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15:30 Haydock

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Betfred Nifty 50 Hell Nook Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Betfred Nifty 50 Hell Nook Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1313-3 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Nearly always ridden these days by Kaiya Fraser; last season went well, including winning three of five turf starts, and she reappeared four weeks ago with a respectable third at Doncaster over 1m4f, which may well be inadequate these days; won sole start here, goes well on soft and, after one attempt, could have significantly more to offer at this trip; lots to like.

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3rd

1

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

19:10 Doncaster

Divine Comedy

10st 2lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Harry Eustace

held up in rear

9/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 43-000 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Often front-runs, including when he won a seven-runner edition of this race last year; an improved performer last term and he's well handicapped judged on plenty of that form, but he's been out of sorts this season and is rarely seen on soft ground.

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14th

8

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Solent Gateway

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs but hasn't for his best results here; pulled too hard in this race two years ago; an improved performer last term and he's well handicapped judged on plenty of that form, but the scale of defeat in his two AW runs this year is a concern; visor replaces usual cheekpieces.

14/1

11th

7

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Solent Gateway

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs; well beaten on 2023 return but won eight days later, so perhaps his heavy defeat in a warm race five weeks ago should not be viewed too harshly; had a solid campaign last year and although his score is just 1-9 on AW, he is effective over C&D; each-way chance if back on song.

18/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 720-02

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Best known for his exploits at Chester, often front-running, and the last two of his wins were under Zak Wheatley; visored first time and career-best form when second in the Chester Cup (2m2f, good to firm) 15 days ago; all wins have been on softer than good; up 2lb but needs respect.

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2nd

6

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Emiyn

8st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Best known for his front-running exploits at Chester, including three wins and last two of those were under Zak Wheatley; has proved his stamina but six rivals went past him in this race last year and all wins have been on softer than good; blinkered twice in 2020 and now tries a visor.

12/1

11th

1

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Emiyn

9st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

raced wide early, prominent, led after 3f

14/1

16/1

Form: 40-092 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Superb veteran who went close in this race back in 2018 but has usually been kept to shorter trips in recent seasons; it's hard to ignore that his last win was back in July 2021 but he's down the weights, well handicapped on lots of 2023 form and managed second of six at Hamilton (1m5f) on latest outing, so he's not finished yet.

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2nd

3

(3)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Euchen Glen

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second, ridden over 2f out, stayed on but no chance with winner from over 1f out

16/1

20/1

Form: /5/1-4 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2021 and good fifth in this race in 2022; as good as ever to win last October (1m4f, heavy) on first start for 528 days and he wasn't disgraced at Pontefract (2m2f, heavy) early last month, but he may find that one or two others are better handicapped.

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4th

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Goobinator

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Donald McCain

Triple hurdle winner who was runner-up in that discipline when last seen in December; he's won four on the Flat, including a 1m4f heavy-ground handicap at Catterick last October when just 2lb lower; fine over this far and highly likely to be involved.

11/4

2nd

2

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Goobinator

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

chased clear leader, ridden after 3 out, kept on

7/1

12/1

Form: 218-78 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Upped to 2m when winning a competitive handicap at last August's York Ebor meeting (good to firm); failed to see out the 2m2f of Chester Cup 15 days ago and he's not shone in his three visits to this track, but the ground should be fine and there was potential for 2m in that York win.

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8th

15

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Forza Orta

8st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Kevin Ryan

Unraced here; suited by the step up to 2m when winning a competitive handicap at last year's York Ebor meeting (good to firm) by a neck from Aztec Empire; not discredited in a 1m4f race on reappearance three weeks ago and he's not fully exposed as a stayer; off 3lb higher than at York, he's one to be seriously interested in.

10/1

7th

6

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Forza Orta

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Kevin Ryan

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 3f

16/1

Form: 3114-4 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Five turf wins over 2m/2m1f last June-September, none on worse than good to soft; creditable fourth of 16 in Chester Plate on return; could have a say if the ground is not soft or heavy.

