Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 14:15 North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase3m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 3.00s
  • Off time: 14:16:07
14:15 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chac Du Cadran (FR) 11/2
2nd Desperate Dex (IRE) 12/1
3rd Night In Milan (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 83-614U Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 33
Nag me
10 11-12 ct M Keighley A P McCoy 134 15/28.50
2 195-131 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 129 15/28.50
3 3416-14 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 129 10/111.00
4 P-51232 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Night In Milan (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 11-5 b K G Reveley J Reveley 127 8/19.00
5 F9-7701 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 6 (ex7)
Nag me
10 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 116 9/25.50
6 1229-38 White, Cerise hoop and armlets, Dark Green cap Posh Bird (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-13 P D Niven B Hughes 121 16/117.00
7 74-7234 Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Lord Villez (FR) 32
Nag me
9 10-13 Ferdy Murphy D F O'Regan 121 25/126.00
8 FF63-P9 Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap King Fontaine (IRE) 26
Nag me
10 10-11 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 119 10/111.00
9 342-432 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Jaunty Journey 47
Nag me
10 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 117 10/111.00
10 37-5322 Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 p C C Bealby T Messenger 115 11/26.50
11 223513 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 27
Nag me
12 10-7 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 115 33/134.00
12 2P21-41 YELLOW, BLACK seams, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Gidam Gidam (IRE) 222
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-7 p John R Upson Miss C V Hart (7) 115 80/181.00
13 03P-112 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Desperate Dex (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
13 10-5 T R George P J Brennan 113 12/113.00
15 1P-8273 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Super Ally (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-0 A Parker R McGrath 107 25/126.00
Non runners
14300-412Soudain (FR)710-3S GollingsP Bohan111

Verdict

Posh Bird bids to repeat last year's victory in this marathon off an 18lb higher mark but there are several durable and in-form stayers in this year's renewal that may be better handicapped. Pentiffic revels in soft ground and returned to winning ways at Musselburgh last week, though that means he now carries a penalty. Lively Baron has won at Kelso and Sandown this season while Jaunty Journey and Chac Du Cadran have been knocking on the door. Cloudy Too may lack the experience for a race of this nature, however. NIGHT IN MILAN ran a cracker behind Court In Motion over 3m at Doncaster last month when the disappointing King Fontaine was down the field. He does have his stamina to prove over this longer trip but was placed over 3m3f over hurdles at Kelso earlier and could be the one to beat if he lasts home as Desperate Dex may find this too tough and Soudain had an alternative engagement yesterday. Any Currency has AP McCoy in the saddle but might struggle under top weight on soft ground.