12:50 Haydock 6 Dec 2017

Annual Members 'reciprocals At Every Other Racecourse' Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,874 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 6f 177y

Heavy (Soft in places)

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Weighed In - Result Stands
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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
P1-0021
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Emerald green, white chevron, white and emerald green halved sleeves (Mr David Kellett)

Thomas Patrick (IRE) (ex7)  10 

b g Winged Love - Huncheon Siss (Phardante)

5 12-3
121 1
5 12-3
121 1

Relished the marked increase in trip when scoring on handicap debut at Exeter (23f, heavy) last month, making all and staying on well. Respected under a penalty.

Relished the marked increase in trip when scoring on handicap debut at Exeter (23f, heavy) last month, making all and staying on well. Respected under a penalty.

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2
35/P22-1
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Purple, light green triple diamond (Drew, Sperling, Graham, Carruthers)

Un Guet Apens (FR)  23 

b g Enrique - Belisama (Mansonnien)

9 11-12 p
116
9 11-12 p
116

Twice a runner-up over hurdles last spring and cashed in off much-reduced chase mark to score in gutsy fashion on return at Carlisle last month. 4 lb lower back over timber so not dismissed.

Twice a runner-up over hurdles last spring and cashed in off much-reduced chase mark to score in gutsy fashion on return at Carlisle last month. 4 lb lower back over timber so not dismissed.

3
3115/6P-
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Emerald green, black and emerald green halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star (The High Kites)

Ceann Sibheal (IRE)  256 

b g Flemensfirth - Imperial Award (Oscar)

8 11-11 p
115
8 11-11 p
115

Disappointing in a couple of chase starts last season but did win twice over hurdles early in 2016 so he's well worth a look in the betting.

Disappointing in a couple of chase starts last season but did win twice over hurdles early in 2016 so he's well worth a look in the betting.

4
4P/537-2
iT
White, red diamond and sleeves (Carlisle Poker Club & Mr P S Nicholson)

Chicoria (IRE)  21 

ch g Presenting - Coco Girl (Mystiko)

8 11-7
111
8 11-7
111

Good record fresh for Henry Daly but overall record mixed. Proved he retains his ability when 4 lengths second on belated Rules return at Ayr (3m) last month, but he needs to build on that now.

Good record fresh for Henry Daly but overall record mixed. Proved he retains his ability when 4 lengths second on belated Rules return at Ayr (3m) last month, but he needs to build on that now.

5
5442-82
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Orange, black star, armlets and star on cap (Vamhensid)

Pop Rockstar (IRE)  22 

b g Flemensfirth - Special Ballot (Perugino)

5 11-6 t1
110
5 11-6 t1
110

Some promise over hurdles last term and with his reappearance under his belt he was beaten only by one way ahead of its mark at Worcester (20f) last month. Possibilities off same mark now.

Some promise over hurdles last term and with his reappearance under his belt he was beaten only by one way ahead of its mark at Worcester (20f) last month. Possibilities off same mark now.

6
193350
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Purple, light blue star, light blue and purple striped sleeves (Roy & Louise Swinburne)

Sam Noir 27 

ch g Black Sam Bellamy - United (Desert King)

5 11-5 t
109
5 11-5 t
109

Much improved form when making a successful handicap debut at Worcester (soft) in May, but hasn't kicked on as might have been expected since. Cheekpieces quickly discarded here.

Much improved form when making a successful handicap debut at Worcester (soft) in May, but hasn't kicked on as might have been expected since. Cheekpieces quickly discarded here.

7
317-723
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Royal blue, red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white spots, white cap, royal blue stars (Farming Army Newitt Flannigan Findlate)

Achill Road Boy (IRE)  23 

b g Morozov - Presenting Katie (Presenting)

8 11-4
108
8 11-4
108

Chase winner who regained winning thread over hurdles at Hexham (20f) in March. Arrives here on the back of solid placed efforts over fences in recent weeks, but he's 5 lb higher in the weights now.

Chase winner who regained winning thread over hurdles at Hexham (20f) in March. Arrives here on the back of solid placed efforts over fences in recent weeks, but he's 5 lb higher in the weights now.

