Peter Marsh Chase 2012  




According To Pete Prevails in Peter Marsh Slog

1 According To Pete 9/1
2 Pearlysteps 6/1
3 Consigliere 10/1
11 ran Distances: 3½l, ¾l, 23l
TIME 6m 24.40s (slow by 33.40s)

According To Pete could be bound for the John Smith's Grand National after grinding out victory in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock.

According To Pete
© Grossick Racing Photography

According To Pete
Following up his success in the Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby on Boxing Day, Malcolm Jefferson's 11-year-old (9-1) continues to be in the form of his life.

The Sawyer attempted to make all but dropped away with a mile to run, where 3lb claimer Harry Haynes sent According To Pete into the lead. Pearlysteps and Consigliere were the only other two in with a chance as the conditions took their toll, but According To Pete went on to score by three and a half lengths.

Haynes said: "He jumped brilliantly and never put a foot wrong. He's finished very tired - he walked home after the last - but he had enough in him to keep going."

Jefferson added: "I'll give him an entry in the Grand National, but I don't know if I'll bring him back here next month (for the Grand National Trial). He had a hard-enough race here and I want him fresh and well. If he does have one more run before Aintree it might be in an easier race.

"He was in great heart before he went to Wetherby and he's been fantastic ever since. He's always been a great horse for us. I'm sure he'll have the heart for Aintree."

Nicky Henderson's Giorgio Quercus (7-2) battled on bravely to land the concluding Betfair Graduation Chase under Andrew Tinkler.


Starting Price
Beaten Distance
According To Pete
J M Jefferson
Harry Haynes
11st 5lbs
9 - 1
H D Daly
A Tinkler
11st 3lbs
6 - 1
3 1/2 lengths
D Pipe
T Scudamore
11st 8lbs
10 - 1
3/4 length
The Sawyer
R H Buckler
Nathan Sweeney
10st 8lbs
7 - 1
23 lengths
Take The Breeze
P F Nicholls
Harry Derham
11st 5lbs
7 - 1
1 length
Oscar Gogo
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
11st 0lbs
14 - 1
16 lengths
Crescent Island
N A Twiston-Davies
J M Maguire
11st 10lbs
25 - 1
Mon Mome
Miss V Williams
Aidan Coleman
11st 8lbs
8 - 1
Mount Oscar
C L Tizzard
P J Brennan
11st 8lbs
20 - 1
Bold Ransom
K G Reveley
G Lee
10st 4lbs
4 - 1
King Fontaine
J M Jefferson
D C Costello
10st 4lbs
8 - 1


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