Toteplacepot Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 2, 16 runners)
  • Winner £8,872 2nd £2,621 3rd £1,310 4th £655 5th £328
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 9.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:55

Full Result

14:10 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Nearby P J Hobbs 6 11-11 C J Davies (7) 8/1
SP 8/1 Mid-division, steady headway 3 out, driven to lead last, ridden and kept on well flat opened 17/2 £5000-£500 £1800-£200
2nd 3 13 Heron Bay P Bowen 6 10-6 Donal Devereux (3) 12/1
SP 12/1 Tracked leaders, headway to lead after 4 out, ridden 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace flat opened 14/1
3rd 9 6 Kauto Relko (FR) Mrs M Hobbs 6 11-1 S Quinlan (3) 28/1
SP 28/1 Held up behind, headway on outside after 4 out, challenged 2 out, 3rd and one pace when not fluent last, no impression with leading pair flat opened 33/1
4th nk 14 Charingworth (IRE) Ferdy Murphy 7 10-5 G Lee 28/1
SP 28/1 Held up behind, effort to chase leaders 3 out, ridden next, kept on flat, not reached leaders
5th 5 2 Mille Chief (FR) A King 4 11-12 W Hutchinson 10/3f
SP 10/3f Mid-division on inside, hampered 4 out, effort on outside to chase leaders next, kept on same pace, never on terms opened 3/1 touched 4/1 £2000-£500 £1200-£300 £900-£300
6th 9 Cheshire Prince N B King 6 10-10 M Bradburne 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression
7th 1 Westlin' Winds (IRE) C R Egerton 4 11-12 Jake Greenall (7) 4/1
SP 4/1 Led, headed after 4 out, ridden next, one pace approaching 2 out, weakened last opened 9/2
8th ¾ 5 Culcabock (IRE) Miss Lucinda V Russell 10 11-6 C I Gillies (3) 16/1
SP 16/1 Tracked leader, challenged 5th, effort 3 out, soon one pace, weakened last
9th ¾ 16 Regent's Secret (USA) J S Goldie 10 10-2 v Paul Norton (7) 20/1
SP 20/1 Behind, outpaced after 4 out, never dangerous opened 25/1
10th 12 Master Fong (IRE) D McCain Jnr 4 10-9 b A P Lane (3) 28/1
SP 28/1 Tracked leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened from next opened 33/1
11th 29 7 Hector's Choice (FR) R Lee 6 11-0 T Scudamore 33/1
SP 33/1 Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, ridden next, 4th and one pace when sprawled badly last, not recover £6600-£200
12th 28 10 Teenage Idol (IRE) Mrs E Slack 6 10-10 Tjade Collier 80/1
SP 80/1 Raced wide, always in rear
PU 11 Drumshambo (USA) Miss V Williams 4 10-9 Aidan Coleman 12/1
SP 12/1 Chased leaders, lost place 4 out, behind when pulled up before next opened 14/1
F 15 Hector's House D Brace 4 10-3 b1 Peter Carberry (7) 33/1
SP 33/1 Raced keenly, held up mid-divison when fell 4 out opened 25/1
BD 4 Caravel (IRE) J Howard Johnson 6 11-7 Ryan Mania (3) 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-division when hampered and brought down 4 out opened 16/1
BD 8 Gifted Leader (USA) Ian Williams 5 10-12 Trevor Whelan (7) 17/2
SP 17/2 Held up towards rear when hampered and brought down 4 out opened 12/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £8.70 Tote Place £2.30 £2.50 £5.30 £7.50 Straight Forecast £92.95 Exacta £116.10 Swingers 1&2 £31.30, 2&3 £61.20, 1&3 £61.20

Placepot £454.50, Pool: £84332.74, 135.45 winning tickets
Quadpot £15.60, Pool: £6123.72, 289.4 winning tickets

Analysis

The reappearance of Mille Chief but an anticlimax, as having been easy to back all-day, he could only finish fifth. Having said that his jockey (and horse) did well to avoid the faller Hector's House four hurdles from home. The win went to the race-fit NEARBY who travelled very well throughout and picked up well to win cosily from Heron Bay in second. The latter gets a big mention as he did best of those who had raced promiently, despite the pace seeming to be modest throughout. The front-runer Westlin' Winds was given an easy time of things in the lead but he got in too close to a couple of hurdles and weakened out of things from four out having been swamped. The first two home were some way ahead of chaser-in-the-making Kauto Relko with Charingworth a never-nearer fourth under a very patient ride from Graham Lee. He looks one to follow next time when the moeny is down. The major incident of the race came at the fourth hurdle from home when Hector's House fell, taking down Caravel and Gifted Leader who had both attracted market support at double-figure odds. The incident resulted in an injury to jockey Trevor Whelan, rider of the last-named. Elsewhere Hector's Choice, on his first run for Richard Lee, made a bad mistake at the last when retreating out of the fight, whilst Culcabock was another to get tired on his first run of the season.