• 17:40 Totepool A Better Way To Bet Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £4,554 2nd £1,337 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.70s
  • Off time: 17:41:18
17:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballybriggan (IRE) 11/8
2nd Mediolanum (IRE) 3/1
3rd Scoter Fontaine (FR) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 PURPLE, ORANGE spots Art Broker (IRE) 154
4 11-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (7) 28/129.00
3 1/253D5- Black, Orange chevron, hooped sleeves Ballybriggan (IRE) 196
Distance Winner
6 11-0 J J Quinn D C Costello 124 11/82.38
4 7 Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Barrie Burn (IRE) 14
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R McGrath 80/181.00
5 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Ben Chorley 170
6 11-0 t1 Tim Vaughan B J Geraghty 11/112.00
6 5 Red, black diamond, checked sleeves, red cap, black diamond Cygnet 20
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr A P Lane (3) 50/151.00
7 2- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 15
8 11-0 J S Goldie J Reveley 12/113.00
8 U46 Orange, black epaulets, black and orange diabolo on sleeves, black cap Echo Dancer 20
4 11-0 T Wall Josh Wall (10) 80/181.00
9 168- White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Jaques Vert (FR) 189
4 11-0 R D Wylie P Aspell 28/129.00
10 White, Pink triple diamond, Pink cap Kaolak (USA) 113
4 11-0 J Ryan C Bolger 40/141.00
12 1 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Mediolanum (IRE) 166
Distance Winner
5 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 3/14.00
13 20- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Pamoja 232
4 11-0 M Todhunter B P Harding 100/1101.00
14 4-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Scoter Fontaine (FR) 177
Distance Winner
4 11-0 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 4/15.00
15 0093- Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Flight 184
7 11-0 Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes (3) 100/1101.00
16 53-3 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Steel Edge (IRE) 179
5 11-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 66/167.00
17 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Well Hello There (IRE)
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 40/141.00
18 0-70 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, armlets and diamond on cap Why So Serious 105
4 11-0 P Salmon David England 150/1151.00
Non runners
124Andhaar411-0S GollingsT Scudamore110
110F7FSLatin Connection (IRE)411-0S R B CrawfordP Buchanan107


BALLYBRIGGAN is a previous winner but had that Doncaster victory chalked off after he was found to have a banned substance in his post race urine test. While that was an obvious disappointment to all concerned, the silver lining is that he is effectively able to take in an easier return to the racecourse rather than the route of handicapping that he would have had to do. He was outclassed in a high quality race at the National meeting but there should be more to come. Dhaular Dhar was a decent stick on the Flat and the entire should have no fitness issues having been busy on the level of late. Kaolak looked to lose his way during the summer and while some may see this as a sign of desperation, he did possess a decent cruising speed. Mediolanum won a Killarney bumper prior to joining current connections and he could be anything. Scoter Fontaine won a bumper at Hereford by 17 lengths and Tony McCoy remains aboard.