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3:35 Uttoxeter 17 Mar 2018

Betfred Midlands Grand National (An Open Handicap Chase) (Listed Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (4m2f8yds) 4m2f Heavy 18 fences 6 omitted
1st £70,337.50 2nd £26,500 3rd £13,262.50 4th £6,625 5th £3,325 6th £1,662.50 7th £825 8th £425

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
11 1012 Extra-Weights 6 135 139 149
b g Erhaab (USA) - Flow (Over The River)
Held up in touch, chased leader 15th, led after 3 out (normal 4 out), soon pushed clear, ridden out (op 22/1)
2  10
11 113 b 142 140 146
b g Milan - Ardenbar (Ardross)
Chased leader 3rd, led 10th, ridden and headed after 3 out, (normal 4 out), stayed on same pace from 2 out (op 22/1)
3  [14½]
8 1012 130 125 130
b g Presenting - Murrurundi (IRE) (Old Vic)
Held up, headway 16th, ridden approaching 3 out (normal 4 out), soon outpaced, stayed on under pressure to go 3rd near finish
4  ½ [15]
9 119 tb 144 139 144
b g Soldier Hollow - Silveria (GER) (Groom Dancer)
Prominent, not fluent 4th, chased leader 13th to next, outpaced after 16th, rallied 2 out, weakened flat (op 12/1)
5  [16¾]
13 1010 tp 133 126 130
b g Alflora (IRE) - Little Red Spider (Bustino)
Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace from next
6  [19]
10 108 v 126 118 122
b g Kayf Tara - Firecracker Lady (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up, headway 13th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace
7  6 [25]
9 112 137 125 129
b g Westerner - Jo Peeks (IRE) (Be My Native)
Held up, headway 15th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, (normal 4 out)
8  [28¾]
7 104 122 107 107
ch g Central Park (IRE) - Nan (Buckley)
Held up, headway 15th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out (op 16/1)
9  ½ [29¼]
8 118 140 125 125
b g Tamure (IRE) - Florentino (Efisio)
Held up, headway 13th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out (op 7/1)
PU   
13 111 138
ch g Beneficial - Millicent Bridge (IRE) (Over The River)
Held up in touch, lost place 6th, behind from 14th, pulled up before 2 out
PU   
11 106 127
b g Caballo Raptor (CAN) - Branceilles (FR) (Satin Wood)
Held up, behind from 13th, pulled up before 15th (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 25/1)
PU   
11 1012 h 130
b g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Polar Lamb (IRE) (Brush Aside)
Held up, always in rear, not fluent 4th, behind from 9th, pulled up before 15th (op 14/1)
PU   
10 1013 p 131
b g Westerner - Bermuda Bay (IRE) (Be My Native)
Held up, weakened after 15th, behind when pulled up before 2 out (trainer said race came too soon for gelding) (tchd 9/1)
PU   
9 105 tb 128
b g Shantou (USA) - Bobomy (IRE) (Bob Back)
Held up, mistake 3rd, pushed along 6th, behind from 9th, pulled up before 13th
PU   
7 117 139
gr g Laveron - Honor Smytzer (Highest Honor)
Prominent, rider lost irons after 11th, weakened 15th, behind when pulled up after next (jockey said that gelding had cantered to post sound but in his opinion the gelding had not felt quite right on arrival at the start and therefore asked the vet to check it over as a precautionary measure. vet said that when he first saw gelding trot it was over poached ground but once he had viewed the gelding move on a more even surface, he was satisfied that gelding was sound and able to take part in the race. jockey added that he was perfectly happy with the way gelding had travelled and jumped during the race and the only reason that he pulled the gelding up was that it tired in the testing conditions. vet said said gelding lost right fore shoe) (op 12/1)
PU   
7 103 121
gr g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Serhaaphim (Erhaab)
Led 2nd to 10th, chased leader, stumbled on landing 12th, lost 2nd 14th, weakened 16th, behind when pulled up before 3 out (normal 4 out) (trainer said gelding had breathing problem) (op 13/2)
PU   
6 1011 129
b g Westerner - Melville Rose (IRE) (Phardante)
Held up, not fluent 1st, headway 12th, weakened 16th, behind when pulled up before 3 out (normal 4 out) (trainer could offer no explanation for the poor form shown) (op 7/1 tchd 8/1)
UR   
11 105 b 123
wh g Machiavellian Tsar (FR) - Fleur De Mad (FR) (Maiymad)
Led, headed and hit 2nd, chased leaders, lost place after 7th, weakened 9th, in rear when blundered and unseated rider 11th
2nd fence in the home straight and the 1st fence in the back straight were omitted; ground conditions
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