Haydock Saturday Preview - 19/11/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Haydock - November 19 2022
Haydock 15:35
Freddie Gingell

Truckers Lodge

Freddie Gingell
Paul Nicholls
Age: 10
Weight: 12-0
OR: 145
Days: 245

The final event of the afternoon on ITV is the Handicap Chase over 3m 1 1/2f and we are siding with the Paul Nicholls trained Truckers Lodge.

A very admirable staying chaser for the inform champion trainer, he has serious form in soft/heavy ground and is everything you want in a horse for a race like this.

Third off a mark of 150 in the 20 runner Welsh Grand National in December, he then went to Ascot in February and was a good third behind Fortescue and Fiddlerontheroof in the Listed Swinley Chase.

Stepped back up in trip to 4m2f in the Midlands Grand National, he ran a valiant race off 149 to finish sixth of 18 on soft ground.

Dropped 4lb for that run to a mark of 145, getting back to testing ground and having the added bonus of talented 10lb claimer Freddie Gingell jumping on board, he essentially races off 135.