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Haydock Preview: Anderiego holds all the aces

| 29.05.2014

Haydock stage a competitive six-race card today, and Anderiego looks weighted to go well in the 1m handicap (3.50).

Trained in Yorksire by David O’Meara, the gelding was in good form in 2012 when scoring twice in mile contests at York.

The last of those successes came in a class 2 company, where Anderiego stayed on well to beat Askaud by a length off a mark of 87.

The six-year-old went on to finish a fine second of 11 to Quick Wit in another class 2 contest at Doncaster off 90, and although he failed to get his head in front last year he posted some solid efforts to finish in the frame.

They included an excellent 1 1/2 lengths third of 15 to Navajo Chief in a class 1 listed handicap at York off 95, and the son of Invincible Spirit now gets into this class 3 contest off just 82.

That gives Anderiego major claims at the weights, especially with Danny Tudhope now taking over in the saddle from claimer Sam James who has partnered him in his two runs this season.

In the 1m 4f handicap (4.20), Allnecessaryforce looks nicely treated on the pick of his form.

The Richard Fahey trained gelding has just one win to his name, with that success coming in a mile contest on soft ground at Newcastle.

However, the he son of Verglas, who is a bit of a tricky customer, did run some solid races to be placed in handicaps last season including when runner-up to Mister Impatience in testing condtions at Doncaster off a mark of 78.

The four-year-old now runs off 72, and caught the eye on his seasonal reapperance when staying on to finish fifth at Beverley having been given too much to do.

If Allnecessaryforce can build on that effort he looks capable of going close at a big price.

Dancing Primo is another horse that has been given a chance by the handicapper, and looks decent each-way value in the lady amateur riders’ handicap that closes the card (4.50).

The mare is a dual is a dual course and distance winner, who was last successful when landing a 1m 4f contest at Bath back in September 2012 off a mark of 74.

The eight-year-old got put up to 84 for that runaway three length victory, and not surprisingly her form tailed off.

The daughter of Primo Valentino has failed to make the frame in nine subsequent starts, but her handicap mark has fallen as a result and she now runs off just 65.

That gives Dancing Primo a big chance at the weights, and other pluses are that she handles soft ground and has run well fresh in the past.

2.20: Min Alemarat
2.50: Malabar
3.20: Red Icon
3.50: Anderiego (NAP)
4.20: Allnecessaryforce
4.50: Dancing Primo (NB)



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.