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Horse racing tips: Dave Nevison's best bets for Haydock

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Tue 30 Nov 2021

Our pundit Dave Nevison shares his three best bets on a good jumps card at Haydock. Enjoy further action from Kempton and Dundalk with dedicated coverage live on Racing TV Extra.

12.40 Haydock: O’Hanrahan Bridge

His effort last time was his best for a while and a reproduction of that might see him in front here off the same mark.

O’Hanrahan Bridge came up against a well-handicapped Nicky Henderson runner at Southwell last time and ran really well for second, while he is 5lb below his last winning mark.

Donald McCain utilises Theo Gillard very effectively on top-weights in handicaps and the jockey has ridden O’Hanrahan Bridge the last twice. Ground and trip are no issue.

2.50 Haydock: Blaklion

Blacklion rates the call in a really good race of its type, this veterans’ chase featuring several familiar faces looking to roll back the years.

Blaklion is a standing dish around Aintree, but he has won over this course and this looks the perfect trip for him as he seems to find the real extreme distances just too much of a stretch.

He ran a perfectly respectable race on his reappearance in early November for which he got dropped another 4lb, meaning that he has dropped a stone in just three runs. He is on the downgrade - as is everything else here - but hopefully enough of an engine remains to win this.

3.20 Haydock: Goobinator

He can complete a very good afternoon for Donald McCain in a cracking handicap hurdle - not a description I have been using too often for recent mid-week racing

Goobinator improved on the level this summer and ran an excellent fourth in the Cesarewitch on his latest Flat run. He looked as though he was going to go very close before falling over hurdles last time and he simply looks an all-round improved specimen from a yard that can do little wrong.

Brian Hughes has been on board for all his wins over hurdles and, though it is a little concerning Goobinator has fallen twice when set to go very close on recent starts, he is the class act in a race well worth watching.

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