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Press Release 12th October 2022 Aintree

A total of 47 entries have been received for the Boylesports Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree’s Autumn Raceday (Saturday 5th November). Staged over two miles and five furlongs, the contest is the first of the season to take place over the famous Grand National fences.

Last year’s renewal went to the Peter Bowen-trained Mac Tottie, who demonstrated his liking for the unique Aintree fences when returning in the spring to win the Randox Topham Handicap Chase. The nine year old is entered once again and could aim to become the first dual winner of the contest since it was re-established in 2003.

The Boylesports Grand Sefton Handicap Chase has yet to be won by an Irish-trained horse but that could change in 2022 with four entries hailing from Ireland. These include Grade One scorer Battleoverdoyen (Gordon Elliott) as well as recent Guinness Kerry National runner-up Recite A Prayer (Willie Mullins).

The second race of the season over the Grand National fences is the Boylesports Becher Chase (Saturday 3rd December) – entries for which will be revealed on Tuesday 8th November.

It was recently announced that Boylesports will sponsor both the Grand Sefton and the Becher Chases for the next three years – 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Boylesports Grand Sefton Handicap Chase 2m 5f 19y

Aintree – Saturday 5th November

  • Abaya du Mathan (FR) 10 Judith Wilson David Pipe
  • Al Dancer (FR) 9 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas
  • Al Roc (FR) 11 Judith Wilson David Pipe
  • Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 9 Pioneer Racing Gordon Elliott Ireland
  • Broken Halo 7 Giraffa Racing - BH Paul Nicholls
  • Caribean Boy (FR) 8 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson
  • Cooper's Cross (IRE) 7 Mr J. Fyffe Stuart Coltherd
  • Dalyotin (FR) 6 Gay and Peter Hartley Rebecca Menzies
  • De Barley Basket (IRE) 9 Mrs S N J Embiricos & Ms A Embiricos Ben Pauling
  • Editeur du Gite (FR) 8 The Preston Family, Friends & T Jacobs Gary Moore
  • Francky du Berlais (FR) 9 Mr Roddy Owen Peter Bowen
  • Gats And Co 7 Mr David Brace David Brace
  • Gesskille (FR) 6 The Nevers Racing Partnership I Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero
  • Grumpy Charley 7 Mr G. Thompson Chris Honour
  • High Up In The Air (FR) 8 Mr P. Mott Gary Moore
  • If The Cap Fits (IRE) 10 Judith Wilson David Pipe
  • Jacamar (GER) 7 Mark & Maria Adams Milton Harris
  • Jack Hackett (IRE) 8 S. Reilly Ciaran Murphy Ireland
  • Janika (FR) 9 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson
  • Kiltealy Briggs (IRE) 8 McNeill Family Jamie Snowden
  • Lifetime Ambition (IRE) 7 Linda Mulcahy/Mary Wolridge Mrs J. Harrington Ireland
  • Lord Napier (IRE) 9 Peter Bowen Racing Club & Mickey Bowen Peter Bowen
  • Lostintranslation (IRE) 10 Taylor & O'Dwyer Joe Tizzard
  • Mac Tottie 9 Steve & Jackie Fleetham Peter Bowen
  • Manwell (IRE) 12 Sam England Racing Club Sam England
  • Minella Bobo (IRE) 9 Moran, Outhart, McDermott, Hyde & Hill Rebecca Curtis
  • Mister Coffey (FR) 7 Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Nicky Henderson
  • Northern Bound (IRE) 8 Mrs Emma Kendall Ben Pauling
  • One True King (IRE) 7 Mr N. A. Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • Paint The Dream 8 Mr David Brace Fergal O'Brien
  • Percussion 7 Mr E. R. Hanbury L J Morgan
  • Pink Eyed Pedro 11 Mr David Brace David Brace
  • Rapid Flight 6 Mr D. Mills James Moffatt
  • Recite A Prayer (IRE) 7 The Turner Family W. P. Mullins Ireland
  • Rose Sea Has (FR) 7 The Berrow Hill Partnership Dr Richard Newland
  • Sam Brown 10 Mr T. C. Frost Anthony Honeyball
  • Senior Citizen 9 McNeill Family Alan King
  • Simply The Betts (IRE) 9 Mr David Maxwell Paul Nicholls
  • Soldier of Destiny (IRE) 6 Sir Chips Keswick Jamie Snowden
  • Spiritofthegames (IRE) 10 Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton
  • Stylish Moment (IRE) 9 The Crick Girls Lucinda Russell
  • Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR) 7 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls
  • Texard (FR) 7 Judith Wilson David Pipe
  • The Golden Rebel (IRE) 8 The Golden Rebels Ben Case
  • Two For Gold (IRE) 9 May We Never Be Found Out Partnership 2 Kim Bailey
  • Whoshotthesheriff (IRE) 8 Hambleton Racing Ltd XXXIV Philip Kirby
  • Zhiguli (IRE) 7 Druzhba Racing Partnership Gary Moore


47 entries

4 Irish-trained



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