Network Visuals Great Northern Steeplechase: Jockey Comments

We spoke to jockeys competing in the Network Visuals Great Northern Steeplechase to get their comments on how the race went.

1st Wise Men Say Shaun Fannin

He gave me a great ride. I didn't realise how far in front I was but he was doing it easy and was too tough at the line.

2nd Kings Kite Bradley Thomas-Rantall

He ran a super race. Got him in a rhythm and he settled and jumped really well. Probably was just one hard run too short but it was a super effort.

3rd Crash Bandicoot Matthew Gillies

Jumped beautifully and he tried his heart out. He'll be ready next year.

4th Lacustre Shaun Phelan

He struggled in the conditions the whole way but he stayed on pretty well. The track tricked him up.

5th Mr Enthusiastic Emily Farr

He went super. He's only a little chap and ran a blinder. He hit the last and could have ran third. He's tough and will be ready for next year.

6th Old Countess Buddy Lammas

She went a good race. He just couldn't quicken when they quickened. Went a good race.

7th The Arabian Duke Gary Walsh

Going up the hill the last time, I thought I was going to win it but when he reached the peak of the hill there was no petrol in the tank. Didn't see out the distance.

Last Max Isaac Lupton

No comment

PU Perry Mason Aaron Kuru

No comment

PU Kokanee Gold Matthew Cropp

He didn't see out the trip in the testing conditions