Haydock Saturday Preview - 27/05/23

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 12:15
Ray Dawson

In The Breeze

J: Ray Dawson
T: Michael Appleby
Age: 5
Weight: 9-8
OR: 74
Days: 26

The first race of the afternoon from Haydock is the Class 5 Handicap over 1m4f and In The Breeze for trainer Mick Appleby looks to have a big chance.

This race looks to lack a lot of class and with that in mind we are giving a chance to a horse with a falling mark who has been racing in better company of late.

Looking through his form he seems to perform best on quick ground and in the last year he has only been seen once on proper quick ground in August on the July Course when a good second to Sarsons Risk over 1m4f in a Class 4 Handicap.

Since then he has been ran on the all weather or slow ground and with his mark dropping to 75, still not liking the ground he finished a fair third of six at Windsor last time out behind Fast Steps.

Dropping 1lb to a mark of 74 and dropping into a Class 5 event having been running in Class 3 and 4s, he could be worth taking a chance on.

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 12:50
Connor Beasley


J: Connor Beasley
T: Charlie Johnston
Age: 7
Weight: 9-5
OR: 93
Days: 49

Next up at Haydock is the Class 2 Handicap over two miles and dropping back to a more workable mark on quicker ground makes Themaxwecan interesting.

A winner in August off a mark of 92 at Ascot in a Class 2 Handicap over two miles during the Shergar Cup meeting, he was then upped 2lb on his final run of the season at Newmarket and did not seem to run his race in the Cesarewitch Trial.

Starting this term off at Musselburgh in the Queen's Cup off the same mark when looking to need the run, he has been dropped to a mark that is 1lb higher than his last winning mark and getting his preferred good ground he can get back to form, with him being at peak fitness.

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 13:25
Frankie Dettori


J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 90
Days: 25

The big handicap event of the afternoon from Haydock is the Betfred Silver Bowl over a mile and Covey for John & Thady Gosden could have too much class for this field.

A well bred son of Frankel he made his debut at Southwell in April when finishing a good second behind the talented Zoology for James Ferguson.

Getting off the mark next time out at Newmarket on good to soft ground in a Maiden Stakes over 7f, he then went to Newcastle under a penalty and went on to bolt up again.

Stepping into handicap company for the first time off a mark of 90, Gosden has ran a few nice ones in this before and hopefully he believes he is better than a mark of 90 with potentially a big future for this horse.

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 14:00
Hollie Doyle


J: Hollie Doyle
T: Archie Watson
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 114
Days: 24

One of the nicer events on the Haydock card this weekend is the Group Two Sandy lane Stakes over 6f and although Little Big Bear is respected down in trip and grade, Bradsell for Archie Watson is a big player and our selection being a bigger price.

An emphatic winner at York on seasonal debut in a Novice Stakes bolting up by nine lengths, he was last seen at Royal Ascot taking the Group Two Coventry Stakes with more in hand at the line.

The form of that race has been massively franked with the likes of Persian Force, Blackbeard and Royal Scotsman all going on to perform well throughout last year in good Group races.

Bradsell was seen just once more last term when only fourth in the Group One Phoenix Stakes behind the winner Little Big Bear.

It was revealed that he had picked up an injury in the race which was the reason for his poor run and he was put away for the rest of the season.

Returning this term at Ascot in the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial he travelled beautifully into the race but when asked to win the race just showed his time off the track when obviously not 100% fit.

Set to strip much fitter for this race he should go close and we expect him to reverse the form with Cold Case.

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 14:30
William Buick


J: William Buick
T: K R Burke
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: 108
Days: 204

The final event from Haydock on ITV is the feature Group Two Temple Stakes and we are siding with the Karl Burke trained Dramatised.

The three year old filly Looks a really promising sprinter for the inform yard being extremely green on debut when hanging all over the place over 5f at Newmarket, but showed an emphatic turn of foot to take the race easily in the final furlong.

The form of the race has worked out well with the three behind her all franking it next time out and she went on to keep her unbeaten record next time out at Royal Ascot when taking out the Group Two Queen Mary in taking style.

Sent to York's Ebor meeting she suffered the first loss of her career when running under par in the Group Two Lowther Stakes when only fifth of 12, but that race has worked out well with Mawj back in fourth winning the 1000 Guineas.

Given some time off to freshen up ahead of her trip to Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup, she ran a stormer to finish a length second behind Mischief Magic in the Group One Juvenile Turf Sprint.

Back this season as a three year old she showed big ability this term and hopefully she can kick on again this term.

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 15:10
Frankie Dettori

Eternal Class

J: Frankie Dettori
T: K R Burke
Age: 3
Weight: 9-8
OR: 74
Days: 2

The penultimate event from the Merseyside track on Saturday is the Class 5 Handicap over 6f and the horse that takes the eye is Eternal Class for Karl Burke and Frankie Dettori.

A winner on debut last term at Thirsk over 5f, she then finished off her juvenile season with a fifth of 10 runner at Southwell not handling the penalty in a decent event with Chester winner Radio Goo Goo back in second.

Back this term starting her season off at Nottingham in her final Novice Stakes on soft ground she ran a fair race to finish five lengths back in fourth.

Upped to 6f on handicap debut at Ripon off a mark off 77 she did not handle the conditions again and having ran well at the track on Thursday on the wrong side of the track now back on quicker ground being dropped 3lb for her run at Ripon, if being declared she could go well.

Haydock - May 26 2023
Haydock 15:45
William Buick


J: William Buick
T: David & Nicola Barron
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 87
Days: 7

The final event on the card is the Class 3 Handicap over 7f and Persuasion for David & Nicola Barron has been largely consistent this term and with the champion jockey William Buick booked he could go close.

Finishing last season off at Ascot on good ground over 7f when second behind a decent type in Final Watch off a mark of 89, he then started this season off at Southwell on the same mark and obviously needed the run.

Stripping much fitter for that experience he then finished just over a length back in third at Newmarket behind The Gatekeeper off 88.

Dropped another 1lb for his last run over the same C&D he was a close third again behind the talented Montassib and although being turned around quickly for this event, he runs off the same mark.