Aintree 17 May 2019

Going: Good
Draw Advantage: None
 
Sunny spells

Forecast: Sunny spells
Temperature: 9.4° - 17.5°
Rainfall: none
Wind: 11.5 mph NE

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17:35 Aintree (Class 4) (4YO plus)

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2m 4f

Winner £5,198 - 12 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
511371-
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Silk Run (IRE) 25

b m Oscar - Asian Alliance (Soviet Star)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had no previous runs wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 10 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-12 t b1
120 WS2

Landed back-to-back events at Bangor in August and resumed winning ways after wind surgery at Chepstow (19.4f) last month, outbattling runner-up. Respected off 4 lb higher in first-time blinkers.

She has won three hurdle races from 2m 3f to 2m 7f on good ground. Won on her latest outing in a hurdle race when 6-4fav at Chepstow over 2m 3f (good) last month, beating Picture Painter by 3/4l.

Landed back-to-back events at Bangor in August and resumed winning ways after wind surgery at Chepstow (19.4f) last month, outbattling runner-up. Respected off 4 lb higher in first-time blinkers.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 3 23.1%
Hurdle 13 3 3 23.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 11 3 3 27.3%
Headgear
Today (T & B) 0 0 0 -
Blinkers 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 10 2 3 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 4 2 1 50%
T Tom Lacey 15 3 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
211141-
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Stop Talking (IRE) 23

b m Gamut - Miss Snapdragon (Topanoora)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 11-10
118

Completed hat-trick towards end of 2018. Seemed stretched by 22f on heavy ground at Newcastle, but back on the up with a comfortable victory at Perth last month and may yet have more to offer.

She has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good and soft ground. A winner at 8-1 in a hurdle race at Perth over 2m 4f (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Rubenesque by 5l.

Completed hat-trick towards end of 2018. Seemed stretched by 22f on heavy ground at Newcastle, but back on the up with a comfortable victory at Perth last month and may yet have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 1 40%
Hurdle 10 4 1 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 7 2 1 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 4 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 4 2 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Quinlan 7 1 1 14.3%
T J Candlish 10 4 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
0/14261-
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Peggies Venture 22

b m Presenting - Peggies Run (Kayf Tara)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 11-9
117

Flattered to deceive on occasions last year, but got back to winnings ways after 6 months off in 3-runner handicap at Kempton (21f) 22 days ago, suited by emphasis on speed. Should remain competitive.

She has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. A winner at 9-2 in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good to firm) on her latest outing last month, beating Black Buble by a neck.

Flattered to deceive on occasions last year, but got back to winnings ways after 6 months off in 3-runner handicap at Kempton (21f) 22 days ago, suited by emphasis on speed. Should remain competitive.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 4 16.7%
Hurdle 12 2 4 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 14 3 6 21.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 4 7 23.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 7 0 3 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Wayne Hutchinson 13 3 5 23.1%
T A King 16 3 7 18.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
662103-
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Pink Legend 21

b m Midnight Legend - Red And White (Red Ransom)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
5 11-9
117

Off the mark in 2m Catterick novice in March. Found a big-field handicap at the Grand National here all too much next time but back on track returned to calmer waters at Bangor latest.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Third of 9 behind Lucky Lover Boy beaten 2 3/4l at 2-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Bangor-on-Dee over 2m 1f (good) last month.

Off the mark in 2m Catterick novice in March. Found a big-field handicap at the Grand National here all too much next time but back on track returned to calmer waters at Bangor latest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 2 20%
Hurdle 5 1 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 3 1 2 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 2 1 1 50%
T Miss V Williams 6 1 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1/45532-
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Ratoute Yutty 33

b m Midnight Legend - Easibrook Jane (Alderbrook)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-8 t
116

Winning start over hurdles at Navan last term for Robbie McNamara. Yet to improve as so many do for this stable but she did run well behind an improver at Stratford (16.3f) last time. Back up in trip.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft - heavy ground. Beaten 8l by Legends Gold when second of 6 at 2-1fav on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Stratford over 2m (good) last month.

