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16:10 Saturday 16 April 2016

CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3) (1)

Distance : 3m 7f 176y
Prize : £119,595 Age : 5yo+ Race Type : Chase Going : Gd/Sft
Race Type : Chase
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Pos Pos Btn Horse Name Horse Name TFR Tfig Jockey Age Wgt ISP ISP BSP Hi/Lo
Pedigree Jockey & Trainer Trainer (Equip) (OR) (Place) BSP
1 1 Sam Twiston-Davies silk 5. VICENTE (FR) 5. VICENTE (FR) -11 <
151+
> -12 109 Sam Twiston-Davies 7 11-3 14/115 14/115
Sam Twiston-Davies silk bg DOM ALCO (FR) - IRELAND (FR) KADALKO (FR) J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Paul Nicholls
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-3 Eq: (h) OR: 146
Paul Nicholls (h) (146)
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stepped up a fair bit on his run in the NH Chase, relishing this sort of stamina test at the second attempt, as befits a son of Dom Alco, and that despite his jumping not being as polished as it might have been, that a slight concern going forward; mid-division, not always fluent, smooth headway twenty-second, shaken up after 4 out, led last, kept on well, ridden out; he'll presumably have similar races on the agenda in the next season, with Aintree obviously a possible target.
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2 2 Paul Moloney silk 29. ALVARADO (IRE) 29. ALVARADO (IRE) -50 <
138+
> -5 96 Paul Moloney 11 10-6 25/126 25/126
Paul Moloney silk chg GOLDMARK (USA) - MRS JONES (IRE) ROSELIER (FR) J: Paul Moloney
T: Fergal O'Brien
Age: 11 Wgt: 10-6 OR: 135
Fergal O'Brien (135)
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fared best of those that had missed out on a run in the Grand National the previous week, ridden much more handily (as suits this track) than he usually is at Aintree, bang there early in the straight and rallying well; presumably a campaign in veterans races with a view to getting up the weights enough to run at Aintree again will be the aim for the autumn.
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3 3 Steven Fox silk hd 3. SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT 3. SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT -33 <
152+
> -3 110 Steven Fox (5) 8 11-6 14/115 14/115
Steven Fox silk bg MIDNIGHT LEGEND - MORSKY BALOO MORPETH J: Steven Fox (5)
T: Sandy Thomson
Age: 8 Wgt: 11-6 OR: 149
Sandy Thomson (149)
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ran a cracker over this much longer trip, likely to have finished second without a mistake at the last; prominent, went with enthusiasm, led 4 out, ridden soon after, headed when mistake last, not quicken run-in; he looks made for these sorts of races and presumably similar events, perhaps even Aintree, will be on the agenda next season.
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4 4 Brendan Powell silk 12. ROYALE KNIGHT 12. ROYALE KNIGHT H (113) <
144?
> H (102) 102 Brendan Powell 10 10-13 20/121 20/121
Brendan Powell silk bg KING'S THEATRE (IRE) - GARDANA (FR) GARDE ROYALE J: Brendan Powell
T: Dr Richard Newland
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-13 OR: 142
Dr Richard Newland (142)
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ran well off what looked a stiff enough mark after 8 weeks off, his stable firing at the moment, this sort of test once again looking right up his street; mid-division, headway twentieth, every chance 2 out, one paced; he just missed out on a run in the Grand National and presumably will have getting in that as his aim next season.
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5 5 Daryl Jacob silk 5 7. VYTA DU ROC (FR) 7. VYTA DU ROC (FR) -3 <
143?
> H (118) 101 Daryl Jacob 7 11-2 8/19jf 8/19jf
Daryl Jacob silk grg LION NOIR - DOLCE VYTA (FR) GRAND TRESOR (FR) J: Daryl Jacob
T: Nicky Henderson
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-2 OR: 145
Nicky Henderson (145)
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well backed, was one of the least exposed and ran creditably, despite not fully relishing this much longer trip; held up, travelled well, steady headway early final circuit, shaken up 4 out, one paced next; he's shown an aptitude for this sort of big-field handicap and it would be no surprise to see him make an impact in such races over shorter in the autumn.
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6 6 Jamie Hamilton silk 7 30. SUN CLOUD (IRE) 30. SUN CLOUD (IRE) -13 <
128+
> H (103) 86 Jamie Hamilton (5) 9 10-6 40/141 40/141
Jamie Hamilton silk bg CLOUDINGS (IRE) - MISS MELROSE BOB BACK (USA) J: Jamie Hamilton (5)
T: Malcolm Jefferson
