John Smith's Aintree Hurdle (grade 1) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 16 runners)
  • Winner £96,917
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 0.30s
  • Off time: 14:53:22

Full Result

14:50 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 14 Solwhit (FR) C Byrnes 5 11-7 D N Russell 6/1
SP 6/1 Mid-division, headway to track leaders 8th, challenged last, driven flat, lead towards finish, ran on £14000-£2000 £13000-£2000 £30000-£5000(x2) £6000-£1000 £5000-£800 £3600-£600 £2400-£400
2nd ½ 6 Fiveforthree (IRE) W P Mullins 7 11-7 P Townend 7/1
SP 7/1 Mid-division, headway after 5th, switched right after 3 out, led approaching last, headed and not quicken towards finish opened 8/1 £16000-£2000 £10000-£1200 £5000-£600 £7500-£1000
3rd 3 16 United (GER) Mrs L Wadham 8 11-0 D Elsworth 28/1
SP 28/1 Tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, stayed on flat opened 33/1
4th 1 Al Eile (IRE) J Queally 9 11-7 Timmy Murphy 4/1f
SP 4/1f In touch on inside, hit 6th, challenged going well 3 out, led briefly approaching last, no extra flat opened 9/2 £2500-£500 £45000-£10000 £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000 £4500-£1000(x2) £2250-£500 £2250-£500 £8000-£2000 £4000-£1000
5th 1 3 Catch Me (GER) E J O'Grady 7 11-7 A J Mcnamara 13/2
SP 13/2 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon hung left, stayed on same pace last opened 9/2 £24000-£4000 £2500-£500
6th 10 17 Whiteoak (IRE) D McCain Jnr 6 11-0 J M Maguire 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in rear, headway after 8th, chasing leaders 3 out, soon hung left, weakened approaching last
7th 9 Hills Of Aran W K Goldsworthy 7 11-7 J E Moore 66/1
SP 66/1 Led 1st, headed 5th, led again before next, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened approaching last opened 100/1
8th 2 Blue Bajan (IRE) Andrew Turnell 7 11-7 G Lee 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division, raced keenly, lost place when not fluent 5th, squeezed out on bend soon after, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last opened 66/1
9th 13 8 Hardy Eustace (IRE) D T Hughes 12 11-7 vt P W Flood 40/1
SP 40/1 Led to 1st, with leader, led 5th until before 6th, weakened after 3 out
10th 2 10 Jered (IRE) N Meade 7 11-7 A P McCoy 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up towards rear, headway 6th, mistake 3 out, weakened 2 out £8000-£1000
11th 4 Celestial Halo (IRE) P F Nicholls 5 11-7 t R Walsh 9/2
SP 9/2 Prominent, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out opened 4/1 touched 5/1 £20000-£4000 £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000
12th ½ 11 Katchit (IRE) A King 6 11-7 R Thornton 10/1
SP 10/1 Chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, lost place after next, behind from 8th
13th 1 15 Songe (FR) C E Longsdon 5 11-7 T Siddall 150/1
SP 150/1 Mostly mid-division, ridden and struggling approaching 3 out
14th 10 7 Franchoek (IRE) A King 5 11-7 B J Geraghty 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up in rear, headway after 4th, weakened 3 out opened 66/1
PU 5 Cybergenic (FR) Paul Murphy 11 11-7 K Mercer 200/1
SP 200/1 Mid-division on outside, behind 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU 12 Othermix (FR) T R George 5 11-7 P J Brennan 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up in rear, struggling on outside after 8th, eased and pulled up before 3 out
WD 13 Snap Tie (IRE) P J Hobbs 7 11-7 R Johnson

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £8.60 Tote Place £2.90 £2.60 £5.90 Straight Forecast £45.25 Exacta £59.70 Trifecta £2,322.60 Swingers 1&2 £10.10, 2&3 £39.70, 1&3 £29.00

Jackpot £51,874.37 carried forward to Exeter, 5th Apr
Placepot £2,424.00, Pool: £475608.1, 143.23 winning tickets
Quadpot £479.30, Pool: £25295.21, 39.05 winning tickets