Haydock afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday, March 20

It's Greener Raceday at Haydock on Wednesday, March 20 and the Planet Sport tipsters are on hand with some eco-friendly selections to help boost your bank balance.

We start off with some details on our selected horses at Haydock and there's a full list of tips at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:45 (Haydock) Prairie Wolf

Prairie Wolf can build on his impressive win last time out when returning to action in the Maximum Eco For Biotechnology Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

Although up 7lb for that Catterick victory, the ground will again be to his liking and he can make it a quickfire double for Sue Smith and Nick Scholfield.

The seven-year-old also gave a good account of himself in a Class Two race at Cheltenham in January when fourth to Ginny’s Destiny, who went on to only be beaten narrowly by Grey Dawning in the Grade One Turners at the Festival.

He is 13lb higher than when winning his maiden chase at Doncaster in mid-December but should have enough in the tank to make it three from five over the bigger obstacles overall.


15:15 (Haydock) Dameofthecotswolds

Dameofthecotswolds ran well at this venue last month when a good third in a heavy ground two mile juvenile hurdle.

The winner, Salver, posted a strong third in G1 company at the Cheltenham Festival last week and this event looks an ideal opportunity, so has a top chance.

Lady Pretender showed plenty of promise in France and recorded a mares maiden hurdle fifth over two miles at Hereford last month. Now second up and can improve.

Ascending Lark is on stable debut after three jumper flat race attempts last season and is worth a market check.


15:50 (Haydock) Ali Star Bert


Ali Star Bert can make it a hat-trick when stepping up in class and distance in the Greyland 25th Anniversary Handicap Chase.

The eight-year-old has just a 3lb rise to contend with from a recent victory over three miles at Wetherby and is only 7lb higher than for a Southwell victory earlier last month, while travelling an extra half a mile on ground he favours will suit.


17:00 (Haydock) Shantou Moon

Shantou Moon can get back to winning ways in the Maximum Eco For Sustainability Handicap Hurdle.

He was narrowly beaten into third at Catterick at the end of last month when held up and is on the same mark as that race, while only 4lb higher than when a neck second to the fast-finishing Champ Royal at the same course.

On ground he relishes, from the bottom of the handicap, Shantou Moon can add to his January victory at the North Yorkshire venue for Tristan Davidson and Harry Reed.


Haydock selections in full: 

HAYDOCK: 2.15 Golden Maverick, 2.45 Prairie Wolf, 3.15 Dameofthecotswolds, 3.50 Ali Star Bert, 4.25 Yealand, 5.00 Shantou Moon.

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