• 14:00 Matalan Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.60s
  • Off time: 14:00:36
14:00 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st L'unique (FR) 10/1
2nd Runswick Royal (IRE) 20/1
3rd Irish Saint (FR) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 511 Yellow, red and yellow check sleeves Bob's World 13
Distance Winner
4 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 120 50/151.00
2 1251 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
4 11-0 b G Elliott D J Condon 141 5/16.00
3 1 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Hefner (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
4 11-0 K C Bailey J M Maguire 33/134.00
4 1121 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 40
Distance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 144 3/14.00
5 116 White, black cap Rolling Star (FR) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 5/23.50
6 1137 Black, black and maroon striped cap Ruacana 22
Distance Winner
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 139 10/111.00
7 19211 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Runswick Royal (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
4 11-0 Mrs A Hamilton K Renwick 135 20/121.00
8 112325 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 20
Distance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 140 6/17.00
9 5220 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Zamdy Man 22
4 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 80/181.00
10 4113 Red, white hoops and armlets, hooped cap L'unique (FR) 40
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-7 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 10/111.00


Flaxen Flare made mincemeat of the opposition in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham when fitted with a pair of blinkers. It's no surprise that the headgear is left on again here and Gordon Elliott's runner should confirm that running with Ruacana and Zamdy Man. The race was run in a much quicker time that the Triumph Hurdle in which ROLLING STAR finished sixth, a length behind fifth Vasco Du Ronceray. But not much went right for Nicky Henderson's charge that day and he is better judged on his defeat of Irish Saint at Cheltenham - he can get back to winning ways today. The latter went on to beat Vasco Du Ronceray and L'Unique in a Grade 1 at Kempton and should be thereabouts again but this is a big step up for Bob's World, Runswick Royal and the once-raced Hefner.