HAYDOCK
15 February 2020
Saturday 15th February

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Unibet Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1)

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 3m 4f 97y
  • Going: Heavy
Haydock
Runners
10

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Elegant Escape silk
BF
w1
Elegant Escape tb
J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Hardy stayer who has been on the premises in both the Ladbrokes Trophy and Welsh Grand National in recent outings. He's on a stiff enough mark at present, but has undergone wind surgery since we last saw him; each-way claims once more.
Won last season's Welsh National (3m5f, soft) off 11lb lower; only 6th in it this term
66-236
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
OR: 162
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 30.5f Hy HcChG3 11-12 b 6/17 Potters Corner (11½L) 9/4F 160 161
30 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 26f GS HcChG3 11-12 b1 3/24 De Rasher Counter (2L) 15/2 160 167
2 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft ChG2 11-4 2/7 Ballyoptic (3¾L) 6/1 160 164
4 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 25f GS ChG1 11-7 6/6 Kemboy (55L) 10/1 162 125
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 6/16 Al Boum Photo (26L) 20/1 162 154
26 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f GS ChG2 11-4 2/6 Frodon (¾L) 2/1F 159 167
2
Yala Enki silk
CD
C
D
Yala Enki
J: Bryony Frost
T: Paul Nicholls
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 4 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (36%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 12 wins from 48 in the last 14 days (25%)
Ran a very brave race when third in the Welsh Grand National back in December and bettered that performance with a comfortable success at Taunton. Very strong stayer and will relish conditions; has to be considered in calculations.
Won this race by a street two years ago and took third in the last two Welsh Nationals
57-031
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 157
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Tau Taunton 28.5f Hy 2Ch 11-0 1/6 Rock The Kasbah (5½L) 11/10F 157 163
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 30.5f Hy HcChG3 11-7 3/17 Potters Corner (2¾L) 8/1 155 164
30 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 26f GS HcChG3 11-7 12/24 De Rasher Counter (28L) 25/1 155 140
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 7/16 Al Boum Photo (30L) 100/1 155 153
16 Feb 19 Hay Haydock 28.5f Gd HcChG3 11-5 5/15 Robinsfirth (46L) 6/1F 156 127
27 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 29.5f Sft HcChG3 11-11 3/20 Elegant Escape (5¼L) 12/1 154 164
4
Vintage Clouds silk
C
Vintage Clouds
J: Leighton Aspell
T: Sue Smith
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Well beaten by Lord Du Mesnil over 3m 1f here in December but blew away the competition with an impressive success over the same course and distance last time. Loves a slog in the mud and obvious claims, though an eleven-pound rise is harsh.
Ran away with the Grade 2 Peter Marsh (3m1f, heavy) four weeks ago; trip fine; raised 11lb
6-5P31
Age: 10
Weight: 11-4
OR: 154
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Hay Haydock 25.5f Hy HcChG2 10-11 1/10 Definitly Red (7L) 7/1 143 159
21 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 25.5f Hy 2HcCh 11-12 3/9 Lord Du Mesnil (20L) 13/2 145 148
7 Dec 19 Ain Aintree 26f Sft HcChG3 10-12 PU/18 Walk In The Mill () 12/1 145 -
26 Oct 19 Kel Kelso 26f GS 2HcCh 11-6 5/7 Mysteree (28L) 11/2 147 129
13 Apr 19 Ayr Ayr 32f Gd HcChG3 11-1 6/23 Takingrisks (26L) 5/1F 149 140
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 10-4 F/40 Tiger Roll () 11/1 144 -
5
One For Arthur silk
C
D
w1
One For Arthur tp 1
J: Derek Fox
T: Lucinda Russell
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Won the 2017 Grand National off his current rating and has shaped well on both his starts this term, latterly when fifth in the Becher. On a very good rating and will relish today's heavy ground, stamina heavy scenario. Wind surgery and cheekpieces.
