13:45 Aintree

Saturday 6 April 2019

All13:4514:2515:0015:4016:2017:1518:20

    Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 149y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   21 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 6m 0.6s
1st
Horse silk
2
11/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway going well before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden when not fluent last, clear flat, stayed on well op 12/1 and tchd 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
18
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, no impression on winner op 25/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
4
25/1
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Prominent, mistake 4 out, every chance 2 out, no impression on winner last, lost 2nd flat, stayed on same pace
4th
Horse silk
7
10
710-11
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Held up towards rear, reminder after 7th, pushed along after 4 out, ridden approaching next, stayed on last, went 4th flat, never nearer op 16/1 tchd 20/1
5th
Horse silk
5
14
12/1
T: S EdmundsJ: C Gethings
With leader, led 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace, lost 4th flat op 11/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
20
50/1
T: N B KingJ: Jack Quinlan
Mid-division, effort on inside before 3 out, ridden when not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace tchd 33/1
7th
Horse silk
sh
6
710-13
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, steady headway from 9th, ridden approaching 2 out, beaten before last, stayed on one pace op 12/1
8th
Horse silk
sh
1
7/2f
T: G ElliottJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (3)
Tracked leaders, blundered 5th, mistake 4 out, ridden approaching 3 out, no impression from next, stayed on same pace
9th
Horse silk
½
5
33/1
T: B PaulingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, one pace and beaten when not fluent last tchd 28/1
10th
Horse silk
14
16
16/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 2 out, weakened before mistake last
11th
Horse silk
2 ½
9
33/1
T: M BlakeJ: H Cobden
In rear, well beaten before 3 out, never figured op 50/1
12th
Horse silk
3 ¾
21
50/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (5)
Not jump well, mid-division, weakened after 4 out op 33/1 tchd 40/1
13th
Horse silk
¾
19
50/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Made most until 4 out, weakening when mistake 2 out tchd 40/1
14th
Horse silk
1 ¼
11
710-11
40/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
In touch before 2nd, lost place after 4 out, soon weakened op 50/1
15th
Horse silk
hd
13
710-10
16/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in rear, pushed along after 7th, well beaten before 3 out tchd 22/1
16th
Horse silk
4
7
16/1
T: Miss Kelly MorganJ: Fergus Gregory (5)
Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, lost place next, soon weakened tchd 20/1
17th
Horse silk
2 ¾
12
5/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Held up towards rear, reminder after 7th, looking to close when mistake 9th, soon ridden, no impression and well beaten 3 out op 7/1
18th
Horse silk
59
15
80/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: Henry Brooke
Tracked leaders on inside, hanging right and lost place quickly after 7th, well beaten from next, tailed off tchd 66/1
19th
Horse silk
20
3
16/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up in mid-division, headway after 7th, lost place before 3 out, tailed off op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
10/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: M P Walsh
Held up in mid-division, never in contention, well beaten after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 12/1
PU
Horse silk
17
11/1
T: B PaulingJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, not fluent 8th, pulled up before next op 9/1 tchd 12/1

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Non-Runners

22
Horse silk
Maximiser648
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 11
T: S G West  J: Joe Colliver
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£13.10Pl:£3.50, £4.50, £6.30, £6.50EX:£288.60Trifecta:£9,574.10Tricast:£5,374.43SF:£225.22Swingers:£49.40, £52.80, £115.00

Forecasts

Sire Du Berlais (7/2), Poker Play (5/1), Coolanly (8/1), Forza Milan (10/1), Aux Ptits Soins (11/1), Nestor Park (11/1), Theclockisticking (12/1), Burrows Park (16/1), Flemcara (16/1), Red Indian (16/1), Mia's Storm (16/1), Tommy Rapper (20/1), Keeper Hill (25/1), Burbank (25/1), Nadaitak (33/1), Coole Cody (33/1), Gunfleet (40/1), Canyon City (50/1), First Drift (50/1), Vive Le Roi (50/1), Maximiser (66/1), Knock House (80/1)

Verdict

Gordon Elliott hasn't missed a trick in securing the services of Jonjo O'Neill Jnr to partner Pertemps winner SIRE DU BERLAIS here. He ensures the bulk of a 5lb rating-rise is offset and, in any case, the Cheltenham winner appears open to further improvement and will take beating here. Mia's Storm, Coolanly and Theclockisticking are much-respected while Poker Play was impressive at Uttoxeter and stays this trip well. Aux Ptits Soins completes the shortlist, on the strength of his impressive New Year's Day success at Cheltenham.
  1. Sire Du Berlais
  2. Theclockisticking
  3. Aux Ptits Soins

Previous Winners

2018
Mr Big Shot
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
7/1

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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