Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 1, 18 runners)
  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300 5th £2,660 6th £1,330 7th £660 8th £340
  • Going: Good to Soft (National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 2.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:15
Full result
Result 16:15 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Beat That 6/1
2nd 4 Cole Harden 4 16/1
3rd 12 Seeyouatmidnight 25 7/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 26-12
White, black cap Beat That (IRE) 119
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 26-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 142 6/1
2 111
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Capote 31
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 8/1
3 163118
Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Cogry 21
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form: 163118
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4p1
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 p1 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch 129 80/1
4 141127
Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Cole Harden (IRE) 23
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 141127
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t W Greatrex G Sheehan 135 16/1
5 2-14
Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Deadly Sting (IRE) 47
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 2-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 100/1
6 4113
WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 198
  • T:N F Glynn
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 4113
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 N F Glynn Andrew J McNamara 136 50/1
7 222131
ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Giantofaman (IRE) 36
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 222131
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 b D T Hughes D J Condon 140 14/1
8 1171P4
Yellow, blue stars on body Killala Quay 23
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1171P4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 C E Longsdon R Johnson 143 11/2
9 3-2U2
EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Mondo Cane (IRE) 32
  • T:C T Pogson
  • J:A Pogson
  • Form: 3-2U2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 C T Pogson A Pogson 150/1
10 11-3
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Port Melon (IRE) 139
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 11-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 17/2
11 11132
Beige, grey epaulets Racing Pulse (IRE) 61
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 11132
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 J J Quinn T Scudamore 140 9/1
12 3F-1111
Black, yellow sash, white cap Seeyouatmidnight 48
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 3F-1111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 155 7/2f
13 2-12111
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves The Last Samuri (IRE) 72
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 2-12111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 131 25/1
14 1-631
Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 33
  • T:B I Case
  • J:L P Aspell
  • Form: 1-631
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t B I Case L P Aspell 128 50/1
15 11/7-121
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap Tistory (FR) 34
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 11/7-121
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 N J Henderson D Bass 132 16/1
16 23-5142
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Walk On Al (IRE) 26
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 23-5142
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p1
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 129 25/1
17 13111
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Tagrita (IRE) 48
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 13111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 135 16/1
18 411138
Orange, White Stripe Toubeera 13
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 411138
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 141 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   At Fishers Cross (IRE)
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

This is a big day for Sandy Thomson as Seeyouatmidnight attempts to give him the biggest win of his career to date. The six-year-old extended his winning run under Rules to three with victory in the Grade 2 Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock and is a leading contender here having earlier beaten the odds-on Racing Pulse by nine lengths at Musselburgh. Killala Quay was fourth in the Neptune Investment Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham having beaten Beat That at Sandown in December. He could be a threat if staying the longer trip while Tagrita and Toubeera are interesting with their mares' allowance. Capote is unbeaten but upped in class while Port Melon was a bit disappointing when only third at Cheltenham in November and hasn't been seen since. GIANTOFAMAN won on good to soft ground at Thurles in November so should handle today's quicker surface and could be the value bet in this if his jumping holds up. He stayed on strongly to land a Grade 2 in February over 2m4f.

Formwatch

Beat That (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, not fluent 5th, went 2nd going well approaching 2 out, led narrowly between last 2, mistake last, soon headed and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Killala Quay (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Dec.

Cole Harden (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Led, went left 1st, headed 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, no extra before last, 7th of 15, 15l behind Faugheen (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.

Seeyouatmidnight 6-1 (11-6) Made all, ridden before 2 out, held on well, won at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Mickie (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Capote Evensfav (11-4) Pressed leader, not fluent 4 out, led before 3 out, clear from next, canter, won at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar beating Saint Breiz (11-2) by 24l, 3 ran.

Killala Quay 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, chased leaders when mistake 3 out and again next, ridden and stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 15, 6l behind Faugheen (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.

Racing Pulse (IRE) 4-11fav (11-1) Not fluent, tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 9th, ridden 3 out, no impression and well held flat, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-1) at Musselburgh 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Feb.

Walk On Al (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Always handy, went 2nd 3 out, led before next, soon edged right, went slightly left and bumped rival last, hung left and headed flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Algernon Pazham (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Tagrita (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Prssed leader, travelling well before 2 out, led 2 out, edged left to outside before last, soon in command, ridden out, won at Wincanton 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Feb beating Cannon Fodder (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.

The Last Samuri (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Rare Legend (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.

Port Melon (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway when not fluent 2 out, effort and every chance between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Creepy (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Nov.

Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Prominent, mistake 3rd, on terms 5 out and soon led, joined 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Lots Of Memories (10-9) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Sep.

Giantofaman (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led, disputed from 5 out, close 3rd 2 out, ridden to lead before last, soon clear, comfortably, won at Thurles 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Gallant Tipp (11-3) by 8l, 7 ran.

Mondo Cane (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Cloud Creeper (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.

Deadly Sting (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, reminders 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Maison De Ville (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Chased leader, led 2 out, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Glowinginthedark (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Tistory (FR) 8-11fav (11-9) Mid-division, closed 2nd, went 2nd after 4th, led on bit before omitted last, easily, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Tsar Alexandre (10-13) by 6l, 9 ran.

Toubeera 20-1 (11-10) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened quickly soon after 3 out, 8th of 13, 41l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.

Cogry 66-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden after 7th, well behind after 3 out, 8th of 18, well behind Very Wood (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.