Aintree

  • 20:45 Geoff Carr Memorial Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.40s
  • Off time: 20:45:29
20:45 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vesperal Dream (FR) 4/1
2nd No Substitute (IRE) 7/2
3rd Apachee Prince (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34/151-4 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape York 30
Distance Winner
6 11-5 J M Jefferson B Hughes 118 4/15.00
2 2/6627-1 Red and white stripes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Vesperal Dream (FR) 23
5 11-5 p1 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 123 4/15.00
3 2/853-2 Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Allbarnone 22
6 10-12 W Kinsey D C Costello 11/112.00
4 3/503-6 Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap Apachee Prince (IRE) 19
5 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 14/115.00
5 Black, grey spots on sleeves and cap Daring Indian 41
6 10-12 t1 G McPherson Paul Moloney 25/126.00
6 1/5-94 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Man In Black (FR) 22
5 10-12 P A Kirby K James (3) 20/121.00
7 Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Mawaqeet (USA) 37
5 10-12 b D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 9/43.25
8 52/7P2-F YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star No Substitute (IRE) 28
9 10-12 A King R Johnson 120 7/24.50

Verdict

Vesperal Dream justified short odds at Newton Abbot last month but has already been chasing and his future lies over the larger obstacles. No Substitute is probably having a confidence-booster but Cape York didn't appear to stay 3m at Uttoxeter and might do better back over this shorter trip while Allbarnone didn't far badly on his hurdling debut at Wetherby when ahead of Man In Black. MAWAQEET has the build of a jumper but ran well in some hot staying handicaps on the Flat last year. He can make a winning debut over timber with McCoy doing the steering.