Winning start over hurdles at Navan last term for Robbie McNamara. Yet to improve as so many do for this stable but she did run well behind an improver at Stratford (16.3f) last time. Back up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 1 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 1 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 1 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 5 0 1 0%
T D Skelton 5 0 1 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
424346-
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Bang Bang Rosie (IRE) 100

b m Stowaway - Restless Dreams (Supreme Leader)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-8 t
116

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Willie Mullins. Stepped up on opening run for Peter Bowen when third on handicap debut at Doncaster, but disappointing since and improvement needed back from a break.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 3f on good and soft - heavy ground. Finished 18l behind Bonza Girl when sixth of 8 at 33-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m 5f (good to soft) in February.

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Willie Mullins. Stepped up on opening run for Peter Bowen when third on handicap debut at Doncaster, but disappointing since and improvement needed back from a break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 1 4 8.3%
Hurdle 11 1 3 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 10 1 3 10%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J S Bowen 2 0 0 0%
T P Bowen 4 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
286653-
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Miss Mash 27

b m Multiplex - Shanxi Girl (Overbury)

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 0 wins, 5 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 16 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 6.25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-7
115

Prone to mistakes but fared better than of late when third at Haydock (18.9f) last month. On a workable mark and should be this step back up in trip.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground. Third of 14 behind Kentford Heiress beaten 13l at 16-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 3f (good) last month.

Prone to mistakes but fared better than of late when third at Haydock (18.9f) last month. On a workable mark and should be this step back up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 2 9 8%
Hurdle 24 2 9 8.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 7 1 3 14.3%
G Similar Going 19 0 5 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 27 2 9 7.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 16 1 6 6.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 2 0%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 2 1 0 50%
T H D Daly 27 2 9 7.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
13/9412-
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Included 257

b m Champs Elysees - Cordoba (Oasis Dream)

Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-6 t
114 1

Back on the up for this yard towards the end of last summer, successful from a 9 lb lower mark at Bangor before a good second under a penalty at Worcester. Can go well if ready to roll.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Stepover when second of 7 at 11-8fav on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Worcester over 2m (good) in September last year.

Back on the up for this yard towards the end of last summer, successful from a 9 lb lower mark at Bangor before a good second under a penalty at Worcester. Can go well if ready to roll.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 1 28.6%
Hurdle 7 2 1 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 8 2 2 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 2 1 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 2 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 4 1 0 25%
T A Ralph 4 1 1 25%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
191F4/
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Runasimi River 594

ch m Generous - Retro's Lady (Zaffaran)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 10-13
112

Heavy-ground bumper winner and also landed a 2m Southwell mares' novice hurdle in August 2017. Let down by her jumping next 2 starts and not seen since that year.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good and heavy ground. Finished 6l behind Apache Song when fourth of 9 at 9-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (good) in September '17.

Heavy-ground bumper winner and also landed a 2m Southwell mares' novice hurdle in August 2017. Let down by her jumping next 2 starts and not seen since that year.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 0 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 0 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 4 2 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Lorcan Williams 0 0 0 -
T N P Mulholland 5 2 0 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
3F4465-
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Floral Bouquet 35

bl m Fair Mix - Florarossa (Alflora)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces without success

Tongue Strap: 9 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 22.22%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had 1 run wearing cheek pieces without success
HG
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-0 t p
111

Successful twice over hurdles last spring and probably would've added to her tally had she stayed upright at Ludlow in December. Seemingly failed to stay 3m at Ayr last time. Eased 3 lb.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft ground. Finished 18l behind Yeats Baby when fifth of 11 at 20-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 3m (good) last month.

Successful twice over hurdles last spring and probably would've added to her tally had she stayed upright at Ludlow in December. Seemingly failed to stay 3m at Ayr last time. Eased 3 lb.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 1 18.2%
Hurdle 10 2 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 1 0 0 0%
Cheek Pieces 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 2 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Page Fuller 2 0 0 0%
T Jamie Snowden 11 2 1 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
313273-
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Secret Escape (IRE) 139

ch m Getaway - Portorosa (Irish River)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-3
111 WS

Fairly useful dual bumper winner who has yet to reach that level over hurdles for all she's not been disgraced. Worth another try at 2½m after a wind operation/break.

