16:05 Aintree

Friday 9 April 2021

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  • Randox Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (National Course)
  • Class 1  |   2m 5f 19y  |   Good to Soft  |   26 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:10  |   Winning time: 5m 30.66s
1st
8
15/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Led after 1st until 3rd, led 6th, clear 12th, given breather and reduced lead when mistake 2 out, went clear again before elbow, in no danger after, stayed on op 7/1 tchd 8/1
2nd
4 ½
18
33/1
T: D BraceJ: Jack Tudor (3)
Held up towards rear, hampered 11th (foinavon), headway from 12th (canal turn), 8th 3 out, chased winner 2 out, no impression when winner kicked clear before elbow, held after, stayed on and closed gap slightly towards finish op 25/1
3rd
8
17
10/1
T: A KingJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in touch in mid-division, closed from 8th, not fluent 9th, 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, stayed on, no impression on winner op 11/1
4th
5
12
20/1
T: L P CusackJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Held up towards rear, 11th 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, went 4th last, stayed on, no impression op 25/1
5th
8 ½
27
33/1
T: R SpencerJ: James Best
Prominent, led 3rd until 6th, stayed close up, 2nd 3 out, 4th 2 out, fading 5th from last op 28/1
6th
1 ½
13
810-11
10/1
T: P A FahyJ: B J Cooper
Prominent until 3rd, chased leaders, lost some places before 6th, 6th 3 out, 8th 2 out, plugged on op 12/1
7th
1 ¼
19
100/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up towards rear, behind 4 out, remote 13th last, stayed on run-in, never nearer
8th
4 ¾
1
811-12
14/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Slowly away, behind, pecked 10th (bechers), hampered next, stayed on from last, never any chance
9th
2 ½
16
28/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Ryan Mania
Chased leaders, 2nd briefly when bad mistake 10th (bechers), 3rd 3 out, 5th 2 out, weakened before last
10th
½
15
14/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick
Prominent, pecked 5th, hit 8th, pecked 10th (bechers), mistake 11th (foinavon), 5th 3 out, 7th and weakening 2 out op 18/1 tchd 20/1
11th
5 ½
25
25/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders, struggling from 5 out, well beaten 12th 3 out
12th
6
11
810-12
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, not fluent 12th (canal turn), well beaten after op 9/1 tchd 14/1
13th
5 ½
28
66/1
T: O GreenallJ: Danny McMenamin
Towards rear, 10th when mistake 3 out, 9th 2 out, no impression, weakened op 100/1
14th
21
24
33/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: R T Dunne
Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 3rd, mistake 5th, 9th 3 out, soon got behind op 40/1
15th
½
5
1111-5
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Held up rear of mid-division, mistakes 5th, 8th and 10th (bechers), hampered 11th (foinavon), soon well behind tchd 9/1
16th
15
20
710-3
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Prominent, lost place 10th (bechers), well behind 5 out op 28/1 tchd 40/1

Also Ran

PU
2
40/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, jockey looked to be having tack issues after landing 12th (canal turn), taken out after 13th and pulled up before 14th op 50/1
UR
3
25/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Held up towards rear, hit 7th, just about mid-division when jockey unseated 12th (canal turn)
PU
4
7/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Prominent on outside, lost place 8th, blundered and lost place 11th (foinavon), well behind 13th, pulled up before 2 out
PU
6
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Chased leaders, mistake 3rd (chair), lost place 5th, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 7th, pulled up before 10th (bechers)
UR
7
16/1
T: A M HalesJ: Kielan Woods
Jumped left at times, led until after 1st, chased leaders, 7th when blundered and unseated rider 3 out op 14/1
F
9
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up towards rear, mistake 1st and 3rd (chair), fell 11th (foinavon) op 12/1
PU
10
40/1
T: M R ChannonJ: J J Burke
In touch in mid-division, lost place before 5th, well behind 12th (canal turn), pulled up before 13th (valentines) op 50/1
PU
14
1010-11
25/1
T: T R GrettonJ: S Bowen
Behind until pulled up before 11th (foinavon) tchd 28/1
PU
21
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Reluctant to line up, slowly away, well behind until pulled up after 3 out op 40/1
UR
22
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Mid-division on outside, hampered and unseated rider 11th (foinvon)

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Non-Runners

26
Tiquer90
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 13
T: A E Jones  J: T J O'Brien
NR
23
Outlander12
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 13
T: R Spencer  J: D J O'Keeffe
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.00Pl:£2.50, £8.60, £3.20, £6.30EX:£393.90Trifecta:£3,712.40Tricast:£2,556.26SF:£247.47Swingers:£79.00, £22.30, £107.00

Forecasts

Caribean Boy (7/1), Livelovelaugh (15/2), Senior Citizen (10/1), Dunvegan (10/1), Modus (11/1), Visioman (12/1), Morning Vicar (12/1), Ibleo (14/1), Storm Control (14/1), Precious Cargo (16/1), Huntsman Son (16/1), Snugsborough Hall (20/1), Court Master (25/1), Two For Gold (25/1), Lust For Glory (25/1), Kauto Riko (25/1), Ravenhill Road (28/1), Pink Eyed Pedro (33/1), Sir Jack Yeats (33/1), Realm Keeper (33/1), My Way (33/1), Robin Des Foret (33/1), Magic Saint (40/1), Glen Forsa (40/1), Tiquer (50/1), Outlander (50/1), Zalvados (66/1), Relentless Dreamer (100/1)

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has won this on 5 occasions and his strong team is headed by CARIBEAN BOY, who caught the eye in the Paddy Power Plate at the Cheltenham Festival. That could prove the key piece of form as Huntsman Son also shaped well. Livelovelaugh took extremely well to these fences in the 2019 Grand National and should make much more of an impact at the business end over this shorter trip.

  1. CARIBEAN BOY (FR)
  2. HUNTSMAN SON (IRE)
  3. LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £58,936.002nd: £22,166.003rd: £11,078.004th: £5,534.005th: £2,782.006th: £1,386.007th: £714.008th: £378.009th: £210.0010th: £105.00
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