Aintree

  • 19:15 Connolly's Red Mills Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.20s
  • Off time: 19:21:29
19:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 12/1
2nd Henryville 5/2
3rd Colebrooke 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64/4101- RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Dunraven Storm (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
9 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 11/26.50
2 26P6PF- Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Party Rock (IRE) 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 135 9/25.50
3 111235- Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Portway Flyer (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 11-1 t1 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 133 10/111.00
4 051222- Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 34
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-12 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 130 12/113.00
5 F2U372- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Roman Flight (IRE) 25
6 10-12 v David Dennis Aidan Coleman 130 10/111.00
6 831227- Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Henryville 20
Distance Winner
6 10-10 h H Fry A P McCoy 128 5/23.50
7 3P3U10- Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 13
7 10-7 b J J Quinn L P Aspell 125 25/126.00
8 45532-1 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Refer 13
Distance Winner
4 10-2 p P W Middleton Thomas Garner (5) 125 11/112.00
9 P4603-1 White, black stars, royal blue sleeves, black cap Colebrooke 9 (ex7)
Distance Winner
6 10-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton 110 11/26.50

Verdict

Dunraven Storm did well last season, winning at Doncaster and Taunton. He was highly rated in his younger days so could figure again off this higher mark. Last year's winner Party Rock will probably need to drop a few more pounds before getting back on track while Portway Flyer and Henryville are high enough in the weights now, but recent winners Refer and Colebrooke both look interesting near the bottom of the handicap now that they've shown they are effective over 2m4f. RUMBLE OF THUNDER has done nothing wrong since scoring at Musselburgh in February and seems certain to give another good account under a useful 5lb claimer. He gets the nod as this trip might be a problem for Roman Flight and Scots Gaelic.