Saturday, 3 September 2011
Haydock - the jewel of the NorthWest, maybe
Having tried our luck in Yorkshire last week and breaking even, let’s see if we try our luck in the North West again. OK, we didn’t do to well in Chester with only one winner but we’ll try again to beat the odds in the region.
This time the blog visits the village of Haydock or to be more precise Haydock Park Racecourse.
There’s now’t much to say about Haydock expect - location. It is stuck between Manchester and Liverpool, convenient to punters from both cities.
It used to be the jewel of the Lancashire coal field boasting at one time 13 collieries, the last pit closing in 1971.
But now is better known for Haydock Park Racecourse based as you guessed in about 125 acres of parkland.
It’s a long track over a mile and a half with a five furlong run-in all of which adds up to the need in the horse of your choice of stamina.
So you’d better pick a fit, long striding horse if you want to beat the book. And this Saturday there are plenty of these to choose from. Unfortunately, plenty of fit horses makes a tipsters life even more difficult.
But enough of special pleading to the card.
The race of the day will be the Betfred Sprint Cup at 3.35 where some of the fastest racehorses in Europe will be making their way in the hope of winning one of the richest prizes of the year at Haydock, as flat racing season reaches its climax.
After Wales’s win last night lets make it a winning weekend.
2.00 It’s the weekend so its got to be Rainfall although First City looks promising. I can’t see Navajo Chief repeating his York form.
2.30 Lots will go for Merchant of Dubai at the odds offered but my each way bet is Zuider Zee
3.00 I think Zero Money and Your Gifted are worth a look but my money is on an e.w. bet to make myself a Secret Millionaire.
3.35 Its Hoof It for me but Bated Breath e.w. is a consideration
4.05 Nimiety or Brickfielder here
4.40 Caledonian Spring is there to be beaten by Martin Chuzzlewit
5.10 Suhaili or Four Nations but the former has the edge.