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14:50 Chepstow

Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1)

  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 6f 130y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £150,000 added
  • Winner: £85,425
  • 2nd: £32,055
  • 3rd: £16,050
  • 4th: £7,995
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 8m 29.21s
  • Off Time: 14:53:54
  • 20 Ran
1
Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
16/1
  • Form 1/3143-2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 166

chased leaders, slow jump 6th, lost place and ridden after 12th, pulled up after 16th

2
Silk - Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 236P0/7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 156

2 front mid-division, lost place and pushed along before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

3
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form P21/2P-7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 150

towards rear, hit 4th, ridden 7th, struggling and pulled up after 12th

4
Silk - Emerald green, royal blue spots, halved sleeves, emerald green cap
28/1
  • Form 21/U77-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 150

prominent, pushed along before 5 out, pressed leader 5 out, ridden before 4 out, bad mistake 4 out, kept on one pace

5
Silk - Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white star
18/1
  • Form 16121-4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 150

rear mid-division, slow jump 2nd, bad mistake 14th, soon ridden in rear, pulled up before 5 out

6
Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap
  • Form 3F125-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 145

handy, pushed along and went 2nd before 5 out, clear with winner from 3 out, ridden and every chance before 2 out, kept on, tired on run-in

7
Silk - White, red star, red sleeves, white armlets, quartered cap
  • Form U331-30
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 147

mid-division, bad mistake 9th, soon pulled up

8
Silk - Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap
20/1
  • Form 7049-34
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 146

led, headed 17th, remained close up, ridden before 5 out, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

9
Silk - Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond

Mac Tottie

23 t
40/1
  • Form P12-41F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 142

front mid-division, lost place and pulled up before 16th

10
Silk - Emerald Green, Purple armlets
16/1
  • Form 12/226-5
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 141

in rear, headway into 5th before 13th, pushed along before 5 out, ridden and no impression from 4 out, kept on one pace

11
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
6/1
  • Form 522/F11-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 140

towards rear, effort and headway to chase leaders after 18th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened and plugged on

12
Silk - Crazy Quilt
18/1
  • Form 9UF6P-6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 140

towards rear, fell 3rd

13
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap

Deise Aba (IRE)

23 p BFC
8/1
  • Form PP1P-22
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 140

towards rear, ridden after 18th, beaten when pulled up before 5 out

14
Silk - Dark blue, brown chevrons, dark blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 5/2323-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 135

mid-division, prominent 18th, not fluent 5 out, soon beaten and pulled up before 2 out

15
Silk - Black, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap
50/1
  • Form 21-1422
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 134

front mid-division, lost place 17th, ridden and weakened 5 out, pulled up home straight

16
Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond

Iwilldoit

23 C
13/2
  • Form 1/6273-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 130

mid-division, good headway 15th to chase leaders, led 17th, pressed and pushed along before 3 out, soon went clear with one other, stayed on well, won going away on run-in

17
Silk - Red, mauve star, light blue and maroon check sleeves, orange cap, emerald green stars
28/1
  • Form F44-122
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 132

in rear, slow jump 5th, ridden 13th, pulled up before 5 out

18
Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, white and royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white star
28/1
  • Form P540-94
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 132

mid-division, hit 6th, ridden and struggling 16th, soon pulled up

19
Silk - Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star
20/1
  • Form PPP-362
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 132

rear mid-division, pulled up after 16th, never involved

20
Silk - Navy and yellow diamonds, maroon diamond hoop, orange collar and cuffs
14/1
  • Form PP-76P2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 132

chased leaders, weakening when hit 18th, well behind when pulled up before 5 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

It is something of a concern that Secret Reprieve hasn’t run since landing this last season and he is also 6lb higher. But he still looks the best of the four previous winners of the race trying their luck again. Irish raider The Big Dog should go well having won over 3m4f on soft going at Punchestown at the start of the year and Highland Hunter and Deise Aba finished 1-2 in the London National at Sandown earlier this month. Hill Sixteen just failed to catch Snow Leopardess in the Becher Chase at Aintree where Achille finished fifth and Kimberlite Candy was seventh. Mac Tottie fell but had earlier won the Grand Sefton over the National fences and shapes as though he’ll stay this far. IWILLDOIT won a recognised trial for this on the track and could not have been more impressive. He is out of the handicap but conditions are in his favour again and he could take all the beating. Hold That Taught is unexposed while any market support for Jessica Harrington’s Discordantly should be noted, despite ordinary form figures.

