13:00 Aintree Sat 7 December 2019

  • Watch Live Racing At Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)
  • 2m 4f, Good to Soft
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£18,570.002nd£5,514.003rd£2,757.004th£1,374.005th£690.006th£348.007th£174.008th£84.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 14.7sOff time:13:00:35
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1
911-12OR: 143D
3/1

Has only won once since recording a four-timer in 2015/16 and while he ran well on return in Grade 2 company last season, he's gone backwards subsequently. Showed very little at Ffos Las on his return and others preferred.

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2
711-10OR: 141
25/1

Fairly prolific over hurdles generally but tailed off at Cartmel on his final start of last season and he was beaten a long way out at Newbury last month on seasonal reappearance. Probably wants the ground on the quick side to be seen at his best.

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3
611-7OR: 138BF
8/1

Made it four wins from his last five starts on season debut at Kelso in September. Only narrowly denied in follow up bid under a penalty but this is tougher and he's probably at his best on good ground.

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4
611-6OR: 137
11/2

Useful on the Flat (landed this year's Chester Plate) but there wasn't much to write home about as far his latest hurdles efforts are concerned in the 2017/18 season. Getting back towards a more competitive mark but others make more appeal.

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6
811-5OR: 136
6/1

Blotted his copybook when refusing to race at the Festival last year and didn't get involved in an Aintree Grade 3 in April. Put in a much improved performance when second at Wetherby on return though and he's on a workable mark. Cheekpieces on.

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7
511-2OR: 133BFD
7/2

Rattled off a hat-trick prior to disappointing when odds on at Fontwell last time out. May have found that run coming too soon (six days after previous win) but has much more on his plate from revised mark here.

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8
710-13OR: 130BFD
16/1

Followed a wide margin maiden hurdle win with a success at Fakenham in February and only found a subsequent winner too good at Uttoxeter in March. Interesting player here if fully fit on his seasonal reappearance.

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9
510-5OR: 122BF
5/1

Paid for a bad mistake at Fakenham in October and again failed to justify favouritism when runner-up in an 11 runner heat at Market Rasen last time out; could be plenty more to come now handicapping though.

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Non-Runners

5
Black Sam Bella563
711-6OR: 137
T: D SkeltonJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

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Midnight Shadow511-104/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook

Betting

Forecast

Clyne (3/1), Mason Jar (7/2), Black Sam Bella (4/1), Notre Pari (5/1), Coeur de Lion (11/2), Mount Mews (6/1), One Night In Milan (8/1), Whiskey In The Jar (16/1), Robin The Raven (25/1)

Verdict

A competitive heat but a chance is taken on MOUNT MEWS who gets first-time headgear. He put in an improved performance on his return at Wetherby in November and he may be able to build on that here. Notre Pari could be on a nice mark for his handicap debut. Whiskey In The Jar is another to consider if ready to go on return to action.
  1. Mount Mews
  2. Notre Pari
  3. Whiskey In The Jar

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