Haydock Park

  • 15:50 BetVictor Grand National 6 Places Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner £32,490 2nd £9,540 3rd £4,770 4th £2,385
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.90s
  • Off time: 15:50:29
15:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Legend 6/1
2nd Patsy Finnegan 10/1
3rd Frontier Spirit (IRE) 18/1
4th The Big Freeze (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 521061 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, white cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
9 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 135 18/119.00
2 U22311 Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 48
8 11-9 O Sherwood J M Maguire (7) 132 7/18.00
3 112431 Red, yellow and red halved sleeves, black and yellow striped cap Noble Legend 26
Course Winner
6 11-1 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 124 6/17.00
4 16/9429 Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap Sir Frank (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
8 10-11 p1 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 120 14/115.00
5 22-63P1 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Balinroab (IRE) 22
6 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 120 4/15.00
6 5144P8 Black and White diamonds Andreo Bambaleo 27
9 10-9 b B Ellison D F O'Regan 118 25/126.00
7 01125F Emerald Green, Purple armlets Rydalis (FR) 9
Distance Winner
8 10-8 Miss V Williams S Thomas 117 33/134.00
8 4114P3 Dark green, yellow hoop and armlets, orange cap Reginaldinho (UAE) 6
7 10-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 117 8/19.00
9 3522P9 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 20
Distance Winner
10 10-8 p1 B Ellison Danny Cook 117 25/126.00
10 883P62 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 22
Course Winner
6 10-5 pt N J Gifford L P Aspell 114 14/115.00
11 7-4P323 Black, pink cross of lorraine, pink and black halved sleeves, black and pink check cap Patsy Finnegan 29
11 10-5 A King Wayne Hutchinson 114 10/111.00
12 121PP5 Purple, light green seams, quartered cap No No Bingo (IRE) 34
7 10-3 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 112 33/134.00
13 2705-73 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Dancer (IRE) 114
Beaten Favourite
9 10-3 t Mrs L Hill D Bass 112 16/117.00
14 F2P551 Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-2 C E Longsdon A Tinkler 111 16/117.00
15 1-58232 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 16
7 10-1 b D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 110 8/19.00
16 521323 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 20
7 10-0 vt Tim Vaughan D C Costello 108 16/117.00

Verdict

This was another race won by the Ellison team 12 months ago and this year they rely on Andreo Bambaleo and Simonside. The latter looks the better handicapped but both have their work cut out if they are to take the spoils. Venetia Williams is another trainer doubly represented but Rydalis fell last time and Reginaldinho may have too much weight now. Charlie Longsdon has No No Bingo and Market Rasen scorer Little Chip while Frontier Spirit, Rouge Et Blanc, Balinroab and NOBLE LEGEND also arrive on the back of recent victories. We'll take a chance that the latter can follow up his recent success at Southwell as he might just be suited by this better ground more than the majority of his rivals, though Patsy Finnegan has been knocking on the door lately and Sandown second Christopher Wren has won over a longer trip over hurdles. King's Grace ran a little better in blinkers at Towcester last time and the headgear is left on here.