Haydock

Left Hand Flat & National Hunt Course

 

Haydock

Left hand course. Draw where the race is over 6 furlongs and further low numbers are favoured, when the ground is soft high numbers are favoured over 5 & 6 Furlongs.

 

Haydock park is a pretty course set in the middle of industrial Lancashire with a pleasant paddock and great amenities couple this with easy access from the M6 motorway and the A580 East Lancashire road and you can see why this course is a day out favourite with punters from Manchester, Liverpool and whole host of smaller towns in the area.

 

The racing is always good at Haydock with it's main races being the July Lancashire Oaks and the September Sprint Gold Cup this doesn't mean that they don't have lots of other good races to bet on.

 

Haydock course undulates and this favours a galloper.

 

Haydock Park over the Jumps

 

Although a flat and national hunt course Haydock provides a good test for Aintree candidates this is due to the gradual rise over the four furlong run in and the fact that the stiff fences have a slight drop on the landing side.

 

Some national hunt races to watch out for are: November Tim Molony Memorial Handicap Chase 3m 4 f, also in November Edward Hamme Memorial Chase 3m, December Tommy Whittle Chase 3m, January Peter Marsh Handicap Chase 3m Tote Premier Long distance hurdle, March Red Square Vodka Gold Cup Chase 3m 4f finally May sees the Swinton Handicap Hurdle.