• 15:50 Betfred Midlands Grand National Chase 4m 1f 110y

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 41.60s
  • Off time: 15:50:19
15:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goulanes (IRE) 13/2
2nd Alpha Victor (IRE) 33/1
3rd West End Rocker (IRE) 20/1
4th Summery Justice (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 UB-1331 MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Harry Topper 35
Course Winner
7 11-12 p K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 161 7/18.00
2 5P4348 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 21
11 10-7 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 142 20/121.00
3 03-99P1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wyck Hill (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
10 10-6 t D G Bridgwater M P Walsh 141 9/110.00
4 FP13PU Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 14
Course Winner
10 10-6 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 141 7/18.00
5 1162-0P Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Goulanes (IRE) 77
8 10-3 bt D Pipe R Johnson 138 13/27.50
6 9F-P341 RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 14
10 10-1 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (3) 136 20/121.00
7 7-6P712 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 28
7 10-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 136 12/113.00
8 0F311F Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Sun Cloud (IRE) 21
7 10-0 J M Jefferson B Hughes 135 7/18.00
9 255-441 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 25
8 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 135 10/111.00
10 FP/3P03- Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap West End Rocker (IRE) 388
12 10-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 20/121.00
11 0539P1 Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 8
10 10-0 F O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 132 16/117.00
12 414-563 Purple, Yellow chevron and cap Are Ya Right Chief (IRE) 41
9 10-0 W P Mullins D J Casey 130 10/111.00
14 R-4P1R1 Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Alpha Victor (IRE) 17
9 10-0 W Kinsey P Buchanan 130 33/134.00
15 60242P White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 42
9 10-0 Nick Williams Brendan Powell 127 25/126.00
16 14-2PPU White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Red Rocco (IRE) 28
7 10-0 v N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (7) 127 20/121.00
17 5-20243 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 28
8 10-0 v1 M R Channon Harry Bannister (7) 126 12/113.00
Non runners
137PP-611Reblis (FR)910-0G L MooreNon Runner130
18600421Firebird Flyer (IRE)710-0Evan WilliamsConor Ring126


Having trained the winner of this three times in a row, anything saddled by David Pipe clearly has to be respected. Junior doesn't hold any secrets from the handicapper but Goulanes won a Grade 2 last season and is reasonably handicapped if anywhere near his best. Wyck Hill stayed on dourly to land the Eider over this trip at Newcastle last month but is 8lb higher here. Summery Justice only won a veteran's chase at Newbury two weeks ago and Fill The Power, Bradley and Alpha Victor are also recent winners but half of this field will have to carry more than their allotted weight because of the inclusion of HARRY TOPPER. Kim Bailey didn't consider the ground to be soft enough for his charge to contest the Gold Cup but can have no complaints about the going here. The seven-year-old galloped through the mud to win the Denman at Newbury last month and also won the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in the autumn. He may have the class to defy his big weight, though Willie Mullins' Punchestown third Are Ya Right Chief has to be respected.