Lucinda Russell: sends two runners down to Haydock this afternoonPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Ground should suit Haydock pair - Russell
TRAINER Lucinda Russell feels the stamina-sapping conditions at Haydock should suit her two runners this afternoon.
Russell sends Eyre Apparent and On Broadway down from Scotland and both have been chalked up as second favourites.
Eyre Apparent goes in the opening novices' handicap chase at 2.10, while On Broadway will line-up for the 3m handicap chase at 3.10.
Quoted on her website Russell said: "Eyre Apparent won a soft ground chase at Perth last summer but has found one too good each time since then. He can hit a flat spot in his race, but usually runs on.
"We have dropped him back in trip in the hope that the soft ground will keep it a stamina test."
Of On Broadway, she added: "He's a stayer who won a hurdle race over three miles on heavy at Hexham. He is yet to win over fences but jumps well and he should be a better chaser than hurdler.
"The going will suit and he would be even better if it were to ease. He wears cheekpieces for the first time to keep his concentration sharp."
The going at Haydock is good to soft, soft in places but clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright warned: "It is very loose ground."