• 19:00 Mark Watson 50th Birthday Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.80s
  • Off time: 19:03:14
19:00 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First In The Queue (IRE) 85/40
2nd Aazif (IRE) 7/2
3rd Ruler Of All (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111114- Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Jolly Roger (IRE) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 A W Carroll W T Kennedy 129 10/111.00
2 334-022 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Ruler Of All (IRE) 20
7 11-11 P Winks Ryan Winks (7) 128 8/19.00
3 31/748-1 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Bow Badger 29
Distance Winner
7 11-10 J Wade B Hughes 127 7/18.00
4 54R7/U-7 Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Indian Groom (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-10 J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 127 25/126.00
5 203P08- Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
6 11-9 N J Henderson A P McCoy 126 85/403.12
6 0/FUF-35 Pink, Purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Akula (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-6 M H Tompkins R Johnson 123 10/111.00
7 28246/8- RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Taruma (FR) 181
5 11-6 p1 S G West F Keniry 123 33/134.00
8 243-11 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Aazif (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
4 11-5 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 7/24.50
9 7189/3-0 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majaales (USA) 35
Distance Winner
10 11-4 T R George P J Brennan 121 7/18.00
Non runners
105/1006-1Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE)611-2Jennie CandlishSean Quinlan119


Aazif has won a maiden and a novice hurdle at Sedgefield but was beaten off an 11lb lower mark in his last appearance in a handicap and may find it tough to complete the hat-trick. Jolly Roger has had a few runs on the Flat this year but is still paying the price for last season's exploits over timber while Akula was well beaten at Wetherby after finishing third at Newton Abbot and has something to find with Ruler of All on the form book. FIRST IN THE QUEUE struggled in the main last season but this represents a drop in grade and he is reunited with McCoy for the first time since scoring off a pound lower mark at Bangor last August. He gets the vote with Maoi Chinn Tire preferred to Bow Badger of the others.