Aintree

  • 15:10 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:21
15:10 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rival D'Estruval (FR) 4/1
2nd Across The Bay (IRE) 12/1
3rd Galaxy Rock (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/5613-P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Synchronised (IRE) 181
Distance Winner
8 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 150 50/151.00
2 44141-3 Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 172
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-8 D Pipe T Scudamore 146 6/17.00
3 3U41-11 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Benny Be Good 29
8 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 143 10/111.00
4 3/244FU- Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Take The Breeze (FR) 197
8 11-4 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 142 14/115.00
5 31/1175- Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Storm Brig 197
6 10-8 A C Whillans B Harding 132 5/16.00
6 P1P8-78 Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 171
Distance Winner
7 10-7 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (5) 131 12/113.00
7 5U1141- Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Galaxy Rock (IRE) 193
Distance Winner
7 10-6 b Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 130 10/111.00
8 22216P- Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 190
Distance Winner
7 10-6 Ian Williams D C Costello 130 18/119.00
9 11313-P Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
8 10-2 pt Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 126 20/121.00
10 F21/R30- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Ernst Blofeld (IRE) 211
Distance Winner
7 10-1 pt D McCain Jnr A P Lane 125 40/141.00
11 5/81113- Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Salpierre (IRE) 270
Beaten Favourite
6 10-1 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 125 14/115.00
12 407/1P-4 Emerald Green, White cross belts and sleeves, striped cap No Principles 163
8 10-0 J S Smith A Freeman (5) 122 25/126.00
13 5232-21 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Rival D'Estruval (FR) 148
6 10-0 Miss P Robson G Lee 120 4/15.00
14 32/3122- Purple and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, Purple cap Lamboro Lad (IRE) 473
6 10-0 P Bowen J E Moore 118 20/121.00

Verdict

Many of these appear to be having a pipe-opener over hurdles before going back over fences. Take The Breeze is certainly well handicapped on his chase form, however, while the in-form Benny Be Good won off today's mark over the larger obstacles at Market Rasen last month. Synchronised is a classy stayer on his day but is better when the mud is flying later in the season so this can go to BELLFLOWER BOY. He's won over fences but does seem happier over timber and should be all the better for his run at Chepstow 15 days ago where he got behind early and appeared to lose interest. Battle Group more than held his own in decent company in the spring and was third in a Grade 3 over C&D in April. A repeat of that effort would put him right in the firing-line for this.