16:55 Aintree Thu 6 April 2006

  • Citroen C4 Mersey Novices' Hurdle (grade 2) (Class 1)
  • 2m 4f, Good, Good to Soft in places
  • 11 Runners
  • Surface: unknown

Weighed In

Winning time:-Off time:-
1st
4
7/2
T: P F NichollsJ: R Walsh
Chasing leaders when not fluent 3rd, settled in rear from next, headway 7th, challenged from approaching 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, stayed on flat, idled near finish
2nd
1.5
10
7/2
T: A KingJ: R Thornton
Chased leaders, led 3 out, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat
3rd
28
3
9/1
T: N G RichardsJ: 
Led until 3 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last
4th
s.h
1
7/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Behind, driven along after 3rd, brought to outside approaching 5th, stayed approaching last, never dangerous
5th
8
5
15/2
T: P J HobbsJ: P J Brennan
Chased leader until approaching 3 out, soon beaten
6th
10
2
4/1
T: J: A P McCoy
Prominent, hit 6th, soon driven along and lost place, behind from next
7th
3
8
66/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: Stephen Craine
Held up, driven along approaching 7th, soon weakened
8th
2
9
16/1
T: J Howard JohnsonJ: G Lee
Took keen hold, mid-division, headway approaching 4th, ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 3 out
9th
dist
11
33/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: C Llewellyn
Held up in touch, driven and lost place after 5th, behind from 7th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
6
33/1
T: N J HendersonJ: 
Held up towards rear, some headway 6th, driven and weakened approaching next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
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