17:15 Aintree

Saturday 14 April 2018

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    Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • 7YO plus  |   Class 1  |   4m 2f 74y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   38 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:18  |   Winning time: 9m 41.3s
1st
Horse silk
13
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Never far away, hampered 6th (bechers), went 2nd after 3 out, led narrowly next, driven 5 lengths clear before elbow, ridden and tired inside final 50 yards, just held on
2nd
Horse silk
hd
21
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Always prominent, tracked leader 14th, led 19th, hit and headed narrowly 2 out, 5 lengths down and outpaced before elbow, ridden flat, rallied and gaining on tired winner final 50 yards, just failed op 28/1
3rd
Horse silk
11
36
40/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
In touch, headway 3 out, soon chased front pair, ridden and readily outpaced between last 2, just held on in duel for 3rd final 110 yard, no impression
4th
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3
10/1
T: A J MartinJ: B J Geraghty
Hampered 1st, mid-division towards outside, took closer order 13th, hit 5 out, chased leaders after 3 out, outpaced in 4th next, soon ridden, kept on and just lost out in duel for 3rd final 110 yards, no impression with front pair tchd 11/1
5th
Horse silk
21
37
1110-6
25/1
T: N B KingJ: Bryony Frost
Prominent, lost place 5 out, soon outpaced, 9th and beaten 2 out, plugged on into 5th flat, no impression
6th
Horse silk
12
40
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, hampered 15th (chair), driven and some headway under pressure to chase clear leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace, never a threat
7th
Horse silk
7
19
25/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R T Dunne
Mid-division on inside, pecked 24th (2nd valentines), chased leaders after 3 out, outpaced before next, no impression op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
4
5
66/1
T: H De BromheadJ: K M Donoghue
Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened flat
9th
Horse silk
¾
15
25/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, badly hampered 8th (canal turn), soon behind, no danger after op 33/1
10th
Horse silk
¾
25
20/1
T: G P CromwellJ: R M Power
Always behind
11th
Horse silk
29
18
11/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, lost place and pushed along after next, weakened from 2 out op 12/1 tchd 10/1
12th
Horse silk
2 ¾
28
16/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: Ms K Walsh
Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division 12th, never reached leaders, weakened 4 out tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: J J Slevin
Chased leaders to 5th, mid-division, behind when mistake 17th, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out op 50/1
BD
Horse silk
2
911-10
14/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
In touch when brought down 1st
PU
Horse silk
4
16/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Behind, hampered 6th (bechers), hampered again 15th (chair), struggling 23rd (2nd canal turn), tailed off when pulled up before 5 out op 22/1 tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
6
7/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Close up, blundered 3rd, blundered again and lost place 9th (valentines), mid-division, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 8/1
F
Horse silk
7
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Rachael Blackmore
In touch, blundered 3rd, fell heavily 15th (chair)
F
Horse silk
8
50/1
T: F O'BrienJ: A P Cawley
In touch, fell 1st
PU
Horse silk
9
20/1
T: R HobsonJ: James Bowen
Mid-division, hit 3rd, hampered 8th (canal turn), close up 13th, lost 19th, weakened 24th (2nd valentines), behind when pulled up before 5 out
PU
Horse silk
10
66/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, close up 7th (foinavon), blundered and dropped to mid-division 11th, weakening when blundered and pulled up after 5 out,
PU
Horse silk
11
33/1
T: J E KielyJ: M P Walsh
Hampered 1st, always towards rear, weakened 2 out, pulled up after last
PU
Horse silk
12
50/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Henry Brooke
Always behind, hampered 8th (canal turn), struggling 12th, lost touch and pulled up after 16th (water)
PU
Horse silk
16
25/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Always behind, pulled up before 15th op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
17
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
In touch, hampered 15th (chair), mid-division after, hampered 22nd (2nd foinavon), weakened 24th (2nd valentines), tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
UR
Horse silk
20
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, hit 20th, blundered and unseated rider 22nd (2nd foinavon)
UR
Horse silk
22
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D A Jacob
Prominent on inside, left in lead 6th, (bechers), headed 19th, tracked leader, blundered 23rd (2nd canal turn), lost place but in touch when blundered and unseated rider 4 out
BD
Horse silk
23
1210-10
50/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: C Gethings
In touch, blundered 8th (canal turn), blundered and lost place 14th, towards rear when brought down 15th (chair)
F
Horse silk
26
14/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Led until fell 6th (bechers) tchd 16/1 in places
F
Horse silk
27
50/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Hamperd 1st, behind, fell 6th (bechers)
PU
Horse silk
29
1310-8
66/1
T: P GriffinJ: Brendan Powell
Always behind, lost touch when reminders and reluctant entering final circuit, tailed off when pulled up before 18th op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
30
1010-8
80/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Aidan Coleman
Always towards, hampered 8th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last op 66/1
UR
Horse silk
31
1110-8
50/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, badly hampered and unseated rider 8th (canal turn)
PU
Horse silk
32
66/1
T: W P MullinsJ: J J Burke
In touch, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up after last
UR
Horse silk
33
50/1
T: J H CullotyJ: A E Lynch
Mid-division, blundered and unseated rider 8th (canal turn)
UR
Horse silk
34
20/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd
Prominent, lost place when blundered and unseated rider 7th (foinavon)
F
Horse silk
35
25/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Mid-division, fell 6th (bechers)
F
Horse silk
38
33/1
T: David DennisJ: G Sheehan
Mid-division, fell 8th, (canal turn)
PU
Horse silk
39
66/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
In touch, left tracking leader 6th (bechers) to 14th, remained in touch, lost place and struggling 5 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Regal Encore56
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 10
T: A J Honeyball  J: R P McLernon
NR
24
Horse silk
Walk In The Mill84
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 8
T: R Walford  J: Mr S Waley-Cohen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£10.20Pl:£3.00, £8.30, £12.60, £4.10EX:£708.50Trifecta:£68,670.00Tricast:£9,439.25SF:£246.37Swingers:£103.30, £153.80, £739.10

