15:15 Haydock

Saturday 18 February 2017

All13:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2016:55

    Betfred Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 4f 97y  |   Good to Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 7m 25.53s
1st
Horse silk
5
8/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
In touch, chased leaders from 15th, led before 3 out, soon pressed, kept on and held on well towards finish tchd 9/1
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¼
1
811-12
7/2f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: William Twiston-Davies
Prominent, challenged 4 out, every chance from 3 out, kept on and held last 50 yards op 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
18
12
5/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: B S Hughes
Towards rear, headway before 6 out, mistake 5 out, plugged on from 3 out, went 3rd towards finish op 6/1 tchd 9/2
4th
Horse silk
3 ½
7
12/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Adrian Heskin
Led, headed before 3 out, no extra and lost 3rd place towards finish op 14/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
14
14/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: David Noonan (3)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 5 out, one pace from 3 out tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
5
6
11/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leader until 6 out, mistake and weakened from 2 out op 10/1
7th
Horse silk
6
13
16/1
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Held up towards rear, mistake 11th, headway 5 out, one pace from next op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
8
3
14/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Mid-division, weakened from 6 out op 16/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ½
4
811-7
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Towards rear, weakened from 5 out tchd 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
811-10
9/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
In rear, weakened quickly from 15th, pulled up before 4 out, tailed off, pulled up op 11/1 tchd 12/1
PU
Horse silk
9
25/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: R T Dunne
Towards rear, headway before 14th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before next op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
10
10/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Jake Greenall
Tracked leaders, pushed along before 14th, soon weakened pulled up before 5 out, tailed off
PU
Horse silk
11
710-11
40/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns (3)
Behind, pushed along before 5th, struggling from 9th, pulled up op 50/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Doctor Harper59
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 9
T: D Pipe  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.00Pl:£3.10, £2.10, £2.10EX:£32.50Trifecta:£305.90Tricast:£158.97SF:£37.32Swingers:£6.70, £9.80, £5.90

Forecasts

Blaklion (7/2), Vintage Clouds (5/1), Vieux Lion Rouge (8/1), Wakanda (9/1), Vicente (10/1), Goodtoknow (10/1), Kruzhlinin (11/1), Gas Line Boy (12/1), Cresswell Breeze (14/1), Houblon Des Obeaux (14/1), Doctor Harper (14/1), Warrantor (16/1), Tour Des Champs (25/1), Aqalim (40/1)

Verdict

A fine renewal of a race whose roll of honour includes Grand National winners Freebooter, Sundew, Party Politics and the greatest of them all, Red Rum. This time around it could go to one who has designs on the crown they once held in VIEUX LION ROUGE. David Pipe's charge ran seventh in the big one last year when only seven-years-old and he looks better equipped this time. He goes well here and the forecast ground holds no fears; there still looks to be more to come from the Becher Chase winner. Blaklion will be very popular and is a real tough cookie who can go close, while both Gas Line Boy and Vintage Clouds can continue to improve and pick up some prize money. 1. Vieux Lion Rouge 2. Blaklion 3. Vintage Clouds

Prize Money

1st: £42,712.002nd: £16,028.003rd: £8,025.004th: £3,998.005th: £2,010.006th: £1,005.00

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