Maxilead Metals Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 2, 22 runners)
  • Winner £25,024 2nd £7,392 3rd £3,696 4th £1,848 5th £924 6th £464
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.48s
  • Off time: 17:10:27
Full result
Result 17:10 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Court Minstrel 16/1
2nd 6 Rainbow Peak 8/1
3rd 21 Glen Beg 4 25/1
4th 18 Nesterenko s.h 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 411-874
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Court Minstrel (IRE) 112
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 411-874
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 147 16/1
2 123257-
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 366
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 123257-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4h
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 h N J Henderson Peter Carberry (3) 139 12/1
3 411161
Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Yorkist (IRE) 42
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Nathan Moscrop
  • Form: 411161
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3h
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 h B Ellison Nathan Moscrop (7) 138 18/1
4 52P113
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Ubaltique (FR) 42
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 52P113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2b
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 b D McCain Jnr G Sheehan (3) 137 40/1
5 516007
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 41
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 516007
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 G Elliott Michael Byrne 136 40/1
6 4120
Black, orange cap Rainbow Peak (IRE) 22
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 4120
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 J P Ferguson Joshua Moore 135 8/1
7 133010
Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap Jumps Road 22
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 133010
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 C L Tizzard Conor Shoemark (5) 135 66/1
8 220110
LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Strongpoint (IRE) 22
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 220110
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13h
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 h S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 134 16/1
9 213448
Purple, orange seams, orange cap Massini's Trap (IRE) 70
  • T:J Nash
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 213448
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13h
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 h J Nash Ms K Walsh 134 14/1
10 11U0-0
Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap Kashmir Peak (IRE) 36
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 11U0-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 J J Quinn Jake Greenall (3) 133 25/1
11 3-3112
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Katgary (FR) 24
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 3-3112
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
4 150 10-10 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 137 5/2f
12 395422
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Somethingwonderful (IRE) 20
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 395422
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 D T Hughes M A Enright (3) 131 12/1
13 33F2U3
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Roman Flight (IRE) 17
  • T:David Dennis
  • J:Jake Hodson
  • Form: 33F2U3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10b1
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 b1 David Dennis Jake Hodson (7) 131 25/1
14 7-P41F1
Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, halved cap Leviathan 26
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 7-P41F1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (3) 131 33/1
15 9-F7652
Beige, grey epaulets, white cap Swnymor (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Paul O'Brien
  • Form: 9-F7652
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 t Miss R Curtis Paul O'Brien (7) 130 20/1
16 53F/123-
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Bold Henry 507
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Thomas Cheesman
  • Form: 53F/123-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (7) 128 22/1
17 2R10-
Black, black and maroon striped cap Bordoni (USA) 388
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 2R10-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7p1
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 p1 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 128 33/1
18 341441
Black, red disc, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Nesterenko (GER) 8
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Nico de Boinville
  • Form: 341441
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7h
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 h N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (3) 128 9/1
19 343213
Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Drumlee (IRE) 20
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 343213
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-6h
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 146 10-6 h C F Swan G N Fox (7) 127 14/1
20 73P3U1
Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 23
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Dean Pratt
  • Form: 73P3U1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (7) 126 20/1
21 070161
Red, black hoops and star on cap Glen Beg (IRE) 20
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 070161
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 p Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (5) 126 25/1
22 541124
Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Twoways (IRE) 21
  • T:M G Rimell
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 541124
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 M G Rimell Killian Moore (5) 126 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Cockney Sparrow
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Dean Pratt
4 10-2 J J Quinn Dean Pratt 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Yorkist has made giant strides this season and was winning for the fourth time in five starts at Newcastle in February. Leviathan arrives in form after defying a big weight at Stratford while Irish raider Somethingwonderful has been knocking on the door and Nesterenko could be handily weighted. SWYNMOR travelled strongly for a long way at Uttoxeter three weeks ago and should be suited by the drop back in distance. He'll be thereabouts if back to his best and is preferred to Katgary. The Fred Winter form has taken a couple of knocks this week but Paul Nicholls' four-year-old looked very unlucky when second to Hawk High at Cheltenham, though has been raised 7lb for that effort. Glen Beg beat Somethingwonderful and Drumlee at Navan last month but might struggle to confirm the form on today's terms. Towcester scorer Scots Gaelic represents last year's winning trainer, as does Kashmir Peak, so the pair can't be ignored.

Formwatch

Court Minstrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in 6th, mistake 2nd, headway after 3 out, ridden and unable to quicken before last, 4th of 7, 18l behind The New One (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.

Rainbow Peak (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Prominent, disputed lead 3 out, led narrowly between last 2, headed last, soon weakened, 12th of 28, 14l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Glen Beg (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway, progress into 4th before straight, close 3rd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on, mistake last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar beating Somethingwonderful (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Nesterenko (GER) Evensfav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 2 out, not fluent last when pressed, held on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Mar beating Villoresi (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Strongpoint (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Prominent on outside, lost place 2 out, soon weakened, 19th of 28, 29l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Katgary (FR) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, hampered 2 out, closing and switched left before last, ran on flat, went 2nd towards finish, not quite able to reach winner, 2nd of 24, 3/4l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.

Roman Flight (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Kudu Country (11-4) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Mar.

Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 3 out to go 4th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 13l behind L'unique (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr '13.

Yorkist (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, led 4 out, ridden and pressed last, kept well towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb beating Mojolika (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Swnymor (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, stayed on to chase winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Liberty One (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.

Somethingwonderful (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged entering straight, ridden before 2 out, kept on, joined leader last, soon led, kept on under pressure, headed close home and no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Glen Beg (10-4) at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar.

Kashmir Peak (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, 15th of 18, 25l behind Dell' Arca (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Nov.

Jumps Road 66-1 (10-8) In touch, ridden and lost place after 2 out, soon weakened, 16th of 28, 21l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Scots Gaelic (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Tracked leading pair, led before 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly (flag start), won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Helium (11-1) by 4l, 5 ran.

Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, pushed along in remote 6th from 4 out, mistake next, remote 7th before straight, no extra, 7th of 10, 32l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.

Bordoni (USA) 6-1fav (11-0) In touch in mid-division, hit 5th, soon dropped out, 23rd of 24, well behind Flaxen Flare (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar '13.

Drumlee (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Led, slight mistakes 6th and 7th, challenged entering straight, ridden 2 out, joined last, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Glen Beg (10-4) at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar.

Ubaltique (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Yorkist (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb.

Massini's Trap (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, ridden 2 out, no impression in 11th before last, kept on one pace, 8th of 24, 19l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B) (4yo+) sft in Jan.

Bold Henry 4-11fav (11-1) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, went 2nd and every chance when not fluent 4 out, mistake next, ridden and no impression between last 2, dropped to 3rd and no extra before last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Milarrow (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov '12.

Leviathan 10-1 (11-12) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway approaching normal 3 out, led before omitted last, driven and held on, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar beating Canadian Diamond (11-7) by hd, 14 ran.

Twoways (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Behind, headway under pressure 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders flat, never nearer, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Liberty One (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.