• 17:30 Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.80s
  • Off time: 17:30:15
17:30 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 8/1
2nd Prince Taime (FR) 14/1
3rd Bedlam Boy (IRE) 28/1
4th Carrickboy (IRE) 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 541/657 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Arcalis 20
9 11-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 145 20/121.00
2 11F-150 WHITE, ORANGE and WHITE striped cap The Polomoche (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 143 10/111.00
3 04-2050 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Khyber Kim 20
7 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies T Molloy (5) 143 40/141.00
4 2-1F223 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap French Opera 20
Course Winner
6 11-5 N J Henderson M Foley 138 14/115.00
5 0-F4213 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Big Eared Fran (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 D Pipe A J Mcnamara 137 7/18.00
6 11-3931 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Prince Taime (FR) 12
Distance Winner
6 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 14/115.00
7 2P-3622 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots The Package 33
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 135 14/115.00
8 P1F201 White, Black seams, Mauve sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Auroras Encore (IRE) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 135 16/117.00
9 4-31110 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 20
6 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 133 8/19.00
10 P-U6U49 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Bedlam Boy (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 10-13 Ferdy Murphy D N Russell 132 28/129.00
11 451/13-1 Red, Black braces Eleazar (GER) 40
Distance Winner
8 10-13 Mrs L Wadham R Thornton 132 12/113.00
12 F1-6434 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Otage De Brion (FR) 34
7 10-13 p1 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 132 80/181.00
13 11-204 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Bluegun (IRE) 90
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 132 50/151.00
14 6311/2-3 Maroon, Beige Cross of Lorraine Mumbles Head (IRE) 19
8 10-13 P Bowen S Durack 132 20/121.00
15 214/30-4 Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Altilhar (USA) 32
6 10-11 b G L Moore J E Moore 130 14/115.00
16 231322 White, Dark Blue chevron, Red and White chevrons on sleeves Royal Rationale (IRE) 17
5 10-11 b D Pipe T Scudamore 130 50/151.00
17 141F52 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Dancer (IRE) 12
5 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 129 25/126.00
18 6/20115 Red and Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Red and Emerald Green hooped cap Whinstone Boy (IRE) 47
Beaten Favourite
8 10-10 J J Mangan R P McLernon (5) 129 33/134.00
19 2U1170 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 20
5 10-9 Miss V Williams S Thomas 128 40/141.00
20 0-P3826 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Calatagan (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
10 10-9 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 128 25/126.00
21 102442 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap Font 6
Beaten Favourite
6 10-9 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 128 15/28.50
22 244441 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Hernando Royal 32
Distance Winner
6 10-8 p Dr R D P Newland R Flint (5) 127 7/18.00


A tremendously tricky contest to round off the card but the form of HERNANDO ROYAL's recent win has been handsomely franked and he is selected ahead of Font, Big Eared Fran and The Package. Bottom-weight for the selection makes him of interest especially with his jockey's valuable claim taking a further 5lbs off his back. He beat Hills Of Aran last time who has won since and with solid form on flat tracks he is sure to be thereabouts. On a form line through Hills Of Aran, Font is held and he still doesn't look amazingly well-treated, whilst Calatagan, French Opera and Otage De Brion return to hurdles after chasing. Altihar was fourth behind the selection last time but his canny trainer excels in landing these big handicaps, whilst market support for the consistent Eleazar would be a positive sign after a gutsy win last time. Arcalis looks a shadow of his former self, The Polomoche is a talking horse and is yet to prove it on the track, whilst Prince Taime has a 6lb rise in the weights for a recent Haydock win. Perhaps more of a danger is The Package who was gambled for a Newbury Chase last time but bumped into a well-treated rival. Back over hurdles, he must be of interest along with stablemate Big Eared Fran who was given too much to do at Cheltenham and didn't exactly storm up the hill. The length of the shortlist indicates the nature of this race, but the pin comes down on Hernando Royal.