19:45 Aintree

Friday 18 May 2018

All17:3518:0518:4019:1019:4520:2020:50

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   3m 149y  |   Good (Watered)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:45  |   Winning time: 6m 14.3s
1st
Horse silk
9
13/8f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, switched left after 2 out, led going well, cruised clear, eased close home op 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¼
4
9/1
T: T LaceyJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, closed 3rd, mistake 5th, not fluent 9th, blundered 4 out, led 2 out, went right, mistake and headed last, no chance with winner flat op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
12
8/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in mid-division, headway after 4 out, hampered before last, no chance with winner and went 2nd flat, kept on, lost 2nd close home tchd 9/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
1
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4 out, driven and edged left after 2 out, stayed on one pace
5th
Horse silk
½
10
14/1
T: N G RichardsJ: Craig Nichol
Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, one pace last op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¼
8
40/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Held up, hit 6th, mistake 4 out, no impression 2 out op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
8
7
20/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Slow 1st, led next, mistake 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra flat op 16/1
8th
Horse silk
21
3
16/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders, ridden and lost place 2 out tchd 14/1
9th
Horse silk
2
13
20/1
T: M TodhunterJ: Ross Chapman (3)
Held up in rear, mistake 8th, well held 3 out op 16/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
25/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day (3)
Held up in rear, blundered 1st, struggling before 3 out op 22/1
11th
Horse silk
1
11
8/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, headway when not much room before 3 out, beaten 2 out, mistake last op 10/1
12th
Horse silk
7
5
15/2
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Led until 2nd, prominent, not fluent 4 out, beaten 3 out op 7/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
14/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Chased leaders, lost place after 4 out, behind 3 out, pulled up before next tchd 12/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.20, £3.40, £2.90EX:£24.40Trifecta:£263.20Tricast:£103.73SF:£17.92Swingers:£4.80, £4.40, £14.30

Forecasts

Black Sam Bella (13/8), Lough Derg Farmer (15/2), Sky Pirate (8/1), Who's My Jockey (8/1), King Of Fashion (8/1), Polydora (9/1), My Old Gold (14/1), Wemyss Point (14/1), Knock House (16/1), Henllan Harri (20/1), Bulls Head (20/1), Isaacstown Lad (25/1), Tantamount (40/1)

Verdict

A fairly competitive looking affair, where perhaps WHO'S MY JOCKEY can improve again to defy a 6lb rise up the weights since winning at Kempton last time out. The fact Richard Johnson retakes the ride is obviously no bad thing, and the step up in trip may well produce further progression as well. He is taken to see off the likes of recent Uttoxeter winner Black Sam Bella and the lightly-raced Sky Pirate.
  1. Who's My Jockey
  2. Black Sam Bella
  3. Sky Pirate

Previous Winners

2017
Knight Of Noir
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 8
6/1

Prize Money

1st: £7,798.002nd: £2,290.003rd: £1,145.004th: £572.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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