• 16:20 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.90s
  • Off time: 16:21:03
16:20 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barbatos (FR) 7/4
2nd Distime (IRE) 12/1
3rd Tempest River (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 35552- Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Barbatos (FR) 196
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 Ian Williams P J Brennan 121 7/42.75
2 20-1 Turquoise, Black braces, Cerise cap Cardinal Rose 178
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 15/28.50
4 55- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap City Press (IRE) 187
5 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 25/126.00
5 F/13170- Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Distime (IRE) 197
5 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 12/113.00
7 313- Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Jackson Cage (IRE) 211
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 25/126.00
8 10- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Manikon Eros (IRE) 204
6 10-12 Miss R Curtis W T Kennedy 33/134.00
11 41-2 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Theatre Guide (IRE) 180
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 3/14.00
12 2- Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap Trafalgar (FR) 203
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 20/121.00
13 3341- Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 198
Course Winner
5 10-5 B I Case D Elsworth 4/15.00
Non runners
35/5Celtic George610-12Tim VaughanR Johnson
6F29-65Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE)510-12A C WhillansE Whillans
94-Medic Man (IRE)510-12Mrs S GardnerLucy Gardner
109759-Tait's Clock (IRE)510-12Jonjo O'NeillR P McLernon


Cardinal Rose won a Southwell bumper in April and has a jumping pedigree, while it will be interesting to see how Trafalgar fares on his first start under Rules. Distime, Manikon Eros and Jackson Cage have all won bumpers, and Barbatos has already shown plenty of promise over hurdles having been sent off favourite over this trip at Ascot on his final start last season. THEATRE GUIDE looked one to follow when beating subsequent winner Magnifique Etoile at Chepstow in April, however, and was just denied when sent off favourite for a valuable NH Flat race at Fairyhouse next time. From solid jumping stock, he could be the one to beat today.