Betfred Grand Sefton Chase
Handicap Chase, Aintree 15:20
£70,000 added,
6yo plus,
2m 5f 19y, Class 2 
Saturday 5th December 2015

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1 Bennys Mist 8/1
2 Seventh Sky 14/1
3 Distime 20/1
13 ran Distances: 9l, 2¼l, 25l
TIME 5m 49.80s (slow by 28.80s)

Bennys Mist lands the Grand Sefton in great style for Liam Treadwell and Venetia Williams

Bennys Mist
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Bennys Mist

Bennys Mist was prominent throughout as he went two places better than 12 months ago.

The nine-year-old, representing trainer Venetia Williams and jockey Liam Treadwell, who won the Grand National with 100-1 shot Mon Mome in 2009, had been pulled up in his two previous starts this term.

He put those poor efforts behind him as he bounced back with an enthusiastic round of jumping.

Bennys Mist (8-1), who was also second in the 2014 Topham, had a tremendous duel on the second circuit with Top Cat Henry until that horse tired coming to the last.

Though the pack closed in on the long run from the elbow, Bennys Mist plugged on to score by nine lengths from Seventh Sky (14-1), with Distime (20-1) staying on stoutly for third place, a further two and a quarter lengths away.

Treadwell said: "I'm absolutely buzzing. This horse saves his best for around here now. His jumping has won it for him, going to Becher's he was electric. He as honest as they come and galloped all the way to the line. This place brings him alive."

Sean Quinlan was taken to hospital for tests following a fall from Mwaleshi.

Mathematician Betting

Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase
£70,000 added, 6yo plus, 2m 5f 19y, Class 2
13 ran
Going: Soft

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Bennys Mist (IRE) 8/1 L Treadwell
10-4
Miss V Williams 9
2nd 9 Seventh Sky (GER) 14/1 G Sheehan
10-12
C J Mann 8
3rd Distime (IRE) 20/1 Jonathan England (3)
10-0
R Drake 9
4th 25 Fago (FR) 9/1 P J Brennan
10-13
P F Nicholls 7
5th 7 Double Ross (IRE) 7/2f Ryan Hatch (3)
11-5
N A Twiston-Davies 9
6th Top Cat Henry (IRE) 10/1 W Kennedy
10-0
Dr R D P Newland 7
7th 11 Poole Master 15/2 T Scudamore
10-10
D Pipe 10
8th Rathlin 12/1 Wayne Hutchinson
10-9
Micky Hammond 10
PU Rocky Creek (IRE) 11/2 Nick Scholfield
11-12
P F Nicholls 9
F Mwaleshi 14/1 S Quinlan
10-0
Mrs S J Smith 10
UR Art Of Logistics (IRE) 9/1 B J Cooper
10-6
Ms Sandra Hughes 7
UR Silver Roque (FR) 33/1 A P Cawley
10-6
F O'Brien 9
UR Witness In Court (IRE) 16/1 B P Harding
10-3
D McCain Jnr 8

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