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Timeform’s Haydock Betting Tips
13:50 – Fourofakind 14:25 – Only The Bold 15:00 – Tuddenham Green 15:35 – Alnadam 16:10 – Your Own Story 16:45 – Horacio Apples 17:20 – One Fine Man
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FOUROFAKIND was fairly useful on the Flat in Ireland and showed an aptitude for hurdling on his debut in this sphere at Taunton at the end of December.
He showed improved form in first-time cheekpieces when third in another juvenile event at Newbury last time and, while he may not be the most straightforward, this doesn’t look the strongest race and he can take advantage of the weight he receives from his elders. V Twelve could be the danger.
ONLY THE BOLD showed fairly useful form over hurdles for Evan Williams last season, but he has proved a different proposition sent chasing for new connections fitted with cheekpieces and a tongue tie. He jumped well and won hard held on his debut at Bangor in November before following up in similarly impressive fashion at Hereford in January, value for more than the winning margin and displaying a nice turn of foot.
Only The Bold remains lightly raced for an eight-year-old and is fancied to defy another 10 lb rise in the weights to complete a hat-trick. Richmond Lake, who has also made a positive start over fences, looks the obvious danger.
TUDDENHAM GREEN looked potentially useful when making a winning start over hurdles at Chepstow in October, but he didn’t progress as expected in listed company at Wetherby next time.
He also found the step into Grade 2 company too hot on his latest start at Cheltenham, but he should find this test more to his liking and he is worth backing to resume his progress, especially as he represents a yard in top form. Jolly Nellerie is an obvious threat on his British and stable debut given the level of form he showed in France.
ALNADAM’s losing run stretches back over two years now, but he took a step back in the right direction when third at Wetherby last time, appearing to appreciate a switch to more forceful riding tactics. He is potentially very well treated based on the pick of his form and he will be very dangerous if building on that.
He looks the percentage play in an open handicap, though Vocal Duke and lightly-raced handicap debutant Hurlerontheditch are a couple who could give him something to think about.
YOUR OWN STORY is yet to finish out of the first four over fences and he duly opened his account upped to a marathon trip at Wetherby 16 days ago, forging clear of a solid yardstick in the closing stages and relishing the bigger emphasis on stamina.
He’s an uncomplicated type who jumps well in the main, so there is no reason why he won’t take another step forward kept to this sort of trip and defy a 7 lb rise in the weights. No Cruise Yet and The Questioner are closely matched on last month’s North Wales National form at Bangor (the former has also run well in Eider since) and head the dangers.
HORACIO APPLES is going the right way over hurdles now, not needing to improve to open his account on handicap debut at Ayr and travelling well when following up at Bangor last month. His jumping wasn’t always fluent but once again he never looked like being passed on the run-in and he is the type who can stay ahead of the handicapper for a while yet.
A subsequent 4 lb rise shouldn’t be enough to prevent him from completing a hat-trick. Handicap debutants Galudon and Broomfield Present may give him most to think about.
It’s been really encouraging to see ONE FINE MAN make such a bright start over fences following a lengthy absence, registering back-to-back victories in this sphere in recent weeks. His jumping and application has been excellent so he is taken to defy a small rise in the weights and complete a hat-trick.
Grey Diamond certainly has races in him from his present mark and this represents a slight drop in class.