• 20:50 Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £1,624 2nd £477 3rd £238 4th £119
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.40s
  • Off time: 20:52:30
20:50 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 10/1
2nd Tiny Tenor (IRE) 14/1
3rd Best Director (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 50- Gold, black hoop, black and gold hooped cap Pirate's Gold (IRE) 90
5 11-2 Ian Williams Timmy Murphy 33/134.00
2 5/29- Brown and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Grey cap, Brown spots Solidago (IRE) 55
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (5) 20/121.00
3 P-5 Purple, White hoop, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Emerald Green cap Tiny Tenor (IRE) 10
6 11-2 J Scott Nick Scholfield 14/115.00
4 Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Twoways (IRE)
6 11-2 M G Rimell T Scudamore 25/126.00
5 3- Dark Blue, Scarlet cuffs, Black cap Best Director (IRE) 55
4 10-12 H D Daly R Johnson 5/16.00
6 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Definite Maybe (IRE)
4 10-12 M Todhunter J Reveley 16/117.00
7 Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Fiddleesticks (IRE)
4 10-12 W Kinsey Charlie Huxley (3) 14/115.00
8 Light Blue, Orange and Light Blue chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap, Light Blue star Fleet Leader (IRE)
4 10-12 B De Haan Wayne Hutchinson 10/111.00
9 6- Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Highland Rain 34
4 10-12 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 12/113.00
10 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, White spots Rikki Tikki Tavi (IRE)
4 10-12 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (5) 20/121.00
11 52- Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 25
4 10-12 t1 P Bowen J E Moore 10/111.00
12 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Western Movie
4 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 5/42.25
13 White, Black sleeves, Red cap, White hoop La Paresseuse
5 10-9 G C Maundrell D Bass 50/151.00
14 7-9 Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Mummyow (IRE) 14
4 10-5 T T Clement James Banks (7) 80/181.00


Vinnie My Boy stepped up markedly on his first run when second at Ffos Las and is the type to improve with experience. He may prove the best of those who have had a run ahead of Bangor third Best Director and Highland Rain, who stayed on late into sixth at Chepstow having been held up well off the pace. WESTERN MOVIE, a 135,000 euro purchase, is a half-brother to six winners including bumper horses Diamond Sal and Flash Of Genius and may well be good enough to make a winning debut for Nicky Henderson.