Definitly Red and Black Corton out to do battle again in Charlie Hall
The Grand National Live Stream 2020-Last year’s winner Definitely Red will face a maximum of 11 competitions when he defends his crown at the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
The historic #100,000 competition has been won by some high class chasers, none more so than Wayward Lad, Live Stream Grand National, Burrough Hill Lad, 1 Man, See More Company and more lately Cue Card.
Brian Ellison’s secure stalwart got the better of the Paul Nicholls-trained Black Corton by 2 lengths at the West Yorkshire highlight 12 weeks past — and the couple look set to renew rivalry on Saturday.
Ellison is going to be buoyed by the wonderful current form of his jumping string, with Forest Bihan’s big-race victory in Sunday’s Old Roan Chase at Aintree the coach’s eighth winner from his last nine runners under National Hunt rules.
Definitly Red worked at the course earlier this month ahead of his bid to land the spoils again, after which jockey Danny Cook reported:”After he won the Charlie Hall last year, The Grand National Live Stream 2020, even when he finished third in the race the year beforehe always knows when he is on his way around here and picks up the bride when he comes round the turn.
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“I think last year the ground was a bit better if he won, which helped him pick up a bit better, whereas the year before Bristol De Mai and Blaklion managed to find that extra equipment he couldn’t. Live Stream Grand National.
“However he felt in great shape now, Brian has done a fantastic job with him and he has been a complete star for myself, The Grand National Live Stream 2020,for Brian and for Phil (Martin, proprietor ) and I’m really lucky just to be the traveler who is riding him.
Definitly Red and Duke Debarry operate on the track at Wetherby (Hannah Ali/GRIY)
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“He can go on anything as long as it isn’t tacky, holding ground. He clearly is not getting younger but he still feels like he’s got the fire burning in him.”
The last horse to win the race twice was Ollie Magern in 2005 and 2007.
Dark Corton — last seen filling the runner-up spot under a large weight at the Galway Plate — is out to supply Nicholls with a fourth Charlie Hall success after the back wins of See More Company (1999 and 2000) and also the victory of Silviniaco Conti (2012).
Black Corton is the 4/1 joint-favourite with race sponsors Bet365, alongside Welsh Grand National victor Elegant Escape.
Elegant Escape is planning to give trainer Colin Tizzard a second bet365 Charlie Hall Chase, The Grand National Live Stream 2020, after the victory of Cue Card at 2015. Having taken second from the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury before in the campaign, Elegant Escape followed his Chepstow triumph by finishing second to Frodon in the Cotswold Chase and also a creditable sixth behind Al Boum Photo in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
View Elegant Escape push Frodon all the way from the Cotswold Chase last season.
Joe Tizzard, assistant to his father, said:”Elegant Escape is in great shape and the plan is to operate at the Charlie Hall. Live Stream Grand National.
“He has summered well. He seems to have bolstered up and we are really excited about getting him started.
“He is only a seven-year-old and hopefully he can advance into a Gold Cup horse. He would not need to improve a lot to be a serious competitor at a Gold Cup.
“The Grand National is also a target, and after Wetherby, he could opt to the Betfair Chase or even Becher Chase.”
The Naunton handler has additionally won this prestigious occasion with Tipping Tim (1992), Grand National Live Stream free, Young Hustler (1994) and Ollie Magern (2005 and 2007).
Warren Greatrex is expected to send celebrity mare La Bague Au Roi out of Lambourn, while Jessica Harrington’s Jett will bid to become the first Irish-trained winner since Sackville at 2001.
Phil Kirby discusses Best Ville Ben
Phil Kirby said of Top Ville Ben:”The bet365 Charlie Hall Chase remains the plan for Top Ville Ben. Grand National Live Stream free, It seems a competitive race, but we’ll see how he gets on.
“He deserves to take his chance in the race and it’s all systems go for Wetherby.
“He loves the soft and track ground will suit.”
The 11-year-old endured an in-and-out effort last year before rebounding back with a decisive victory at the Champion Stayers Hurdle in the Punchestown Festival in May.
Dorset-based Fry said:”Unowhatimeanharry is in good shape and the plan is to begin in the bet365 Hurdle.
“He gave us a dazzling afternoon at Punchestown in May and we did not really know what to expect Grand National Live Stream free, – we believed it might even be his final run.
“He’s almost 12 now, but it’s great to have him back for more this year.
“We can put him attentively these days, but it is unique to see him still performing at a high degree.
“Hopefully he will be competitive at Wetherby and we’re excited about running.” The Grand National Live Stream 2020, Unowhatimeanharry is your 7/4 joint-favorite with bet365, together with Ballyandy (Nigel Twiston-Davies).