She has won a hurdle race and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Third of 8 behind Alizee De Janeiro beaten 11l at 6-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 2f (good) in December last year.

Fairly useful dual bumper winner who has yet to reach that level over hurdles for all she's not been disgraced. Worth another try at 2½m after a wind operation/break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 1 4 14.3%
Hurdle 7 1 4 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 2 4 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 3 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 2 4 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J B S Hughes 8 1 4 12.5%
T D McCain Jnr 12 3 4 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
2/1033U-
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Birch Vale (IRE) 27

br m Presenting - Oscar Rebel (Oscar)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-0
108

Won a brace of novice hurdles last spring and returned to form after a break when third at Hexham (16.2f) in March, though she did have the run of the race. Unseated her rider at Haydock since.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Unseated rider when 28-1 at Haydock over 2m 3f (good) in a hurdle race won by Kentford Heiress last month on her latest outing.

Won a brace of novice hurdles last spring and returned to form after a break when third at Hexham (16.2f) in March, though she did have the run of the race. Unseated her rider at Haydock since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 1 25%
Hurdle 8 2 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 3 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 6 2 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J W T Kennedy 7 1 2 14.3%
T D McCain Jnr 12 2 3 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
6248/7F-
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Kalaniti (IRE) 23

b m Kalanisi - Miss Twinkletoes (Zafonic)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-9
103

Dual hurdle winner who was in the process of running creditably (stepping up on her reappearance) when falling 2 out in handicap won by Stop Talking at Perth last time.

She has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Fell at the last when 28-1 at Perth over 2m 4f (good) in a hurdle race won by Stop Talking last month on her latest outing.

Dual hurdle winner who was in the process of running creditably (stepping up on her reappearance) when falling 2 out in handicap won by Stop Talking at Perth last time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 1 20%
Hurdle 9 2 1 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 8 2 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 3 2 23.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 2 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J Callum Bewley 1 0 0 0%
T C Grant 15 3 2 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

SILK RUN thrived on her first run since undergoing wind surgery when winning at Chepstow last month and, with blinkers now applied, she can handle the 4lb rise. Stop Talking has won four of her last five, impressing at Perth when a five-length victor last time. She is a must for the shortlist, along with Kempton scorer Peggies Venture and Ratoute Yutty, who has some useful form and is worth trying over this trip once again.

2

18:10 Aintree (Class 3) (5YO plus)

racingtv.com Handicap Chase

2m 3f 200y

Winner £9,097 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F46/513-
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Knockgraffon (IRE) 68

b g Flemensfirth - Gleaming Spire (Overbury)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 8 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 37.5%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 13 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 38.46%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-9 t p
141

Capitalised on reduced mark at Musselburgh (20.3f) on New Year's Day and creditable third back at that venue in March. Fancied to make his presence felt again.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 4 behind Mixboy beaten 3l at evens fav on his latest outing in a chase at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good to soft) in March.

Capitalised on reduced mark at Musselburgh (20.3f) on New Year's Day and creditable third back at that venue in March. Fancied to make his presence felt again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 5 3 27.8%
Chase 13 3 1 23.1%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 8 3 3 37.5%
G Similar Going 13 5 2 38.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 8 2 0 25%
HG Cheek Pieces 8 2 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 1 0 12.5%
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 2 1 0 50%
T Olly Murphy 8 2 0 25%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
F/22930-
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Casablanca Mix (FR) 29

ch m Shirocco - Latitude (Kadalko)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-6
138

Back on track over fences when third in a mares' listed chase at Huntingdon (19.8f) in January. Ran poorly over hurdles at Cheltenham in April but she may well bounce back.

