14:40 Catterick

Thursday 14 January 2021

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  • North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase
  • Class 3  |   3m 5f 214y  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
1
Le Breuil40
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12| J: Kielan Woods| T: B Pauling| OR:  140| BFWS
7/4
Smart staying chaser who landed NH Chase at Cheltenham in 2019. Solid efforts in defeat on both starts this term, better than the result when a well beaten third at Aintree last month. Place claims.
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2
Late Romanticp,t43
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-9| J: Sean Quinlan| T: Oliver Greenall| OR:  137
6/1
Shrugged aside a disappointing reappearance when getting up late in Haydock veterans' event (heavy) 43 days ago. Likely to remain competitive after 5 lb rise.
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3
Little Brucep62
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-8| J: Thomas Dowson| T: P A Kirby| OR:  136| CD
8/1
Useful chaser who resumed winning ways to take this corresponding race last year. Underperformed both outings this term, including over C&D on cross country debut last time.
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4
Red Infantryp446
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-5| J: C J Todd| T: Ian Williams| OR:  133
16/1
Won at Haydock in November 2018. Last seen running respectably in fifth at Cheltenham 14 months ago so likely to need this outing after a lengthy absence.
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5
Coup De Pinceauv16
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-3| J: R T Dunne| T: Nick Mitchell| OR:  131
20/1
Useful chaser who returned to form to take advantage of a drop in the weights at Perth. First run since leaving Paul Nicholls when creditable third at Ludlow but no so good in a visor last time.
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6
Duc De Grissay39
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-12| J: Ryan Mania| T: A M Thomson| OR:  126| BF
4/1
Landed 3m novice at Kelso before resuming with eye-catching fourth at Sedgefield. Probably would have won before unseating last in Borders National last month so looks to make amends from 8 lb higher.
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7
Chef D'Oeuvrep,t40
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-11| J: Jonathan England| T: Sam England| OR:  125
11/2
Fairly useful staying chaser in 2018/19 who proved that he retains his ability having missed last season when runner-up in a first-time tongue tie at Wetherby last month, pulling clear of remainder.
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9
Brian Boranhat155
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-7| J: B S Hughes| T: P D Niven| OR:  121
10/1
Usually goes well in long-distance chases and better for return when third at Sedgefield, faring best of those held up. Not so good in first-time cheekpieces here last time and tongue tie goes on.
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Non-Runners

8
Classic Escape39
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 8
T: Dr R D P Newland  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting

Forecast

Le Breuil (7/4), Duc De Grissay (4/1), Chef D'Oeuvre (11/2), Late Romantic (6/1), Classic Escape (7/1), Little Bruce (8/1), Brian Boranha (10/1), Red Infantry (16/1), Coup De Pinceau (20/1)

Verdict

A wide-open feature contest with several in with chances. However, DUC DE GRISSAY gets the vote to gain some well-deserved compensation having unseated when hitting the front at the last fence in the Borders National at Kelso last month. Chef d'Oeuvre ran a cracker when second 6 weeks ago and is taken to chase the selection home, ahead of Le Breuil and Late Romantic.

Previous Winners

2020
Little Bruce
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 8
15/8

Prize Money

1st: £11,574.002nd: £3,419.003rd: £1,709.004th: £855.005th: £427.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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