North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase 3m 6f

  • (5yo+, 3m 6f, Class 3, 14 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 3.00s
  • Off time: 14:16:07
Full result
Result 14:15 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Chac Du Cadran 11/2
2nd 13 Desperate Dex 8 12/1
3rd 4 Night In Milan nk 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 83-614U
Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 33
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 83-614U
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12ct
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 ct M Keighley A P McCoy 134 15/2
2 195-131
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 33
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 195-131
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7bt
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 129 15/2
3 3416-14
Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 3416-14
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 129 10/1
4 P-51232
White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Night In Milan (IRE) 26
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: P-51232
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 b K G Reveley J Reveley 127 8/1
5 F9-7701
White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) (ex7) 6
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: F9-7701
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 116 9/2f
6 1229-38
White, Cerise hoop and armlets, Dark Green cap Posh Bird (IRE) 31
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 1229-38
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 P D Niven B Hughes 121 16/1
7 74-7234
Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Lord Villez (FR) 32
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 74-7234
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 Ferdy Murphy D F O'Regan 121 25/1
8 FF63-P9
Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap King Fontaine (IRE) 26
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: FF63-P9
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 119 10/1
9 342-432
Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Jaunty Journey 47
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 342-432
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 117 10/1
10 37-5322
Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 21
  • T:C C Bealby
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 37-5322
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 p C C Bealby T Messenger 115 11/2
11 223513
Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss J E Foster
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 223513
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
12 147 10-7 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 115 33/1
12 2P21-41
YELLOW, BLACK seams, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Gidam Gidam (IRE) 222
  • T:John R Upson
  • J:Miss C V Hart
  • Form: 2P21-41
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 p John R Upson Miss C V Hart (7) 115 80/1
13 03P-112
Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Desperate Dex (IRE) 34
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 03P-112
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
13 145 10-5 T R George P J Brennan 113 12/1
15 1P-8273
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Super Ally (IRE) 12
  • T:A Parker
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 1P-8273
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 A Parker R McGrath 107 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
14 300-412
Soudain (FR) 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:P Bohan
  • Form: 300-412
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 103 p S Gollings P Bohan 111 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Posh Bird (IRE)
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:G Lee
9 10-3 P D Niven G Lee 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Posh Bird bids to repeat last year's victory in this marathon off an 18lb higher mark but there are several durable and in-form stayers in this year's renewal that may be better handicapped. Pentiffic revels in soft ground and returned to winning ways at Musselburgh last week, though that means he now carries a penalty. Lively Baron has won at Kelso and Sandown this season while Jaunty Journey and Chac Du Cadran have been knocking on the door. Cloudy Too may lack the experience for a race of this nature, however. NIGHT IN MILAN ran a cracker behind Court In Motion over 3m at Doncaster last month when the disappointing King Fontaine was down the field. He does have his stamina to prove over this longer trip but was placed over 3m3f over hurdles at Kelso earlier and could be the one to beat if he lasts home as Desperate Dex may find this too tough and Soudain had an alternative engagement yesterday. Any Currency has AP McCoy in the saddle but might struggle under top weight on soft ground.

Formwatch

Soudain (FR) 7-2 (10-11) Keen close up, chased leader 4th, joined leader 13th, led 16th, ridden and joined 2out, driven and stayed on gamely, won at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Overyou (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

Chac Du Cadran (FR) 85-40fav (11-8) Tracked winner throughout, ridden and effort before 2 out, switched right between last 2, kept on flat, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Shaking Hands (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Desperate Dex (IRE) 5-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, stayed on well after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Arbor Supreme (10-4) at Exeter 4m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.

Night In Milan (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden before 11th, headway before 2 out, in 5th at last, stayed on strongly on outer, just held close home, 2nd of 16, ns behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.

Any Currency (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 4th when hit 15th (canal turn) and unseated rider, in a race won by Hello Bud (10-0) at Aintree 3m 2f Listed hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec, 16 ran.

Super Ally (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders on outside, mistake 6th, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, stayed on under pressure to take 3rd last, no impression, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Rolecarr (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Pentiffic (NZ) 9-4fav (10-9) Tracked leader, led before 12th, ridden before last, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft beating Stormin Exit (11-6) by 14l, 7 ran.

Lord Villez (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Led until headed after 10th, chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, no extra last, lost modest 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mortimers Cross (10-10) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.

Lively Baron (IRE) 15-8fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th and 6th, led after 4 out, strongly challenged from 2 out, all out, held on well, won at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Dec beating Major Malarkey (10-12) by nk, 5 ran.

Posh Bird (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 3 out, no impression, 8th of 14, 21l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.

Jaunty Journey 8-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led 4 out, mistake 3 out, headed before 2 out, every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

King Fontaine (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear, pushed along before 12th, headway before 5 out, weakened 2 out, 9th of 16, 29l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.

Gidam Gidam (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) (cp) lost plce 16; rallied 19; lft 2nd 4 out; led aft nxt; hdd 2 out; led last; stayed on wl, won at Dingley 4m ptp gd in Jun beating Baddam (12-0) by 8l, 5 ran.

Cloudy Too (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Led, jumped mainly right, headed 6th, lost place 5 out, ridden before 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 5, 20l behind Rocky Creek (11-1) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gs in Dec.

Leac An Scail (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, blundered 4 out, effort on inside after 2 out, switched right approaching last, stayed on to press for 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Outlaw Pete (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.