13:45 Aintree

Friday 5 April 2019

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

    Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   21 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 57.9s
1st
Horse silk
14
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
In touch, pushed along when lost place 7th, headway under pressure before 3 out, ridden to chase leaders next, stayed on to lead inside final 100 yards, going away towards finish op 16/1 tchd 9/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
10
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Charlie Price (7)
Tracked leaders, driven into close 2nd before 3 out, upsides when not fluent next, ridden to lead narrowly between last 2, kept on until headed and no extra inside final 100 yards op 33/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
6/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: B J Geraghty
Held up behind, not fluent 7th, headway before 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden and stayed on to challenge and every chance between front pair after last, no extra in 3rd final 110 yards op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
6
16/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Raced keenly, in touch on inside, led 5th to before next, led again 7th, hard pressed after 3 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no extra flat, just held on for 4th op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
hd
8
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up behind, headway on inside when not clear run and switched right after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on, not reach leaders, just failed for 4th tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¾
21
20/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Mid-division, chased leaders when mistake 3 out, switched inside next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never getting to leaders
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
18
510-4
11/2f
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Nick Scholfield
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace when not fluent next and again last, never able to challenge op 5/1
8th
Horse silk
5
20
710-3
50/1
T: Henry OliverJ: J McGrath
Pressed leader, ridden after 3 out, lost place next, no impression before, weakened flat
9th
Horse silk
2 ¾
1
711-12
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Led to 5th, led again narrowly before next, headed 7th, remained prominent, ridden after 3 out, no impression from next, weakened flat tchd 40/1
10th
Horse silk
14
17
8/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
In touch, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened before last
11th
Horse silk
11
13
40/1
T: R StephensJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, chased leaders after 5th, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, weakened before last op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
1 ½
9
25/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Always towards rear, pushed along 7th, beaten when blundered 3 out
13th
Horse silk
½
11
20/1
T: J J QuinnJ: M P Walsh
Held up, always towards rear op 16/1
14th
Horse silk
2 ¼
19
14/1
T: L WadhamJ: L P Aspell
Mid-division on outside, lost place before 3 out, soon beaten op 16/1
15th
Horse silk
13
16
25/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Held up, always behind
16th
Horse silk
8
22
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Towards rear, outpaced when blundered 3 out, soon weakened
17th
Horse silk
27
5
50/1
T: Miss I PickardJ: Lee Edwards
Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and lost place after 4 out, behind from next, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, hit 4 out, outpaced before next, soon weakened, pulled up before last op 13/2 tchd 15/2
PU
Horse silk
3
811-2
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Raced keenly, mid-division on inside, headway to join leaders on outside after 5th, lost place 7th, weakened and pulled up after 4 out tchd 14/1
PU
Horse silk
7
17/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (5)
Held up behind, some headway into mid-division after 4 out, never threatened leaders, weakened and pulled up before last op 10/1 tchd 8/1
PU
Horse silk
15
33/1
T: Mrs S J HumphreyJ: S Bowen
Prominent to 3rd, mid-division, lost place and behind from 6th, pulled up before 4 out

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Non-Runners

12
Horse silk
Wait For Me22
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 9
T: P J Hobbs  J: R Johnson
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.50Pl:£2.90, £7.10, £2.30, £4.10EX:£279.50Trifecta:£1,807.20Tricast:£1,325.85SF:£206.12Swingers:£51.90, £10.70, £42.00

Forecasts

Tedham (11/2), Canardier (6/1), Brio Conti (7/1), Three Musketeers (8/1), Esprit Du Large (8/1), Mont Des Avaloirs (17/2), Knight In Dubai (14/1), Admiral Barratry (14/1), Sternrubin (16/1), Kobrouk (16/1), Doctor Dex (20/1), Project Bluebook (20/1), Wait For Me (20/1), Point Of Principle (25/1), Mount Mews (25/1), Joke Dancer (25/1), Mohaayed (33/1), Landsman (33/1), Brecon Hill (33/1), Push The Tempo (40/1), Caltex (50/1), Mister Fizz (50/1)

Verdict

Tough start for punters with any amount of viable candidates. Brio Conti went well for a long way in the Coral Cup last month at Cheltenham and should be well suited here, he also brings Canardier into things on that form. Esprit Du Large and Tedham are unexposed contenders that likely have further improvement in them while Wait For Me and Joke Dancer are possibles. Any money for Three Musketeers or Kobrouk will be noted but KNIGHT IN DUBAI is another from the Coral Cup brigade worth paying attention to. He's still unexposed and should be better suited to this track, ensuring he's a value play in this big field.
  1. Knight In Dubai
  2. Brio Conti
  3. Esprit Du Large

Previous Winners

2018
Jester Jet
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 8
20/1

Prize Money

1st: £42,202.002nd: £15,900.003rd: £7,958.004th: £3,975.005th: £1,995.006th: £998.007th: £495.008th: £255.00

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