Betfred Grand Sefton Chase
Handicap Chase, Aintree
£70,000 added,
6yo plus,
2m 5f 110y, Class 2
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Saturday 7th December 2013


1 Rebel Rebellion 16/1
2 Your Busy 33/1
3 You Must Know Me 14/1
4 Gansey 8/1
16 ran Distances: ½l, 3¼l, 2½l
TIME 5m 42.20s (slow by 21.20s)

Paul Nicholls, successful earlier with Unioniste, completed an Aintree double courtesy of Rebel Rebellion's game win in the Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase.

Rebel Rebellion
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Rebel Rebellion

Last year's runner-up Gansey looked set to go one place better for much of the contest and was clear jumping the second last only to tread water on the run-in and eventually finish fourth.

The 16/1 winner showed tremendous resolution and having gone to the front before The Elbow held on tenaciously under Ryan Mahon as runner-up Your Busy rallied strongly close home.

Half-a-length separated the pair with You Must Know Me back in third.

Mahon said: "I maybe got there a little bit too soon but when you have momentum having been outpaced a long way you can't afford to sit and wait. He jumps serious, you couldn't get one better."

Assistant trainer Tom Jonasson said: "First tine out this season we thought he would need the run and he ended up running behind Sire De Grugy which looks good form now.

"He ran better at Sandown last time, and obviously came on for the run again. He jumped like a buck and the cheekpieces did the trick on the run-in. This was the target and I wouldn't know where he'd go now."

There was one fatality with Plein Pouvoir having to be put down following a fall in which he suffered a fractured right elbow.

Mathematician Betting

Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase
£70,000 added, 6yo plus, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2
16 ran
Going: Soft (Mildmay Good to Soft,Soft in places)

Beaten Distance
Rebel Rebellion
P F Nicholls
Ryan Mahon
11st 11lbs
16 - 1
Your Busy
J Nash
D J Casey
10st 11lbs
33 - 1
1/2 length
You Must Know Me
H de Bromhead
A E Lynch
11st 10lbs
14 - 1
3 1/4 lengths
Mrs S J Smith
Ryan Mania
11st 2lbs
8 - 1
2 1/2 lengths
Stormin Exit
J S Goldie
J Reveley
10st 8lbs
10 - 1
14 lengths
Current Event
P F Nicholls
Mr W Biddick
11st 11lbs
25 - 1
23 lengths
Poole Master
D Pipe
T Scudamore
11st 4lbs
10 - 1
1 1/2 length
Forgotten Gold
T R George
P J Brennan
11st 7lbs
10 - 1
35 lengths
Sergeant Pink
Mrs Dianne Sayer
B Hughes
10st 8lbs
33 - 1
2 1/2 lengths
Midnight Appeal
A King
W Hutchinson
11st 11lbs
9 - 1
20 lengths
Quincy Des Pictons
A E Jones
T J O'Brien
11st 12lbs
33 - 1
Dunowen Point
D McCain Jnr
J M Maguire
11st 10lbs
11 - 2
Miss V Williams
Aidan Coleman
11st 9lbs
11 - 1
Frontier Spirit
N A Twiston-Davies
Sam Twiston-Davies
11st 6lbs
16 - 1
Plein Pouvoir
Miss V Williams
Harry Challoner
10st 13lbs
12 - 1
Toby Lerone
D Skelton
Harry Skelton
10st 10lbs
8 - 1

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