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3:35 Haydock 16 Feb 2019

William Hill Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f97yds) 3m4½f Good 22 fences
1st £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330 5th £2,680 6th £1,340


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
10 114 t 148 148 157
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Phardester (IRE) (Phardante)
Midfield, steady headway 13th, driven after 3 out, no impression until stayed on approaching last, led final 110yds, ridden out (vet reported the gelding had lost both hind shoes) (op 15/2 tchd 7/1)
2  ¾
7 115 t 149 149 156
gr g Martaline - Princesse D'Orton (FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 18th, led after 4 out, ridden approaching last, strongly pressed run-in, headed final 110yds, kept on under pressure but held near finish (op 9/1)
3  [2]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 130 129 136
b g Martaline - Kostroma (FR) (Lost World)
Chased leaders, effort to challenge 4 out, jumped left when every chance 3 out, unable to quicken before last, rallied to challenge run-in, no extra towards finish (tchd 11/1)
4  28 [30]
9 118 b 152 130 136
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Summer Break (IRE) (Foxhound)
Midfield, improved to chase leaders after 9th, hampered 14th, effort before 4 out, close up 3 out, weakened before last (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
5  16 [46]
9 115 156 122 125
bb g Nickname (FR) - Cadiane (FR) (Cadoudal)
Midfield, ridden and lost place after 13th, not travelling after, never a threat (trainer's rep said gelding was unsuited by the ground which was good, good to soft in places and would prefer a slower surface) (op 7/1 tchd 15/2)
6  ¾ [46¾]
11 102 b 137 102 104
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Nice Resemblance (IRE) (Shernazar)
Led, clear after 4th until 12th, clear again before 14th until jumped slowly 16th, headed after 4 out, weakened 3 out (tchd 28/1)
9 1010 t 140
b g Kayf Tara - Ariels Serenade (IRE) (Presenting)
Held up, headway into midfield 10th, pushed along in 6th about 8 lengths off the pace when fell 4 out (vet reported the gelding lost its right fore shoe)
7 1012 142
b g Midnight Legend - As Was (Epalo)
Chased leader until fell 14th (op 9/1 tchd 13/2)
11 108 p 138
b g Kayf Tara - Barton May (Midnight Legend)
Held up, steady headway when badly hampered 14th, not recover and pulled up before next (jockey said gelding was pulled up after being badly hampered) (op 16/1 tchd 14/1)
10 112 tp 146
ch g Sabiango (GER) - Indecise (FR) (Cyborg)
Midfield, ridden and lost place 7th, behind 9th, tailed off when pulled up after 18th (op 10/1)
10 116 150
b g Westerner - Chanson Indienne (FR) (Indian River)
Midfield, lost place 7th, ridden and behind 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 16th, lame (vet reported the gelding was lame right fore) (op 10/1)
9 1111 t 155
b g Old Vic - Lambourne Lace (IRE) (Un Desperado)
Held up, jumped slowly 10th, soon ridden, tailed off when pulled up before 15th (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (tchd 14/1)
9 102 Over-Weights 1 132
b g Oscar (IRE) - Rose De Beaufai (FR) (Solon)
Always behind, ridden and no impression when switched to inner and got in tight to wing, crashed through fence and unseated rider 18th (vet reported the gelding lost its right hind shoe) (tchd 11/1)
9 105 t 135
b g Mahler - Star Of Hope (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Held up, blundered and unseated rider 2nd (tchd 25/1)
9 1012 b1 142
ch g Indian River (FR) - Red Rover (Infantry I)
Chased leaders, left 2nd 14th, lost 2nd approaching 18th, weakening when hampered and unseated rider 4 out (op 11/1)
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