Aintree

  • 19:05 betdaq.co.uk Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,505 2nd £1,910 3rd £955 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 19:06:00
19:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sunday City (JPN) 13/2
2nd War Party 8/1
3rd Kikos (FR) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 354-2U5 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Quito Du Tresor (FR) 5
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 130 9/25.50
2 77461/6 Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Ela Re 22
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-5 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 123 40/141.00
3 2124-58 Light Blue, Brown chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Sunday City (JPN) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 P Bowen J E Moore 122 13/27.50
4 11/4347- Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Diamond Frontier (IRE) 94
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 121 10/111.00
5 64361-2 Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Kikos (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 Mrs P Robeson S P Jones 119 13/27.50
6 P411-31 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets War Party 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 b Dr R D P Newland J McGrath (7) 118 8/19.00
7 226-322 Black, Yellow cross belts, Yellow cap Exulto (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 114 7/24.50
8 637/511 Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves and cap Sky Calling 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 M Keighley S Thomas 109 15/28.50
9 P/3213-1 Black, Pink triple diamond and diamonds on cap Digital Media (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 t S C Burrough Harry Challoner (7) 96 8/19.00

Verdict

The handicapper has taken Sky Calling to task after recent wins over fences and hurdles and this is a bit more competitive than the races he usually contests. Easy Uttoxeter winner Digital Media is another upped in grade, while War Party is 12lb higher than when last successful over fences at Sedgefield in November. Sunday City has been out of sorts since returning from his winter break and Quito Du Tresor's confidence may need rebuilding so a chance is taken on EXULTO. Philip Hobbs' gelding has undoubtedly fallen below expectations so far over fences but still has time on his side and is learning with experience. It's interesting that his trainer is still going down the handicap route with the six-year-old and he's preferred to last month's C&D second and front-runner Diamond Frontier.