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14:15 Aintree

E-Lites Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £33,762
  • 2nd: £12,720
  • 3rd: £6,366
  • 4th: £3,180
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 59.20s
  • Off Time: 14:16:00
  • 11 Ran
1st
3rd
1
  • Form: 121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 142
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: A Tinkler

tracked leaders, took keen hold, pushed along to press for close 2nd 3 out, one pace from next, 4th and fading when jumped right and mistake last, lost 4th flat

2
10/1
  • Form: 324-115
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 140
  • Trainer: J P Ferguson
  • Jockey: R Johnson

held up in rear, headway and in touch when blundered badly and unseated rider 3 out

3
8/1
  • Form: 4-311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 141
  • Trainer: J M Jefferson
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

held up in 5th, not fluent 1st, closed 4th, went 2nd going well from 3 out, led before last, ridden clear flat, stayed on strongly

4
66/1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: Joshua Moore

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, last after 6th, soon tailed off

5
25/1
  • Form: 311
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 132
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver

led, mistakes, headed after 6th, 5th and fading when fell 2 out

6
  • Form: 25/1111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 152
  • Trainer: N G Richards
  • Jockey: B P Harding

mid-division, 6th and outpaced before 3 out, never able to get on terms, went 4th flat

7
  • Form: 1-11259
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 140
  • Trainer: H Fry
  • Jockey: N D Fehily

chased leaders, not fluent 4th, gradually lost place, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off

8
50/1
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: R P McLernon

held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, well behind before 3 out, tailed off

9

Qewy (IRE)

31 D
5/1
  • Form: 315
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 142
  • Trainer: J P Ferguson
  • Jockey: A P McCoy

held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden before next, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace

10
100/1
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: D Flood
  • Jockey: Stephen Craine

held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 6th, well behind before 3 out, tailed off

11
  • Form: 2/22132
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 141
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

tracked leader, challenged 6th, soon led, not fluent 2 out, driven and headed before last, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Qewy represents Supreme Novices' form in this and beat Cardinal Walter six lengths at Newbury in February, though the Henderson novice is now 6lb better off so there shouldn't be much between the pair today. John Ferguson also runs Commissioned, who was fourth in a Grade 1 contest at this meeting last year, though he may have had his limitations exposed last time at Cheltenham. Jolly's Cracked It is another who looks short of the quality required at this level but Vago Collonges has twice been placed in Grade 2 races and should make the frame again. GLINGERBURN is four from four over hurdles and can extend his unbeaten record. He took the step up in grade in his stride at Kelso last time, travelling strongly throughout, and the drying ground won't be a problem.

Formwatch

Cardinal Walter (IRE) 1-2fav (11-10) Held up, took keen hold, closed 2nd, led after next, not fluent 5th, clear when jumped right last 2, very easily, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb beating Tinos Tank (10-10) by 15l, 8 ran.

Commissioned (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up in 4th, lost place before 3rd, closed before 4 out, pushed along in 3rd from 3 out until 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 6, 25l behind Vyta Du Roc (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Nov.

Cyrus Darius 2-7fav (11-6) Tracked leader from 2nd, led on bit between last 2, soon well clear, not fluent last, unextended, very easily, won at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Captain Hox (11-6) by 23l, 10 ran.

Dabadiyan (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, tracking leaders and travelling well next, weakening when mistake next, tailed off, last of 11, well behind One For The Guv'nr (11-7) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Endless Credit (IRE) 1-4fav (11-4) Made all, soon clear, blundered last, unchallenged, won at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Lockedoutaheaven (10-7) by 23l, 10 ran.

Glingerburn (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway on bit from 3 out, led before last, shaken up run-in, kept on strongly, won at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Feb beating Bristol De Mai (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Jolly's Cracked It (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, lost place and ridden between last 2, weakened approaching last, 9th of 21, 31l behind Killultagh Vic (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f cond hcap hdle (2) sft in Mar.

Montdragon (FR) 12-1 (10-5) 2nd of 12, nk behind Castor Celeste (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl sft in Jun.

Qewy (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) In rear, outpaced 3 out, stayed on under pressure into mid-division after next, soon ridden, kept on, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 19l behind Douvan (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Mar.

Trader Jack 50-1 (11-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led 3rd until 3 out, chased winner until next, chased leaders, weakened between last 2, 6th of 11, 17l behind One For The Guv'nr (11-7) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Vago Collonges (FR) 11-8 (11-6) Tracked leader, challenged 3 out, led before joined 2 out, ridden between last two, headed and hit last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Days Of Heaven (11-6) at Kempton 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.