She has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m 2f to 2m 4f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Sunshade when 12th of 16 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Back on track over fences when third in a mares' listed chase at Huntingdon (19.8f) in January. Ran poorly over hurdles at Cheltenham in April but she may well bounce back.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 5 20%
Chase 8 1 4 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 1 2 16.7%
G Similar Going 11 2 4 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 5 5 29.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 5 0 2 0%
T N J Henderson 10 1 4 10%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
16352F-
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Indian Temple (IRE) 42

b g Indian River - Ballycraggan (Beneficial)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 13 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 30.77%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 24 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 20.83%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 13 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 30.77%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-1 p
136

Consistent performer who was runner-up in this race prior to scoring at Perth (20f) last season. Fell heavily in last month's Topham but no surprise to see him bounce back returned to calmer waters.

Winner of five chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Fell when 50-1 here over 2m 5f (soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Cadmium last month on his latest outing.

Consistent performer who was runner-up in this race prior to scoring at Perth (20f) last season. Fell heavily in last month's Topham but no surprise to see him bounce back returned to calmer waters.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 31 5 6 16.1%
Chase 25 5 6 20%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 5 0 1 0%
D Distance 13 4 4 30.8%
G Similar Going 24 5 3 20.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 6 1 1 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 13 4 3 30.8%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Reed 20 4 5 20%
T W T Reed 20 4 5 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
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Dieg Man (FR) 211

ch g Kapgarde - Majestic Card (Ultimately Lucky)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-1
133

Four-time hurdle winner who landed a small-field novice chase at Cartmel (21f) in August. Let down by jumping at Uttoxeter (22.5f) in October but he remains low-mileage in this sphere.

Winner of four hurdle races and a chase from 2m 2f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Just A Sting when seventh of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 2m 6f (good to soft) in October last year.

Four-time hurdle winner who landed a small-field novice chase at Cartmel (21f) in August. Let down by jumping at Uttoxeter (22.5f) in October but he remains low-mileage in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 5 3 38.5%
Chase 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 3 2 0 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 1 1 0 100%
T N P Mulholland 7 4 0 57.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
171P34-
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Lofgren 153

b g Multiplex - Sherry Darling (Alflora)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 28 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 17.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 20 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-1 t b
133

Back to winning ways at Bangor (20f) in October. Mixed bag in defeat subsequently but his mark is at least easing again and this less demanding than his latest Doncaster assignment.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 8-1 behind O O Seven when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 3m (good) in December last year.

Back to winning ways at Bangor (20f) in October. Mixed bag in defeat subsequently but his mark is at least easing again and this less demanding than his latest Doncaster assignment.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 35 6 9 17.1%
Chase 22 4 6 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 2 0%
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 28 5 8 17.9%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 4 1 0 25%
HG Blinkers 4 1 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 11 1 4 9.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J B S Hughes 9 2 4 22.2%
T D McCain Jnr 24 4 6 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
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Value At Risk 13

b g Kayf Tara - Miss Orchestra (Orchestra)

Distance: 14 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 21.43%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 22 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 16 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-0
132

Hard to catch right but proved that he's still capable when on-song by scoring at Market Rasen in January. By no means disgraced in recent weeks and the return to this trip a plus.

Has won three hurdle races, two NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Finished 6l behind Cesar Et Rosalie when fifth of 13 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 3m (good) earlier this month.

Hard to catch right but proved that he's still capable when on-song by scoring at Market Rasen in January. By no means disgraced in recent weeks and the return to this trip a plus.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 6 3 22.2%
Chase 17 3 1 17.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 14 3 3 21.4%
G Similar Going 22 6 3 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 7 5 28%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 2 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 16 2 2 12.5%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 19 5 2 26.3%
T D Skelton 27 6 3 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
3/1434P-
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Acdc (IRE) 34

b g King's Theatre - Always Alert (Slip Anchor)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 11 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 27.27%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 27.27%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 16 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 31.25%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-0 t h
132

Landed another small-field affair at Wetherby (19.4f) in October. Has faced some stern assignments since, struggling to get competitive in last month's Scottish National.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 4 out when 22-1 in the Group 3 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase at Ayr over 4m (good) in a Grade 3 chase won by Takingrisks last month on his latest outing.