Formwatch

Native River (IRE) 5-2fav (11-6) Disputed lead, not fluent and headed 5th, remained close up, hit 6th, led again before 11th, pressed 5 out, pushed along and headed 4 out, left behind by winner after 3 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 25l behind Protektorat (11-3) at Aintree 3m 1f (1) sft in Dec.

Elegant Escape (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 7th of 11, 21 1/4l behind Samarrive (10-7) at Sandown 2m hcp lst (1) gs in Dec.

Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Front mid-division, ridden 6 out, gradually faded from 3 out, 7th of 21, 29 1/2l behind Snow Leopardess (10-4) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Truckers Lodge (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Raced handy, ridden before 5 out, plugged on one pace, 5th of 10, dist behind Iwilldoit (10-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) gs in Dec.

Mighty Thunder 66-1 (11-4) Towards rear, dropped to last after 10th, left in remote fifth 3 out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 7, 28 1/4l behind Fusil Raffles (11-0) at Wetherby 3m (1) gs in Oct.

Highland Hunter (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, stumbled badly 18th, outpaced 3 out (normal 4 out), rallied bypassing omitted 3 out, challenged on outside last, soon led, ridden and strongly pressed all the way to the line, battled on gamely, all out, won at Sandown 3m 5f hcp (2) gs in Dec beating Deise Aba (11-7) by ns, 10 ran.

The Big Dog (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, 17th of 23, 30 1/4l behind Commander Of Fleet (11-10) at Navan 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Ramses De Teillee (FR) 4-1 (12-2) Led, strongly pressed before 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and still led narrowly after 2 out, headed before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Strictlyadancer (10-5) at Haydock 3m 2f hcp (2) gs in Nov.

Mac Tottie 15-2 (10-6) Prominent, fell 6th (chair), at Aintree 3m 2f hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Achille (FR) 13-2 (10-5) Handy, went 2nd 16th (valentines), ridden and no extra after 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 21, 23l behind Snow Leopardess (10-4) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Secret Reprieve (IRE) 5-2fav (10-1) Held up in mid-division, headway 14th, went 2nd 5 out, led 3 out, girth soon became undone and saddle started to slip slightly back, clear flat, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 3m 7f hcp (1) sft in Jan beating The Two Amigos (10-9) by 3l, 18 ran.

Discordantly (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division and pushed along at 13th, ridden in 9th 3 out, no impression, 6th of 16, 16l behind Run Wild Fred (11-6) at Navan 3m hcp gd in Nov.

Deise Aba (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 13th, pushed along and lost 2nd bypassing omitted 3 out, chased leaders, went 2nd again at the last, strong challenge and every chance edging left under pressure all the way to the line, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Highland Hunter (11-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp (2) gs in Dec.

Hold That Taught 85-40fav (11-5) Handy, not fluent 3rd, led narrowly 13th, bad mistake 14th, strongly pressed thereafter until asserted before last, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp (3) sft in Oct beating Christmas In April (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.

Colorado Doc 9-2 (10-10) Raced in mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden 3 out, stayed on but never getting to winner, eased closing stages, 2nd of 10, 24l behind Iwilldoit (10-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) gs in Dec.

Iwilldoit 12-1 (10-6) Led, ridden 4 out, extended advantage 3 out, powered clear after last, never in danger, won at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) gs in Dec beating Colorado Doc (10-10) by 24l, 10 ran.

Eva's Oskar (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd soon after 4 out, well there when hit 2 out, rallied under pressure run-in, soon hung right, no extra final 150 yards, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Corach Rambler (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Dec.

Captain Drake (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, bad mistake in mid-division 5 out, soon ridden and went 6th before 4 out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 11, 22 1/2l behind Jersey Bean (11-12) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Hill Sixteen 14-1 (10-0) Towards rear, mid-division 8th, went 2nd 3 out going ok, ridden after last, kept on well to strongly press leader close home, just denied, 2nd of 21, shd behind Snow Leopardess (10-4) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Potters Corner (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until 13th, 2nd again 16th, led 20th, ridden and strongly pressed run-in, headed post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Diesel D'Allier (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) gs in Dec.