16:40 Aintree

Thursday 12 April 2018

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    Zut Media Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 176y  |   Soft (Good to Soft)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:40  |   Winning time: 4m 4.3s
1st
Horse silk
15
10/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led still travelling well enough 2 out, ridden, edged left and went clear, reduced lead last but stayed on well and never looked liked being caught flat
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
5/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Mid-division, headway from 4 out, ridden to chase winner and edged left after 2 out, closed last, stayed on but unable to challenge op 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
18
1
1111-12
10/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: J E Moore
Led, hit 4th and headed, soon led again, hit next, clear 8th until before 3 out, headed 2 out, 3rd and weakening when hit last tchd 11/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
10
10/1
T: P HendersonJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in rear, hit 6th, blundered next, headway on inside 4 out, chasing leaders 3 out, 4th and weakening before last op 17/2
5th
Horse silk
4 ½
9
710-12
11/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, headway after 8th, chasing leaders 3 out, weakened before last op 6/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ½
4
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, mistake next, struggling 8th, well behind 13th 3 out, stayed on past beaten horses from next but never a chance op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
5
14
66/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: C Gethings
Held up towards rear, 8th 3 out, never threatened
8th
Horse silk
3 ½
12
25/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway after 8th, lost place after 4 out, well beaten next op 28/1 tchd 33/1
9th
Horse silk
nk
2
14/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Held up towards rear, hit 5th, shaken up after 4 out, no progress, well beaten 3 out op 12/1
10th
Horse silk
3 ¼
16
1210-2
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up in rear, some headway on outside when blundered 8th, soon struggling, well beaten 3 out op 50/1
11th
Horse silk
23
11
25/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Pressed leader, led 4th, soon headed, hit 7th, 7th and weakening 3 out, tailed off op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders on outside, lost place 5th, struggling 7th, well beaten after next, pulled up before 3 out op 15/2 tchd 7/1
PU
Horse silk
5
911-0
33/1
T: M TodhunterJ: Henry Brooke
Behind, hit 8th, blundered 4 out, pulled up before next op 40/1
PU
Horse silk
7
33/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, lost place after 4 out, pulled up when well beaten before 2 out op 25/1
PU
Horse silk
8
7/2f
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division on outside, pushed along and struggling after 8th, well beaten when jumped left 4 out, pulled up before next tchd 4/1 in places
PU
Horse silk
13
910-10
20/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in mid-division, headway after 8th, chasing leaders 3 out, 6th and fading when blundered badly 2 out, soon pulled up op 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£12.40Pl:£3.00, £1.60, £2.40, £2.30EX:£60.80Trifecta:£684.20Tricast:£535.80SF:£57.31Swingers:£8.70, £18.80, £3.40

Forecasts

King's Socks (7/2), Theinval (5/1), Bun Doran (11/2), Tommy Silver (8/1), Bentelimar (10/1), Gino Trail (10/1), Doitforthevillage (10/1), Overtown Express (14/1), Sizing Platinum (20/1), Baby King (20/1), Vosne Romanee (25/1), Theflyingportrait (25/1), Savello (33/1), Wisty (33/1), Robinshill (33/1), Noche De Reyes (66/1)

Verdict

Only one of the last nine winners has been outright favourite for this race (plus one joint-favourite), with four of those successful being sent-off at 16-1 or bigger. Gino Trail is the benchmark performer in this field and his consistency marks him out as a strong contender once again, despite a 1lb upward nudge. Much less exposed, however is TOMMY SILVER, who handles cut in the ground and this former decent handicap hurdler should be suited by the likely strong pace of a race like this, so he is suggested. Similar comments apply to the more exposed Theinval, who is respected, while King's Socks, Bun Doran, Robinshill and Overtown Express are others for whom cases can be made.
  1. Tommy Silver
  2. Gino Trail
  3. King's Socks

Previous Winners

2017
Double W's
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 7
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £50,517.002nd: £18,999.003rd: £9,495.004th: £4,743.005th: £2,385.006th: £1,188.007th: £612.008th: £324.009th: £180.0010th: £90.00

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