19:10 Aintree

Friday 17 May 2019

All17:3518:1018:4019:1019:4520:2020:50

Madness Playing At Aintree Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 209y  |   Good  |   4 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:10  |   Winning time: 4m 12.7s
Weighed In
1st
2
7/4j
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Made all, set slow pace early stages, edged left before last, driven flat, all out op 15/8 tchd 13/8 and tchd 2/1
2nd
nk
3
411-0
7/4j
T: T SymondsJ: Benjamin Poste
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 4th, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, not fluent last, stayed on to close on winner towards finish, just held op 5/2
3rd
3 ¾
1
2/1
T: C GrantJ: B S Hughes
Chased winner, not fluent 1st, lost 2nd before 4th, hit next, mistake 3 out, ridden to dispute 2nd and hanging left after 2 out, mistake last, 3rd and no impression flat op 6/4

Also Ran

UR
5
710-12
25/1
T: C T PogsonJ: Charlie Hammond (3)
In touch on outside when jumped badly left and not fluent 1st, slow and behind next, tried to close before jumping markedly right 4th, tailed off after, again went markedly right and unseated rider 6th op 16/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

4
De Good Man Luke13
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: Jake Coulson  J: Callum McKinnes

Betting

Forecast

Ferrobin (7/4), Santani (7/4), Theatre Legend (2/1), Real King (25/1), De Good Man Luke (100/1)

Verdict

With two of the runners looking to have a limited chance given what they have shown so far this should involve the three major players with the ever-improving THEATRE LEGEND taken to win again despite having to cope with a double penalty; his handicap form suggests he is well up to the task. The manner in which Ferrobin stopped on the run-in last time at Warwick suggested a problem although the trip could have just been too far but he does come here under a cloud. Santani failed to win on the Flat in France but he looks more than at home over hurdles and his second to a smart type at Ludlow recently plus his win mark him down as the main danger here.
  1. Theatre Legend
  2. Santani
  3. Ferrobin

Previous Winners

2018
Not That Fuisse
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Harry Skelton
  |  
T: D Skelton
1/4

Prize Money

1st: £5,198.002nd: £1,526.003rd: £763.004th: £382.00

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