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

12:00 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Splash of Ginge N A Twiston-Davies 5 11-7 Sam Twiston-Davies 3/1
SP 3/1 Made all, clear approaching 3 out, eased final 100 yards opened 9/2
2nd 20 2 Gabrial The Great (IRE) D McCain Jnr 4 11-7 J M Maguire 11/4
SP 11/4 Held up, took keen hold, jumped slowly when not much room 1st, headway before 4th, went 2nd when jumped left and not fluent 3 out, no chance with winner opened 2/1 touched 3/1
3rd 7 8 Villoresi (IRE) J J Quinn 4 11-7 B Hughes 4/1
SP 4/1 Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, went 2nd briefly before 3 out, no chance with winner and soon well held in 3rd opened 11/2
4th 8 5 Regal Diamond (IRE) P Bowen 5 11-7 T J O'Brien 2/1f
SP 2/1f Tracked winner until ridden approaching 3 out, soon well held in 4th, blundered last opened 15/8 touched 5/2 £1000-£500
5th 25 1 Clues And Arrows (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 5 11-7 W T Kennedy 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 5th, weakened next, tailed off
6th 29 7 Viacometti (FR) T R George 4 11-7 P J Brennan 18/1
SP 18/1 Always last and not jump well, lost touch from 5th, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 16/1
F 4 Presentings Return (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 4 11-7 R P McLernon 50/1
SP 50/1 Tracked leaders, went left and fell 1st
NR 3 Grand Gigolo (FR) Ian Williams 4 11-7 Rob McCarth (5)

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.40 Tote Place £1.60,£2.40 Straight Forecast £11.88 Exacta £16.60 Trifecta £72.30 Swingers 1&2:£3.40 2&3:£1.90 1&3:£4.30

Jackpot £12,733.90 carried forward to Kelso, 8th Dec
Placepot £363.30, Pool: £127717.59, 256.6 winning tickets
Quadpot £168.70, Pool: £9990.35, 43.8 winning tickets


John Neild: "This really is a dream come true. I've been involved with about seven syndicates before, but this is the first horse the family has owned outright and it's our first winner. I can't believe it, to be honest. I grew up literally half a mile down the road and we used to come and play football between the Grand National fences. I persuaded Nigel to bring the horse here. He was disappointing at Carlisle last time, but we think it was the heavy ground. The dream now is to come back for the Grand National one day. He is a staying horse, so who knows? My dad's nickname used to be 'ginge' and I had a dream once that we owned the Grand National winner called Splasher, so we combined the two."