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14:15 Aintree

Betfred Lotto '100k Cash Giveaway' Chase (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 210y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
  • Winner: £22,780
  • 2nd: £8,548
  • 3rd: £4,280
  • 4th: £2,132
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 53.00s
  • Off Time: 14:19:44
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
13/8
  • Form 11161-6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 167

pressed leader, led approaching 12th, joined 3 out, ridden before last, headed flat, stayed on same pace

2
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 12851-P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 167

chased leaders, went 2nd from 13th until before hitting 15th, driven 3 out, edged right and one pace before last

3
Silk - Maroon, White star, armlets and cap

Don Poli (IRE)

221 BFD
6/5
  • Form 12/1115-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 163

tracked leaders, went 2nd before 15th, challenged 3 out, led flat, stayed on well (saddle had slipped badly backwards)

4
Silk - White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap
  • Form 11212-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 154

led, headed when mistake 12th, blundered next, mistake 15th, soon behind

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Many Clouds is looking to lay to rest the curse which has seen recent Grand National winners fail to land another race. He still has time on his side and was clearly in need of the run behind Cue Card at Wetherby in October in a race in which Menorah was pulled up. But he may struggle to give 5lb to DON POLI as Willie Mullins' six-year-old beat Southfield Theatre by six lengths in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in March and something was clearly amiss when he finished last when odds-on at Punchestown next time.

Formwatch

Many Clouds (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up, headway after 15th, outpaced 4 out, weakened before last, 6th of 7, 24 1/2l behind Cue Card (11-0) at Wetherby 3m (1) sft in Oct.

Menorah (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, jumped left, not fluent 10th, blundered badly 14th, soon weakened, pulled up after next, at Wetherby 3m (1) sft in Oct.

Don Poli (IRE) 4-9fav (11-10) Raced in 2nd, not fluent 12th, pushed along briefly after 5 out, not fluent 3 out, 3rd approaching straight, pushed along and dropped to last 2 out, no impression, last of 5, 10 3/4l behind Valseur Lido (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.

Southfield Theatre (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Disputed 2nd, definite 2nd but no chance with winner from 13th, not fluent 15th, hit 18th, lost well held 2nd after 3 out, weakened, eased run-in, last of 3, dist behind Coneygree (11-11) at Sandown 3m lst (1) gs in Nov.