Haydock Park

  • 14:55 Betfred Grand National Trial 3m 5f

  • Winner £42,712 2nd £16,028 3rd £8,025 4th £3,998
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 42.88s
  • Off time: 14:55:08
14:55 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lie Forrit (IRE) 8/1
2nd Harry The Viking 12/1
3rd Monbeg Dude (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1132-42 PINK, PURPLE cross belts, hooped sleeves, PURPLE cap Benvolio (IRE) 49
Course Winner
8 11-12 b P F Nicholls N D Fehily 145 7/18.00
2 221-181 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Samstown 28
Course Winner
8 11-11 A C Whillans B P Harding 144 16/117.00
3 157-244 Red, white stripe, white and red diabolo on sleeves Monbeg Dude (IRE) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-11 M Scudamore A P McCoy 144 13/27.50
4 8U-P11P Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Gas Line Boy (IRE) 49
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 142 9/110.00
5 43-6PU8 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 13
Course Winner
9 11-8 T D Easterby J Reveley 141 9/110.00
6 2-42U52 Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star Benbens (IRE) 28
10 11-6 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 139 8/19.00
7 61P-121 Maroon, light blue chevron and sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Lie Forrit (IRE) 34
11 11-6 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 139 8/19.00
8 PP/1PP-P Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-5 Miss V Williams R T Dunne 138 16/117.00
9 343515 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 50
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-4 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell 137 6/17.00
10 315F-5P WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Mountainous (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
10 11-4 R Lee J E Moore 137 11/112.00
12 3P-P61P Yellow, black sash, black cap Loch Ba (IRE) 14
9 10-9 v M R Channon A Thornton 128 33/134.00
13 P5-0362 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Harry The Viking 34
10 10-5 p A M Thomson D R Fox (3) 124 12/113.00
Non runners
11513-1P6Ballyoliver1110-12Miss V Williams2nd Preference131

Verdict

Rigadin de Beauchene has been second and first in the last two runnings but has been pulled up in three starts since successful 12 months ago. Monbeg Dude and Mountainous are past winners of the Welsh National and the former can reverse running with Benvolio in this season's Chepstow showpiece - he enjoys an 8lb turnaround in the weights for just over eight lengths. Benbens was fifth at Chepstow and has each-way claims while Broadway Buffalo should stay this longer trip. He was patiently ridden to score over 3m here in December while Samstown beat Benbens here in the Peter Marsh last month and is much-improved. Lie Forrit beat Harry The Viking at Kelso last month but this is a big step up. BALLYOLIVER can continue the trend of these near foot of the handicap landing this. He's got plenty of form over 3m2f and wasn't disgraced in the Betfred Classic at Warwick five weeks ago when he got hampered a couple of times.