• 19:05 Mamma Mia! At The Echo Arena Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.84s
  • Off time: 19:06:17
19:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Jigsaw Man (IRE) 7/2
2nd Dantari (IRE) 13/2
3rd Forty Thirty (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3U236-1 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son Of Flicka 14
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 131 8/19.00
2 251P62- Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Dantari (IRE) 20
5 11-8 Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 127 13/27.50
3 121115- Royal blue, red star, red sleeves, black stars, royal blue cap, red star The Jigsaw Man (IRE) 144
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-6 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 125 7/24.50
4 863242- Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Nearby 23
Distance Winner
6 11-6 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 125 6/17.00
5 528302- Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 28
6 11-6 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 125 7/18.00
6 16630-F Crazy Quilt Black Coffee 14
5 11-4 N J Henderson D Bass (7) 123 16/117.00
7 023U17- White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Olympian (FR) 28
8 11-3 P W Middleton J E Moore 122 16/117.00
8 141857- Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Cheshire Prince 56
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 121 10/111.00
9 F1143- Purple and Red (quartered), halved sleeves, Purple cap Forty Thirty (IRE) 210
Distance Winner
4 11-2 Miss S West M Goldstein (5) 125 16/117.00
10 00105/6- Royal Blue, White hollow box, halved sleeves, White cap Salute Him (IRE) 70
7 10-13 A J Martin D F O'Regan 118 11/26.50
11 2/49417- Maroon and Light Blue check, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue cap Well Disguised (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 10-4 D W Whillans G Whillans (7) 109 33/134.00
12 4325U8- Emerald Green, Royal Blue hooped sleeves and cap High Bird Humphrey 138
11 10-3 p S G West M H Naughton (3) 108 28/129.00


The Jigsaw Man rates highly whilst Salute Him has a touch of class but the suspicion remains that we haven't seen the best of BLACK COFFEE who is given another chance. He has joined Nicky Henderson's yard from Jessica Harrington for whom he showed a fair level of ability. He hasn't achieved a great deal for his new trainer since running a vaguely promising race on debut but hasn't had many chances and could be worth persevering with. The Jigsaw Man looks to have more scope than most in this race but the sharp nature of this track and the drop back to two miles may both count against him although he does have McCoy on his side. Salute Him is a fascinating runner as he's a smart performer on the level but has never really delivered over hurdles; he might yet. Son Of Flicka won the race in which the selection fell and should go well again, Dantari, Divers and Nearby all ran decent races behind David Pipe trained winners last time and have live claims of going one better whilst it would be folly to dismiss Cheshire Prince who should be ideally suited by this track. They've all shown more than Black Coffee but we can't shake the suspicion that he has more to offer.