Talking Horses: A Plus Tard can make up time in Haydock showdown

By: Greg Wood Saturday 20 November 202

Henry de Bromhead’s gelding took his already impressive form to a new level over staying trips last season

Eight runners are due to go to post for the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday when A Plus Tard (3.00) and Rachael Blackmore, the runners-up in last season’s Gold Cup, will start favourite to give Ireland a first success in this race since it achieved Grade One status in 2005.

Henry de Bromhead’s gelding took his impressive form to a new level over staying trips last season and while several of Saturday’s rivals have hinted at potential Grade One quality, only two – Bristol De Mai and the inconsistent Waiting Patiently – have a top-level win over fences to their name.

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