mark Loughnane

Course winner but perhaps best at Wolverhampton where he's struck five times, the latest at the expense of Wadacre Gomez last month; this career-high mark just found him out when fourth in Bystander's race here the last time.

14/1

4th

3

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Close second to Inspiritus on similar terms at Wolverhampton in January; went one better at same venue since, taking AW record to 7-21; 1-1 at Lingfield; holds solid claims, despite career-high mark.

9/2

14/1

Form: 14597- C

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row here (11.6f/1m6f, soft/good to firm) last summer but she wasn't in the same form in the autumn (including here) and there is a doubt about this drop back in trip on her reappearance.

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4th

3

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Arctic Fox

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Martin Todhunter

held up in rear

10/1

6th

12

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

13:53 Wetherby

Arctic Fox

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Five-time Flat winner who stayed well; lost both her front shoes when failing to justify market confidence in a maiden at Bangor last month; unlikely that she was seen to best effect that day.

7/2

Form: 16619- D

Last run: 228 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Had an up-and-down profile last year and was well beaten last September when last seen, but perhaps he was ready for a break; won four times in 2022 (1m/1m2f) and he could have more to offer this season; not ruled out.

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10th

6

(4)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:15 Ripon

Magical Mile

9st 13lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Ismail Mohammed

held up in rear, no impression from 3f out

10/1

6th

6

(10)

24th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

19:40 Haydock

Magical Mile

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: Ismail Mohammed

Won four times last year at up to 1m2f; creditable second of 12 at Sandown (1m2f, good) last month and ran well enough to think he's still in form when fifth at Lingfield a fortnight ago.

6/1

Form: 83526-

Last run: 201 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Last season concluded with a poor run in October but she twice finished second over this C&D (good to soft) last year and is 2lb lower on this reappearance outing; not discounted.

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7th

1

(4)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Typical Woman

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

prominent, ridden 3f out

9/2

1

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Typical Woman

10st 2lb

T: Ian Williams

OUR TIP

Form: 35181- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won two of his final three runs last season, over Carlisle's stiff 1m3f then at Nottingham over 1m6f; that was career-best form but this prominent-racer may find this trip inadequate even if at the top of his game.

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13th

9

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Blistering Barney

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Christopher Kellett

Mostly front-runs and ran his best race for a while last time at Carlisle (1m3f, soft); 1m6f winner here but has stamina to prove over quite this far.

33/1

4th

9

(16)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Blistering Barney

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Christopher Kellett

switched right soon after start, led

33/1

6th

5

(3)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Nottingham

Blistering Barney

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Christopher Kellett

Three wins last year, the latest in quite valuable final of this Grassroots Stayers' Series over C&D (good to firm) in September; has a bit to prove after two down-the-field runs this spring (1m2f/1m4f) but the return to Nottingham is sure to suit; 2-2 over C&D.

14/1

25/1

Form: 52154- CD

Last run: 131 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won at Doncaster (1m2f, heavy) last October but he's opposable on the vast majority of last season's form and has won just twice from 39 attempts.

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11th

7

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Red Derek

9st 7lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

14/1

4th

9

(6)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 5

15:35 Chester

Red Derek

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: Lisa Williamson

Has overall record of 2-41; his last success was at Doncaster last October and he went close at Nottingham two weeks ago but both those runs were at 1m2f on testing ground; has form at up to 1m6f but he still has something to prove at this trip and others look stronger.

5/1

13th
11 (13)
Tele Red

15/2

Form: 12120- D

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Steady improvement last season, featuring two wins (1m2f, good to firm/soft), prior to a below-par run on AW debut last October; could rediscover his progressive ways back on turf on reappearance, and he's on the shortlist.

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5th

5

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Tele Red

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

prominent

15/2

1st

2

(7)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Tele Red

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

disputed lead, led 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £1125.00
Straight Forecast £882.90
Tricast £16708.80
Trifecta £15237.00

Selections

The Times:

Sea Grey

D Express:

Typical Woman

RP Ratings:

Thunder Max

NEWMARKET:

Magical Mile

TOPSPEED:

Eeetee

SPOTLIGHT:

Tele Red

Daily Record:

Arcadian Nights

POSTDATA:

Innse Gall

The Star:

Blistering Barney

Daily Mirror:

Red Derek

The Guardian:

Sea Grey

The Sun:

Typical Woman

Telegraph:

Thunder Max

Daily Mail:

Magical Mile