17:15 Aintree

Saturday 10 April 2021

All13:4514:2515:0015:3516:1517:1518:20

    Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 7YO plus  |   Class 1  |   4m 2f 74y  |   Good to Soft  |   40 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:16  |   Winning time: 9m 15.42s
1st
Horse silk
35
11/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, went 2nd after 28th (3 out), led before 29th (2 out), clear elbow, stayed on well
2nd
Horse silk
6 ½
16
100/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up rear of mid-division, hampered 15th (chair), headway 19th, every chance 2 out, mistake last, held by winner elbow, stayed on
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
15
15/2
T: T M WalshJ: M P Walsh
Prominent early, chased leaders, blundered 10th, badly hampered and lost place 12th, still 9th and plenty do 3 out, headway before 2 out, disputing 2nd elbow, no impression on winner, 3rd and held final 100 yards, kept on op 8/1 tchd 17/2
4th
Horse silk
19
7
9/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Prominent, 2nd at the 22nd (bechers 2nd time), every chance before 2 out, hung right after last, 4th and weakening before elbow
5th
Horse silk
2
34
710-3
16/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J W Kennedy
In touch in mid-division, chasing leaders 10th, 7th and well held 29th (2 out), went 5th after 30th (last), plugged on, no impression
6th
Horse silk
7 ½
40
1210-2
50/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up well in rear, hampered 1st, headway 18th, chasing leaders after 3 out, 6th and looking held 2 out, weakened last
7th
Horse silk
8 ½
26
16/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Rear of mid-division, headway from 12th, 4th at the 22nd (bechers 2nd time), 5th and beaten 29th (2 out), weakened after op 22/1 tchd 25/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ½
21
1010-7
80/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Led, clear 15th, 10 lengths ahead 23rd (foinavon 2nd time), reduced lead after 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened op 100/1
9th
Horse silk
1
29
80/1
T: W P MullinsJ: S F O'Keeffe
Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and lost place before 29th (2 out)
10th
Horse silk
10
20
33/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: K C Sexton
Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, towards rear 7th (foinavon), closed a bit 18th, modest 11th 28th (3 out), never able to get near leaders, weakened from 2 out op 40/1
11th
Horse silk
3
17
80/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division, hampered 11th, pecked 19th, mistake 20th and 23rd (foinavon), modest 10th 28th (3 out), no impression
12th
Horse silk
14
37
100/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Towards rear, last 22nd (bechers 2nd time), always behind
13th
Horse silk
47
9
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, mistake 9th (valentines), headway before 17th, mistake 18th, losing place when pecked 22nd (bechers 2nd time), well behind 26th
14th
Horse silk
½
36
50/1
T: Georgie HowellJ: Tabitha Worsley
Towards rear, mistake 4th, ridden and struggling from 18th, well beaten from 25th (valentines 2nd time)
15th
Horse silk
6 ½
24
66/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, hampered 17th, well behind from 22nd (bechers 2nd time)

