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Haydock – 20th November: DOM’S NAP + NB | Saturday’s 2 Best Bets

Our best bets for Saturday’s card at Haydock



WP5D6R A general view of the stands at Haydock Park Racecourse.
Haydock’s NAP: A PLUS TARD | 3:00pm Betfair Chase (Grade 1) | Dom’s Pick
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A solid renewal but not completely filled with star-quality, so Henry de Bromhead’s charge is taken to score across the Irish Sea under Rachael Blackmore and deny Bristol De Mai a fourth win in this race.

The selection showed his ability at this sort of trip when winning the Savills Chase and running a corker in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and while he doesn’t always win first time out, he could be a different animal over three miles.

Jack Kennedy (second right) celebrates on top of Minella Indo after winning the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Friday March 19, 2021.
A Plus Tard chased home stable-mate Minella Indo in the Gold Cup at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival

Next Destination has proven a decent recruit to this sphere but will have to take an almighty step forward to land a race like this.

NB: ORBYS LEGEND | 2:25pm Betfair Exchange Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

The form of his Chepstow success is working out well and Philip Hobbs’s representative looks tailor-made for a contest of this magnitude now upped in trip, previously finishing second in a point.

His bumper form is particularly strong and the fact he remains on a left-handed track is another key factor as he chases a fourth career win.

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Philip Hobbs has two Haydock runners on Saturday afternoon

Flight Deck received a nice form boost from his Ascot win earlier this week and looks a strong danger.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.