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haydock Preview - SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021

Peter Marsh Chase Day is Haydock Park’s first raceday of the year and in the past has produced several fine winners at the Cheltenham Festival. Will this year be the same? The first race is a Grade 2 Novices’ Chase at 12:55pm with the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase the feature race at 2:40pm.


The going as of Thursday is heavy, with more rain (and snow) forecast.


latest GOING

12.55 Novices' chase 2m 3f

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Allart

2 – Silver Hallmark

Comment: Nicky Henderson’s Allart won readily on his seasonal debut in a similar event at Ascot in December and should find his way into the winner’s enclosure again. Silver Hallmark was a close second at Exeter last time and another good run can be expected.

Novices' hurdle 1m 7f

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Llandinabo Lad

2 – Minella Drama

Comment: Course and distance winner Llandinabo Lad ran a decent second at Ascot last month and should go one better today. Minella Drama comes here after easy wins at Sedgefield and Bangor but was behind the selection when second at Bangor in October.

14.05 handicap hurdle 3m

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Hijack

2 – Milvale

Comment: Hijack was running on late in heavy conditions when finishing a close third at Haydock last time out and the extra half mile should suit. Milvale has winning form on heavy ground and ran a decent fourth at Kelso last month.

14.40 peter marsh 
Handicap Chase 3m 1f

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Sam’s Adventure

2 – Royale Pagaille

Comment: Sam’s Adventure won the Tommy Whittle Chase over course and distance in similar conditions last time out and is selected to win round Haydock again. Royale Pagaille comes here in good heart after wins at Kempton and Haydock and another good run can be expected.


15.15 the new one unibet hurdle 1m 7f

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Ballyandy

2 – Buveur D’Air

Comment: Last year’s winner Ballyandy has been running well this season without getting his head in front, that should change today. The legendary 2-time Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air returns after a long injury absence and could need the run.


15.50 Handicap chase 2m

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Destined To Shine

2 – Black Pirate

Comment: Destined To Shine ran a good second over course and distance last time out and is tipped to go one better today. Black Pirate has winning form on heavy going and should come on for his seasonal debut when third at Newcastle last month.

16.20 handicap hurdle 1m 7f

Predicted 1-2:

1 – Nefyn Point

2 – Imperial Acolyte

Comment: Nefyn Point ran a good second on heavy ground at Carlisle last time out and another good run is expected. Imperial Acolyte has risen 10lb in the weights after a comfortable win at Ffos Las in November and could run the selection close.


Suggested Tote Placepot:


Race 1 – (1) Allart / (4) Silver Hallmark

Race 2 – (1) Llandinabo Lad

Race 3 – (3) Hijack

Race 4 – (1) Royale Pagaille / (5) Sam’s Adventure

Race 5 – (1) Ballyandy / (3) Buveur D’Air

Race 6 – (3) Destined To Shine / (5) Black Pirate

Suggested perm 2x1x1x2x2x2 = 16 bets @ £1 per bet = £16 Total Stake


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