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Chasing leaders when pecked 1st, lost some places next, blundered 7th (foinavon), mistake 9th (valentines), well beaten 19th, pulled up before 22nd (bechers 2nd time) op 28/1
UR
Horse silk
2
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division on inside, headway 21st, disputing 2nd when mistake 25th (valentines 2nd time), disputing 5th when blundered and unseated rider 27th (4 out)
UR
Horse silk
3
1111-3
40/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Prominent, not fluent 4th, hit 10th, losing places 16th, blundered and unseated rider 20th
R
Horse silk
4
66/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division on outside, struggling 15th (chair), behind when refused 21st op 80/1
PU
Horse silk
5
28/1
T: B EllisonJ: Ryan Mania
Mid-division, hampered 4th, headway 8th (canal turn), outpaced and lost place 19th, behind 26th, pulled up before 29th (2 out)
F
Horse silk
6
50/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: B S Hughes
Fell 1st
UR
Horse silk
8
14/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division, blundered and unseated rider 4th op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
10
33/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
In touch in mid-division, struggling 23rd (foinavon), pulled up before 26th op 40/1
PU
Horse silk
11
100/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, struggling when not fluent 25th, pulled up before 29th (2 out) op 125/1
PU
Horse silk
12
28/1
T: A J MartinJ: D F O'Regan
Always behind, tailing off 9th (valentines), pulled up before 13th
PU
Horse silk
13
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mid-division, hampered and lost place 4th, behind when pulled up before 17th
PU
Horse silk
14
20/1
T: T LaceyJ: R P McLernon
Held up in mid-division, hampered 4th and 20th, struggling 21st, behind 26th, pulled up before 29th (2 out)
PU
Horse silk
18
1110-8
80/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Behind, jumped left at times, hampered 1st, pulled up before 21st
PU
Horse silk
19
14/1
T: N G RichardsJ: Sean Quinlan
Towards rear, soon pushed along, mistake 8th (canal turn), jumped right 14th, pulled up before 17th
PU
Horse silk
22
50/1
T: R HobsonJ: Nick Scholfield
Prominent, not fluent 5th, lost place before 18th, behind when pulled up before 21st op 66/1
PU
Horse silk
23
22/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor
Mid-division, struggling from 17th, pulled up before 22nd (bechers 2nd time)
PU
Horse silk
25
50/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: Mr J J Codd
Towards rear, headway when pecked 17th, struggling 26th, remote 12th 28th (3 out), pulled up before 29th (2 out) op 66/1 tchd 40/1
F
Horse silk
27
66/1
T: D PipeJ: C O'Farrell
Mid-division, headway after 16th, 8th when fell 20th
PU
Horse silk
28
11/2f
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: T Scudamore
Prominent, pecked 26th, lost place before 27th, pulled up before 28th (3 out)
UR
Horse silk
30
80/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Mid-division, headway 8th (canal turn), mistake and unseated rider 11th
F
Horse silk
31
810-4
66/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Mid-division until fell 15th (chair)
PU
Horse silk
32
50/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Towards rear, mistake 15th (chair), pulled up lame before 23rd (foinavon) op 66/1
PU
Horse silk
33
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Towards rear, behind 17th, blundered 25th (valentines), pulled up before 29th (2 out) tchd 40/1
F
Horse silk
38
66/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Prominent until fell 12th
BD
Horse silk
39
100/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Towards rear, mistake 9th (valentines), stopped to a standstill by the fallen Canelo, nowhere to go and brought down 15th (chair)

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£12.00Pl:£3.30, £24.80, £3.40, £3.60EX:£2,053.30Trifecta:£35,431.20Tricast:£8,593.94SF:£882.65Swingers:£375.70, £18.10, £286.40

Forecasts

Cloth Cap (11/2), Any Second Now (15/2), Burrows Saint (9/1), Minella Times (11/1), Mister Malarky (12/1), Takingrisks (14/1), Magic Of Light (14/1), Farclas (16/1), Discorama (16/1), Acapella Bourgeois (20/1), Kimberlite Candy (20/1), Potters Corner (22/1), Bristol De Mai (25/1), Anibale Fly (28/1), Definitly Red (28/1), Shattered Love (33/1), Talkischeap (33/1), Give Me A Copper (33/1), Chris's Dream (40/1), Yala Enki (40/1), Blaklion (50/1), Sub Lieutenant (50/1), The Long Mile (50/1), Lord Du Mesnil (50/1), Lake View Lad (50/1), Milan Native (50/1), Class Conti (66/1), Canelo (66/1), Vieux Lion Rouge (66/1), Double Shuffle (66/1), Ballyoptic (66/1), Jett (80/1), Cabaret Queen (80/1), Alpha Des Obeaux (80/1), Ok Corral (80/1), Minellacelebration (80/1), Balko Des Flos (100/1), Hogan's Height (100/1), Tout Est Permis (100/1), Ami Desbois (100/1)

Verdict

Often it pays to keep things simple and in CLOTH CAP we have a solid favourite who is progressive, stays, is a stone well-in, and represents an owner with a fantastic record in the race. He's hard to get away from and with luck should win. The last 2 Nationals have seen an Irish 1-2-3 and another formidable challenge is headed up by Burrows Saint, Farclas and Any Second Now.

  1. CLOTH CAP (IRE)
  2. BURROWS SAINT (FR)
  3. FARCLAS (FR)

Prize Money

1st: £375,000.002nd: £150,000.003rd: £75,000.004th: £48,750.005th: £30,000.006th: £22,500.007th: £15,000.008th: £11,250.009th: £7,500.0010th: £3,750.00

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