15:25 Aintree

Thursday 6 April 2017

All13:4514:2014:5015:2516:0516:4017:15

    Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f  |   Good  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:26  |   Winning time: 4m 55.8s
1st
Horse silk
1
4/9f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7th until after 4 out, 2nd again after 3 out, led before last, shaken up to draw clear flat, eased close home tchd 1/2
2nd
Horse silk
5
3
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Aidan Coleman
Settled nicely in last, hit 5th, not fluent 6th, closed 4 out, went 3rd from 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on flat, went 2nd final 50 yards, no impression on winner op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
6
11/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led, clear until before 3rd, jumped right from 4 out, driven and headed before last, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd final 50 yards op 6/1
4th
Horse silk
11
4
25/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up in 4th, reached at 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, driven and no impression before 2 out, plugged on op 28/1 tchd 33/1
5th
Horse silk
7
5
511-7
20/1
T: C KiddJ: S W Flanagan
Held up in 5th, niggled along when not fluent 6th, last after next, well beaten before 3 out
6th
Horse silk
8
2
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: B J Cooper
Chased leader who went clear until before 3rd, not fluent 6th, lost 2nd next, 2nd again after 4 out until after 3 out, weakening from next op 12/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.40Pl:£1.10, £2.70EX:£3.40Trifecta:£9.30SF:£4.74Swingers:£1.70, £1.40, £1.80

Forecasts

Buveur D'Air (4/9), The New One (11/2), My Tent Or Yours (8/1), Identity Thief (14/1), Rashaan (20/1), Old Guard (25/1)

Verdict

The decision to move BUVEUR D’AIR back to hurdles has already paid off handsomely with his Champion Hurdle win and he could well add another Grade 1 victory over hurdles against a field that lacks depth. Perhaps the only danger is the increased trip that he tries for the first time and it could well be that something like The New One sets out to make this a real test and attempts to draw the sting out of his finish. Identity Thief could well come back to form returned to hurdles with the trip holding no fears but the distance may well be a problem for My Tent Or Yours who was well beaten in this race last year and he’s going to need to really settle to get home.
  1. Buveur D'air
  2. Identity Thief
  3. The New One

Prize Money

1st: £112,260.002nd: £42,220.003rd: £21,100.004th: £10,540.005th: £5,300.006th: £2,640.007th: £1,360.008th: £720.009th: £400.0010th: £200.00

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