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-6 Eq: (t) OR: 135
Malcolm Jefferson (t) (135)
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wasn't disgraced, this just too competitive for him; held up, mistake second, labouring long way out, well behind circuit out, plugged on.
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7 7 Graham Watters silk 5 25. MILBOROUGH (IRE) 25. MILBOROUGH (IRE) +7 <
126?
> -2 84 Graham Watters (3) 10 10-8 25/126 25/126
Graham Watters silk bg MILAN - FOX BURROW (IRE) SUPREME LEADER J: Graham Watters (3)
T: Ian Duncan
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-8 OR: 137
Ian Duncan (137)
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wasn't disgraced, though he never threatened to get involved; in touch, labouring early final circuit, plugged on straight, never on terms.
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8 8 James Reveley silk 1 16. MASTERS HILL (IRE) 16. MASTERS HILL (IRE) +9 <
129+
> 87 James Reveley 10 10-11 28/129 28/129
James Reveley silk grg TIKKANEN (USA) - LEITRIM BRIDGE (IRE) EARL OF BARKING (IRE) J: James Reveley
T: Colin Tizzard
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-11 Eq: (s+t) OR: 140
Colin Tizzard (s+t) (140)
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upped in trip, emerged with plenty of credit in a much more competitive race than he usually contests, just doing a bit too much in front; went with enthusiasm, made most until 4 out, weakened 2 out; he might be the right sort for the Becher in the autumn.
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9 9 Trevor Whelan silk 3 8. MILANSBAR (IRE) 8. MILANSBAR (IRE) +12 <
132
> -2 90 Trevor Whelan 9 11-2 20/121 20/121
Trevor Whelan silk bg MILAN - ARDENBAR ARDROSS J: Trevor Whelan
T: Neil King
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-2 OR: 145
Neil King (145)
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was involved for a long way before being left behind in the straight, far from discredited, his gruelling race last time perhaps a factor.
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10 10 Noel Fehily silk 14 11. SHOTGUN PADDY (IRE) 11. SHOTGUN PADDY (IRE) <
118
> +19 76 Noel Fehily 9 10-13 20/121 20/121
Noel Fehily silk bg BRIAN BORU - AWESOME MIRACLE (IRE) SUPREME LEADER J: Noel Fehily
T: Emma Lavelle
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-13 Eq: (s) OR: 142
Emma Lavelle (s) (142)
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fared no better in first-time cheekpieces, perhaps not over his exertions last time and typically not jumping well enough for a race of this nature; raced off the pace, off the bridle before most, mistakes from ninth, never on terms.
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pu pu Paddy Brennan silk 17. A GOOD SKIN (IRE) 17. A GOOD SKIN (IRE) <
?
> Paddy Brennan 7 10-10 20/121 20/121
Paddy Brennan silk bg PRESENTING - TRIXSKIN (IRE) BUCKSKIN (FR) J: Paddy Brennan
T: Tom George
Age: 7 Wgt: 10-10 OR: 139
Tom George (139)
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upped markedly in trip, just wasn't in the same form as last time; held up, mistakes fourth and sixteenth, ridden twenty-first, never on terms, pulled up before 4 out.
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pu pu Gavin Sheehan silk 27. BALLYCULLA (IRE) 27. BALLYCULLA (IRE) <
> Gavin Sheehan 9 10-7 25/126 25/126
Gavin Sheehan silk bg WESTERNER - SOMEONE TOLD ME (IRE) SADDLERS' HALL (IRE) J: Gavin Sheehan
T: Warren Greatrex
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-7 Eq: (b) OR: 136
Warren Greatrex (b) (136)
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in change of headgear, was let down by his jumping for the second time in 3 starts, both in big-field handicaps; close up, made mistakes, led briefly eighth, ridden circuit out, pulled up twenty-second.
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pu pu Sean Bowen silk 20. BEREA BORU (IRE) 20. BEREA BORU (IRE) <
> Sean Bowen 8 10-9 20/121 20/121
Sean Bowen silk bg BRIAN BORU - WAYWARD VENTURE (IRE) MISTER MAT (FR) J: Sean Bowen
T: Peter Bowen
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-9 Eq: (s+t) OR: 138
Peter Bowen (s+t) (138)
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upped markedly in trip and in first-time cheekpieces, just didn't cope with the demands of the race, the ground possibly not as testing as ideal either; held up, made mistakes, labouring badly eleventh, pulled up circuit out.
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pu pu Barry Geraghty silk 1. CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA) 1. CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA) <
