Daily Archives: May 12, 2012

Swinton Handicap Hurdle (Haydock)

Ok ok, we know it’s not called the Swinton any more but in our hearts it will always be known by that name. You can’t eradicate the race history overnight 😉

This is another race I’ve always had a fondness for over the years as it’s kind of the very last “big race” of the NH season, well the NH season in its old format if you catch my drift. To me it signifies the end of the NH season and the start of the Flat racing proper. Do I come over as being a traditionalist? 😀

Past Glories for me in this race have been 1999 She’s Our Mare, 2001 Milligan (picked for obvious reasons), 2004 Macs Joy & 2007 Leslingtaylor.

I hope you followed me in yesterday for a third consecutive successful day at Chester. Pintura (J P Spencer, 9-2 ) & Grissom (D Allan, 9-1 ) contested a Stewards Enquiry in the opening race which was followed up by Astrology (J P O’Brien, 11-10 fav) in the next race. Who could have predicted that? 😉

Today’s fancies are at Haydock:

2.00 Hay- Cantlow & Nagpur (e/w).

2.35 Hay- Euxton Hall (e/w).

3.05 Hay- Our Jonathan (win).

3.40 Hay- All The Aces & Tony Star (e/w).

4.15 Hay- Red Jazz (win).

4.50 Hay- Clare Island Boy (e/w).

5.25 Hay- JoBurg (win).

Does Henderson hold all the aces today?

Hoping for my own five card trick today! 😉

P.S Mull It Over will return next week for the York Dante Meeting.