Tote Win: £68.00 Tote Place: £11.50,35.40,5.00
Straight Forecast: £1,770.10 Exacta: £2,626.70 Swingers: 1&2:0.00 2&3:342.60 1&3:157.40
Jackpot: £251,836.38 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 19th Mar
Placepot: £4,332.10, Pool: £969985.4, 163.45 winning tickets
Quadpot: £530.70, Pool: £45633.74, 63.62 winning tickets
Heartbreaking scenes on a sad day for the Twiston-Davies family as Baby Run, ridden by 16-year-old son Willie, crashed out at the second-last fence when still in the lead. No-one will ever know whether he would have been able to repel the strong-travelling ZEMSKY, however, after making all the running to that point, last-year's champion certainly deserved the chance and would have not let backers down. His jockey asked him (correctly) for a big leap at the last, but he didn't come up for his rider at all and ploughed through the fence, giving his teenage jockey no chance of staying on-board. Ultimately then Zemsky was able to come home clear of his rivals, with just some loose horses for company. They had gone a searching gallop, and whilst this had found out a lot of the runners, it didn't affect the winner who seemed to enjoy just lobbing away off the pace. He was spotted travelling noticeably well before the fifth from home, and he then started to move menacingly closer to the leader coming down the hill. The pair pulled miles clear following the departure of Herons Well, and whilst he hadn't actually got to the hind quarters of Baby Run, he was certainly travelling well. He does sport cheek-pieces, and has not always convinced with his effort in the past, but under Derek O'Connor he was moving ominously when his rival departed. In the end Mid Div And Creep filled second spot, having chased the leaders before getting outpaced when Baby Run kicked on before the top of the hill, whilst Oscar Delta plugged on for a never nearer third. On The Fringe looked booked for second in all honesty after the incident at the second last, but he flagged badly up the hill and was well-beaten back in fourth. He didn't jump fluently, and his jockey also did well to keep the partnership intact when hampered by a faller just as the leaders were getting away. Gone To Lunch struggled to go the pace throughout, whilst Templer was another to be left behind when Baby Run injected more speed into the race on the final circuit. Just Amazing tried to keep tabs on the leader early on, but paid the price for that, pulling up before two out, whilst Description fell at the ninth having made a couple of errors previously.