Aintree

  • 19:05 Betdaq Roulette Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.80s
  • Off time: 19:05:20
19:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Native Gallery (IRE) 10/1
2nd Themilanhorse (IRE) 9/2
3rd First Fandango 11/1
4th The Jigsaw Man (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/74403- Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 27
6 11-12 b O Sherwood A P McCoy 147 8/19.00
2 81P89/U- Yellow and black (quartered), white sleeves, black armlets, white cap Sentry Duty (FR) 181
Distance Winner
10 11-9 N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 144 14/115.00
3 5P2003- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Tornado Bob (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 6/17.00
4 124023- EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Torphichen 28
7 11-5 p A King R Thornton 140 14/115.00
5 321404- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 30
Distance Winner
5 11-4 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 139 11/112.00
6 5P2220- Beige, Beige and Black check sleeves, Black cap Shoreacres (IRE) 65
9 11-3 B G Powell L Treadwell 138 25/126.00
7 1/12232- Pink and Black hoops, Pink sleeves, hooped cap Now This Is It (IRE) 264
Distance Winner
8 11-3 S R B Crawford C I Gillies 138 12/113.00
8 12/0207- Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots and stars on cap Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 87
5 11-1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 136 25/126.00
9 4/31111- Red, orange diamond, orange sleeves, red stars, orange cap, red diamonds Themilanhorse (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
6 11-1 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 136 9/25.50
10 21/1123- Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue and Light Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Native Gallery (IRE) 30
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 B De Haan D A Jacob 136 10/111.00
11 P50477- Royal blue, red star, red sleeves, black stars, royal blue cap, red star The Jigsaw Man (IRE) 33
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-11 t Miss R Curtis Aodhagan Conlon (5) 132 17/29.50
12 341P02- Emerald Green, Maroon spots Red Not Blue (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
9 10-11 Simon Earle A Thornton 132 14/115.00
13 260507- Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Art Professor (IRE) 20
8 10-8 b Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (5) 129 18/119.00
14 222U0-5 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Stopped Out 16
Distance Winner
7 10-7 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 128 22/123.00
15 70P511- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Dartford Warbler (IRE) 41
5 10-1 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 122 14/115.00
16 442221- GREY and PINK diamonds, GREY sleeves, PINK spots, PINK cap, GREY diamond Red Skipper (IRE) 43
7 10-0 J K Price Mr R J Williams (7) 116 33/134.00
17 F43212- Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Park Lane 51
6 10-0 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan (3) 115 33/134.00

Verdict

A hugely competitive handicap in which most of the 17 declared runners have some sort of chance. Habitual front-runner Shoreacres will ensure it's run at a good gallop and that will suit RED NOT BLUE, who finished ahead of Native Gallery and First Fandango when staying on late behind Pateese at Cheltenham. The better ground here will help and he's taken to see off a number of in-form rivals including Themilanhorse, who is bidding for a five-timer under regular partner Harry Derham. The Jigsaw Man is starting to look well handicapped and Tornado Bob and Torphichen shouldn't be far away again while Clerk's Choice has a touch of class. The Scottish Champion Hurdle third has never won over this trip, however, and Dartford Warbler and Red Skipper would need career-best efforts to follow up recent wins in this.