• 17:25 Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.30s
  • Off time: 17:28:20
17:25 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cape Tribulation 14/1
2nd American Spin 50/1
3rd Trustan Times (IRE) 16/1
4th Ringaroses 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5P5041 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 28
Distance Winner
8 11-12 J M Jefferson D F O'Regan 150 14/115.00
2 122-10 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Our Father (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 148 8/19.00
3 1/FF0-4F White, black cap Spirit River (FR) 29
7 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 10/111.00
4 54F236 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Rick (FR) 28
8 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 142 25/126.00
5 967104 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 28
Distance Winner
5 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 142 9/110.00
6 F-90901 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son Of Flicka 29
8 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 142 8/19.00
7 F11321 Royal Blue, White seams, armlets and cap Corkage (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
9 11-2 b K G Reveley J Reveley 140 20/121.00
8 81710P Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 5
5 11-2 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 140 50/151.00
9 2-12116 Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Deireadh Re (IRE) 55
Distance Winner
6 11-1 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 139 9/110.00
11 024145 Royal Blue and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Orange cap Reindeer Dippin 28
Distance Winner
10 11-0 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 138 18/119.00
12 005090 Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap Buena Vista (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
11 11-0 b D Pipe Hadden Frost 138 50/151.00
13 611-453 Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Veiled 29
6 11-0 N J Henderson D Bass 138 10/111.00
14 332/621 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 26
8 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 14/115.00
15 F131P0 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Palace Jester 28
Distance Winner
7 10-13 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 137 14/115.00
16 F12R21 White, Pink stars, White cap, Pink star Timesawastin (IRE) 22
6 10-13 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 137 20/121.00
17 481/01B Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Star Of Angels 29
8 10-12 b D Pipe T Scudamore 136 16/117.00
18 1/8P2-9P Turquoise, Black braces, Cerise cap Ringaroses 53
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-12 t F O'Brien Sam Twiston-Davies 136 33/134.00
19 319-831 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Shoegazer (IRE) 3 (ex4)
Distance Winner
7 10-11 t D Pipe P Townend 131 12/113.00
20 1PP113 Yellow, dark blue seams, white sleeves and cap Oscar Prairie (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 10-10 W Greatrex P J Brennan 134 20/121.00
21 2-12332 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 10-8 T D Easterby D C Costello 132 16/117.00
22 22123P White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 27
8 10-6 L A Dace J E Moore 130 50/151.00
Non runners
1021-1122Gullinbursti (IRE)611-1Miss E C LavelleN D Fehily139


Cape Tribulation and Son Of Flicka both won staying handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival. The pair are 8lb and 7lb respectively higher here and have a lot more to do, though several of today's rivals ended up well beaten in those races. Our Father was one of those but it would be no surprise if the grey proved the pick of David Pipe's quartet today as he'll have no problems with the ground. The tough Houblon Des Obeaux was fourth to Cape Tribulation at Cheltenham and is entitled to get closer today while Veiled, a winner on the Flat at Royal Ascot last summer, is starting to look well handicapped and can reverse Festival running with Son Of Flicka. GULLINBURSTI boasts very solid form on good to soft going and it was probably his lack of experience as much as anything that cost him victory at Newbury last time. He has the beating of Deireadh Re on that run, as well as veteran Buena Vista, and gets the vote here despite a 5lb rise in the weights. Corkage looks too high in the handicap now but Uttoxeter winner Volador could be interesting as he's comparatively lightly-raced and the return to a longer trip won't faze him. Oscar Prairie also has each-way claims and may be best of the rest.