> Barry Geraghty 8 11-12 10/111 10/111
Barry Geraghty silk bg DYNAFORMER (USA) - ANGEL IN MY HEART (FR) RAINBOW QUEST (USA) J: Barry Geraghty
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
Age: 8 Wgt: 11-12 Eq: (s+t) OR: 155
Gordon Elliott, Ireland (s+t) (155)
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running here off his new mark having missed the cut for the Grand National the week previously, just ran no sort of race; in rear, not always fluent, soon off bridle, tailed off after ninth, pulled up twenty-second.
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pu pu Harry Skelton silk 6. DOLATULO (FR) 6. DOLATULO (FR) <
> Harry Skelton 9 11-2 66/167 66/167
Harry Skelton silk chg LE FOU (IRE) - LA PERSPECTIVE (FR) BEYSSAC (FR) J: Harry Skelton
T: Warren Greatrex
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-2 Eq: (b+t) OR: 145
Warren Greatrex (b+t) (145)
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might have been better off running in the Topham, not an out-and-out stayer, but in the event he was beaten well before that became an issue; held up, mistake twelfth, labouring nineteenth, pulled up twenty-third.
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pu pu Aidan Coleman silk 13. EMPEROR'S CHOICE (IRE) 13. EMPEROR'S CHOICE (IRE) <
?
> Aidan Coleman 9 10-12 40/141 40/141
Aidan Coleman silk bg FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) - HOUSE-OF-HEARTS (IRE) BROKEN HEARTED J: Aidan Coleman
T: Venetia Williams
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-12 OR: 141
Venetia Williams (141)
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ran no sort of race after 3 months off, this not the race to bring out the best in him; raced off the pace, labouring badly thirteenth, pulled up early final circuit.
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bd bd Andrew Ring silk 23. FOLSOM BLUE (IRE) 23. FOLSOM BLUE (IRE) <
+
> Andrew Ring (5) 9 10-8 16/117 16/117
Andrew Ring silk bg OLD VIC - SPIRIT LEADER (IRE) SUPREME LEADER J: Andrew Ring (5)
T: M. F. Morris, Ireland
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-8 Eq: (s) OR: 137
M. F. Morris, Ireland (s) (137)
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was shaping well until he departed, still in good form, even if it was too far out to say where he would have finished; waited with, travelled well, still going well when brought down twenty-second.
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pu pu Tom O'Brien silk 19. GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN (IRE) 19. GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN (IRE) +6 <
134+
Tom O'Brien 11 10-10 14/115 14/115
Tom O'Brien silk b g TIKKANEN (USA) - GOLDEN FLOWER (GER) HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN J: Tom O'Brien
T: Colin Tizzard
Age: 11 Wgt: 10-10 Eq: (b+t) OR: 139
Colin Tizzard (b+t) (139)
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mid-division, headway twenty-first, weakened after 4 out, blundered 2 out, pulled up, fatally injured.
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pu pu Jake Greenall silk 15. GOODTOKNOW 15. GOODTOKNOW <
+
> Jake Greenall 8 10-11 33/134 33/134
Jake Greenall silk bg PRESENTING - ATLANTIC JANE TAMURE (IRE) J: Jake Greenall
T: Kerry Lee
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-11 Eq: (s) OR: 140
Kerry Lee (s) (140)
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upped in trip, had a lot more on in this company and just found things much too competitive; handy, mistake fifteenth, weakening when blundered twenty-third, pulled up straight.
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pu pu M. P. Walsh silk 26. HEATHFIELD (IRE) 26. HEATHFIELD (IRE) H (121) <
?
> M. P. Walsh 9 10-7 9/110 9/110
M. P. Walsh silk chg DEFINITE ARTICLE - FAMOUS LADY (IRE) PRESENTING J: M. P. Walsh
T: A. J. Martin, Ireland
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-7 OR: 136
A. J. Martin, Ireland (136)
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who attracted support back over fences, ran no sort of race; in rear, mistake tenth, labouring badly over circuit out, pulled up.
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pu pu Henry Brooke silk 22. HIGHLAND LODGE (IRE) 22. HIGHLAND LODGE (IRE) <
?
> Henry Brooke 10 10-8 16/117 16/117
Henry Brooke silk bg FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) - SUPREME VON PRES (IRE) PRESENTING J: Henry Brooke
T: James Moffatt
Age: 10 Wgt: 10-8 Eq: (s) OR: 137
James Moffatt (s) (137)
