15:35 Uttoxeter

Saturday 17 March 2018

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    Betfred Midlands Grand National (Listed Handicap Chase)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   4m 2f 8y  |   Heavy  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 9m 44.0s
1st
Horse silk
7
16/1
T: R H BucklerJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
Mid-division, closed from 6th, 2nd before 15th, led before omitted 3 out, soon clear, stayed on well op 22/1
2nd
Horse silk
10
2
1111-10
10/1
T: N B KingJ: Jack Andrews (7)
Prominent, led 10th, headed before omitted 3 out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace op 22/1
3rd
Horse silk
4 ½
10
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
In rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 16th, 6th normal 4 out, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner
4th
Horse silk
½
1
911-12
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost (3)
Tracked leaders, slow 4th, ridden and outpaced after 16th, stayed on into 3rd before 2 out, no impression, lost 3rd towards finish op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
14/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (5)
Prominent, pressing for 3rd normal 4 out and before last, no chance with winner, plugged on
6th
Horse silk
2 ¼
15
20/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: L P Aspell
Mid-division, mistake 13th, headway next, pressing for 3rd before last, no impression, no extra flat
7th
Horse silk
6
6
14/1
T: T H WestonJ: James Bowen (3)
Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, mistake 10th and 15th, never any chance
8th
Horse silk
3 ¾
17
25/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway 14th, 3rd before 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, mistake last op 16/1
9th
Horse silk
½
3
6/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in mid-division, headway on outside 14th, 8th normal 4 out, weakened before 2 out op 7/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
711-7
12/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Tracked leaders, pecked 9th, rider having tack problems and lost irons from after 11th until 13th, ridden and struggling after 15th, pulled up after next op 12/1
PU
Horse silk
5
1311-6
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Mr Z Baker (5)
Mid-division, lost place before 10th, tailed off 14th, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
9
5/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: W T Kennedy
Mid-division, struggling when mistake 13th, pulled up after 4 out tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
11
1110-12
14/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: S Bowen
Towards rear, last when slow 4th, not fluent next or 10th, well behind 14th, soon pulled up op 14/1
PU
Horse silk
12
11/2
T: H D DalyJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway 14th, lost place next, pulled up after 16th op 7/1 tchd 8/1
PU
Horse silk
13
33/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (5)
Towards rear, well behind 11th, pulled up before 13th
PU
Horse silk
14
25/1
T: I JardineJ: Ross Chapman (3)
In rear, behind when mistake 12th, well behind 14th, soon pulled up op 25/1
UR
Horse silk
16
33/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: D R Fox
Led until mistake 2nd, chased leaders, lost place after 9th, blundered and unseated rider 11th
PU
Horse silk
18
8/1f
T: H D DalyJ: A Tinkler
Prominent, led 2nd, headed 10th, mistake and pecked 12th, weakened and pulled up after 16th op 13/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£18.30Pl:£3.80, £5.00, £3.90, £3.20EX:£258.10Trifecta:£5,147.90Tricast:£3,684.30SF:£252.22Swingers:£67.10, £62.50, £59.50

Forecasts

West Of The Edge (5/1), Back To The Thatch (11/2), Get On The Yager (6/1), The Artful Cobbler (8/1), Milansbar (10/1), Hainan (12/1), Silsol (14/1), Alfie Spinner (14/1), Western Climate (14/1), Bob Ford (14/1), Regal Flow (16/1), Ballymalin (16/1), Benbens (16/1), Krackatoa King (20/1), Billy Bronco (25/1), Plus Jamais (25/1), Russe Blanc (33/1), Themanfrom Minella (33/1)

Verdict

Henry Daly holds a strong hand in this marathon slog with both his Back To The Thatch and The Artful Cobbler in good form this season and they should be thereabouts. A chance is taken though on outsider BILLY BRONCO from the yard that won this race two years ago. He is completely unexposed in handicap company over this trip, handles conditions, and the way he kept on last time suggests he may well last out this 4m2f. There are a host of others who could go well, with the likes of Get On The Yager and West Of The Edge respected along with Alfie Spinner, Hainan and Silsol.
  1. Billy Bronco
  2. Back To The Thatch
  3. West Of The Edge

Previous Winners

2017
Chase The Spud
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 9
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £70,338.002nd: £26,500.003rd: £13,262.004th: £6,625.005th: £3,325.006th: £1,662.007th: £825.008th: £425.00

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