On Friday we have interesting looking Listed sprint from Haydock Park.
9 runners declared for decent looking listed race at Haydock Park ,with ground described as good/firm .The three main contenders look to be Cotai Glory, Take Cover & Double Up .
COTAI GLORY :Fair sprinter on his day,winning 3 out 12.Had some fair form last season ,winning 5F listed race at Doncaster in September.No show in Palace House stakes at Newmarket last time,on seasonal reappearance,though should be thereabouts in this easier race
TAKE COVER : Useful 9-Y-0 veteran sprinter ,winning 8 out 27 .Showed some useful form last season ,including finishing close 2ND in G2 King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in July .Also won 5F listed race at Dundalk in November & finished good 5TH in Palace House stakes at Newmarket last time .Should go well returning to listed company .
DOUBLE UP : Progressive 5-Y-0 gelding ,winning three handicaps last season,including winning the Class 2 5F Heritage Handicap at Ascot in July ,off mark 98 .Has good record fresh winning first time out the last two seasons . Takes step up in class ,though looks open to improvement .
VERDICT : Double Up will be popular here for Roger Varian ,having looked progressive sort last season in handicaps ,though this is step up in class .Odds around 3-1 look short enough, on his seasonal reappearance .
TAKE COVER should take some catching here, returning to listed company . Showed plenty speed in much stronger race at Newmarket last time, only getting caught in closing stages .Has decent record in listed races and can defy 4LB penalty .Odds around 5-1 look very fair value .
TAKE COVER 7.30 HAYDOCK
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 CORALS*
(WINNER SP 11-4F PROFIT £312.50)