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

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 29.40s
  • Off time: 15:50:06
15:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Occasion (IRE) 6/1
2nd Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 20/1
3rd One In A Milan (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 R00191 White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 42
10 11-12 M Bradstock Nico de Boinville (7) 152 9/110.00
2 P1-P1P1 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Master Overseer (IRE) 44
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-7 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 147 12/113.00
6 3222F2 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 14
7 10-7 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 133 7/18.00
7 P2P-265 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 28
10 10-6 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 132 13/27.50
8 233-312 Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star One In A Milan (IRE) 42
8 10-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 8/19.00
9 2U3-411 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Cool Operator 90
Course Winner
10 10-2 P A Kirby R McGrath 128 10/111.00
10 7-53221 Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 65
7 10-0 p C C Bealby T Messenger 126 3/14.00
11 733432 Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Big Occasion (IRE) 17
6 10-0 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 123 6/17.00
12 5-41633 Yellow, dark blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Global Power (IRE) 21
7 10-0 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (7) 121 12/113.00
13 1-3633P DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap You Know Yourself (IRE) 7
10 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 119 40/141.00
14 605P11 Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 22
Course Winner
10 10-0 p D Burchell F Windsor Clive (5) 117 20/121.00
Non runners
310710/PSilver By Nature1111-5Miss Lucinda V RussellP Buchanan145
4P-U113PMonbeg Dude (IRE)810-12M ScudamoreJ E Moore138
52-1425PBradley910-7F O'BrienTimmy Murphy133


Master Overseer won this last year, just edging out Major Malarkey. He's won a further twice this season but needs to get his own way out in front and is a massive 21lb higher than 12 months ago. Monbeg Dude won the Welsh National in January and was then third in the Grand National Trial at Haydock but he was due to run in yesterday's Cheltenham Gold Cup and will also struggle to confirm Cheltenham running in November with BRADLEY. The latter was never travelling and pulled up at Warwick last time. But the handicapper has given Fergal O'Brien's ex-pointer a real chance at the weights today against the likes of Master Overseer and this is his time of year. Chac Du Cadran won the North Yorkshire Grand National last time and looks a thorough stayer while Big Occasion could go well despite racing from out of the handicap. Fill The Power may prove best of the rest as a big weight will surely anchor Carruthers over this trip and Cool Operator may not be able to cope with the rise in class.