Won Grand National at Aintree 2017 off this mark; echoes of that; wind op and cheekpieces
UU6-45
Age: 11
Weight: 10-12
OR: 148
Days: 70
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 19 Ain Aintree 26f Sft HcChG3 11-2 t 5/18 Walk In The Mill (16½L) 10/1 149 145
26 Oct 19 Kel Kelso 26f GS 2HcCh 11-10 t 4/7 Mysteree (11½L) 10/1 151 151
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 11-0 t 6/40 Tiger Roll (26L) 25/1 154 143
19 Jan 19 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS HcChG2 11-4 t UR/11 Wakanda () 25/1 154 -
8 Dec 18 Ain Aintree 25f Sft ChG2 11-0 t UR/4 Definitly Red () 8/1 154 -
8 Apr 17 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 10-11 t 1/40 Cause Of Causes (4½L) 14/1 148 160
6
Steely Addition silk
Steely Addition
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Philip Hobbs
Ended last season with a gutsy success at Hereford in March but showed very little on seasonal return at Sandown behind Santini. This isn't much easier and his stamina is far from guaranteed over this distance. Others with stronger claims.
Unexposed but proven stamina and wellbeing would have been preferable
3141-4
Age: 8
Weight: 10-11
OR: 147
Days: 97
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Nov 19 San Sandown 24f Sft ChL 11-2 4/4 Santini (30L) 16/1 150 120
26 Mar 19 Her Hereford 25f Gd 4NvCh 11-4 1/8 Station Master (1¼L) 1/2F 150 146
18 Jan 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 3NvCh 11-4 4/9 Now McGinty (20L) 5/2J 150 148
8 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Hy 3NvHcCh 11-12 1/11 Yalltari (2½L) 100/30F 137 153
11 Nov 18 Ffo Ffos Las 24f Hy 3NvCh 11-3 3/9 Kilbricken Storm (3¾L) 14/1 - 130
18 Apr 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd 2HcH 11-2 8/23 Monbeg Theatre (13L) 11/1 137 133
7
Lord Du Mesnil silk
CD
C
Lord Du Mesnil tp
J: Paul O'Brien 3
T: Richard Hobson
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Arrives here chasing a remarkable four-timer, finding further improvement to trounce a field over course and distance on his latest outing. Now ten pounds higher, but he's thriving and will love the heavy ground; has to be deeply respected.
Two front-running wins in the mud here (2m7f and 3m4f) in December by wide margins
422111
Age: 7
Weight: 10-11
OR: 147
Days: 47
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 28.5f Sft 2HcCh 11-2 tp 1/6 Perfect Candidate (9L) 11/4F 137 153
21 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 25.5f Hy 2HcCh 10-5 tp 1/9 Calipso Collonges (13L) 5/1 127 152
30 Nov 19 Ncs Newcastle 23.5f Hy 3NvHcCh 10-10 tp 1/8 Sam's Adventure (nk) 7/1 122 132
14 Nov 19 Sed Sedgefield 26.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 10-13 tp 2/5 La Cavsa Nostra (2¼L) 5/2 120 129
31 Oct 19 Str Stratford 22.5f Sft 4HcCh 10-13 tp 2/8 De Forgotten One (nk) 14/1 115 127
6 Jun 19 Ffo Ffos Las 21f Gd 4NvHcCh 11-9 tp 4/6 Chimes Of Dylan (18½L) 7/2 117 109
8
The Two Amigos silk
D
The Two Amigos
J: Matt Griffiths
T: Nicky Martin
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Front-runner who was brave in defeat when fifth in the Welsh Grand National on his latest outing. Likely to go off very hard in the lead, as he stays and will relish the conditions. His current mark does look difficult, however.
Solid efforts off today's mark at Fontwell (third) and in the Welsh National (fifth)
1F-835
Age: 8
Weight: 10-6
OR: 142
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 30.5f Hy HcChG3 10-8 5/17 Potters Corner (10½L) 8/1 142 144
17 Nov 19 Fon Fontwell 27.5f Sft 3HcCh 12-1 3/7 One Of Us (4¾L) 4/1 142 147
18 Oct 19 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Sft 2HcH 11-3 8/11 Sirobbie (34L) 9/2 135 107
16 Feb 19 Hay Haydock 28.5f Gd HcChG3 10-12 F/15 Robinsfirth () 7/1 142 -
6 Jan 19 Plu Plumpton 28.5f GS 3HcCh 11-12 1/8 Calin Du Brizais (2¼L) 11/8F 134 147
7 Dec 18 Exe Exeter 30.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-12 1/8 Garrane (3¾L) 15/8F 124 141
9
Geronimo silk
Geronimo
J: Sean Quinlan
T: Sandy Thomson