8
656035
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Grey and red diamonds, grey sleeves (Mr A B Hamilton)

Letemgo (IRE)  26 

b g Brian Boru - Leteminletemout (Be My Native)

9 10-6 h
96
9 10-6 h
96

Ran best race for a while when 2 lengths third of 11 at Ayr (3m) in October. Yet, he couldn't build on that at Hexham 26 days ago and others more persuasive.

Ran best race for a while when 2 lengths third of 11 at Ayr (3m) in October. Yet, he couldn't build on that at Hexham 26 days ago and others more persuasive.

Verdict

THOMAS PATRICK won well at Exeter 10 days ago and he will be hard to beat today if running to the same level of form. Un Guet Apens is another last time out winner in the field, following his recent Carlisle success, and he has an obvious chance today. Achill Road Boy, Chicoria and Pop Rockstar are others to consider.

Verdict

THOMAS PATRICK showed much-improved form to make a winning handicap debut at Exeter recently, clearly relishing the marked step up in trip. Still unexposed, he is fancied to make a bold bid under a penalty. Carlisle chase winner Un Guet Apens can also feature, while Pop Rockstar is worth keeping an eye on too.

13:20 Haydock 6 Dec 2017

Liverpool University Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries Mba Novices' Chase (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £12,996 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f 135y

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
12P2-51
iT
Mauve, white sash, red cap (Miss I D Du Pre)

Rolling Dylan (IRE)  22 

ch g Indian River - Easter Saturday (Grand Plaisir)

6 11-7
136
6 11-7
136

Fairly useful hurdler last season who proved much sharper for his comeback to get off the mark over fences at Worcester (20f) last month. He’s likely to progress further now up and running.

Fairly useful hurdler last season who proved much sharper for his comeback to get off the mark over fences at Worcester (20f) last month. He’s likely to progress further now up and running.

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521129/
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Royal blue, dark green sleeves and cap (Mr Alan Halsall)

Ballydine (IRE)  607 

ch g Stowaway - Bealaha Essie (Denel)

7 11-2
138
7 11-2
138

Progressive novice hurdler who won maiden at Stratford and novice at Newcastle in 2015/16, but may just need the run and experience after 20 months off.

Progressive novice hurdler who won maiden at Stratford and novice at Newcastle in 2015/16, but may just need the run and experience after 20 months off.

3
2/12-3
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Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue diamonds and cap (Axom Lxvii)

Buster Thomas (IRE)  21 

b g Westerner - Awesome Miracle (Supreme Leader)

6 11-2
124
6 11-2
124

Quickly reached a fairly useful level over hurdles, and shaped like there was much better to come over fences when third of 10 on chasing/handicap debut at Exeter (24.2f) last month.

Quickly reached a fairly useful level over hurdles, and shaped like there was much better to come over fences when third of 10 on chasing/handicap debut at Exeter (24.2f) last month.

4
52/119-F
iT
Black, mauve hoops, white sleeves, mauve cap (The Angove Family)

Eamon An Cnoic (IRE)  32 

b g Westerner - Nutmeg Tune (Accordion)

6 11-2
130
6 11-2
130

Dual winning hurdler last season. Fell on chasing debut at Wetherby (15.2f) last month, too far from home to be suggesting how he'd have fared. Remains of interest for the time being.

Dual winning hurdler last season. Fell on chasing debut at Wetherby (15.2f) last month, too far from home to be suggesting how he'd have fared. Remains of interest for the time being.

5
61F5-2P
iT
Pink, royal blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, royal blue and pink quartered cap (Mr Simon Caunce)

Robin Of Locksley (IRE)  17 

b g Robin Des Pres - Duggary Dancer (Saddlers' Hall)

7 11-2 h
132
7 11-2 h
132

Promising debut over fences when runner-up at Uttoxeter in October, but went the wrong way last time, and probably isn’t one to be backing at present.

Promising debut over fences when runner-up at Uttoxeter in October, but went the wrong way last time, and probably isn’t one to be backing at present.

6
U2FU4-1
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Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Sainte Ladylime (FR)  18 

b m Saint Des Saints - Lady Pauline (Hamas)

6 11-0
132
6 11-0
132

Back over fences and showed useful form to get off the mark in this sphere when winning small-field novice at Uttoxeter last month. She remains with potential as a chaser.

