• 17:55 No Premium Charge At Betdaq Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 17:55:39
17:55 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Life And Soul (IRE) 15/8
2nd Sky Khan 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113F12- Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Bally Rone (IRE) 24
5 11-4 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (7) 123 3/14.00
2 1 Pink, Royal Blue cap Cool Macavity (IRE) 16
5 11-4 N J Henderson D Bass 7/18.00
3 253-1 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Life And Soul (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 120 15/82.88
4 90U- Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Mr Burbidge 21
5 10-12 b1 N P Mulholland Mr Chris Meehan (10) 100/1101.00
5 2249- Royal blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves Sky Khan 40
4 10-8 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan (3) 121 7/42.75


BALLY RONE has his first run under Rules away from Ffos Las but he brings the best form into the race and, with Patrick Corbett taking off 7lb again, looks the one to beat unless affected by travel sickness. Life And Soul profited from the departure of the odds-on Fair Trade at Wetherby but may have won anyway. He won't go down without a fight while Cool Macavity will have learned plenty from his debut victory at Southwell. The slower conditions probably aren't in his favour, however. Sky Khan shouldn't be ignored getting plenty of weights from his seniors as he's shown his best form with some give in the ground and got taken off his feet at Ascot last time.