However Baywing has plenty going for him in the opening hurdle at Haydock which will be an almighty slog in today’s conditions. Ryan Day seems to be the 'go to' conditional for northern trainers at present and Nicky Richards has used him seven times (won three) when taking over from Brian Harding recently. He clearly values the 5lb and, with conditions likely to be desperate at Haydock this afternoon, it will make a huge difference. This horse has won its last three in heavy ground, including recently at Uttoxeter which turns very similar to Haydock when heavy, but a good month off should mean he is still fresh and well. The four-timer looks a distinct possibility with the stable in-form.