• 14:15 John Smith's Maghull Novices' Chase 2m

  • Winner £61,897 2nd £23,320 3rd £11,671 4th £5,830
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.10s
  • Off time: 14:16:48
14:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Tiara 28/1
2nd Overturn (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-S3121 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Alderwood (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
9 11-4 T Mullins A P McCoy 153 2/13.00
2 111232 Emerald green, orange star, emerald green sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Baily Green (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-4 t M F Morris D J Casey 158 5/23.50
3 31313B Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-4 t Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 142 25/126.00
4 32-1114 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Overturn (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
9 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 158 11/43.75
5 138-121 Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 130
Distance Winner
7 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 145 11/26.50
6 221125 Royal Blue, White stars, Red and White striped sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Special Tiara 34
Distance Winner
6 11-4 H de Bromhead B J Cooper 124 28/129.00
Non runners
70-611P5Viva Colonia (IRE)811-4B EllisonDanny Cook140


Overturn had his spirit broken by Simonsig at Cheltenham and ended up well beaten. He is probably capable of bouncing back, especially on this better ground, but the eventual second in the Arkle, BAILY GREEN, can go one better here. Mouse Morris' charge has now been placed twice at this level and is clearly a smart novice with scope for further improvement. Alderwood won the Grand Annual but was well handicapped and seems to reserve his best for Cheltenham while Sire De Grugy probably faces his stiffest task to date over fences, though his second to Captain Conan at Cheltenham in November was boosted by the winner here on Thursday. The remainder appear to have a lot find off level weights.