Landed another small-field affair at Wetherby (19.4f) in October. Has faced some stern assignments since, struggling to get competitive in last month's Scottish National.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 5 4 25%
Chase 14 4 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 11 1 3 9.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 11 3 2 27.3%
HG Hood 16 5 3 31.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 2 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sean Quinlan 1 0 0 0%
T C Grant 22 5 5 22.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

VALUE AT RISK isn't the most reliable but has dropped back to his last winning mark and the return to 2m4f could be just what is required to see Dan Skelton's enigmatic 10-year-old return to the winner's enclosure. Knockgraffon has done little wrong of late and jockey Aidan Coleman gets on well with Olly Murphy's charge, while Casablanca Mix could leave her disappointing Cheltenham outing behind off what could be a lenient mark back over fences.

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18:40 Aintree (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Follow RacingTV On Twitter Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f

Winner £12,512 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
411003-
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Fidux (FR) 30

b g Fine Grain - Folle Tempete (Fabulous Dancer)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 5 wins, 5 places, 29.41%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 11-12
142

Won at Southwell and Ascot last autumn and back from a couple of below-par efforts when third of 15 upped to this trip at Cheltenham last month.

He has won four hurdle races at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 15 behind Le Patriote beaten 4 1/2l at 25-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Won at Southwell and Ascot last autumn and back from a couple of below-par efforts when third of 15 upped to this trip at Cheltenham last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 4 5 21.1%
Hurdle 19 4 5 21.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 17 5 5 29.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 26 5 7 19.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 0 3 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J Wayne Hutchinson 11 3 4 27.3%
T A King 19 4 5 21.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
111147-
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Haul Away (IRE) 186

b g Stowaway - Lisacul Queen (Old Vic)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 44.44%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-5 p
135

Mopped up 3 novice hurdles last summer and added another win in handicap company in October. Freshened up since a lesser effort at Kempton in November and no surprise to see him get back on up now.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 3f to 2m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Younevercall when seventh of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) in November last year.

Mopped up 3 novice hurdles last summer and added another win in handicap company in October. Freshened up since a lesser effort at Kempton in November and no surprise to see him get back on up now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 1 50%
Hurdle 8 4 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 9 4 1 44.4%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 3 1 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J James Bowen 2 1 0 50%
T N J Henderson 9 4 1 44.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
F27394-
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Irish Roe (IRE) 34

b m Vinnie Roe - Betty's The Best (Oscar)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 35.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-4
134

Successful 4 times over hurdles during 2017. Form patchy last season but did produce one of her better efforts when fourth in Scottish Champion last time.

Winner of four hurdle races and three NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 9l behind Verdana Blue when fourth of 14 at 25-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 CPMS Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr over 2m (good) last month.

Successful 4 times over hurdles during 2017. Form patchy last season but did produce one of her better efforts when fourth in Scottish Champion last time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 3 26.7%
Hurdle 15 4 3 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 17 6 2 35.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 7 3 36.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 19 6 3 31.6%
T P G Atkinson 20 7 3 35%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
421107-
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Big Time Dancer (IRE) 34

b g Zoffany - Final Opinion (King's Theatre)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 23 runs, 6 wins, 1 place, 26.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-0
133

Another chunk of improvement when winning Lanzarote at Kempton (21f, good) in January. Found out off higher marks since but Jonjo O'Neill taking 3 lb off his back can only help.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Mahlervous when seventh of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Another chunk of improvement when winning Lanzarote at Kempton (21f, good) in January. Found out off higher marks since but Jonjo O'Neill taking 3 lb off his back can only help.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 2 25%
Hurdle 12 3 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 23 6 1 26.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 5 2 23.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 1 1 0 100%
T J Candlish 11 3 1 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
333517-
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Wicked Willy (IRE) 22

br g Arcadio - How Provincial (Be My Native)

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 3 wins, 8 places, 15.79%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 10-9 t
132

