The Mandarin’s Haydock Park Racecard for Saturday 4th September

Betfair Exchange Ascendant Stakes (Listed) 1.15
Power Of Beauty
Hugo Palmer’s colt has to take on Hafit here, the Charlie Appleby juvenile that cost a pretty penny and looked smart on his racing debut at Newmarket, but Power Of Beauty has the experience and wasn’t thrown in when runner-up in the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury last time out. It should be a good duel between them and C&D winner Triple Time

Betfair Double Daily Rewards Superior Mile Stakes (Group 3) 1.45
Lord Glitters (nap)
David O’Meara’s veteran showed there was still plenty of go in him when second to Real World in the Strensall Stakes at York last month, with a typical late burst from the rear of the field. He had My Orberon behind him there and there’s no reason to think those positions would be reversed here. A Group 1 winner in the Jebel Hatta back in March, these are calmer waters and he’s the one to beat

‘My Odds Boost’ On Betfair Handicap 2.20
Valley Forge
He arrives here on a hat-trick after wins at Ffos Las and York, where he landed the competitive Melrose Handicap at the Ebor Festival when upped in trip. Every chance that he can build on that run here in a smaller field, interesting

Betfair Exchange Old Borough Cup Handicap 2.55
Global Storm
Probably best to side with Charlie Appleby’s progressive Global Storm for this valuable handicap, after a string of good efforts this term including a win at Newmarket. He didn’t seem to fire last time out in the Ebor but given another chance here on previous form

Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1) 3.30
Starman (nb)
Ed Walker’s stable star should confirm his superiority here after taking third spot in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville last month. He finished behind Marianafoot and Tropbeau there but this time has to be a warm order favourite for more Group 1 honours back on home soil

Betfair Be Friendly Handicap 4.05
Copper Knight
Tim Easterby’s veteran showed that all the ability remains when bolting up at York last time out but needs to transfer form from that favoured track to this venue where he has a mixed record. However, recent form is as good a guide as any and stall 7 has thrown up plenty of winners here

Better Odds On Betfair Exchange Handicap 5.15
Star Shield
Last year’s winner could be the answer to the closing race and surely has solid each way claims on a track he took a runners-up spot back in June. Conditions to suit so a decent chance at an attractive price

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