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15:20 Uttoxeter

Betfred Midlands Grand National Chase (Listed Handicap) (Class 1)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 4m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £65,000 added
  • Winner: £37,018
  • 2nd: £13,890
  • 3rd: £6,955
  • 4th: £3,464
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 8m 41.70s
  • Off Time: 15:21:07
  • 16 Ran
1
Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
25/1
  • Form P/22183
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 149

with leader, led after 1st, headed approaching 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last

3
Silk - Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 001362
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 134

held up in mid-division, mistake 10th, not fluent 11th or 12th, headway 13th, not fluent 16th, outpaced from 5 out, went well held 3rd 2 out until blundered last, weakened flat

4
Silk - Gold, Blue sleeves, Red cap, Gold hoop
12/1
  • Form 323/1F4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 133

held up in mid-division, not fluent 14th, hit next, headway 19th, not fluent 5 out, weakened approaching 2 out, collapsed after line

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap
12/1
  • Form 543-11P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 132

held up in rear, reached mid-division 19th, weakened approaching 4 out, jumped badly right 2 out, pulled up before last

7
Silk - Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap
  • Form 318-322
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 130

tracked leaders, hit 18th, weakened 5 out, pulled up before next

8
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
14/1
  • Form 2-32162
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 128

held up in rear, headway on outside 5 out, soon weakened, jumped badly right 2 out, pulled up before last

9
Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap
  • Form PU5-54P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 128

held up in touch, not fluent 18th, went 3rd 5 out, hit 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, led approaching next, headed flat, held close home

10
Silk - MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap

Ballyfitz

28 p
20/1
  • Form 2P-2UP6
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 127

mid-division, jumped slowly 12th, hit 15th, mistake and outpaced 19th, stayed on approaching 2 out, went 3rd last, no chance with front pair

11
Silk - Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap

Chamirey (FR)

28 b C
22/1
  • Form 002558
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 127

prominent, ridden and lost place before 5 out, soon weakened

12
Silk - Dark green, royal blue seams, white and royal blue quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 6-12826
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 126

held up in mid-division, ridden and not fluent 19th, behind when pulled up before 4 out

13
Silk - Light Green and Brown stripes, Light Green sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 4P-6422
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 126

mid-divison, headway 19th, soon ridden, outpaced from 5 out, plugged on from 2 out, went 4th after last, no impression

14
Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 11/2-16P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 126

led until 1st, with leader, led approaching 4 out, headed before 2 out, led again flat, very game effort

15
Silk - White, Black diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 11P-714
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 126

prominent, took keen hold, mistake 14th, not fluent next, lost place 17th, soon weakened, pulled up after

16
Silk - White, Cerise hoop and armlets, Dark Green cap
  • Form 7-34122
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 123

in rear, hit 8th and 16th, ridden before 17th, always behind

17
Silk - Yellow, Black seams, Black sleeves, Yellow seams, Black cap
8/1
  • Form 346-141
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 121

in touch, lost place when not fluent 11th, not fluent 13th, well held 5 out

18
Silk - Black, royal blue epaulets
66/1
  • Form 08-733F
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 120

not fluent and ridden along in rear 2nd, not fluent 7th or 8th, hit 10th, always behind

5
NR
  • Form 1/52151
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 132

Nonrunner

2
NR
  • Form 9P2F-60
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 144

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Eider Chase runner-up Posh Bird could go well again off her low weight while Devon National hero Clash Duff may still be improving, though will need to step up again to follow up here off an 11lb higher mark. Noel Meade's raider Another Palm has the past form to figure, but Arbor Supreme and Roalco De Farges may have too much weight and Ballyfoy isn't getting any younger and usually finds at least one too good. Victor Dartnall trained the winner of this in 2009 and both Connak and Honourable Arthur can be given some sort of chance while Master Overseer may be the pick of David Pipe's pair. MARINGO BAY has yet to win over fences but looked an out-and-stayer when runner-up to Alfie Spinner over 3m on heavy ground at Chepstow. Outpaced at Market Rasen next time, this test will be much more to his liking and he can come out on top under Noel Fehily.

Formwatch

Tamarinbleu (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, in touch before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 19, 14l behind Grand Vision (10-3) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.

Roalco De Farges (FR) 13-2 (11-7) Held up 3rd and last, outpaced by leading pair 13th, soon lost touch, 15 lengths down 2 out, stayed on to go 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Teaforthree (11-7) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) sft in Feb.

Connak (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Prominent when not fluent 1st, tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, ridden approaching 12th, blundered next, hit 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Frascati Park (11-8) at Warwick 3m nov chs (2) gs in Jan.

Mohayer (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Towards rear, behind from 13th, soon struggling, pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Giles Cross (10-5) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.

Maringo Bay (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led narrowly 3 out and jumped left, ridden and headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Mic's Delight (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.

Mr Moss (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In rear, blundered 5 out, chased winner before and switched right last, led narrowly run-in, ridden and headed last 25 yards, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 4, ns behind Beneficial Reform (11-7) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gd.

Major Malarkey (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Towards rear, mistake 1st, reminders and not fluent 5th, soon detached, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Giles Cross (10-5) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.

Ballyfitz 25-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, quickly weakened from 14th, soon tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Giles Cross (10-5) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.

Chamirey (FR) 33-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden before 8th, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 19, 38l behind Grand Vision (10-3) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.

Another Palm (IRE) 5-1fav (10-0) Chased leaders, not much room when mistake 1st, lost place 3rd, behind 8th, 6th of 14, well behind West End Rocker (10-10) at Aintree 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec.

Ballyfoy (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division, chased leaders 11th, ridden before 3 out, every chance last, kept on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Dover's Hill (11-11) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.

Master Overseer (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place and ridden 8th, behind 15th, pulled up after, in a race won by Le Beau Bai (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 20 ran.

Honourable Arthur (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, with leader 4 out, every chance 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Fortification (11-12) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.

Posh Bird (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 5 out, led before last, ridden run-in, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Portrait King (11-8) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb.

Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden and stayed on approaching last, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov beating Nicto De Beauchene (11-11) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.

Hills Of Aran 11-4 (11-5) Held up in touch, dropped to rear 7th, struggling when fell 14th, in a race won by Barbers Shop (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 2f hts chs (6) gs in Feb, 7 ran.

Clash Duff (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Always handy, hit 14th, challenged 16th, led next, headed approaching 4 out, led again 3 out, drew clear after next, soon idled, stayed on, won at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Atherstone Hill (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.

Arbor Supreme (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 12, 46l behind Dais Return (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.