15:15 Haydock

Saturday 15 February 2020

All13:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:00

    Unibet Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 4f 97y  |   Heavy  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 7m 38.2s
1st
Horse silk
11
33/1
T: A M HalesJ: Harry Bannister
op 28/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
7
6/1
T: R HobsonJ: Paul O'Brien (3)
Prominent, led after 9th, ridden and 3 lengths clear before last, headed flat, held towards finish tchd 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
19
2
1011-7
11/4f
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Prominent, mistake 18th, 4th and struggling 3 out, well beaten next, went 3rd before last op 7/2
4th
Horse silk
12
8
6/1
T: Nicky MartinJ: Matt Griffiths
Led until after 9th, prominent after, lost 2nd pecked badly 2 out, soon weakened op 13/2
5th
Horse silk
31
4
15/2
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: L P Aspell
Chased leaders, pushed along after 13th, lost place before 18th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off tchd 8/1
6th
Horse silk
34
10
18/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Always towards rear, well behind 18th, tailed off op 20/1 tchd 22/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
6/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Rear of mid-division, mistake 9th, headway when mistake 10th, jumped right 11th and 12th, weakened 14th, tailed off 17th, pulled up before 4 out op 9/2
PU
Horse silk
5
12/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Jumped left, never going and not that fluent in rear, behind when pulled up before 15th op 11/1
PU
Horse silk
6
16/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Towards rear on inside, headway when bumped 1th, mistake 18th, not much room final bend, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
PU
Horse silk
9
6/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Sean Quinlan
Mid-division on outside, blundered badly 15th, well beaten after, pulled up after 3 out op 7/1

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Ballyoptic70
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 10
T: N A Twiston-Davies  J: Sam Twiston-Davies
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£46.00Pl:£7.20, £2.60, £1.60EX:£326.60Trifecta:£1,279.50Tricast:£740.38SF:£223.38Swingers:£68.60, £25.40, £4.60

Forecasts

Yala Enki (11/4), Lord Du Mesnil (6/1), The Two Amigos (6/1), Elegant Escape (6/1), Geronimo (6/1), Vintage Clouds (15/2), One For Arthur (12/1), Ballyoptic (12/1), Steely Addition (16/1), Pobbles Bay (18/1), Smooth Stepper (33/1)

Verdict

Sure to be a real test in the conditions; seven of this field are entered in the big race itself. Perhaps the most interesting runner doesn’t hold an entry in the Grand National with THE TWO AMIGOS bidding to make amends for his mishap in this last year. His fifth in the Welsh National was a good effort and with a more conservative ride this time he looks sure to go close. Lucinda Russell is no stranger to success in this race and One For Arthur looks on the way back after his 2017 Grand National win. Vintage Clouds and Geronimo are both adept around this course and renew their rivalry from last time. Lord Du Mesnil, Yala Enki (2018 winner) and the smart Elegant Escape add plenty of depth.
  1. The Two Amigos
  2. Yala Enki
  3. Vintage Clouds

Previous Winners

2019
Robinsfirth
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 10
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £56,950.002nd: £21,370.003rd: £10,700.004th: £5,330.005th: £2,680.006th: £1,340.00

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