Back over fences and showed useful form to get off the mark in this sphere when winning small-field novice at Uttoxeter last month. She remains with potential as a chaser.

Verdict

Ballydine brings the best form to the table, based on his second-placed finish to Barters Hill in a Grade 2 novice hurdle, but the 607-day break is an obvious concern. Rolling Dylan won a handicap off a mark of 132 last time out but the 5lb penalty he has to carry today leaves him vulnerable. With that in mind, the preference is for SAINTE LADYLIME, who also has to carry a penalty but being a mare, she still gets weight from her rivals this afternoon. The six-year-old beat a talented rival last time out and she has an obvious chance today.

Verdict

With the emphasis likely to be on stamina, ROLLING DYLAN appears as the type to be ideally suited by such a test, and gets the nod. Buster Thomas remains lightly raced and he should improve from his chasing/handicap debut last month, while Sainte Ladylime needs to improve her jumping, but remains with potential as a chaser.

13:55 Haydock 6 Dec 2017

Hugh Denning 80th Birthday Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,874 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 7f 144y

Heavy ( Soft in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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P-
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Royal blue, yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves (Newitt Flannigan Coltherd)

Casimir Du Clos (FR)  381 

b g Blue Bresil - Cyrienne Du Maine (Saint Cyrien)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Well held only outing on Flat in France. Pulled up in Irish maiden point in 2016. Impossible to fancy.

Well held only outing on Flat in France. Pulled up in Irish maiden point in 2016. Impossible to fancy.

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6-62
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Emerald green, beige braces, yellow sleeves, orange cap (Mrs Aafke Clarke)

Joke Dancer 19 

ch g Authorized - Missy Dancer (Shareef Dancer)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Much improved second start over hurdles when runner-up at Newcastle last month, mistakes and not beaten far. Can progress again.

Much improved second start over hurdles when runner-up at Newcastle last month, mistakes and not beaten far. Can progress again.

3
iT
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star (Mr Tony Bloom)

Niblawi (IRE)  (25F) 

b g Vale Of York - Finnmark (Halling)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Useful on Flat (stays 1½m), in frame twice in 2017, including on heavy ground. One to note on hurdles bow and worth following the money if he's backed.

Useful on Flat (stays 1½m), in frame twice in 2017, including on heavy ground. One to note on hurdles bow and worth following the money if he's backed.

4
7015-66
iT
Yellow, royal blue sleeves, red stars and cap (Court Reclamation & Salvage Ltd)

Samson's Reach 14 

b g Phoenix Reach - Court Wing (Hawk Wing)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Bangor bumper win in February when 100/1 very much a standout effort. Richard Johnson booked, but remains one for handicaps.

Bangor bumper win in February when 100/1 very much a standout effort. Richard Johnson booked, but remains one for handicaps.

5
1-
iT
Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap (Old Carthusian Racing Society)

Shivermetimbers (IRE)  269 

br g Black Sam Bellamy - Kimouna (Round Sovereign)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Half-brother to useful hurdler Prospert Le Grand. Rare bumper winner for yard when striking first time up at Warwick in March and has to be respected now hurdling.

Half-brother to useful hurdler Prospert Le Grand. Rare bumper winner for yard when striking first time up at Warwick in March and has to be respected now hurdling.

6
3-6
iT
White and maroon check, maroon sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Ken McGarrity & Dudgeon, Cundall, Lidd)

Silk Or Scarlet (IRE)  26 

ch g Mahler - Spirit Of Clanagh (Zagreb)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Showed ability in a bumper for Tim Fitzgerald and did likewise starting out over hurdles at Hexham last month, weakening as though in need of the run. Should last longer this time.

Showed ability in a bumper for Tim Fitzgerald and did likewise starting out over hurdles at Hexham last month, weakening as though in need of the run. Should last longer this time.

Verdict

NIBLAWI ran well in some very competitive handicaps on the Flat this year and his peak official rating on the Flat was 93. Based on that evidence the five-year-old could take plenty of beating if taking to hurdles this afternoon. Shivermetimbers looks to have a bright future having won a Warwick bumper on his sole start to date, while Joke Dancer completes the shortlist for this event.