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after 4 months off, was running here after missing the cut for the Grand National the week previously and turned in one of his lesser efforts, consistency never his strong point; held up, headway when mistake tenth, labouring twenty-first, bad mistake next, pulled up.
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F F B. J. Cooper silk 4. MEASUREOFMYDREAMS (IRE) 4. MEASUREOFMYDREAMS (IRE) <
> B. J. Cooper 8 11-3 8/19jf 8/19jf
B. J. Cooper silk bg SHANTOU (USA) - LE BAVELLEN LE BAVARD (FR) J: B. J. Cooper
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Age: 8 Wgt: 11-3 OR: 146
W. P. Mullins, Ireland (146)
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well backed, didn't give his supporters much of a run for their money; in rear, mistake first, fell third.
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pu pu Wayne Hutchinson silk 14. MIDNIGHT PRAYER 14. MIDNIGHT PRAYER <
> Wayne Hutchinson 11 10-12 25/126 25/126
Wayne Hutchinson silk bg MIDNIGHT LEGEND - ONAWING ANDAPRAYER ENERGIST J: Wayne Hutchinson
T: Alan King
Age: 11 Wgt: 10-12 OR: 141
Alan King (141)
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had run well previously in the right sort of races and seemed sure to benefit from the return to 4m, but he turned in a lacklustre display; held up, soon off bridle, pulled up twenty-second.
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ur ur Nico de Boinville silk 21. PINEAU DE RE (FR) 21. PINEAU DE RE (FR) -24 <
135?
> Nico de Boinville 13 10-8 25/126 25/126
Nico de Boinville silk b g MARESCA SORRENTO (FR) - ELFE DU PERCHE (FR) ABDONSKI (FR) J: Nico de Boinville
T: Dr Richard Newland
Age: 13 Wgt: 10-8 Eq: (s) OR: 137
Dr Richard Newland (s) (137)
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whose absence from the Grand National field had caused a kerfuffle, was running at least respectably when he departed late on; raced off the pace, travelled well, not fluent eighth, headway when mistake twenty-second, not quicken 4 out, unseated rider next; he's obviously nearing the end of his career, though a final go at the Becher might be an option in the autumn.
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pu pu Richard Johnson silk 18. SPOOKYDOOKY (IRE) 18. SPOOKYDOOKY (IRE) <
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> Richard Johnson 8 10-10 16/117 16/117
Richard Johnson silk bg WINGED LOVE (IRE) - KIORA LADY (IRE) KING'S RIDE J: Richard Johnson
T: Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 8 Wgt: 10-10 Eq: (s+t) OR: 139
Jonjo O'Neill (s+t) (139)
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in first-time cheekpieces, had been involved in a very gruelling race 4 weeks previously and just wasn't in the same form; held up, ridden when mistake twenty-first, pulled up straight.
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pu pu Danny Cook silk 24. STRAIDNAHANNA (IRE) 24. STRAIDNAHANNA (IRE) H (99) <
> Danny Cook 7 10-8 33/134 33/134
Danny Cook silk grg MEDAALY - SUE'S SONG ALFLORA (IRE) J: Danny Cook
T: Sue Smith
Age: 7 Wgt: 10-8 OR: 137
Sue Smith (137)
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was upped markedly in trip, but just found this much too competitive; mid-field, mistake twelfth, lost place back straight, pulled up twenty-third.
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F F Conor O'Farrell silk 10. TOP WOOD (FR) 10. TOP WOOD (FR) H (113) <
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> Conor O'Farrell 9 11-1 50/151 50/151
Conor O'Farrell silk chg KOTKY BLEU (FR) - HEURE BLEU (FR) GRAND TRESOR (FR) J: Conor O'Farrell
T: David Pipe
Age: 9 Wgt: 11-1 Eq: (b+t) OR: 144
David Pipe (b+t) (144)
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upped markedly in trip, as at Cheltenham didn't get the chance to show fully what he could in a big-field handicap, while leaving the impression that he's in decent form, his jumping again the flaw; waited with, travelled well, headway fifteenth, effort when fell twenty-second.
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pu pu Ryan Hatch silk 28. TOUR DES CHAMPS (FR) 28. TOUR DES CHAMPS (FR) <
?
> Ryan Hatch (3) 9 10-7 22/123 22/123
Ryan Hatch silk b or brg ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) - MASSADA (FR) KASHTAN (FR) J: Ryan Hatch (3)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Age: 9 Wgt: 10-7 Eq: (s) OR: 136
Nigel Twiston-Davies (s) (136)
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ran poorly after just 14 days off, unwilling as much as anything; soon behind, bad mistake fifth, took little interest, pulled up before halfway; temperament under suspicion.
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Non Runners: FINE RIGHTLY (IRE), GOLD FUTURES (IRE). Fences: 27.

