Haydock Saturday Preview - 19/01/2019

12:55 - Bahama Moon

The opening race from a busy afternoon on Merseyside at Haydock is the Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club Handicap Hurdle, where Bahama Moon can follow up his recent close effort at Hereford.

Second to Christian Williams' Uno Mas - who has since picked up another win at Catterick, signified that a win cannot be too far away.

Conditions in his favour, having also gone close on similar ground at Sedgefield and Carlisle this term placing in both.

Should be in with a shout here.

13:30 - Jerrysback

The first of four Grade Two's from Haydock is the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase, over just shy of two-and-a-half miles, can confirm the placings with Kim Bailey's Vinndication last time out.

Philip Hobbs' 7yo was a 50/1 winner over this distance at Bangor on the 1st December, and was not disgraced at Ascot over further just before Christmas - just finishing a length-and-a-half down on one of the best Novices' around.

Key player once again if showing the same heart as a month ago.

14:05 - Mister Fisher

Angels Breath misses the Sky Bet Supreme Trial - registered as the Rossington, leaving a field of six and we think Nicky Henderson can still pick up the scraps with Mister Fisher, in what remains an competitive affair.

Mister Fisher looks a true contender for the Champion Trainer in the Supreme at the Cheltenham Festival, having beat off three big names in the division back in the 32Red Casino Novices Hurdle in Kempton's opener on Boxing Day.

Takes all the beating this time around.


This action continues with the Grade Two New One Unibet Hurdle - registered as a trial for the Champion Hurdle, and with Brain Power out, Silver Streak can prove his worth for Evan Williams.

Both of his second-placed finishes in a Cheltenham Grade Two and Three not too long ago makes him the one to beat, where he was unlucky not to win in either.

Has conditions in his favour - providing they do not turn on the softer side.

Looking to boost credentials for the big one in March.

15:15 - Captain Redbeard

Captain Redbeard has never been outside the first three in six visits to Haydock, and is certainly one for the shortlist ahead of the Grade Two Peter Marsh Handicap Chase.

Unfortunate to part company with his jockey in last season's Grand National, this 10yo gelding has run with credit in his two most recent starts, after a lacklustre display on his return.

Big field, but holds a chance if upping the ante.

15:45 - Admirals Secret

The penultimate race from Haydock is the Cheltenham Preview Here In March Handicap Chase, and the selection is Admirals Secret.

Three wins from his four starts last year, including victory at Wincanton on Boxing Day, and there could be more to come from this lightly raced 8yo.

Held in high regard at home by Victor Dartnall, and appears to relish racing at this time of year.

Solid claims.

16:15 - Django Django

Django Django can take the last for Martin Broughton, Jonjo O'Neill and son Junior, in the Old Boston Handicap Hurdle.

This 6yo has been off since winning a Staying Hurdle Qualifier at Chepstow in November, and aside from that, his best form has come in the month of January, winning and placing in a couple of decent races twelve months ago.

Looks useful with plenty of advancement expected.