• 14:00 BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.60s
  • Off time: 14:01:32
14:00 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 2/9
2nd Crack Away Jack 33/1
3rd Across The Bay (IRE) 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 82425P Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 11-7 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 50/151.00
2 11-1111 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 2/91.22
3 4/8P-50P Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Crack Away Jack 28
8 11-7 t1 T R George N D Fehily 147 33/134.00
4 131-12 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 102
6 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 154 12/113.00
5 323410 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 28
Distance Winner
8 11-7 R Dickin C Poste 155 20/121.00
6 310-123 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Smad Place (FR) 28
5 11-7 A King R Thornton 161 5/16.00
7 26U-325 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 55
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-7 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 160 14/115.00
8 346223 RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 21
8 11-7 Miss S J Harty A E Lynch 139 33/134.00


Pretenders come and go but a credible threat to BIG BUCK'S' staying crown still hasn't materialised and Paul Nicholls' superstar should comfortably rack up consecutive victory number 17 in this Grade 1 contest. Smad Place has more than eight lengths to find with the favourite on Cheltenham running but may still be the one for forecast-backers as Restless Harry was beaten in a handicap at The Festival, while Across The Bay and the disappointing Crack Away Jack were pulled up. Tidal Bay has always been a tricky customer but retains plenty of ability and recent rain could see him plod into a place ahead of Irish raider Won In The Dark and Poungach, who may struggle to last home on this surface.