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16:20 Aintree

Betfred Handicap Chase (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 210y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £33,762
  • 2nd: £12,720
  • 3rd: £6,366
  • 4th: £3,180
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 39.77s
  • Off Time: 16:21:30
  • 14 Ran
1st
2nd
12/1

      3rd
      14/1

          1

          Virak (FR)

          42 p
          12/1
          • Form: 1-72220
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 11-12
          • Official Rating: 157
          • Trainer: P F Nicholls
          • Jockey: H Cobden

          with leader, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, kept on and no chance with winner

          2
          14/1
          • Form: P83135
          • Age: 10
          • Weight: 11-1
          • Official Rating: 146
          • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
          • Jockey: D R Fox

          led to 2nd, tracked leaders, ridden in 4th before 3 out, weakened last

          3
          8/1
          • Form: 1-214F4
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 10-12
          • Official Rating: 143
          • Trainer: M R Channon
          • Jockey: Ms N Carberry

          always behind, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

          4

          Coologue (IRE)

          36 t BF
          7/1
          • Form: P-13222
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 10-10
          • Official Rating: 141
          • Trainer: C E Longsdon
          • Jockey: R Johnson

          close up, led 2nd, headed 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

          5
          50/1
          • Form: 30-1356
          • Age: 11
          • Weight: 10-9
          • Official Rating: 140
          • Trainer: P Griffin
          • Jockey: J Reveley

          soon towards rear, headway from 5 out, challenged 2 out, led and clear before last, kept on strongly

          6

          Little Jon

          23 p
          18/1
          • Form: 4100PF
          • Age: 8
          • Weight: 10-9
          • Official Rating: 140
          • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
          • Jockey: Ryan Hatch

          always towards rear, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before last

          7
          18/1
          • Form: 6/751P0
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 10-8
          • Official Rating: 139
          • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
          • Jockey: J J Burke

          held up mid-division, weakened before 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out

          8
          7/1
          • Form: 6-121U7
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 10-8
          • Official Rating: 139
          • Trainer: H Fry
          • Jockey: N D Fehily

          held up mid-division, mistake 3 out, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace

          10
          7/1
          • Form: 4-71P13
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 10-5
          • Official Rating: 136
          • Trainer: T R George
          • Jockey: P J Brennan

          held up mid-division, mistake 13th, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before next

          11
          33/1
          • Form: 18-6600
          • Age: 12
          • Weight: 10-5
          • Official Rating: 136
          • Trainer: A J Martin
          • Jockey: D F O'Regan

          rear division, reminders before 10th, soon struggling, blundered 5 out, soon pulled up

          12
          17/2
          • Form: 4-42122
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 10-4
          • Official Rating: 135
          • Trainer: T R George
          • Jockey: M P Walsh

          behind, ridden after 5 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last

          13
          13/2
          • Form: 37-1511
          • Age: 8
          • Weight: 10-3
          • Official Rating: 134
          • Trainer: F O'Brien
          • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

          held up in touch, ridden and headway before 3 out, blundered badly 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

          14

          Al Co (FR)

          58 p D
          14/1
          • Form: 3U7-P77
          • Age: 11
          • Weight: 10-1
          • Official Rating: 132
          • Trainer: P Bowen
          • Jockey: S Bowen

          tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on

          15
          • Form: 4-07538
          • Age: 8
          • Weight: 10-0
          • Official Rating: 129
          • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
          • Jockey: Joshua Moore

          tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 2 out

          9
          NR
          16/1
          • Form: 32/4121-
          • Age: 8
          • Weight: 10-6
          • Official Rating: 137
          • Trainer: M R Channon
          • Jockey: A Thornton

          NonRunner

          Previous results

          In depth

          Verdict

          Mick Channon's string have been flying on the Flat and Warden Hill is capable of running well fresh and is no forlorn hope in this, though a market check is advised. Nina Carberry's mount KNOCK HOUSE may be the stable's best hope of success, however, as he arrives off the back of a good run in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir at Cheltenham under today's rider, who also rode him to success at Cheltenham back in November. Mystifiable is the dark horse in the contest having impressed at Newbury last time. Fellow novice Cernunnos also has claims but is another stepping up in trip. Coologue is only a couple of pounds higher than when second in the Listed Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster in January and Cloudy Too has the form to figure – he beat the luckless Virak by 15 lengths in a Grade 2 at Haydock earlier this year. But Al Co, No Secrets and Band Of Blood have become disappointing and Thomas Brown's jumping remains a concern.

          Formwatch

          Virak (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened 4 out, 11th of 15, 22 1/2l behind Theatre Guide (10-6) at Kempton 3m hcp (1) gs in Feb.

          Cloudy Too (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Not always fluent, tracked leaders, blundered 4th, one pace before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 7, 16 3/4l behind Many Clouds (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f lst (1) sft in Mar.

          Knock House (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Towards rear, jumped right and mistake 1st, behind when badly hampered 13th, stayed on well from 2 out, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 22, 17 1/2l behind Cause Of Causes (11-9) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (2) gd in Mar.

          Coologue (IRE) 1-3fav (11-6) Led, ridden before and headed last, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Presenting Arms (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 3f (4) sft in Mar.

          Maggio (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 13th, outpaced before 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 23 3/4l behind Many Clouds (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f lst (1) sft in Mar.

          Little Jon 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, blundered 6th, badly hampered and lost place 4 out, behind when fell next, at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) gd in Mar.

          Racing Pulse (IRE) 22-1 (11-9) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, never near leaders, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 20, 22 1/2l behind Ballyalton (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp lst (1) gs in Mar.

          Thomas Brown 8-1 (11-10) With leader, disputed lead 10th (water), lost place 4 out, outpaced next, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 20, 18 1/2l behind Ballyalton (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp lst (1) gs in Mar.

          Roc D'Apsis (FR) 16-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly closing stages, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 10 3/4l behind Theatre Guide (10-6) at Kempton 3m hcp (1) gs in Feb.

          No Secrets (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, dropped towards rear after 4 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened, 10th of 12, dist behind Nickname Exit (11-2) at Navan 2m 6f hcp hvy in Feb.

          Cernunnos (FR) 11-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway after 4 out, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Portway Flyer (10-4) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Mar.

          Mystifiable 4-1 (11-3) In touch, smooth headway 4 out, led next, drew clear on bit from 2 out, unextended, eased closing stages, won at Newbury 2m 6f hcp (4) gs in Mar beating Baku Bay (11-1) by 7l, 12 ran.

          Al Co (FR) 20-1 (11-6) Led and raced wide,headed 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 19, 27l behind Emerging Force (11-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp (3) gs in Feb.

          Band Of Blood (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway and in touch on outer 7th, lost place and reminders after 11th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 23, dist behind Un Temps Pour Tout (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (1) gs in Mar.

          Warden Hill (IRE) 2-5fav (11-4) Disputed lead until after 3rd, tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, hard ridden after last, all out, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f (3) gd in Apr beating Sir Mangan (11-4) by 11l, 4 ran.