Betfred 'Fun And Friendly' Maiden Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (3yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft (Good/Soft plcs)(Mildmay - Good/Soft, Soft plcs)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 28.80s
  • Off time: 12:01:02
Full result
Result 12:00 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Splash of Ginge 3/1
2nd 2 Gabrial The Great 20 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-15
Yellow, Royal Blue stripe, armlets and cap Clues And Arrows (IRE) 25
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 2-15
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill W Kennedy 66/1
2
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Gabrial The Great (IRE) 70
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 11/4
4 8
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Presentings Return (IRE) 15
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 50/1
5 41-162
White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Regal Diamond (IRE) 31
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 41-162
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 P Bowen T J O'Brien 2/1f
6 464-424
Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Splash of Ginge 34
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 464-424
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 127 3/1
7 15
Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Viacometti (FR) 29
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 T R George P J Brennan 18/1
8
Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Villoresi (IRE) 59
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 J J Quinn B Hughes 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 0-70
Grand Gigolo (FR) 17
  • Nag Me
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 0-70
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 117 Ian Williams R J McCarth NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Buthelezi (USA)
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
4 11-7 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Regal Diamond won a couple of bumpers in the spring and only found one too good on his hurdling debut at Chepstow. He's one for the short-list here along with Splash Of Ginge, though the latter has been racing over further and was well beaten at Carlisle last month. Viacometti is another bumper winner and Clues And Arrows has been successful between the flags but this easy course often suits recruits from the Flat and there are a couple in this. GABRIAL THE GREAT won over 1m4f on the level and was eighth in the Cambridgeshire when last seen. He was rated 11lb higher than Villoresi and can get off the mark over hurdles here at the first time of asking.

Formwatch

Grand Gigolo (FR) 100-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, never involved, 12th of 18, 42l behind Garde La Victoire (11-5) at Warwick 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Splash of Ginge 3-1 (10-12) Led until before 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 6, 27l behind Oscar Fortune (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.

Gabrial The Great (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Missed break, held up far side, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 31, 6l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep (flat).

Villoresi (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, keeping on inside final furlong when short of room, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Border Legend (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct (flat).

Regal Diamond (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 4 out, every chance 3 out, kept on one pace from last, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov.

Clues And Arrows (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway to chase leaders 3rd, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Ivan Boru (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Viacometti (FR) 6-1 (11-4) Led to halfway, tracked leader, led again briefly over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 12, 16l behind No No Romeo (11-2) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.

Presentings Return (IRE) 18-1 (10-9) Keen hold in mid-division, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 26l behind Desoto County (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.