Winning Owner: Mr Ian Fogg & Mr John Hales

Time: 8m 24.6s Closing Sectional: (2.50f): 36.40s (109.0%)

A typically open and competitive renewal of this great race, the field bolstered by a handful that had missed out on a run at Aintree the previous week, as well as a smattering of useful novices, a group that has a good record in this race over the years; it was typically attritional, though as so often it was no race for sluggards, plenty of those in trouble off the pace a long way from home; 3 of the first 5 home were novices, the winner and third, unfortunate not to be second, among them, making what was an excellent test under the conditions look form worth viewing positively.

VICENTE (FR) stepped up a fair bit on his run in the NH Chase, relishing this sort of stamina test at the second attempt, as befits a son of Dom Alco, and that despite his jumping not being as polished as it might have been, that a slight concern going forward; mid-division, not always fluent, smooth headway twenty-second, shaken up after 4 out, led last, kept on well, ridden out; he'll presumably have similar races on the agenda in the next season, with Aintree obviously a possible target.

ALVARADO (IRE) fared best of those that had missed out on a run in the Grand National the previous week, ridden much more handily (as suits this track) than he usually is at Aintree, bang there early in the straight and rallying well; presumably a campaign in veterans races with a view to getting up the weights enough to run at Aintree again will be the aim for the autumn.

SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT ran a cracker over this much longer trip, likely to have finished second without a mistake at the last; prominent, went with enthusiasm, led 4 out, ridden soon after, headed when mistake last, not quicken run-in; he looks made for these sorts of races and presumably similar events, perhaps even Aintree, will be on the agenda next season.

ROYALE KNIGHT ran well off what looked a stiff enough mark after 8 weeks off, his stable firing at the moment, this sort of test once again looking right up his street; mid-division, headway twentieth, every chance 2 out, one paced; he just missed out on a run in the Grand National and presumably will have getting in that as his aim next season.

VYTA DU ROC (FR) well backed, was one of the least exposed and ran creditably, despite not fully relishing this much longer trip; held up, travelled well, steady headway early final circuit, shaken up 4 out, one paced next; he's shown an aptitude for this sort of big-field handicap and it would be no surprise to see him make an impact in such races over shorter in the autumn.

SUN CLOUD (IRE) wasn't disgraced, this just too competitive for him; held up, mistake second, labouring long way out, well behind circuit out, plugged on.

MILBOROUGH (IRE) wasn't disgraced, though he never threatened to get involved; in touch, labouring early final circuit, plugged on straight, never on terms.