Verdict

JOKE DANCER wasn't beaten far despite putting in a sticky round of jumping at Newcastle last month and looks the one to be with as he can improve again. Niblawi is very interesting making his hurdles debut having run to a useful level on the Flat.

14:25 Haydock 6 Dec 2017

Northern Racing Club Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 6f 204y

Heavy

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
U/2658-F
iT
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke)

Granville Island (IRE)  23 

b g Flemensfirth - Fox Glen (Furry Glen)

10 12-0
122
10 12-0
122

Hasn't tasted success since 2014 and got no further than the tenth at Carlisle on return.

Hasn't tasted success since 2014 and got no further than the tenth at Carlisle on return.

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4-026P6
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Red, white triple diamond and armlets, yellow cap (Mr Joseph O'brien)

West Wizard (FR)  27 

b g King's Theatre - Queen's Diamond (Konigsstuhl)

8 12-0 t
122
8 12-0 t
122

Mixed record since winning at Ffos Las 12 months ago, again folding tamely at Newbury last month. Risky proposition.

Mixed record since winning at Ffos Las 12 months ago, again folding tamely at Newbury last month. Risky proposition.

3
61249-F
iT
Orange, dark blue epaulets and armlets, hooped cap (Mr M R & Mrs C J Barnwell)

Back To The Thatch (IRE)  24 

b g Westerner - Melville Rose (Phardante)

5 11-12
120
5 11-12
120

Much improved when opening account over hurdles at Bangor 12 months ago but ended season in disappointing fashion, and fell heavily on chase bow at Ffos Las on return.

Much improved when opening account over hurdles at Bangor 12 months ago but ended season in disappointing fashion, and fell heavily on chase bow at Ffos Las on return.

4
P453-U7
iT
Black and white stripes (The Steeple Chasers)

Morney Wing (IRE)  17 

b g Antonius Pius - Tillan Fuwain (Unfuwain)

8 11-9 t b1
117
8 11-9 t b1
117

Unreliable sort. Unseated rider in handicap chase at Cheltenham on return and failed to land a blow in Southern National at Fontwell. However, can't rule dropping in class and in a change of headgear.

Unreliable sort. Unseated rider in handicap chase at Cheltenham on return and failed to land a blow in Southern National at Fontwell. However, can't rule dropping in class and in a change of headgear.

5
4B33-62
iT
Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap (M B Scholey & R H Scholey)

Just Georgie 21 

b g Kayf Tara - Just Kate (Bob's Return)

7 11-2
110
7 11-2
110

Still seeking first win under Rules but produced a career best when runner-up at Bangor 3 weeks ago, clear of the rest, so needs considering.

Still seeking first win under Rules but produced a career best when runner-up at Bangor 3 weeks ago, clear of the rest, so needs considering.

6
3/P2P22-
iT
Dark blue, red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Deva Racing Flemensfirth Partnership)

Whiskey Chaser (IRE)  274 

br g Flemensfirth - Cregane Lass (Oscar)

9 11-1 p
109
9 11-1 p
109

Won twice last season, and respectable efforts 3 of last 4 starts, close second of 3 at Newcastle when last seen in March.

Won twice last season, and respectable efforts 3 of last 4 starts, close second of 3 at Newcastle when last seen in March.

7
6273-45
iT
Royal blue, grey and royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap (Mrs Catherine Hogg)

Sharney Sike 18 

ch g And Beyond - Squeeze Box (Accordion)

11 10-11
105
11 10-11
105

Just the one creditable effort last season having missed all of the previous campaign but proved he can still be competitive when fourth at Carlisle on return. Not in same form next time, though.

Just the one creditable effort last season having missed all of the previous campaign but proved he can still be competitive when fourth at Carlisle on return. Not in same form next time, though.

8
3213/P1-
iT
Light blue, yellow sash, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets, yellow cap (Mr H L Thompson)

Purple Harry 247 

gr g Sir Harry Lewis - Ellfiedick (Alfie Dickins)

9 10-3
97
9 10-3
97

Matched pick of hurdles form at the first attempt when scoring on chase bow at Kelso when last seen in April. Claims if ready to go.

Matched pick of hurdles form at the first attempt when scoring on chase bow at Kelso when last seen in April. Claims if ready to go.

