ITV Saturday Haydock, Beverley And Chester Preview

Haydock - May 28 2021
Haydock 12:45
14(9)
Tom Marquand

Capote's Dream

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Tom Marquand
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Tom Ward
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 83
Days: 26

First up is the Class 3 Handicap over six furlongs and Capote's Dream for trainer Tom Ward looks one of the more likely winners, being extremely progressive this term and still on a nice mark.

The four year old this season joined Ward's yard having been average for Jospeh Murphy in Ireland and on his seasonal/stable debut he got off the mark in fine fashion at Kempton.

Back over the same course and distance he scored again making it back to back wins and when seeking his hat-trick on his British turf debut he was a narrow second at Windsor.

Many though the bubble may have burst but they were wrong as he was seen winning again last time out back at Windsor and only 2lb higher for this event makes him tough to beat.

Needs to handle the soft ground, but he did enough in Ireland in the same conditions to think he will.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/05/24ASC6Gd9-914
15/04/24WDR6Gd9-52
27/09/23GOO6Sft10-26
09/09/23ASC6GF9-09
27/08/23GOO6Sft8-92
Beverley - May 28 2021
Beverley 13:00
4(4)
Sean Davis

Kyber Crystal

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Sean Davis
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Adrian Paul Keatley
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
OR: N/A
Days: 14

The first race of the day from Beverley on ITV is the Fillies' Conditions Stakes over five furlongs and Kyber Crystal for Adrian Keatley could be tough to beat.

The filly made her debut at Doncaster on soft ground earlier in May and was a good second behind the smart Ebro River for Hugo Palmer.

That winner has since gone onto frank the form of the race winning next time out in a Listed race at Sandown on Thursday.

Kyber Crystal should improve for her first run and having handled soft ground on her debut she looks one to keep on side.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
29/05/24BEV5Sft8-66
17/05/24HAM5Gd8-66
02/05/24RED5Sft8-56
16/09/23BAT5.5GS9-412
03/09/23BRI5.5Gd9-45
Haydock - May 28 2021
Haydock 13:20
5(12)
Jason Hart

El Astronaute

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Jason Hart
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John Quinn
Age: 8
Weight: 9-4
OR: 106
Days: 22

The first big race of the day from Haydock is the Listed Achille Stakes and the consistent sprinter El Astronaute looks a lovely price of 5/1 to take the event.

The 5f specialist has seen it all over the years, and event at the age of eight is showing clear enthusiasm for the game when winning last time out on seasonal debut at Chester in a Conditions Stakes.

The gelding has been versatile when it comes to ground throughout his career, winning this event last year on good ground at Doncaster, but then also finishing a good third in 2019 in the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye on very soft at ParisLongchamp.

Seems to be in fine form off the back of his seasonal debut and he should come on for that pipe cleaner, just needs to be as effective on this slower ground.Big chance at 5/1.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/10/21MUS5Sft9-25
18/08/21YOR5.5Gd9-814
31/07/21HAM5GF9-15
27/07/21GOO5Sft9-72
10/07/21YOR5Gd9-18
Chester - May 28 2021
Chester 13:40
8(4)
Rob Hornby

Boardman

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Rob Hornby
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Tim Easterby
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
OR: 90
Days: 15

The only race of the dat on ITV from Chester is the Class 2 Handicap over 7 1/2 furlongs and the Tim Easterby trained Boardman looks an interesting runner.

The five year old has been a huge improver this year, having a torrid time of things last season but looking a rejuvenated character.

Having needed the run at Redcar on his seasonal debut, h then bounced back to form off a mark of 75 to win at Haydock on heavy ground.

