19:10 Aintree Fri 17 May 2019

  • Madness Playing At Aintree Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 209y, Good
  • 4 Runners
  • Winner£5,198.002nd£1,526.003rd£763.004th£382.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 12.7sOff time:19:10:52
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1
611-10OR: 135D
2/1

Dual bumper winner who has really found her feet over hurdles since being switched to handicaps of late (2-2 in that sphere). Returns to novice company at the top of her game but does have to concede weight to the entire field.

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2
511-4OR: 134BF
7/4

Promise in his bumper and early hurdles runs before he won at Huntingdon (2m) off the back of wind surgery. Had his limitations exposed since; in a first-time hood blew an easy chance last time (folded quickly); back to 2m, questions to answer.

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3
411-0OR:
7/4

Useful Flat maiden in France (0-15) but had no trouble winning on his GB/stable/hurdle debut at Ludlow when favourite (simple task). Ran into a useful prospect when attempting to concede his penalty last time; has to be respected.

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5
710-12OR:
25/1

Not seen for an awful long time although those with long memories will remember that he did show some ability on his sole start so far in a Southwell bumper. Expecting to much for him to trouble the principals here though; can only be watched.

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Non-Runners

4
De Good Man Luke13
610-12OR: -
T: Jake CoulsonJ: Callum McKinnes

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Not That Fuisse511-41/4
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton

Betting

Forecast

Ferrobin (7/4), Santani (7/4), Theatre Legend (2/1), Real King (25/1), De Good Man Luke (100/1)

Verdict

With two of the runners looking to have a limited chance given what they have shown so far this should involve the three major players with the ever-improving THEATRE LEGEND taken to win again despite having to cope with a double penalty; his handicap form suggests he is well up to the task. The manner in which Ferrobin stopped on the run-in last time at Warwick suggested a problem although the trip could have just been too far but he does come here under a cloud. Santani failed to win on the Flat in France but he looks more than at home over hurdles and his second to a smart type at Ludlow recently plus his win mark him down as the main danger here.
  1. Theatre Legend
  2. Santani
  3. Ferrobin

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