Forecasts

Total Recall (7/1), Tiger Roll (10/1), Anibale Fly (10/1), Seeyouatmidnight (11/1), Blaklion (14/1), I Just Know (14/1), Baie Des Iles (16/1), Ucello Conti (16/1), The Last Samuri (16/1), Raz De Maree (20/1), Captain Redbeard (20/1), Regal Encore (20/1), Shantou Flyer (20/1), The Dutchman (20/1), Pleasant Company (25/1), Milansbar (25/1), Gas Line Boy (25/1), Vieux Lion Rouge (25/1), Houblon Des Obeaux (25/1), Chase The Spud (25/1), Road To Riches (33/1), Warriors Tale (33/1), Thunder And Roses (33/1), Alpha Des Obeaux (33/1), Carlingford Lough (33/1), Final Nudge (33/1), Bless The Wings (40/1), Saint Are (50/1), Perfect Candidate (50/1), Virgilio (50/1), Delusionofgrandeur (50/1), Walk In The Mill (50/1), Buywise (50/1), Lord Windermere (50/1), Valseur Lido (66/1), Double Ross (66/1), Tenor Nivernais (66/1), Childrens List (66/1), Maggio (66/1), Pendra (80/1)

Verdict

Gordon Elliot won this race back in 2007 with Silver Birch and TIGER ROLL would appear to be the strongest of his trio for this year's race. The eight-year-old has plenty of experience for one of his age and he's proven over similar trips, as seen when landing the four mile race at last year's Cheltenham Festival. He was impressive when winning the Cross Country at this year's Festival and if he arrives in the same form, he ought to run well. Raz De Maree was an impressive Welsh National winner who has been freshened up since and a 6lb rise for that effort is fair while Milansbar has been in fine form this season and is another with each-way claims.
  1. Tiger Roll
  2. Raz De Maree
  3. Milansbar

Previous Winners

2017
One For Arthur
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 8
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £500,000.002nd: £200,000.003rd: £100,000.004th: £65,000.005th: £40,000.006th: £30,000.007th: £20,000.008th: £15,000.009th: £10,000.0010th: £5,000.00

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