John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off time: 13:45:33

Full Result

13:45 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 5 Ubak (FR) G L Moore 5 11-4 J E Moore 22/1
SP 22/1 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, pushed along before 3 out, led and mistake 2 out, driven clear after last, stayed on strongly
2nd 16 7 Utopie Des Bordes (FR) N J Henderson 5 10-11 B J Geraghty 9/2
SP 9/2 Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led before next, ridden and headed 2 out, went 2nd again flat, no chance with winner opened 5/1 £11000-£2000
3rd ¾ 4 Seefood (IRE) D T Hughes 6 11-4 B J Cooper 7/1
SP 7/1 Held up in touch, closed before 7th, challenged approaching 3 out, hung left and no impression on winner when dropped to 3rd flat opened 12/1
4th 9 2 Eduard (IRE) N G Richards 5 11-4 B Harding 4/1
SP 4/1 Mostly tracked leader until ridden after 4 out, 4th and beaten 2 out, weakened flat
5th 6 3 Morning Royalty (IRE) James Moffatt 6 11-4 B Hughes 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up in rear, effort after 4 out, never on terms with leaders, jumped left 3 out, modest 5th but well beaten from 2 out opened 33/1
6th 27 6 Up And Go (FR) D McCain Jnr 5 11-4 J M Maguire 15/8f
SP 15/8f Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off £8000-£4000 £2000-£1000 £1000-£500 £3000-£1600 £1500-£800(x2)
7th 1 Dodging Bullets P F Nicholls 5 11-4 R Walsh 4/1
SP 4/1 Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 1st, lost place 3rd, pushed along and last 6th, driven after 4 out, soon well beaten, tailed off opened 7/2
PU 8 Vasco D'ycy (FR) Mrs S J Humphrey 4 10-11 Aidan Coleman 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up on outside, closed 7th, outpaced 4 out, soon well beaten, pulled up before 3 out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £31.90 Tote Place £5.40 £1.90 £2.20 Straight Forecast £116.78 Exacta £184.30 Trifecta £3,526.70 Swingers 1&2 £12.40, 2&3 £7.80, 1&3 £12.50

Jackpot £20,215.65 carried forward to Ascot, 7th Apr
Placepot £2,277.10, Pool: £496383.5, 159.12 winning tickets
Quadpot £83.90, Pool: £41112.14, 362.4 winning tickets