Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 14:35 North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase 3m 6f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 8.60s
  • Off time: 14:35:35
14:35 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sun Cloud (IRE) 4/1
2nd Merlin's Wish 9/4
3rd The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F/43-2P Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Mister Marker (IRE) 40
Nag me
10 11-12 N G Richards Brian Harding 135 12/113.00
2 P/PF-434 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Harry 55
Nag me
11 11-12 Nick Williams J Reveley 135 8/19.00
3 55P-FF4 Light blue and red (quartered), light blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 39
Nag me
9 11-7 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor (5) 130 22/123.00
4 05P-462 Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Wellforth (IRE) 10
Nag me
10 11-4 p F Brennan David England 127 12/113.00
5 1115P2 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Green Wizard (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 126 7/18.00
6 24-2211 Purple and red diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Merlin's Wish 14
Nag me
9 11-2 M Keighley Ian Popham 125 9/43.25
7 2-U0F31 Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Sun Cloud (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 11-0 J M Jefferson B Hughes 123 4/15.00
8 2216-FP Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 47
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-9 p C C Bealby T Messenger 118 9/25.50
9 36432F Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 23
Nag me
12 10-3 D Thompson Tony Kelly (3) 112 22/123.00

Verdict

Diamond Harry, winner of the Hennessy in 2010 off a 21lb higher mark, may not be the force of old but it's interesting that Nick Williams has sent him from Devon for this. He is eased in grade and should play a part. Chac Du Cadran is only 3lb higher than when winning this 12 months ago but has been well below par in two runs this term and Mister Marker, third in last year's Scottish National, blotted his copybook in the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle last time. Merlin's Wish won the Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen by 25 lengths on Boxing Day, however, and makes more appeal than novice Green Wizard but Wellforth has a chance on his latest second over 3m4f at Haydock. SUN CLOUD needs to improve again on his seven-length defeat of The Thirsty Bricky at Hexham racing off a 10lb higher mark but is capable of doing so as this marathon trip promises to suit - he could be the value.