Friday, June 09, 2017

Haydock Pinnacle & John Of Gaunt Stakes (Sat 10th June )

Nice winner yesterday at Leopardstown ,with Brendan Brackan winning  Glencairn listed stakes in good style at 7-2 .For £280.00 profit .Hopefully June will be decent month ,with Royal Ascot just around the corner .

Plenty of racing on Saturday with eight cards ,though going concentrate on the two feature races from Haydock Park .The group three John Of Gaunt Stakes at 4.05 & Pinnacle stakes at 3.30 .

9 Runners declared for good looking seven furlong group three contest at Haydock, on ground described  as soft .The three main contenders look to be Breton Rock , Jallota & Mitchum Swagger .

BRETON ROCK : 7-Y-0 Gelding , winning 9 out 27 .Had some useful form in 2016 ,winning the G3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket & G2 Park Stakes at Doncaster .Also Finished creditable  3RD in group one Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on seasonal reappearance .No easy task under 5lb group two penalty ,though will be suited by ground conditions .

JALLOTA : 6-Y-0 Gelding ,winning 5 out 39 on turf .Consistent sort ,had some decent form in 2016 ,winning the G3 Prix Du Pin at Chantilly in September .Also finished close 2ND in G1 Premio Vittorio Di Cappua at San Siro in Italy.Made creditable reappearance in G2 Bet365 Mile at Sandown in April,finishing 3RD behind Sovereign Dept.Solid each-way claims ,with conditions to suit .

MITCHUM SWAGGER : 5-Y-0 Gelding ,winning 2 out 10 on turf ,though not won since September 2015 .Had some useful placed form in 2016,finishing 3RD in Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot ,off mark 108 .Also finished close 2ND in G3 Superior Mile stakes at Haydock.No real show on first two starts this season,though should come on for those races .Will relish the soft ground .

VERDICT : Breton Rock will be popular dropping down in class,after finishing third in G1 Lockinge at Newbury last time ,though faces no easy task under 5lb penalty.Odds around 5-2 look short enough in hot looking contest .

MITCHUM SWAGGER will need to bounce back to form,though had some useful form last season on soft ground .Has decent record here at Haydock (221) ,including finishing close 2ND in G3 Superior Stakes .Ryan Moore riding for first time.also looks eyecatching jockey booking.Odds around 5-1 look decent each-way value .


10 Runners declared for G3 Pinnacle Stakes for Fillies & Mares over the extended 1M 3F at Haydock .The two standout contenders are Amjaan Princess, Bateel .

AMJAAN PRINCESS : 4-Y-0 Filly , winning 2 out 7 ,also finished second 4 times .Has shown progressive form this season ,including bolting up in 1M 4F Listed race at Goodwood last time on fast ground .Ground conditions shouldn't be problem ,having finished 2ND in Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot last season on Soft ground .

BATEEL : 5-Y-0 Mare , winning 4 out 8 for David Simcock.Goes particularly well on soft ground .Had some decent form last season ,including winning 1M 4F listed race at Newmarket .Made creditable reappearance, on first start for French trainer F.H Graffard,finishing 2ND in 1M 7F G3 contest .Should go well with ideal conditions .

 VERDICT : BATEEL looks to have plenty in her favour ,having won 4 out 4 on (Soft or G/S)  .Made encouraging return for new yard at Chantilly last time .Also will be suited returning to this shorter trip .Odds around 10-3 look fair value in not the strongest looking group three contest .


£60 WIN @ 10/3 BET365*
(WINNER SP 2-1F PROFIT £200.00) 

£30 EACH-WAY @ 5/1 BET365*
(UNPLACED SP 3-1 LOSS £60.00

(TOTAL PROFIT £140.00 )

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