MASTERS HILL (IRE) upped in trip, emerged with plenty of credit in a much more competitive race than he usually contests, just doing a bit too much in front; went with enthusiasm, made most until 4 out, weakened 2 out; he might be the right sort for the Becher in the autumn.

MILANSBAR (IRE) was involved for a long way before being left behind in the straight, far from discredited, his gruelling race last time perhaps a factor.

SHOTGUN PADDY (IRE) fared no better in first-time cheekpieces, perhaps not over his exertions last time and typically not jumping well enough for a race of this nature; raced off the pace, off the bridle before most, mistakes from ninth, never on terms.

A GOOD SKIN (IRE) upped markedly in trip, just wasn't in the same form as last time; held up, mistakes fourth and sixteenth, ridden twenty-first, never on terms, pulled up before 4 out.

BALLYCULLA (IRE) in change of headgear, was let down by his jumping for the second time in 3 starts, both in big-field handicaps; close up, made mistakes, led briefly eighth, ridden circuit out, pulled up twenty-second.

BEREA BORU (IRE) upped markedly in trip and in first-time cheekpieces, just didn't cope with the demands of the race, the ground possibly not as testing as ideal either; held up, made mistakes, labouring badly eleventh, pulled up circuit out.

CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA) running here off his new mark having missed the cut for the Grand National the week previously, just ran no sort of race; in rear, not always fluent, soon off bridle, tailed off after ninth, pulled up twenty-second.

DOLATULO (FR) might have been better off running in the Topham, not an out-and-out stayer, but in the event he was beaten well before that became an issue; held up, mistake twelfth, labouring nineteenth, pulled up twenty-third.

EMPEROR'S CHOICE (IRE) ran no sort of race after 3 months off, this not the race to bring out the best in him; raced off the pace, labouring badly thirteenth, pulled up early final circuit.

FOLSOM BLUE (IRE) was shaping well until he departed, still in good form, even if it was too far out to say where he would have finished; waited with, travelled well, still going well when brought down twenty-second.

GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN (IRE) mid-division, headway twenty-first, weakened after 4 out, blundered 2 out, pulled up, fatally injured.

GOODTOKNOW upped in trip, had a lot more on in this company and just found things much too competitive; handy, mistake fifteenth, weakening when blundered twenty-third, pulled up straight.

HEATHFIELD (IRE) who attracted support back over fences, ran no sort of race; in rear, mistake tenth, labouring badly over circuit out, pulled up.

HIGHLAND LODGE (IRE) after 4 months off, was running here after missing the cut for the Grand National the week previously and turned in one of his lesser efforts, consistency never his strong point; held up, headway when mistake tenth, labouring twenty-first, bad mistake next, pulled up.

MEASUREOFMYDREAMS (IRE) well backed, didn't give his supporters much of a run for their money; in rear, mistake first, fell third.

MIDNIGHT PRAYER had run well previously in the right sort of races and seemed sure to benefit from the return to 4m, but he turned in a lacklustre display; held up, soon off bridle, pulled up twenty-second.

PINEAU DE RE (FR) whose absence from the Grand National field had caused a kerfuffle, was running at least respectably when he departed late on; raced off the pace, travelled well, not fluent eighth, headway when mistake twenty-second, not quicken 4 out, unseated rider next; he's obviously nearing the end of his career, though a final go at the Becher might be an option in the autumn.

SPOOKYDOOKY (IRE) in first-time cheekpieces, had been involved in a very gruelling race 4 weeks previously and just wasn't in the same form; held up, ridden when mistake twenty-first, pulled up straight.

STRAIDNAHANNA (IRE) was upped markedly in trip, but just found this much too competitive; mid-field, mistake twelfth, lost place back straight, pulled up twenty-third.

TOP WOOD (FR) upped markedly in trip, as at Cheltenham didn't get the chance to show fully what he could in a big-field handicap, while leaving the impression that he's in decent form, his jumping again the flaw; waited with, travelled well, headway fifteenth, effort when fell twenty-second.

TOUR DES CHAMPS (FR) ran poorly after just 14 days off, unwilling as much as anything; soon behind, bad mistake fifth, took little interest, pulled up before halfway; temperament under suspicion.