Haydock Saturday Preview - 07/09/19

13:50 - Laafy

The first race of the day is the is the Class 2 Handicap over 1 mile 6 furlongs and in this marathon contest we have gone for the Sir Michael Stoute trained Laafy.

This four year old has been very consistent this season with two wins and two seconds in his last five runs and he heads into this contest off the back of one of those victories.

He scored nicely at Nottingham last month in a Class 3 contest and he should come on for that run, Sir Michael Stoute holds another runner in the field but we have sided with Laafy.

14:25 - Here Comes When

Here Comes When for trainer Andrew Balding has a huge chance at a big price in the Group Three Mile Stakes and heads into this contest lightly raced compared to the field.

The nine year old gelding won this race last year in great style thriving in the soft conditions which he should get again on Saturday.

He has only had one run this season when fourth at Sandown on quicker ground and he has been primed to defend his title in this all season.

15:00 - Light Angel

The Listed Ascendant Stakes over a mile sees some clever juveniles go to post and we have sided with the John Gosden trained Light Angel.

This colt has a great form line heading into this contest finishing a smart second last time out behind Surf Dancer on the weather who then finished not that far behind the progressive Mums Tipple on the turf.

If this two year old can convert his all weather form to the turf he could be a serious contender and one to watch in the future.

15:35 - Charles Kingsley

The Mark Johnston trained Charles Kingsley goes for us in the Old Borough Cup Handicap over 1 mile 6 furlongs and this step back down in trip should suit him.

At Newmarket back in July he ran his best race of the season when taking a Class 3 Handicap, he then ran to a good standard at Glorious Goodwood over the same distance being outclassed by some better horses.

He was stepped up in trip at the Ebor meeting but was below par and found the step up in distance to much and should be more comfortable back at 1 mile 6f.

16:10 - Dream Of Dreams

The feature race at Haydock on Saturday is the Sprint Cup over six furlongs where some of the best sprinters in the world go to post for Group One glory and our selection is the Sir Michael Stoute trained Dream Of Dreams that seems to have everything going for him in this one.

This five year old has had his best season to date starting off back in April on the all weather at Chelmsford and winning nicely in a Class 2 contest.

From there the horse stepped up to a Listed contest at Windsor and progressed again to see off a strong field of runners with the second place that day winning a good Group Two race last time out.

Royal Ascot was his best run of the year when being narrowly edged out on the line in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes when Blue Point was not for passing.

Last time out was very underwhelming in the July Cup where he will have to reverse some form against these runners but we think you can draw a line through that run.

He will have conditions to suit with him favouring soft ground more so than other runners and if getting back to the form of the Diamond Jubilee he has to be in the mix and at a current price of 10/1 is hard to overlook even at an each way shout.

16:45 - Camacho Chief

The penultimate selection of the day at Haydock at the weekend is the Michael Dods trained Camacho Chief in the five furlong sprint contest.

This four year old races best in soft conditions and that is exactly what he will get come Saturday with rain showers expected from now until the race.

He won three starts ago at Doncaster over five furlongs on soft ground and then finished a good fifth at York in similar conditions in a better race, should be in the mix.

17:20 - Storm Ahead

The Class 4 Handicap over a mile finishes the three day meeting at the track on Saturday and Storm Ahead for trainer Tim Easterby.

The six year old has been raced frequently during the season but three starts ago finished a smart second at Pontefract off the same mark as he is today.

He does not mind soft ground winning at Doncaster back in June and if finding that form has to be on the shortlist.