• 14:00 Matalan Introductory Juvenile Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.40s
  • Off time: 14:00:35
14:00 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bradbury (IRE) 4/1
2nd Royal Opera 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 Red and grey check, red sleeves and cap Almadan (IRE) 151
3 11-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 10/34.33
3 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Bradbury (IRE) 35
3 11-0 J D Bethell F Davis 4/15.00
4 5 EMERALD GREEN and RED check, hooped sleeves and cap Commander Veejay 33
3 11-0 b B Rothwell K Renwick 18/119.00
5 Dark blue, white seams, white and dark blue hooped sleeves, dark blue cap Indycisive 57
3 11-0 S G West F Keniry 40/141.00
6 6 Black and Yellow diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Major Dance 15
3 11-0 b1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 10/111.00
7 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Royal Opera 19
3 11-0 B Ellison Danny Cook 11/43.75
8 U Dark green, light green chevrons on sleeves, red cap Unex Picasso 15
3 11-0 Ian Williams D C Costello 7/24.50
Non runners
11Hollow Tree311-5D McCain JnrTimmy Murphy


Major Dance didn't show much on the Flat and finished tailed off on his hurdling debut at Chepstow in a race in which Unex Picasso unseated his rider at the first. Alamadan won a minor contest in France in May, however, while Bradbury won twice in handicaps over 1m4f in the summer and was a better horse on the level than Royal Opera. HOLLOW TREE jumped like an old hand at Bangor last month, however, and was a progressive stayer prior to that first run over timber. He looks more than capable of defying the penalty.