13:40 Aintree

Saturday 11 November 2017

All12:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:2516:00

Pertemps Network (Supporting BTRC) Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   3m 149y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:40  |   Winning time: 6m 18.8s

1st
7
5/2f
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up in rear, headway 2 out, challenged last, soon led, stayed on well tchd 3/1
2nd
2 ¼
8
4/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Killian Moore (3)
Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, led when mistake last, soon headed, held by winner inside final 100 yards op 11/2 tchd 6/1
3rd
7
1
9/1
T: R WoollacottJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Mid-division, headway before 3 out, outpaced approaching next, rallied flat, went 3rd close home op 8/1 tchd 10/1
4th
¾
4
9/1
T: P W MiddletonJ: Fergus Gregory (7)
Chased clear leader, closed 9th, hampered 3 out, led after 2 out, headed last, stayed on one pace flat, lost 3rd close home op 8/1
5th
4
2
9/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders, ridden and one pace when not fluent 2 out, weakened flat op 7/1
6th
5
6
33/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (5)
Held up towards rear, blundered 4 out, struggling before 2 out op 28/1
7th
1 ¼
10
25/1
T: James MoffattJ: Charlotte Jones (10)
Jumped right at times, mostly clear until 9th, headed after 2 out, weakened from last op 28/1
8th
14
9
4/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Mid-division, closed 4 out, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next tchd 3/1
9th
37
3
1010-8
18/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R T Dunne
Chased clear leader until not fluent 6th, slow 7th, weakened before last op 25/1 tchd 16/1

Also Ran

PU
5
25/1
T: P BowenJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in mid-division, struggling after 3 out, pulled up

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Betting

Forecast

Louis' Vac Pouch (5/2), Forza Milan (4/1), Winningtry (4/1), Beer Goggles (9/1), Holly Bush Henry (9/1), Vyta Du Roc (9/1), Big Easy (18/1), Bon Chic (25/1), Earthmoves (25/1), Nautical Nitwit (33/1)

Verdict
There are some progressive types in this and the feeling is that there are a few who can improve on what they have already done. Beer Googles will need to remain on his upward curve facing possibly his toughest test yet but has a very good claimer on board taking 5lb off and he must be respected. Phillip Hobbs is a trainer who should always be looked out for in Pertemps qualifiers and his Louis’ Vac Pouch could well come on for his Chepstow run despite not being a certain stayer at this 3m trip. If the blinkers on Holly Bush Henry he would come into the mix although Bon Chic faces a tougher task to follow-up off a 9lb higher mark and running from out the handicap. Winning Try is certainly capable of showing more than he did on his debut and he still resides on a dangerous mark but the suggestion is FORZA MILAN. He showed plenty of promise on his reappearance and would be a fitting winner at Aintree as he’s a full brother to Grand National winner One For Arthur who is sadly sidelined for the season.
  1. Forza Milan
  2. Winningtry
  3. Beer Goggles

Previous Winners

2016
Caid Du Berlais
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-1  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Stan Sheppard
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£12,512.00
2nd:
£3,696.00
3rd:
£1,848.00
4th:
£924.00
5th:
£462.00
6th:
£232.00

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