Gained reward for some good efforts over hurdles when scoring at Kempton (21f) in March. Disappointed back chasing since but better expected quickly returned to timber.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 7-2fav behind Bigmartre when seventh of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Perth over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Gained reward for some good efforts over hurdles when scoring at Kempton (21f) in March. Disappointed back chasing since but better expected quickly returned to timber.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 5 10 20%
Hurdle 17 3 10 17.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 7 1 4 14.3%
G Similar Going 19 3 8 15.8%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 6 1 3 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 9 1 3 11.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J J Nailor 5 1 3 20%
T N A Twiston-Davies 28 5 11 17.9%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
608511-
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Solo Saxophone (IRE) 32

b g Frankel - Society Hostess (Seeking The Gold)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 6 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
5 10-9 t b
125 2

Has shown signs of temperament but returned from a break to hack up at Wetherby last month and justified short odds at Hexham only 4 days later. Another 7 lb higher now but big player if in the mood.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-9fav at Hexham over 2m 4f (good) last month, beating Becky The Thatcher by 1 3/4l.

Has shown signs of temperament but returned from a break to hack up at Wetherby last month and justified short odds at Hexham only 4 days later. Another 7 lb higher now but big player if in the mood.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 0 40%
Hurdle 10 4 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 3 0 60%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 4 2 0 50%
HG Blinkers 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 5 4 0 80%
T D Skelton 10 4 0 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
133414-
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Trans Express (IRE) 20

br g Trans Island - Hazel Fastrack (Shambo)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 18.75%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
9 10-6 p
122

Three wins last term, including at Exeter in March. Another decent effort at Sandown 3 weeks ago and this consistent sort is likely to give another good account of himself.

Winner of six hurdle races from 2m 2f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Finished 10l behind Colonial Dreams when fourth of 14 at 28-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Three wins last term, including at Exeter in March. Another decent effort at Sandown 3 weeks ago and this consistent sort is likely to give another good account of himself.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 6 5 21.4%
Hurdle 28 6 5 21.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 0 20%
G Similar Going 16 3 3 18.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 11 3 3 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Lucy Gardner 31 6 5 19.4%
T Mrs S Gardner 31 6 5 19.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
5651-1
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Neverbeen To Paris (ex7) (IRE) 11

b g Champs Elysees - Island Paradise (Trans Island)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 30.77%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 10-1 (ex7)
122 4

Dual Flat winner for Michael Bell and different proposition over hurdles since handicapping, winning over 21f at Ludlow and Kempton in recent weeks. Can complete hat-trick.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 5f on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 6-4fav at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) earlier this month, beating King Cool by 7l. Carries a 7lb penalty today for that success.

Dual Flat winner for Michael Bell and different proposition over hurdles since handicapping, winning over 21f at Ludlow and Kempton in recent weeks. Can complete hat-trick.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 2 0 40%
Hurdle 5 2 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 4 1 30.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 4 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 3 1 0 33.3%
T D W P Arbuthnot 5 2 0 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

FIDUX ran a solid race to finish third at Cheltenham last month and with the winner of that contest franking the form with victory in the Grade 3 Swinton Hurdle last weekend, Alan King's game six-year-old must have a fantastic chance of building on that Prestbury Park effort off the same mark. Solo Saxophone is likely to prove popular in search of a hat-trick, while Neverbeen To Paris won in style at Kempton earlier this month and is of interest under a 7lb penalty.

4

19:10 Aintree (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Madness Playing At Aintree Novices' Hurdle

2m 209y

Winner £5,198 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
70/3311-
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Theatre Legend 35

b g Midnight Legend - Theatre Belle (King's Theatre)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-10
135

Won a pair of Sedgefield bumpers in 2017 and going the right way over hurdles too, making it 2 out of 2 in handicaps at Ayr last month. Concedes weight all round but will take some stopping.

He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 5-1 in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Champagne Mystery by 1 1/2l.

