BetVictor Exclusive Grand National Antepost Offer Novices' Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 2 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 38.10s
- Off time: 15:21:06
|1st||1 Grouse Lodge||8/13f|
Grouse Lodge (IRE) 12
|7||152 10-12 p1||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||124||8/13f|
Ros Castle (IRE) 20
|7||152 10-12||Mrs R Dobbin||R McGrath||119||11/8|
||7||1012||A M Thomson||D C Costello||120||NR|
Grouse Lodge was the only one to finish at Towcester on his chasing bow and he disappointed in a better race than this at Warwick last time. He still has plenty of time to get back on track and is preferred to the more exposed Netminder, but a chance is taken on ROS CASTLE. Rose Dobbin's charge hasn't been disgraced in handicaps since scoring at Kelso in October and can return to winning ways in this company.
Netminder (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led, headed after 8th, led again 9th, headed before 14th, ridden and weakened from 5 out, 4th of 6, 29l behind Ruben Cotter (11-0) at Doncaster 3m 2f nov chs (4) gd.
Grouse Lodge (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Close up until ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 37l behind Godsmejudge (11-7) at Warwick 3m 2f nov chs (3) hvy.
Ros Castle (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) In touch, blundered 10th, went 4th before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, soon outpaced, 5th of 8, 11l behind Kandari (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.