Monets Garden Old Roan Chase
|Limited Handicap, Aintree 13:57
2m 3f 200y, Class 1
|Sunday 25th October 2020|
1 Nuts Well 18/1
2 Clondaw Castle 14/1
3 Itchy Feet 16/5F
12 ran NR: Really Super Distances: 1½l, 1l, 4½l
Time: 5m 9.70s (slow by 21.70s)
Nuts Well lands the Old Roan under top-weight!@Danmcmenamin1 punches the air after his first Grade 2 victory and a biggest career success over jumps for trainer Ann Hamilton at @AintreeRaces 👏— Racing TV (@RacingTV) October 25, 2020
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Nuts Well gave Northumberland trainer Ann Hamilton her biggest success to date.
The nine-year-old, whose top-weight of 11st 10lb was reduced by the 3lb claim of jockey Danny McMenamin, outstayed Clondaw Castle to claim the £36,000 first prize.
Imperial Presence made most of the running with Midnight Shadow and Crievehill to the fore with the latter going on four out.
He was soon challenged by Oldgrangewood and Clondaw Castle, who put in their bids with Itchy Feet and Nuts Well.
There was little between the quartet at the last, but Nuts Well (18-1) and Clondaw Castle knuckled down to fight it the finish.
It was only in the closing strides Nuts Well got on top, to win by a length and a half. Itchy Feet was a length back in third, with four and a half lengths back to Oldgrangewood in fourth.
Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase (Limited Handicap)
£64,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 200y, Class 1
1 Nuts Well 18/1 Danny McMenamin Ann Hamilton 9 11-7
2 1½ Clondaw Castle 14/1 Jonathan Burke Tom George 8 11-4
3 1 Itchy Feet 16/5F Aidan Coleman Olly Murphy 6 11-9
4 4½ Oldgrangewood 13/2 Harry Skelton Dan Skelton 9 11-2
5 2 Cracking Destiny 16/1 Callum Bewley Alistair Whillans 7 10-7
6 shd Magic Saint 8/1 Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls 6 11-9 1
7 3½ Annie Mc 17/2 Jonjo O'Neill Jr Jonjo O'Neill 6 10-13
8 3¼ Crievehill 25/1 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies 8 11-7
9 2½ Imperial Presence 18/1 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs 9 11-4
10 13 Midnight Shadow 7/1 Sean Quinlan Sue Smith 7 11-4
PU Yorkhill 28/1 Ryan Mania Sandy Thomson 10 11-3
UR Vision Des Flos 5/1 Robbie Power Colin Tizzard 7 11-0