Uttoxeter

  • 15:35 Marston's 61 Deep Midlands Grand National 4m 2f 8y

  • Winner £84,405 2nd £31,800 3rd £15,915 4th £7,950
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 40.40s
  • Off time: 15:37:36
15:35 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Potters Corner (IRE) 20/1
2nd Ms Parfois (IRE) 8/1
3rd Get On The Yager 12/1
4th Prime Venture (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 11/P29-P Light green, white stars, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, royal blue star American (FR) 105
Course Winner
9 11-12 H Fry N D Fehily 154 1001
2 11222-6 Emerald green, orange stars, emerald green cap, orange star Ms Parfois (IRE) 105
Course Winner
8 11-4 t A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 146 1001
3 140-484 Maroon, white triple diamond, armlets and star on cap Folsom Blue (IRE) 42
12 11-2 pt G Elliott D N Russell 144 1001
4 1610-75 Red and white diabolo, black sleeves, white stars, red cap Smooth Stepper 28
10 10-12 A M Hales C Gethings 140 1001
5 414873 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Dell' Arca (IRE) 76
Course Winner
10 10-12 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 140 1001
6 231-523 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Ballydine (IRE) 56
9 10-12 pt C E Longsdon S Bowen 140 1001
7 26-F571 Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Dawson City 22
10 10-11 P Gundry Thomas Bellamy 139 1001
8 067R23 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Prime Venture (IRE) 79
8 10-11 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 139 1001
9 440-481 Purple, Mauve seams, Mauve sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap Arthur's Gift (IRE) 26
8 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 138 1001
10 10-2222 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Jammin Masters (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
8 10-9 W Greatrex G Sheehan 137 1001
11 525-584 Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Milansbar (IRE) 14
Course Winner
12 10-9 b N B King Bryony Frost 137 1001
12 06U053 Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Regal Flow 5
Course and Distance Winner
12 10-9 R H Buckler Sean Houlihan (3) 137 1001
13 0-00057 ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, royal blue cap, white star Raz De Maree (FR) 21
14 10-9 G P Cromwell Conor Orr (5) 137 1001
14 2/9P1FF Red, white epaulets, dark blue and white hooped sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap Potters Corner (IRE) 21
9 10-7 p Christian Williams James Bowen 135 1001
15 62-4313 Emerald green, royal blue disc, emerald green sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap Chef D'Oeuvre (FR) 28
8 10-6 Sam England Jonathan England 134 1001
16 1FP-742 Orange, dark blue epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Back To The Thatch (IRE) 76
Beaten Favourite
7 10-5 H D Daly R Johnson 133 1001
17 129P-69 Royal Blue, White triple diamond, striped sleeves Get On The Yager 56
9 10-5 D Skelton Harry Skelton 133 1001
18 4P3174 Royal blue, red stars on sleeves, red cap Kilkishen (IRE) 21
9 10-5 p J J Hanlon D E Mullins 133 1001
20 0P5-P46 Red and black check, pink sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap Jetstream Jack (IRE) 21
9 10-0 p Mrs S Leech C Brace (7) 126 1001
Non runners
1959F-0P8Final Nudge (IRE)1010-2David DennisJ M Davies130

Verdict

Plenty of dour stayers in this and conditions will demand stamina in abundance. Regal Flow bucked a trend when winning as an 11-year-old 12 months ago as younger chasers have held sway in recent years and Bob Buckler’s charge is back for more only 2lb higher, though has been badly out of sorts. Milansbar, later fifth in the Aintree National, and reserve Ballymalin filled the places last year but Get On The Yager was last of the nine finishers. Ballymalin’s yard also have Arthur's Gift in the line-up and the Carlisle winner appeals as the type who could step up a level over a trip like this. The top two in the handicap - American and Ms Parfois – are both previous course winners with the latter doing marginally best in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in December, though neither has raced since. There are three Irish raiders with Shark Hanlon’s Kilkishen making most appeal while Chef D'Oeuvre beat Back To The Thatch over an extended 3m3f at Haydock in December. Potters Corner still had every chance when coming to grief in the Eider and could figure with a clear round and Dawson City has won the last two runnings of the Devon National. BALLYDINE has been second twice in Grade 2 company. Charlie Longsdon’s nine-year-old enters unknown territory over this trip but has won over 3m on soft going at Sandown and was placed over 3m2f at Newbury two runs ago – he could be the one to beat if he lasts home.