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15:00 Haydock

Heavy

Victor Welsh Legal Ltd Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Victor Welsh Legal Ltd Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Abandoned

Form: 303010 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Very much up and down in his three races since joining this yard but he won at Ripon (6f, good) two starts ago and his form figures on soft ground read 2113 (unraced on heavy); capable if in the right mood.

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12th

6

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Twelfth Knight

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre early

6/1

Abandoned

Form: 47-880 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on last year's French form but he's struggled to get competitive on his four British starts and was tailed off at Goodwood (7f, heavy) in August following a break; lots to prove on first run since.

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9th

6

(8)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Haziym

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tony Carroll

Back to a realistic mark now and he's run well in two of his last three starts, finishing close behind two of today's rivals when fifth at Kempton last time; fully effective over C&D; each-way shout with Paul Mulrennan a good booking for him.

20/1

5th

3

(5)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Haziym

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Tony Carroll

Struggled initially for Tony Carroll but his close second at Newcastle in November was more in keeping with his French form; took a backward step last time but he's been gelded since and he remains of interest.

14/1

11th

3

(11)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Haziym

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, led against near rail after 1f

15/2

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Abandoned

Form: 177346 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won on soft ground at Doncaster in May (6f; also effective on heavy) and he was a solid sixth of 25 in the Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good to soft) last month; might not be far away.

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9th

14

(11)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Woven

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Winning return at Doncaster in 2023 and he so nearly repeated the trick there in March (both 6f on soft); however, he's not been the easiest to place over the years and this looks a tall order.

12/1

2nd

8

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Woven

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Poor strike-rate for one of his ability but he did end a barren spell in a C&D handicap on soft ground last May (good record fresh; second in this race in 2022); 3lb higher for his return but likely to make a bold bid.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 462053 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

No match for the winner Roach Power when third over C&D (heavy) three weeks ago but that was still a fair run; he's just 2lb higher than when winning at Ripon (6f, soft) in April and could give a good account.

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3rd

5

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Lakota Blue

9st 10lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

6f winner on soft ground in April off 3lb lower; good second at Glorious Goodwood off this mark last month; returning to 6f is in his favour and he's one of the more appealing types.

12/1

5th

4

(12)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Lakota Blue

9st 9lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Nigel Tinkler

Didn't fire in the Great St Wilfirid three weeks ago but his earlier second at Goodwood was a solid effort; fast ground not a bother but he may prefer a stiffer test than this will present, even with a likely strong pace.

14/1

Abandoned

Form: 084413 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

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8th

3

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Hierarchy

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jamie Osborne

Had a useful mark to play with after a quiet start for new yard and was suited by soft when winning over 6f at Goodwood, then a close third there last month; has gaping hole in his record in that he's never run beyond 6f.

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 203011 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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10th

10

(9)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Roach Power

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ended 2023 on a sharp upward curve, winning over 7f at Thirsk before running away with a heavy-ground 6f handicap at Haydock 176 days ago; returns off an 8lb higher mark but could well have more to come this year; tongue-tie now given a go.

5/1

Abandoned

Form: -34524 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

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3rd

2

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:18 Newcastle (AW)

Razeyna

9st 10lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

Yet to win this year but she's tackled some stronger handicaps and she has shaped encouragingly the last twice; stiff 6f shouldn't hold any terrors and she has run well in both AW assignments; stable banging in the winners and she's of obvious interest.

3/1

5th

1

(1)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Razeyna

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

ducked right start, raced far side, towards rear

9/1

Form: -60721 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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3rd

5

(4)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dare To Hope

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, disputing second over 1f out, kept on

5/1

8th

9

(12)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Dare To Hope

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders, not clear run and waiting for room from over 1f out, soon lost ground, kept on when in the clear inside final furlong

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 321 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

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4th

17

(12)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Solray

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Both wins at 6f on Newcastle AW but he didn't run well over that C&D 19 days ago and down the list in his first turf handicap.

25/1

15

(15)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Solray

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Two C&D wins to his name and he ran creditably when third here last month; still has some potential but he's into a deep race today.

14/1

3rd

7

(1)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Solray

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

in touch with leaders, switched left over 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for first two

2/1

Abandoned

Form: 040797 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

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10th

6

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gis A Sub

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

led, headed 2f out, lost second inside final furlong, weakened quickly final 110yds

25/1

8th

12

(7)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Gis A Sub

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

Had modest strike-rate for Kevin Ryan and was out of form when last seen towards the end of last summer; had wind surgery and sold for 22,000gns since; cheekpieces removed; considered only if lively in the betting before this stable debut.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 643215 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

second in this last year

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6th

7

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cold Stare

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Always been happiest on soft turf and doesn't arrive in any form, having finished behind a few of these over C&D four weeks ago; isn't obviously fancied.

25/1

7th

5

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Cold Stare

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Not beaten far behind Sir Maxi in a strongly run C&D handicap in November, coming from some way off the pace to take fourth; well beaten twice since and others look safer.

20/1

Form: 954240

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

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2nd

11

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

14:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Minnesota Lad

9st 7lb

T: Richard Fahey

Beaten ten times since his odds-on maiden win at Beverley last summer but went close off this mark at Doncaster in August and his two defeats since have come in 0-85 company; can win races at this level but perhaps not this one.

8/1

53

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Minnesota Lad

8st 13lb

T: Richard Fahey

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Verdict

It is hard to get away from ROACH POWER, who is unlikely to be stopped by an 8lb rise if reproducing the form of his easy all-the-way win on heavy ground over C&D three weeks ago. The in-form Hierarchy is second choice ahead of the three-time course winner Cold Stare, while Razeyna and Dare To Hope could also run well.[Ben Hutton]