Haydock Placepot: Wednesday March 18

Alan King has a couple of representatives at Haydock
Alan King has a couple of representatives at Haydock

Bigger fields at Haydock make it the most appealing card from a Placepot perspective.

Finding two solid horses against him is proving problematic, so the obvious choice of Roberto Pegasus goes in alone in leg four following a convincing debut over fences at Plumpton.

14:10 - A handicap that's tricky enough to require us to take two. Minella Fiveo stands out on his win last time and is a bigger price than might have been expected, so he goes in for all he lacks a back-catalogue of solid efforts. Dark Dune more than makes up for Minella Fiveo's shortcoming having placed on his last six starts, winning last time.

14:45 - Hope that Craig Nichol doesn't make a habit of the soft unseat that saw him part company with Itstimeforapint at Ayr recently and you can be confident that this unexposed chaser will be among the principals again.

15:15 - In a race lacking depth, we can be fairly confident of Lightentertainment hitting the places even if hot favourite Masterful Act proves too strong. The selection is essentially progressive, the fact he was down the field in the Betfair Hurdle last time no slight against him, especially as this longer trip ought to prove more his thing.

15:50 - Finding two solid horses against him is proving problematic, so the obvious choice of Roberto Pegasus goes in alone in leg four following a convincing debut over fences at Plumpton.

16:25 - A Vos Gardes might prove tough to beat, but with only other form rival Wild Bill an Evan Williams charge on his third start we can be confident in Three Faces West, who has looked thoroughly professional in winning his last two starts.

17:00 - Having dodged an odds-on shot in the previous leg, we're glad for one in the closing bumper. Board of Trade won a deeper race than this at Exeter in December and is trusted to at least go close again.

Selections:
14:10 - 4, 11
14:45 - 8
15:15 - 2
15:50 - 6
16:25 - 1
17:00 - 3

= 2 lines

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