North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase (For The Denys Smith Challenge Trophy) 3m 6f

  • (5yo+, 3m 6f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 8.60s
  • Off time: 14:35:35

Full Result

14:35 Catterick
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 7 Sun Cloud (IRE) J M Jefferson 7 11-0 B Hughes 4/1
SP 4/1 Held up mid-division, headway before 15th to chase leaders, led before 3 out, left clear 2 out, stayed on well
2nd 11 6 Merlin's Wish M Keighley 9 11-2 Ian Popham 9/4f
SP 9/4f Tracked leaders in 3rd, not fluent 6th, mistake 8th, blundered 5 out, chased winner last, no impression opened 3/1 £1500-£500 £900-£300(x2) £1100-£400(x7) £1000-£400(x6)
3rd ½ 9 The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) D Thompson 12 10-3 Tony Kelly (3) 22/1
SP 22/1 In rear, headway before 16th, kept on same pace from 3 out
4th 4 Wellforth (IRE) F Brennan 10 11-4 p David England 12/1
SP 12/1 With leader, led 4th headed before 3 out, ridden and weakened from last opened 11/1 touched 14/1 £4200-£300
PU 3 Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) R H Lalor 9 11-7 Miss E A Lalor (5) 22/1
SP 22/1 Held up behind, hit 9th and 10th, weakened before 15th, pulled up
PU 8 Chac Du Cadran (FR) C C Bealby 8 10-9 p T Messenger 9/2
SP 9/2 Led to 4th, with leader, reminders after 14th, soon lost place, tailed off, pulled up opened 5/1
PU 5 Green Wizard (IRE) Mrs S J Smith 8 11-3 Ryan Mania 7/1
SP 7/1 Tracked leaders in 4th, reminders before 15th, soon weakened, pulled up opened 8/1
PU 1 Mister Marker (IRE) N G Richards 10 11-12 B Harding 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up mid-division, pushed along before 15th, soon weakened, pulled up opened 14/1
F 2 Diamond Harry Nick Williams 11 11-12 J Reveley 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up mid-division, headway before 15th, went 2nd before next, a close 2nd and every chance when fell 2 out opened 13/2

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.90 Tote Place £1.50,£1.20,£5.40 Straight Forecast £14.21 Exacta £14.90 Trifecta £294.60 Swingers 1&2:£2.40 2&3:£14.20 1&3:£12.00

Placepot £36.80, Pool: £90984.43, 1801.85 winning tickets
Quadpot £10.10, Pool: £8360.29, 606.55 winning tickets


Malcolm Jefferson: "That was grand. He travelled grand and his jumping has got an awful lot better as he was a bit stupid when he first started. Brian said he was jumping out of his hands the whole way. I thought the handicapper had been a bit harsh putting him up 10lb for his last win as it wasn't a good race, but he's done it well. Classic Capers was called the winner of this race a few years ago (2007) and it turned out he'd got done by a short head. The judge saw the photo and had to change his mind. According To Pete got caught right on the line (in 2011) as well, so I'm glad to finally win the race."