Aintree

  • 15:20 Betfred 'Goals Galore' Grand Sefton Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £37,536 2nd £11,088 3rd £5,544 4th £2,772
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places, National Heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:14
15:20 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Josh (IRE) 7/2
2nd Gansey (IRE) 5/1
3rd Tranquil Sea (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43515-6 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-12 t T R George P J Brennan 160 7/18.00
2 3415-25 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 23
10 11-7 E J O'Grady R Thornton 155 9/110.00
3 25412-0 Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance Du Roy (FR) 42
8 11-2 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 150 9/25.50
4 55/6P07- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Little Josh (IRE) 239
Beaten Favourite
10 10-9 t1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 143 7/24.50
6 4934-52 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
10 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 133 5/16.00
7 216PP-4 Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap Carrickboy (IRE) 15
8 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 131 4/15.00
8 176775 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Rio Gael (IRE) 8
Course Winner
6 10-0 p P Bowen J E Moore 128 28/129.00
9 1/52PF-4 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Blackstaff (IRE) 202
7 10-0 Nick Williams M J Quinlan (3) 126 9/110.00
10 P2481-P Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Cerium (FR) 184
Course Winner
11 10-0 N B King B Harding 115 50/151.00
Non runners
541/19-60Rebel Du Maquis (FR)710-8P F NichollsD A Jacob142

Verdict

Some useful chasers face the starter here and Nacarat's declaration means that the bottom four are all racing from out of the handicap proper, Cerium being a massive 19lb wrong in the weights. Tom George's grey, winner of the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton for the second time in February, could be difficult to peg back if poaching a lead while Tranquil Sea should do better back in a handicap after being outclassed behind Sizing Europe at Clonmel. Both Little Josh and Wetherby runner-up Gansey would have a chance on their best form and this is probably Rebel Du Maquis' best trip. CHANCE DU ROY was second to Always Waining over these fences in the Topham in April. Only a couple of pounds higher, he ran well for a long way on his reappearance at Chepstow and may be ready to strike now.