Won a pair of Sedgefield bumpers in 2017 and going the right way over hurdles too, making it 2 out of 2 in handicaps at Ayr last month. Concedes weight all round but will take some stopping.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 2 2 50%
Hurdle 4 2 2 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 5 2 2 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 4 2 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 4 1 2 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 5 3 2 60%
T C Grant 9 4 2 44.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
3212F-2
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Ferrobin (IRE) 11

br g Robin Des Champs - Fedaia (Anabaa)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-4
134

Promise in bumpers and off mark on second hurdles start in March. Just as good when runner-up at Kempton next time. Runner-up both completed starts since and he can remain competitive.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Beaten 8l by Smith's Bay when second of 7 at 8-15fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 2m 3f (good) earlier this month.

Promise in bumpers and off mark on second hurdles start in March. Just as good when runner-up at Kempton next time. Runner-up both completed starts since and he can remain competitive.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 3 20%
Hurdle 5 1 3 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 1 4 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 4 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 6 1 4 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 4 0 3 0%
T D Skelton 7 1 5 14.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
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Santani (GER) 5

b g Jukebox Jury - Sun Society (Law Society)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 11-0
 - 

Fairly useful maiden on the Flat (stays 1½m) in France and looked a good prospect when scoring by 25 lengths on hurdles debut at Ludlow in April. Good second to a useful sort back there since.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Beaten 4l by Longhouse Sale when second of 6 at 2-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m (good) earlier this month.

Fairly useful maiden on the Flat (stays 1½m) in France and looked a good prospect when scoring by 25 lengths on hurdles debut at Ludlow in April. Good second to a useful sort back there since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 1 50%
Hurdle 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 1 6 8.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Benjamin Poste 2 1 1 50%
T T Symonds 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
P/4P8-0
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De Good Man Luke (FR) 13

b g Noroit - Inedite Ii (Roi de Rome)

6 10-5
 - 

Offered something to work on when fourth of 8 in a Stratford bumper in March but has made a very quiet start over hurdles.

Unplaced in all five starts. Well beaten at 150-1 behind Now Look At Me when 11th of 13 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 2m (good) earlier this month.

Offered something to work on when fourth of 8 in a Stratford bumper in March but has made a very quiet start over hurdles.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 0 0%
Hurdle 3 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 4 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Callum McKinnes 3 0 0 0%
T Mr Jake Coulson 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
3/
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Real King 989

b g Multiplex - Gertrude Webb (Central Park)

Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
7 10-9
 - 

£2,800 3-y-o, Multiplex gelding. Half-brother to winning pointer by Overbury. Big price but promising start when third of 11 in a Southwell bumper, but that was back in August 2016.

Third of 11 behind Midas Gold beaten 12l at 66-1 on his racecourse debut at Southwell over 2m (good) in August '16.

£2,800 3-y-o, Multiplex gelding. Half-brother to winning pointer by Overbury. Big price but promising start when third of 11 in a Southwell bumper, but that was back in August 2016.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Hammond 0 0 0 -
T C T Pogson 1 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

THEATRE LEGEND continues to thrive over hurdles for Chris Grant and can claim a hat-trick now back in novice company. The six-year-old has scored in handicaps the last twice at Wetherby and Ayr and can land this despite giving weight away to all of his rivals. Santani was second to a potentially smart type at Ludlow five days ago, while Ferrobin continues to run well for the Dan Skelton operation but was beaten at odds-on at Warwick earlier this month.

5

19:45 Aintree (Class 2) (5YO plus)

Cleanevent Handicap Chase

3m 210y

Winner £15,475 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
66502-3
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Sizing Granite (IRE) 16

br g Milan - Hazel's Tisrara (Mandalus)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 20 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 15%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 14 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
11 11-9 t p
147

Classy chaser who is clearly back in reasonable form based on a couple of recent placed efforts, third in a competitive scenario at Punchestown last time. Drops in grade here.

Winner of two hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding. Third of 12 behind O O Seven beaten 7l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Punchestown over 2m 4f (yielding) earlier this month.