Returned this season with a Class 3 success at Newcastle over 2m 4f, safely held behind Vintage Clouds over 3m 1f here on his latest outing. Needs a big stamina test and will get it here, but this level is likely to prove beyond him.
Third to Vintage Clouds in the Peter Marsh; worth another go at a trip such as this
21P-13
Age: 9
Weight: 10-0
OR: 136
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Hay Haydock 25.5f Hy HcChG2 10-5 3/10 Vintage Clouds (7¼L) 6/1 137 138
21 Dec 19 Ncs Newcastle 20f Sft 3HcCh 11-9 1/7 River Frost (2¼L) 11/1 132 137
13 Apr 19 Ayr Ayr 32f Gd HcChG3 9-9 PU/23 Takingrisks () 12/1 134 -
20 Jan 19 Ayr Ayr 27f GS 4HcCh 11-9 1/12 Teddy Tee (2¼L) 15/8F 122 135
29 Dec 18 Kel Kelso 26f Gd 3HcCh 11-4 2/5 Calivigny (hd) EvensF 118 132
29 Nov 18 Ayr Ayr 24f Hy 4HcCh 10-13 1/11 Beau Sancy (1¼L) 5/2J 111 123
10
Pobbles Bay silk
D
Pobbles Bay
J: Adam Wedge
T: Evan Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Proved his stamina with a 3m 4f success at Fontwell in April, placing at Uttoxeter on return at Class 2 level. Has been unable to land a blow in two subsequent starts, latterly in the Welsh Grand National. Should fall short in this class.
Others have more pressing claims after his eighth in the Welsh National
21-248
Age: 10
Weight: 10-0
OR: 135
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 30.5f Hy HcChG3 10-2 8/17 Potters Corner (23L) 25/1 139 127
10 Nov 19 Ffo Ffos Las 24f Sft 3HcH 11-12 4/7 Champers On Ice (6½L) 2/1 134 132
18 Oct 19 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Sft 2HcH 10-12 2/11 Sirobbie (2¾L) 16/1 130 132
21 Apr 19 Ffo Ffos Las 28f Gd 3HcCh 11-4 1/6 Kingswell Theatre (1½L) 5/1 130 140
19 Mar 19 Tau Taunton 28.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-6 2/5 Like The Sound (1L) 4/1 128 135
11 Mar 19 Tau Taunton 28.5f GS 3HcCh 11-0 F/8 Samuel Jackson () 8/1 128 -
11
Smooth Stepper silk
Smooth Stepper
J: Harry Bannister
T: Alex Hales
Pulled-up on his final two starts of last season and although he was placed on return, he was subsequently well-held at Sandown in a veteran's event. His stamina is unproven over this marathon distance and it's very easy to look elsewhere.
Very well treated on his early 2018 form and there have been more positive signs again
5PP-26
Age: 11
Weight: 10-0
OR: 133
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 20 San Sandown 24f Sft 2HcCh 11-3 6/14 Jepeck (8¾L) 16/1 135 133
20 Nov 19 War Warwick 24f Sft 2HcCh 11-5 2/6 King's Odyssey (½L) 8/1 132 137
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 25f Gd HcChG3 11-2 PU/18 Kildisart () 50/1 138 -
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 34f Hy HcChL 10-12 PU/19 Potters Corner () 50/1 140 -
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 24f GS HcChL 10-9 5/8 Calipto (23L) 33/1 144 131
4 Dec 18 Sth Southwell 24f GS 3HcH 11-1 7/8 Crosspark (30L) 25/1 136 112
3
Ballyoptic silk
Ballyoptic t
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
-11401
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 157
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 19 Ain Aintree 26f Sft HcChG3 11-12 t 11/18 Walk In The Mill (81L) 9/1 159 89
23 Nov 19 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS ChG1 11-7 t 4/4 Lostintranslation (44L) 12/1 159 131
2 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft ChG2 11-0 t 1/7 Elegant Escape (3¾L) 11/4 157 164
12 Oct 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Sft 2HcCh 11-12 t 1/7 Lil Rockerfeller (9L) 9/2 152 161
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 11-1 F/40 Tiger Roll () 25/1 155 -
16 Feb 19 Hay Haydock 28.5f Gd HcChG3 11-11 t PU/15 Robinsfirth () 12/1 155 -
Verdict

The most likely still to be galloping on when others have cried enough is YALA ENKI (nap). The chief threat may be Lord Du Mesnil.

Verdict silk image
Yala Enki

Betting Forecast:

4/1 Yala Enki,

9/2 Elegant Escape,

11/2 Lord Du Mesnil,

13/2 The Two Amigos,

7/1 Vintage Clouds,

9/1 One For Arthur,

10/1 Geronimo,

12/1 Steely Addition,

14/1 Ballyoptic,

20/1 Pobbles Bay,

25/1 Smooth Stepper

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