Betfred 'Goals Galore' Grand Sefton Handicap Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (6yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2, 9 runners)
  • Winner £37,536 2nd £11,088 3rd £5,544 4th £2,772 5th £1,386 6th £696
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places, National Heavy)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 0.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:14
Full result
Result 15:20 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Little Josh 7/2f
2nd 6 Gansey 5/1
3rd 2 Tranquil Sea 19 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 43515-6
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 42
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 43515-6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 160
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 t T R George P J Brennan 160 7/1
2 3415-25
DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 23
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 3415-25
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 E J O'Grady R Thornton 155 9/1
3 25412-0
Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance du Roy (FR) 42
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 25412-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 150 9/2
4 55/6P07-
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Little Josh (IRE) 239
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 55/6P07-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9t1
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 t1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 7/2f
6 4934-52
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 36
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 4934-52
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 133 5/1
7 216PP-4
Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap Carrickboy (IRE) 15
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 216PP-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 131 4/1
8 176775
Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Rio Gael (IRE) 8
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 176775
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 p P Bowen J E Moore 128 28/1
9 1/52PF-4
ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Blackstaff (IRE) 202
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 1/52PF-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 Nick Williams M J Quinlan (3) 126 9/1
10 P2481-P
Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Cerium (FR) 184
  • T:N B King
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: P2481-P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 N B King Brian Harding 115 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 41/19-60
Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 49
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 41/19-60
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 108 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 142 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Stewarts House (IRE)
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Aidan Coleman
9 11-8 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

Some useful chasers face the starter here and Nacarat's declaration means that the bottom four are all racing from out of the handicap proper, Cerium being a massive 19lb wrong in the weights. Tom George's grey, winner of the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton for the second time in February, could be difficult to peg back if poaching a lead while Tranquil Sea should do better back in a handicap after being outclassed behind Sizing Europe at Clonmel. Both Little Josh and Wetherby runner-up Gansey would have a chance on their best form and this is probably Rebel Du Maquis' best trip. CHANCE DU ROY was second to Always Waining over these fences in the Topham in April. Only a couple of pounds higher, he ran well for a long way on his reappearance at Chepstow and may be ready to strike now.

Formwatch

Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, closed 11th, tracking leaders when mistake 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 20, 38l behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.

Little Josh (IRE) 6-1fav (11-4) Led to 15th, chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 26, 34l behind Always Waining (10-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.

Gansey (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, went close 2nd at 9th, led next, narrowly headed 2 out, stayed pressing winner, no extra flat, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bless The Wings (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov.

Tranquil Sea (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, headway into 3rd 5th, pushed along 4 out, slightly hampered and ridden 3 out, disputed 2nd before straight, no impression leader, dropped to 4th 2 out, no extra and weakened, last of 5, 40l behind Sizing Europe (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) sft in Nov.

Nacarat (FR) 10-1 (11-8) Chased clear pair, close up 9th, outpaced when switched outside after 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 11, 41l behind For Non Stop (10-11) at Aintree 2m 4f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Oct.

Carrickboy (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th to 5th, ridden after 3 out, beaten next, 4th of 9, 15l behind The Rainbow Hunter (11-12) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Cerium (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 8 out, led 5 out, headed 4 out, quickly weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Wellforth (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jun, 6 ran.

Chance du Roy (FR) 50-1 (11-5) Led, mistake 6th, ridden and headed 4 out, weakened before next, 10th of 13, 26l behind Lamb Or Cod (10-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Oct.

Blackstaff (IRE) 10-11 (11-0) Led to 14; wknd 3 out, last of 4, 19l behind Oslot (11-0) at Bratton Down 3m ptp gf in May.

Rio Gael (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and in touch, pushed along and outpaced from 2 out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.