• 17:35 John Smith's Champion Standard Open Nh Flat Race 2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.90s
  • Off time: 17:35:22
17:35 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Megastar 9/1
2nd Dare Me (IRE) 7/1
3rd Whispering Hills (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1-16 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/18.00
2 1412 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Dear Sam (GER) 36
5 11-4 S Gollings K Mercer 20/121.00
3 P/R2-11 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Don't Turn Bach (IRE) 102
6 11-4 P F Nicholls P J Brennan 4/15.00
4 132 Dark blue, red braces, light blue sleeves, red cap Eastern Supreme (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
5 11-4 t1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 33/134.00
5 1 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Fishoutofwater (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis T Scudamore 16/117.00
6 6231 Maroon, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Lundy Sky 16
Distance Winner
5 11-4 A G Newcombe L Treadwell 66/167.00
7 125 Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond Megastar 24
Distance Winner
5 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 9/110.00
8 12 Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 21
6 11-4 t1 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 33/134.00
9 5-401 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Neltara 14
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss C Dyson T J O'Brien 50/151.00
10 1 Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Priceless Art (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
5 11-4 G A Swinbank Mr O Greenall (3) 14/115.00
11 1-31 Red, Pink epaulets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 59
5 11-4 C J Mann D A Jacob 14/115.00
12 321-5 White, royal blue epaulets and armlets, quartered cap Whispering Hills (IRE) 345
5 11-4 D T Hughes R Loughran 20/121.00
13 1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Amuse Me 52
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/110.00
14 312 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Eagle Owl (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
4 10-12 t1 T D Easterby B Harding 25/126.00
15 2 Emerald green and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap First Rock (IRE) 59
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 G A Swinbank F Keniry 50/151.00
16 1 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Milgen Bay 34
Distance Winner
4 10-12 O Sherwood S P Jones 50/151.00
17 11 Dark Blue, Orange disc, quartered cap Royal Swain (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
4 10-12 G A Swinbank B Hughes 8/19.00
18 1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Rupert Lamb 54
4 10-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 14/115.00
19 1 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Tale Of Tanganyika (FR) 62
4 10-12 T P Tate G Lee 16/117.00
20 121 MAUVE Tetlami (IRE) 99
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/110.00


Don't Turn Bach will be popular however narrow preference is for DARE ME who is owned by a man who loves to win these races; Amuse Me, Tetlami and Royal Swain may be the best of the rest. Phillip Hobbs' son of Bob Back was well-held at Cheltenham last time out but he had previously impressed when winning under a penalty at Ffos Las in February. This track should suit him more and the yard remain in good form. Dream Sam and Royal Swain clashed last time and there wasn't much between them at Doncaster, Don't Turn Bach has his first start on these shores and a first run for Paul Nicholls, whilst Eastern Supreme has struggled under his penalty for winning on debut at Market Rasen. Fishoutofwater impressed on debut at Hereford and could be anything, Megastar was one place ahead of the selection at Cheltenham, whilst Priceless Art won well at Stratford and along with the unbeaten Royal Swain gives Alan Swinbank a very strong hand. The unbeaten trio of Tale Of Tanganyika, Millgen Bay and the impressive Rupert Lamb are all considered, however a bigger threat may be Tetlami. Nicky Henderson's gelding won at Cheltenham back on New Years' Day and looks sure to run well given the number of horses the yard could have sent here. The market should help guide, however marginal preference is for Dare Me.