14:00 Aintree Fri 4 April 2014

  • International Festival For Business 2014 Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1)
  • 2m 110y, Good to Soft (National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Surface: unknown

Weighed In

Winning time:-Off time:-
1st
6
6/4
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Held up in touch, closed 3 out, led before next, strongly pressed until stayed on strongly and asserted final 150 yards
2nd
6
9
9/2
T: M R ChannonJ: A P McCoy
Held up towards rear on outside, closed 3 out, challenged before next and soon upsides winner, driven before last, no impression and readily held final 150 yards
3rd
3.25
7
25/1
T: J P ShanahanJ: P Townend
Prominent, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, stayed on approaching last and went 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on front pair
4th
0.5
3
8/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Held up in rear, still at back of field but in touch when mistake 3 out, closed to track leaders next, one pace and no impression on front pair last, lost 3rd final 100 yards
5th
2.25
8
1011-4
16/1
T: J P FergusonJ: D F O'Regan
Held up in mid-division on outside, effort approaching 3 out, one pace and no impression on leaders before last, edged left flat
6th
3
2
13/2
T: D T HughesJ: Paul Carberry
Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 3 out, chasing leaders when short of room and bumped before 2 out, no impression after, one pace
7th
6
5
25/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: J E Moore
Tracked leader, challenged 4th, pushed along to lead after 3 out, headed before next, weakened approaching last
8th
5
10
16/1
T: C F SwanJ: D J Casey
Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, closed and in touch 3 out, still looked to be going ok when short of room and hampered before 2 out, no impression and well held after
9th
9
4
50/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Brendan Powell
Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd or 5th, pushed along to challenge before 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened
10th
8
1
10/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: R Johnson
Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened from next, eased

Betting Breakdown

£7.66£112.22

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