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8/1

Form: 4133-4 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

2-3 at Haydock, the latest win by a head from Cinnodin over 2m on heavy ground last August (2lb higher today); ran respectably on reappearance four weeks ago and a return to his best would see him go well.

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Form: 2/311-

Last run: 303 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Comfortably made all in 14-runner maiden at Newbury (1m2f, good; clear lead long way) last May and raised his game again to win five-runner race at Sandown (1m6f, soft; went on 3f out) on handicap debut last July; up 6lb and off since but 2m looks well worth a shot and this very lightly raced 4yo is one to note.

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1st

1

(1)

27th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Sandown

Nothing To Sea

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Placed on soft here (7f) last September and Windsor (1m2f) this May, before raising his game to make all comfortably in 14-runner maiden at Newbury (1m2f, good; clear lead long way) ten weeks ago; extra 4f today but he brings potential to this handicap debut and the others look more exposed.

15/8

1st

7

(5)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Nothing To Sea

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

made all, clear after 2f, raced centre home straight, reduced lead and shaken up 2f out, pushed out and kept on, comfortably

6/1

Form: 0400-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Started last season well, including when second in this race; went off the rails later but he was nearly back with a bang in the Chester Plate 15 days ago, breezing into the lead 2f out only to find that two rivals were stronger in the final 1f; back up 2lb but acts on soft and well handicapped on best 2023 efforts.

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3rd

2

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Law Of The Sea

9st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Good start for this stable last year in the Chester Cup (unlucky fourth), at Haydock and Royal Ascot and he was reportedly struck into on his next start; however, fair fourth at Ascot is far and away the best of his last five outings; big player if only he could recapture initial British 2023 efforts.

8/1

11th
13 (13)
Cinnodin

12/1

Form: 453-17 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won four times last February-July and went close against Zimmerman over C&D (heavy) in August; looked better than ever at Kempton (2m, AW) this April when making a successful return from six months off, but he needs to bounce back from a very disappointing show at Goodwood (2m, soft) three weeks ago; cheekpieces (worn for last three starts in 2023, ran creditably in two) return.

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7th

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Goodwood

Cinnodin

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Progressive stayer who won four times last year including at Newbury (2m, soft); looked better than ever when making a successful return from six months off at Kempton (2m, AW) last month and can score again despite 7lb rise.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4220-0

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won in fine style at Newbury (1m2f, good) last May and continued to progress when runner-up three times in the second half of the year (1m4f-1m6f, good to soft/soft); however, tailed off in AW Listed race last November and always behind at Epsom (1m4f) on reappearance; headgear is called on.

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13th

1

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Greysful Storm

9st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Won in fine style at Newbury (1m2f, good) last May and continued to progress when runner-up three times in the second half of the year (1m4f-1m6f, good to soft/soft); absent since tailed off in AW Listed race last November but not discounted on her reappearance.

14/1

13th

11

(11)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Greysful Storm

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Darryll Holland

Impressive when making a successful handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May and runner-up three times since, including at around this sort of trip the last twice; finished 3l behind Divine Jewel in a Chester Listed contest (1m6f, good to soft) in September, though, and still to prove herself on the AW.

4/1

Form: 106-68 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Four wins last January-September; back 1lb lower than for his last win, which came over the extended 1m6f on soft at Doncaster and he stays 2m too; tailed off latest but is back up from 1m4f and needs a second look.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £512.00
Straight Forecast £471.60
Tricast £4549.70
Trifecta £7482.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Divine Comedy

The Times:

Nothing To Sea

Daily Mirror:

Legendary Day

POSTDATA:

Evaluation

Daily Record:

Emiyn

RP RATINGS:

Euchen Glen

Daily Mail:

Nothing To Sea

D Express:

Nothing To Sea

TOPSPEED:

Divine Comedy

NEWMARKET:

Divine Comedy

Telegraph:

Divine Comedy

The Guardian:

Divine Comedy

The Sun:

Divine Comedy

The Star:

Divine Comedy