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The Racing Horse looks at the RACING TRENDS for the Dick Hern Stakes (Listed) and the Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3) at Haydock on Saturday 8 August 2020.


The going is expected to be good to firm.

2.05 Haydock: British Stallion Studs EBF Dick Hern Stakes (Listed) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 1m ITV4

9/9: Aged 3 or 4yo (100%)
9/9: Won 1-3 times previously (100%)
8/9: Not win last time out (89%)
6/9: Rated 94-100 (67%)
6/9: Drawn between stalls 5-8 (67%)
6/9: Ran in last 4 weeks (67%)
5/9: Returned between 10/1 and 14/1 (56%)
5/9: Ran at Ascot or Newmarket last time out (56%)
3/9: Trained by William Haggas (33%)
2/9: Ridden by Andrea Atzeni (22%)
2/9: Winning favourites (22%)

Miss O’Connor (11/10f) won the race in 2019


VERACIOUS hasn't been seen out since last autumn but she has much the best form on offer and, with her yard in good form, is taken to go in at the first time of asking after a wind op. Festive Star looks the one best equipped to capitalise if Sir Michael Stoute's mare isn't firing on all cylinders, while Final Song and Tomorrow's Dream look the pick of the remainder.

The Racing Horse Verdict:

1 VERACIOUS 11/10 (WINNER)  2 Final Song 9/1 (last of 9)  3 Festive Star 9/1 (6th)

The nomination of Veracious was based on her class more than anything. She is a 5yo and our trends show 9/9 have been won by 3 or 4yos. Also, this is her first run since October and her reappearance record doesn't inspire confidence. She won the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes over a 1m on good to firm ground last July and has a class edge in this field if anywhere near her best. We note she has had wind surgery since her last run.


2:40 Haydock: Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3) (3yo+) 1m2f ITV4

17/17: Aged 5yo or younger (100%)
15/17: Officially rated 105 or higher (88%)
14/17: Favourites placed (82%)
14/17: Aged either 3 or 5yo (82%)
14/17: Winning distance – 1¼ or more (82%)
13/17: Yet to run at Haydock (76%)
13/17: Won Listed or better class race before (76%)
13/17: Won over 1m2f or further (76%)
13/17: Raced 3 or more times that season (76%)
12/17: Won 3 or more times (71%)
11/17: Officially rated between 105-110 (65%)
11/17: Raced at Newbury, York or Sandown last time out (65%)
10/17: Priced 7/1 or shorter (59%)
..9/17: Unplaced in last race (53%)
..5/17: Winning favourites (29%)
..3/17: Trained by Mark Johnston (18%)
..2/17: Trained by Michael Stoute (12%)

Addeybb (11/10f) won the race in 2019


GLOBAL GIANT took another step forward when winning at Newbury last month, beating Extra Elusive, and has leading claims now back in a Group 3 once again partnered by Frankie Dettori. His old rival can go well again if not proving too keen, while the 3-y-o Morisco might not be out of place in this grade representing Haydock's leading trainer/jockey partnership.

The Racing Horse Verdict:

1 GLOBAL GIANT Evens (3rd)  2 Extra Elusive 13/2 (WINNER)  3 Zaaki 9/2 (4th) 

Since switching to John Gosden’s stable from Ed Dunlop last year, the 5yo has progressed well and has this Group 3 at his mercy. He was bought privately and moved to Gosden’s Newmarket yard and should be spot on today and Thady Gosden told us: "He's in good form and Haydock should suit him, I think."


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