Aintree

  • 19:40 Drink, Eat, Celebrate At The Noble House Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,578 2nd £1,050 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.70s
  • Off time: 19:40:28
19:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 6/1
2nd Cotillion 5/4
3rd Windwood Lad 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 86810-4 White, black seams, hooped sleeves, white cap Cody Wyoming 30
5 11-5 Mrs H Main J M Davies 113 25/126.00
2 82U2-1 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cotillion 33
5 11-5 t Ian Williams P J Brennan 120 5/42.25
3 4302-12 Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Omokoroa (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-5 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 115 6/17.00
4 7314P-2 Royal Blue, Red cross belts and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap He's A Hawker (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 10-12 b M Mullineaux D F O'Regan 33/134.00
5 631460- Royal Blue, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap Potemkin (USA) 151
6 10-12 t P D Evans J E Moore 103 33/134.00
6 2 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Rangefinder 19
7 10-12 A Crook F Davis 10/34.33
8 0P/F59-4 Purple, emerald green disc, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Windwood Lad 8
6 10-12 p M O'Hare Ryan O'hare (7) 14/115.00
9 P33-F3 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 13
6 10-12 t1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 6/17.00
Non runners
75P/Rosemore Deja Vu710-12T R GrettonT J Phelan

Verdict

Rangefinder, a winning stayer on the Flat, made a satisfactory debut over hurdles at Kelso and should improve for the experience. This longer trip will also suit but there's seems no reason to desert COTILLION, who looks an above-average novice and readily shrugged off an absence when justifying favouritism at Uttoxeter last month. His trainer thinks he'll be good enough to win a decent prize on the Flat this summer and he can take this en route. Hexham winner Omokoroa wasn't disgraced under a penalty at Kelso next time and makes more appeal than Cartmel third Wings Of Smoke and Fontwell fourth Cody Wyoming, while Potemkin may just need this.