Aintree

  • 15:25 Jackson Lloyd Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.60s
  • Off time: 15:25:34
15:25 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glenary (IRE) 25/1
2nd Manadam (FR) 33/1
3rd Alfloramoor 66/1
4th Of Course (FR) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 955315 Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Royal Blue star Valhalla Vision (IRE) 29
6 11-12 D T Hughes R Hughes 120 11/112.00
2 315126 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Mizen Raven (IRE) 63
5 11-7 t P Bowen S Durack 115 10/111.00
3 U34-167 Primrose Manadam (FR) 13
Distance Winner
5 11-5 v1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 113 33/134.00
4 0-45216 Pink, Maroon cap Fresh Air And Fun (IRE) 22
5 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill G Lee 110 17/29.50
5 52725-7 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Pickamus (FR) 15
5 11-2 H D Daly R Johnson 110 11/112.00
6 1/F90-98 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Quaddick Lake (IRE) 28
5 11-2 D Pipe J W Farrelly (3) 110 20/121.00
7 352/627- Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Of Course (FR) 224
6 11-1 Miss Kate Milligan Mr S F Magee (7) 109 50/151.00
9 5124/3 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Major Miller 43
7 10-13 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 107 5/23.50
10 23C43-2 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap General Ledger (IRE) 193
6 10-11 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 105 13/27.50
11 03-60 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Tom Knows (IRE) 23
5 10-11 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 105 14/115.00
12 632743 Maroon, Grey Cross of Lorraine Ormus 22
5 10-10 C R Wilson P Aspell 104 20/121.00
13 74-3536 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Alfloramoor 166
6 10-9 C T Pogson A Pogson (3) 103 66/167.00
14 9035-2 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Petrus De Sormain (FR) 206
5 10-6 H J Evans Stephen Craine 100 16/117.00
15 6864-6 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star General Potter 15
Beaten Favourite
6 10-3 p1 D McCain Jnr B Harding 97 14/115.00
16 2980-F8 Purple and Yellow check, White sleeves High Stand Lad 17
6 10-1 I McMath F Keniry 95 22/123.00
17 2/0P06-0 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Glenary (IRE) 206
6 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 90 25/126.00
Non runners
8P/533F0-Inchloch610-13Miss C DysonD R Dennis107

Verdict

MAJOR MILLER, Valhalla Vision and Mizen Raven form our short-list in a fiercely competitive finale. Nicky Henderson has made such a good start to the season that the lightly raced Major Miller is almost a default selection when faced with such a difficult puzzle. The son of Opera Ghost proved that he retains his ability after an absence of over two years with a decent run at Bangor and he's taken to step up on that now handicapping. Valhalla Vision may be able to provide a rare winner over hurdles for Richard Hughes and it's interesting that the jockey deems him worth riding here. He steps into handicap company for the first time and should be better suited by these conditions than those he encountered last time. Pickamus may fare better with Richard Johnson taking over from an inexperienced conditional whilst General Ledger has possibilities if building on his second to Gray Mountain when last in action. Quaddick Lake and Tom Knows should be monitored for support and could well step up on recent efforts but we'll play it safe and stick with Major Miller.