Up 5lb for that win he took it in his stride to land an 18 runner Handicap at York with ease and although he's up another 10lb today he looks to be incredibly progressive and should go well again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/05/24CHS7.5GF9-108
27/04/24HAY7Sft9-16
30/09/23HAY8Hy9-128
02/09/23CHS7.5GS9-1212
10/08/23CHP7GS9-712
Haydock - May 28 2021
Haydock 13:55
2(1)
David Egan

Cabaletta

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David Egan
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Roger Varian
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 102
Days: 16

Another feature race on the afternoon is the Group Three Pinnacle Stakes over over 1m4f and Cabaletta for Roger Varian looks a strong favourite.

The grey won her debut as a juvenile back in October 2019 on heavy ground and was then saved for her three year old campaign.

Having showed some decent form at the start of last season, winning over 12f at Newbury in July, she then bumped into Enbihaar in the Group Two Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Over the same course and distance next time out she took on Subjectivist in the Group Three March Stakes and was again a long way second.

After that she dropped in trip for the British Champions Fillies & Mares at Ascot and was outclassed in the Group One event.

She returned this season at York in the Group Two Middleton Fillies' Stakes over 1m2f and was a fair third, looking to need further and overall the run for fitness.

Now dropped into a weaker race and back up in trip, she could be tough to beat if handling the soft ground.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
19/08/21YOR12Gd9-75
31/07/21GOO14Sft9-67
03/07/21HAY12Sft9-53
29/05/21HAY12GS9-02
13/05/21YOR10.5Gd9-03
Beverley - May 28 2021
Beverley 14:10
3(2)
James Sullivan

Tipperary Sunset

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James Sullivan
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John Quinn
Age: 2
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 15

The Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes over five furlongs sees a good looking field of juveniles head to post and the one that takes the eye is Tipperary Sunset for John Quinn.

The youngster has only been seen once to date and it came when he made his debut over 5f at Hamilton on good to soft ground, seeing off rival Ryan's Party who he reposes today.

He has to give the field 4lb in this event but if handling the softer ground and improving for that first run he shouldn't be far away.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
18/07/21CHA6GS9-36
29/05/21BEV5Sft9-41
14/05/21HAM5GS9-51
Haydock - May 28 2021
Haydock 14:30
8(4)
Tom Marquand

With Thanks

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Tom Marquand
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William Haggas
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 110
Days: 209

The Group Three John Of Gaunt Stakes over seven furlongs is the best event of the afternoon at the Merseyside track and With Thanks for William Haggas.

This soft ground specialist has been seen five times during his career, winning his only run on debut at Newmarket on heavy ground then in his four runs last season he had figures of 1212.

He made his seasonal debut last term on good ground over 6f at Thirsk and was a good second when getting back to 7f at Catterick on heavy ground next time out, bolting up by close to seven lengths.

The gelding then went to Goodwood for the Listed Fillies' Stakes in October and was a close second behind Group winner Onassis.

The son of Camacho was last seen bolting up in a Group Three at Naas in November over seven furlongs on heavy ground and if running to that form he looks a big player.

There is no better horse in the race that will handle the soft ground like him and anymore that falls will play to his strengths.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/10/21ASC7Sft9-01
17/09/21NBY7GS8-115
04/07/21CFD7St9-07
29/05/21HAY7GS9-07
01/11/20NAA7Hy9-21
Beverley - May 28 2021
Beverley 14:45
12(3)
Ben Curtis

Sibaaq

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Ben Curtis
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Mark Johnston
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: 80
Days: 45

The final event on terrestrial TV on Saturday sees the Class 3 Handicap over 7 1/2 furlongs and the Mark Johnston trained Sibaaq looks tough to beat.

The three year old gelding was mostly consistent last term, winning over course and distance in August and then placing at Goodwood and Ripon after that.

He returned this term back at Beverley over C&D and won again with a slight bit in hand and now heading back here to make it three from three at the track he looks a big player.

The son of Dark Angel has been seen running well on soft in the past and should handle this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/02/23RAN6.5Gd8-114
05/11/22RSH9Gd8-112
01/11/22RAN8Gd8-133
15/10/22RAN7.5GS8-112
24/09/21HAY8GF9-61