Haydock Park

  • 14:55 Betfred Grand National Trial 3m 4f

  • Winner £42,712 2nd £16,028 3rd £8,025 4th £3,998
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 40.40s
  • Off time: 14:57:10
14:55 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Well Refreshed 9/2
2nd Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 6/1
3rd Monbeg Dude (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 210710/ Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, hooped cap Silver By Nature 679
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 152 20/121.00
2 P11-862 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Teaforthree (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
9 11-11 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 151 5/16.00
3 5-65412 Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Cannington Brook (IRE) 14
Course Winner
9 11-8 p C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 148 9/110.00
4 2/121P-P Yellow, Dark Green stripe and armlets, quartered cap Giles Cross (IRE) 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-4 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 144 15/28.50
5 13P-U11 Red, white stripe, white and red diabolo on sleeves Monbeg Dude (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
8 10-12 M Scudamore Paul Carberry 138 8/19.00
6 312-330 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Lackamon 84
8 10-8 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 134 33/134.00
7 50450-1 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 52
Course and Distance Winner
10 10-7 B Ellison Danny Cook 133 20/121.00
8 P-023P2 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Viking Blond (FR) 14
8 10-6 b N A Twiston-Davies Adam Wedge (3) 132 16/117.00
9 3U-2321 Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 35
8 10-5 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 131 6/17.00
10 P-U1F11 Red, grey cap Well Refreshed 41
9 10-3 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 129 9/25.50
11 95-1318 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 37
Course Winner
8 10-3 t D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 129 25/126.00
12 5/1731-3 Mauve, Dark Blue diamond, Mauve and Maroon striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Mauve quartered cap Trigger The Light 84
12 10-2 A King Wayne Hutchinson 128 40/141.00
13 3R14/63 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Triggerman 42
11 10-2 p P J Hobbs James Best (3) 128 12/113.00
14 149-443 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Mac Aeda 56
9 10-1 t1 J M Jefferson B Hughes 127 11/112.00


Giles Cross beat subsequent Grand National hero Neptunes Collonges in this race last year. He's failed to complete in a couple of starts since while Silver By Nature hasn't raced since finishing tailed off in the 2011 Grand National having won this event in the same year and 2010. Teaforthree is prominent in the betting for this year's big one at Aintree but was just held by today's rival Monbeg Dude in a tight finish for the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow last month with Triggerman back in third. The former pair are hard to separate as are Well Refreshed and Rigadin de Beauchene on December's running at Lingfield and both have won since then. Neptune Equester returned to action with a victory at Wetherby but has a bit to prove at this level and CANNINGTON BROOK is handed the vote as he won on this card last year and went close on his latest start over today's trip at Ffos Las a fortnight ago.