Betfred Grand National Trial (Grade 3 Handicap Chase) 3m 5f

  • (5yo+, 3m 5f, Class 1, 14 runners)
  • Winner £42,712 2nd £16,028 3rd £8,025 4th £3,998 5th £2,010 6th £1,005
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 10.40s
  • Off time: 14:55:59
Full result
Result 14:55 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Rigadin de Beauchene 16/1
2nd 12 Emperor's Choice 10 11/2
3rd 13 Loch Ba 30 15/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 710-581
Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 47
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 710-581
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12bt
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 149 18/1
2 0P/124-7
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Our Father (IRE) 77
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 0P/124-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t D Pipe C O'Farrell 145 5/1
3 212P-42
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Hawkes Point 49
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 212P-42
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 143 10/1
4 77-2F11
White, Royal Blue star, armlets and star on cap Wychwoods Brook 28
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Conor Ring
  • Form: 77-2F11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 Evan Williams Conor Ring (7) 142 11/1
5 11P-03P
Red, grey cap Well Refreshed 49
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 11P-03P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 141 22/1
6 20-2553
Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 28
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 20-2553
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2v
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 139 9/2f
7 8917-54
Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Soll 14
  • T:J Hughes
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 8917-54
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1p1
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 p1 J Hughes M D Grant 138 25/1
8 116P-1P
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 51
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 116P-1P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 138 14/1
9 5P-4624
Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Wellforth (IRE) 37
  • T:F Brennan
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 5P-4624
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 p F Brennan Felix De Giles 132 66/1
10 1-U1U34
Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 39
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 1-U1U34
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8p1
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 p1 Mrs L Wadham D C Costello 131 18/1
11 3212PP-
Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 301
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 3212PP-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
9 148 10-8 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 131 16/1
12 17-6P71
Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) (ex5) 14
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 17-6P71
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 11/2
13 U5-2024
Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 35
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: U5-2024
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 M R Channon D Elsworth 130 15/2
14 114-2PP
White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Red Rocco (IRE) 30
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 114-2PP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4v1
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 v1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 127 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Well Refreshed
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
9 10-3 G L Moore Joshua Moore 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

The Welsh Grand National is proving a good pointer for this contest and HAWKES POINT finished runner-up in the Chepstow marathon in December. He beat current Grand National favourite and stablemate Tidal Bay with Merry King further behind and Well Refreshed pulled up. The latter won last year's renewal off a much lower mark but this can go to Paul Nicholls' chaser. Wychwoods Brook won the Peter Marsh Chase over these fences last month with Merry King not beaten far and another bold bid looks likely, while Across The Bay just got the better of Wellforth over 3m4f here in December and that pair are closely matched. Our Father is held in high regard but disappointed when sent off favourite for the Hennessy at Newbury on his comeback. Much better is expected from him and the inconsistent Nuts N Bolts, who beat Red Rocco over track and trip back in November but was pulled up last time. Loch Ba ran well here in December under today's jockey and has an each-way shout as he has the beating of Emperor's Choice, who scored at Ffos Las a fortnight ago, on Warwick form though the latter is still preferred to stablemate Rigadin De Beauchene, beaten 10 lengths when runner-up in this last year.

Formwatch

Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, weakened after 14th, pulled up before 16th, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-3) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 24 ran.

Emperor's Choice (IRE) 9-2fav (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway before 11th, went 2nd before 3 out, led before last, clear run-in, won at Ffos Las 3m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy beating Firebird Flyer (10-0) by 8l, 12 ran.

Loch Ba (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) In touch, lost place 6th, blundered badly 14th, closed before 16th, 7th 5 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 15, 15l behind Shotgun Paddy (11-7) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.

Nuts N Bolts 4-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden 10th, tailed off and pulled up next, in a race won by Cloudy Too (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec, 8 ran.

Our Father (IRE) 11-2fav (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along in mid-division before 4 out, plugged on under pressure flat but never going pace to get involved, 7th of 21, 20l behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.

Hawkes Point 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, challenged 4 out, led 3 out, edged left before next, soon headed, 1 length down towards finish, stayed on close home, 2nd of 20, hd behind Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Soll 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, pushed along 16th, hit 4 out, beaten after, plugged on, 4th of 10, 17l behind Relax (11-1) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Wychwoods Brook 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, mistake 8th when in 2nd, lost 2nd before 9th, regained 2nd 4 out, mistake next, headed before and mistake 2 out, hit last, kept on gamely to lead last 100 yards, held on grimly, won at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan beating Vintage Star (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Well Refreshed 10-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, mistakes 2nd, 8th and 9th, hit 10th, mistake 13th, soon behind, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 20 ran.

Merry King (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) With leader, lost 2nd at 8th, regained 2nd before 9th, ridden before 4 out, rallied before last, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Le Reve (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led 2nd, often jumped left from 6th, headed next, headed 13th, led after 14th, headed 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 6, 5l behind Edmund Kean (11-2) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft in Jan.

Wellforth (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) With leader, led 4th headed before 3 out, ridden and weakened from last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Sun Cloud (11-0) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.

Across The Bay (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out (normal 4 out, closing in 3rd after last (normal 2 out), stayed on well to lead last strides, won at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec beating Wellforth (10-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Red Rocco (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led, headed before 6th lost place after 14th, pulled up, in a race won by Flying Award (10-13) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.