Verdict

JUST GEORGIE came in for solid support on his return to chasing when second at Bangor last time out and was unlucky behind a well-treated animal. He looks well worth a go over this extra distance and could take advantage of a winnable opening. Purple Harry did it well at Kelso when last seen in May but looks likely to be using this to prepare for the Eider Chase at Newcastle early next year, while the consistent Whiskey Chaser isn't easy to win with but should be thereabouts.

Verdict

JUST GEORGIE produced a career best when runner-up (clear of rest) at Bangor 3 weeks ago and he's taken to finally open his account under Rules. This represents a drop in class for Morney Wing so he looks next best ahead of Purple Harry.

15:00 Haydock 6 Dec 2017

Watch Racing UK In Stunning HD Novices' Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,848 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 2f 191y

Heavy ( Soft in places)

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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455-4
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing CIX)

Duke Debarry (IRE)  23 

b g Presenting - Blue Dante (Phardante)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Only fair in bumpers, but appears as the type to make a better hurdler judged on his encouraging start in this sphere at Kempton (21f) last month. Better to come.

Only fair in bumpers, but appears as the type to make a better hurdler judged on his encouraging start in this sphere at Kempton (21f) last month. Better to come.

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3/22155-
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Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap (Mr T G Leslie)

Freddies Portrait (IRE)  245 

gr g Portrait Gallery - Phara (Lord Americo)

8 10-12 t1
108
8 10-12 t1
108

Off the mark over fences at the third attempt at Carlisle in February, but he’s still in search of his first win over hurdles and faces a stiff task against a few promising rivals.

Off the mark over fences at the third attempt at Carlisle in February, but he’s still in search of his first win over hurdles and faces a stiff task against a few promising rivals.

3
74PP-32
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Royal blue, red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white spots, white cap, royal blue stars (The Farming Army)

Graystown (IRE)  21 

b g Well Chosen - Temple Girl (Luso)

5 10-12
119
5 10-12
119

Fair form over hurdles in a couple of starts at Ayr, but will need to step up on that if he’s to match it with a couple of these.

Fair form over hurdles in a couple of starts at Ayr, but will need to step up on that if he’s to match it with a couple of these.

4
357F1-2
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Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)

Ravensdale (IRE)  41 

ch g Flemensfirth - Thunder Belle (Glacial Storm)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Irish point winner who shaped well making Rules debut when runner-up in a bumper at Southwell (15.7f) in October, and is one to note now switched to timber moving up in trip.

Irish point winner who shaped well making Rules debut when runner-up in a bumper at Southwell (15.7f) in October, and is one to note now switched to timber moving up in trip.

5
R71-3
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Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Spider's Bite (IRE)  25 

b g Scorpion - Model Girl (Classic Cliche)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Didn’t achieve much when winning 4-runner bumper at the end of last season, but pointed to a bright future over hurdles when third at Aintree last month. Big chance.

Didn’t achieve much when winning 4-runner bumper at the end of last season, but pointed to a bright future over hurdles when third at Aintree last month. Big chance.

Verdict

RAVENSDALE was only beaten by a well-regarded Ben Pauling bumper horse at Southwell when last seen in October and could build on those exertions now tackling further over hurdles. An Irish point-to-point winner and out of a half-sister to the classy Time For Rupert, he looks sure to appreciate this test. Duke Debarry has some form behind some potentially smart novices' and has to be respected for the Nicky Henderson team, while Spider's Bite remains open to improvement and is another to note.

Verdict

There was plenty to like about RAVENSDALE’s debut under Rules when runner-up in a bumper at Southwell in October, and he looks one to keep on the right side of now switched to hurdling moving up in trip. Spider’s Bite should appreciate this test and rates the main danger ahead of Duke Debarry.

15:30 Haydock 6 Dec 2017

Watch Racing Uk On Bt Tv Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (3YO plus)

Winner £8,122 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 2f 191y

Heavy ( Soft in places)

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P1224-5
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Red, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red armlets, red cap (The Fife Boys + 1)

One For Harry (IRE)  31 

b g Generous - Strawberry Fool (Tel Quel)

9 11-12
135
9 11-12
135

As good as ever when resuming winning ways at Wetherby in January and filled frame all 3 starts after to end last term. Not disgraced on Carlisle reappearance a month ago and likely to be sharper now.

