• 14:05 Betfred Becher Handicap Chase 3m 2f

  • Winner £84,405 2nd £31,800 3rd £15,915 4th £7,950
  • Going: Soft (Mildmay Good to Soft,Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 56.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:21
14:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chance Du Roy (FR) 14/1
2nd Baby Run (FR) 12/1
3rd Mr Moonshine (IRE) 25/1
4th Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 74PP-25 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 168
Distance Winner
10 11-12 b D Pipe L Heard 155 50/151.00
3 312U5-0 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Big Fella Thanks 35
11 11-8 t T R George P J Brennan 151 25/126.00
4 U355U-4 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 35
11 11-8 N J Henderson David Bass 151 16/117.00
5 12710-5 Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
9 11-3 pt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 146 11/112.00
6 72P0-96 Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Join Together (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
8 11-3 b P F Nicholls R Mahon 146 16/117.00
7 1F5-176 Beige and Black (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap On His Own (IRE) 40
9 11-1 W P Mullins P Townend 144 7/18.00
9 22643-P Navy Blue, Gold braid Bostons Angel (IRE) 212
9 10-13 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 142 20/121.00
10 2/21372- Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 225
7 10-13 W P Mullins D J Casey 142 9/110.00
11 2/1103-9 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wyck Hill (IRE) 35
9 10-11 D G Bridgwater A Tinkler 140 12/113.00
12 P14406- Black, White and Red striped sleeves, hooped cap Swing Bill (FR) 245
12 10-11 D Pipe C O'Farrell 140 10/111.00
13 53489-1 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ikorodu Road 42
Distance Winner
10 10-11 p M Sheppard C Poste 140 33/134.00
14 6F51-12 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Australia (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
11 10-8 p H de Bromhead A E Lynch 137 22/123.00
15 U11U13/ BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Baby Run (FR) 959
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
13 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 136 12/113.00
16 1-60235 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Pineau De Re (FR) 21
10 10-6 Dr R D P Newland B Hughes 135 14/115.00
17 38/114P- Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 269
8 10-6 D O'Meara Jake Greenall (3) 135 11/112.00
18 0F0498- Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance Du Roy (FR) 233
9 10-6 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 135 14/115.00
19 72119U Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Gullible Gordon (IRE) 22
Course Winner
10 10-6 vt P Bowen Donal Devereux 135 28/129.00
20 21022-0 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Chartreux (FR) 80
8 10-5 pt T R George A P Cawley 134 33/134.00
21 1P-3313 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Storm Survivor (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
7 10-5 v Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 134 12/113.00
22 4P2-457 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Mr Moonshine (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 10-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 133 25/126.00
23 1PF1P-6 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 37
7 10-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 20/121.00
24 541129 Yellow, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 10-0 p P Bowen R T Dunne (3) 129 33/134.00
Non runners
222P52-UWalkon (FR)811-8A KingWayne Hutchinson151
830/530P-Planet of Sound1111-1P J HobbsR Johnson144


This is generally a race for experienced chasers and there has only been one winner below the age of eight in the last 10 years - Silver Birch - and he went on to win the Grand National. Those stats might count against Vesper Bell, Storm Survivor, Bennys Mist and Ballybough Gorta. This looks too far for Walkon while Junior and Roberto Goldback could have too much weight. Big Fella Thanks was third in the race last year but only a nose in front of the running-on Swing Bill, who is 8lb better off and finished sixth in the Grand National in April. On His Own was a leading fancy in that race but was beaten when falling on the second circuit while Join Together and Across The Bay finished in mid-division. David Pipe's grey looks to have decent each-way claims but WYCK HILL appeals as the type that will take to these unique obstacles and David Bridgwater's charge, on a potentially lenient mark, gets a tentative vote after a pipe-opener at Ascot. Gullible Gordon and Chance du Roy have both jumped around here in the past but so has Planet Of Sound and he's probably better handicapped.