BetVictor 6 Place Grand National Handicap 1m 2f

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 4.33s
  • Off time: 15:04:59
Full result
Result 15:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Cathedral 7/2
2nd 7 Minstrels Gallery 6 15/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 36525-6
Dark Blue, Royal Blue epaulets and armlets, Pink cap Strong Conviction 12
  • T:S Hodgson
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 36525-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 S Hodgson Jim Crowley 70 14/1
2 (2) 2/47306-
Orange, white seams, white sleeves, orange stars, orange cap, white star Sabre Rock 222
  • T:J R Best
  • J:S J Drowne
  • Form: 2/47306-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 J R Best S J Drowne 69 33/1
3 (4) 781001-
Emerald green, pink chevron Posh Boy (IRE) 160
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 781001-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 C F Wall G Baker 68 9/4
4 (5) 3142-23
Black, White braces, halved sleeves Candy Kitten 38
  • T:A J Lidderdale
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 3142-23
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 p A J Lidderdale Shelley Birkett (5) 67 12/1
5 (7) 0-53334
White, Dark Blue braces, halved sleeves and striped cap Cathedral 12
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 0-53334
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 E De Giles Oisin Murphy (3) 66 7/2
6 (6) 183935-
Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 161
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:Ned Curtis
  • Form: 183935-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 J G Portman Ned Curtis (7) 65 14/1
7 (1) 9700/21
White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 9700/21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12p
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
5 124 8-12 p Mrs L Wadham Robert Tart (3) 61 15/8f

In depth

Verdict

Posh Boy won twice on the Polytrack last year and will be winning again this term. Candy Kitten was sent off favourite at Lingfield last time but found a couple too good and Cathedral came up short by a couple of lengths at the same track earlier this month when Strong Conviction was well beaten. MINSTRELS GALLERY missed the whole of 2013 but had plummeted down the weights before that. He took advantage at Lingfield on his latest start and Lucy Wadham's charge gets the nod as he remains well treated on his best form despite a 6lb rise.

Formwatch

Cathedral 9-2 (8-5) Steadied start, in touch in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Litmus (9-6) by 3l, 11 ran.

Posh Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Hero's Story (9-1) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.

Balmoral Castle 4-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven and headway over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 8, 12l behind Collodi (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.

Candy Kitten 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Waveguide (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.

Strong Conviction 33-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Sabre Rock 14-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 21l behind Miss Marjurie (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.