Haydock: Three legs of Scoop6 including Temple Stakes staged at trackPICTURE: Getty Images
Small fields offer Scoop6 punters big rewards
PUNTERS can smell blood in the hunt for upwards of £500,000 as Saturday's Scoop6 shuns a trappy 16-runner Haydock handicap as the first leg in favour of a Listed six-runner race which is crucially on Channel 4.
Two more smaller field handicaps and the Group 2 Betfred Temple Stakes leaves punters the two big puzzles that are the 20-runner York sprint handicap and the 15-runner betfred.com Silver Bowl at Haydock.
The reward for finding six winners from 70 declared runners is high. There is nearly £400,000 gathering dust in the bonus fund that has not been won since February 16.
The win fund has £123,466 from rollovers and totepool expect this week's carrot to see this pot double.
Andrew Griffiths, totepool's spokesman, explained: "Wherever possible we want to have races on terrestrial television to maximise turnover.
"We could have started with the first at Haydock but still think it is tricky enough and don't think York's 2.20 is a walkover in any way."
The Listed race that opens the Scoop6 features new Twitter trender Mad Moose, who has trundled round the jumps scene virtually unnoticed for five years with six wins split between hurdles and chases.
He won a Doncaster maiden before following home Mount Athos in the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes.
That brought a 21lb hike in the weights to a mark of 100 which still leaves him a few pounds to find with Songcraft on 105 and former Chester Cup winner Ile de Re (103)
Leg 1: 2.20 York
Leg 2: 2.40 Haydock
Leg 3: 2.55 York
Leg 4: 3.15 Haydock
Leg 5: 3.35 Goodwood
Leg 6: 3.50 Haydock