Major Dundee runs a major race for Alan King in the Boulton Group Midlands Grand National Handicap Chase.
Running in the colours of the late Trevor Hemmings, Major Dundee relished the testing trip at Uttoxeter to land the Midlands Grand National in fine style. This was the gelding's first time back up in trip to four miles since his run at Ayr in the Scottish Grand National where he finished third. Winning jockey, Rex Dingle, spoke to ITV Racing's Natalie Green after the race: "The further I went, the better he was going and he made my job very easy."
The Two Amigos strung out the 17- strong field over the four mile two furlong trip which became considerably less coming into the crucial part of the race. Those left with chances included Iwilldoit, Guetepan Collonges, Tile Tapper and Notachance, also trained by Alan King.
Chris Honour's contender, Tile Tapper tried to hold off the advances of Major Dundee but it was King's gelding that moved through in the running and cruised three lengths clear to the line whilst his stablemate, Notachance closed for third albeit eighteen lengths behind. The 11/2 favourite, Guetapan Collonges was fourth and under top weight, Iwilldoit, a commendable fifth.
Major Dundee, returned triumphant at 12/1 and based on his performance, King confirmed his aspirations for the Scottish Grand National for a second year.