As good as ever when resuming winning ways at Wetherby in January and filled frame all 3 starts after to end last term. Not disgraced on Carlisle reappearance a month ago and likely to be sharper now.

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921231
iT
Black, yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap (Mr D McCain Jnr)

Tawseef (IRE)  25 

b g Monsun - Sahool (Unfuwain)

9 11-11
134
9 11-11
134

Thrived for this yard, winning on Flat either side of Cartmel handicap hurdle success in August, and improved again for latest success at Kelso 4 weeks ago. Up 10 lb in a deeper race dropped in trip.

Thrived for this yard, winning on Flat either side of Cartmel handicap hurdle success in August, and improved again for latest success at Kelso 4 weeks ago. Up 10 lb in a deeper race dropped in trip.

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15314-1
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Purple, red epaulets, pink sleeves, red cap (Clan Gathering)

Clan Legend 14 

ch g Midnight Legend - Harrietfield (Nicholas Bill)

7 11-4 t
127
7 11-4 t
127

Had a good campaign over fences last season, winning twice, and cashed in a lower chase mark at Hexham 2 weeks ago (16.2f, heavy). Up 9 lb but is very effective in the mud.

Had a good campaign over fences last season, winning twice, and cashed in a lower chase mark at Hexham 2 weeks ago (16.2f, heavy). Up 9 lb but is very effective in the mud.

4
3P7-P05
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Dark blue, maroon striped sleeves (Rebel Jumping)

Its'afreebee (IRE)  17 

br g Danroad - Aphra Benn (In The Wings)

7 11-3
126
7 11-3
126

Looked set to be a very useful novice chaser last season, but the wheels have fallen off over both sets of obstacles.

Looked set to be a very useful novice chaser last season, but the wheels have fallen off over both sets of obstacles.

5
1335-42
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Dark blue, yellow stripe, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets and star on yellow cap (Daresbury, Macechern & Lee Baldwin)

Quids In (IRE)  16 

b g Pour Moi - Quixotic (Pivotal)

4 10-12 t
121
4 10-12 t
121

Fairly useful juvenile last season and just about a career best when second of 9 in a Leicester handicap a fortnight ago. 2 lb rise perfectly fair but thorough test over this trip will test stamina.

Fairly useful juvenile last season and just about a career best when second of 9 in a Leicester handicap a fortnight ago. 2 lb rise perfectly fair but thorough test over this trip will test stamina.

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1332F6
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Sjd Racing & Dianne Sayer)

Iolani (GER)  68 (56F) 

b g Sholokhov - Imogen (Tiger Hill)

5 10-9
118
5 10-9
118

Bumper winner who also landed a 13-runner maiden on the Flat for Willie Mullins in September. Left that yard for £10,000 and doesn't appear to be especially well treated.

Bumper winner who also landed a 13-runner maiden on the Flat for Willie Mullins in September. Left that yard for £10,000 and doesn't appear to be especially well treated.

7
5862/PP
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Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap (Nobaj Ltd)

Aniknam (FR)  14 

b g Nickname - Kelle Home (Ut*useful)

7 10-1 h1
110
7 10-1 h1
110

Bumper/novice hurdle winner in younger days but off for 2 years from 2015 and looks like he still has problems judged on efforts last month. Hood fitted.

Bumper/novice hurdle winner in younger days but off for 2 years from 2015 and looks like he still has problems judged on efforts last month. Hood fitted.

Verdict

ONE FOR HARRY looked in need of the run at Carlisle on his reappearance four weeks ago and is fancied to bounce back to form despite the burden of carrying top weight. The nine-year-old's Kelso second to the classy Cyrus Darius back in February rates as particularly strong form, and perhaps Ryan Day's 3lb claim will prove crucial here. Clan Legend is respected bidding to make it three wins from his last four outings, while Tawseef was an easy winner over further last time but has gone up 10lb for that emphatic display.

Verdict

CLAN LEGEND is a very reliable proposition when encountering deep ground, and with fellow last-time-out winner Tawseef and Quids In tackling a trip that may not prove ideal, he rates the percentage call.

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