Classy chaser who is clearly back in reasonable form based on a couple of recent placed efforts, third in a competitive scenario at Punchestown last time. Drops in grade here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 7 5 23.3%
Chase 20 5 4 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 20 3 4 15%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 2 0 1 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 4 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 1 0 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 1 0 1 0%
T C L Tizzard 17 2 2 11.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
7/6322P-
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Forever Field (IRE) 188

b g Beneficial - Sarahs Reprive (Yashgan)

Similar Going: 24 runs, 5 wins, 6 places, 20.83%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
9 11-2 p
137

Useful hurdler/chaser who was in good form last year before he reportedly bled at Wincanton 6 months ago, so expect him to produce a solid effort on this reappearance.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good ground. Pulled up 3 out when 25-1 at Wincanton over 3m 1f (good) in a chase won by Present Man in November last year on his latest outing.

Useful hurdler/chaser who was in good form last year before he reportedly bled at Wincanton 6 months ago, so expect him to produce a solid effort on this reappearance.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 4 6 17.4%
Chase 9 1 1 11.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 24 5 6 20.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 15 3 5 20%
T N J Henderson 25 5 6 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
P4/9693-
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Oldgrangewood 41

b g Central Park - Top Of The Class (Rudimentary)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 9 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 11.11%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had no previous runs wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-2 t p1
137

Now 8 lb below last winning mark and looked back in form when third over C&D last month, beaten only by a pair of progressive novices, so makes plenty of appeal against exposed sorts.

Winner of a hurdle race, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 18 behind Kildisart beaten 9l at 7-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase over this course and distance (good) last month.

Now 8 lb below last winning mark and looked back in form when third over C&D last month, beaten only by a pair of progressive novices, so makes plenty of appeal against exposed sorts.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 5 6 25%
Chase 14 4 3 28.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 2 0%
C Course 4 0 3 0%
D Distance 3 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 12 3 5 25%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 2 1 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 1 3 11.1%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 18 5 5 27.8%
T D Skelton 20 5 6 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
74320-1
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Van Gogh Du Granit (ex7) (FR) 7

b g Saddler Maker - Etnou (Le Pontet)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
10 11-0 (ex7) b
135 2

Fairly useful chaser in France who has made a positive start for his new yard and capitalised on a drop in grade at Market Rasen a week ago. He's vulnerable under a penalty, though.

Winner of a hurdle race and six chases from 2m 2f to 3m on good and heavy ground. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Market Rasen over 3m (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Sporting Boy by 13l. Carries a 7lb penalty today for that success.

Fairly useful chaser in France who has made a positive start for his new yard and capitalised on a drop in grade at Market Rasen a week ago. He's vulnerable under a penalty, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 4 3 22.2%
Chase 16 4 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 5 1 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Noonan 4 1 1 25%
T D Pipe 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
2706P1-
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Minella Daddy (IRE) 27

b g Flemensfirth - Old Moon (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-9 t b
130

Useful chaser who capitalised on a rapidly falling mark at Haydock last month despite typically taking plenty of riding. He'll probably come unstuck back up in the weights.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 7f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 9-2 in a chase at Haydock over 3m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Lough Derg Farmer by 4l.

Useful chaser who capitalised on a rapidly falling mark at Haydock last month despite typically taking plenty of riding. He'll probably come unstuck back up in the weights.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 4 6 20%
Chase 15 3 4 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 11 3 4 27.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 2 1 0 50%
HG Blinkers 8 3 1 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 12 1 3 8.3%
Connections
J S Bowen 15 3 4 20%
T P Bowen 21 4 6 19.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
4/50115-
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Kings Monarch 30

b g Schiaparelli - Monarch's View (King's Ride)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 10-7
128

Irish point winner who made significant strides forward to land back-to-back handicaps earlier this year and wasn't disgraced in competitive affair at Cheltenham a month ago.

He has won two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 3m on good to soft ground. Finished 9l behind Mister Whitaker when fifth of 8 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Silver Trophy Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Irish point winner who made significant strides forward to land back-to-back handicaps earlier this year and wasn't disgraced in competitive affair at Cheltenham a