Aintree

  • 16:40 Zut Media Red Rum Handicap Chase 1m 7f 176y

  • Winner £50,517 2nd £18,999 3rd £9,495 4th £4,743
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.30s
  • Off time: 16:40:44
16:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bentelimar (IRE) 10/1
2nd Theinval (FR) 5/1
3rd Gino Trail (IRE) 10/1
4th Doitforthevillage (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 311212 White, Black spots, Black sleeves, White spots Gino Trail (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
11 11-12 p Kerry Lee J E Moore 153 1001
2 1F3425 Black and Pink (quartered), Grey sleeves Overtown Express (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
10 11-6 H Fry N D Fehily 147 1001
3 6-21232 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap Tommy Silver (FR) 38
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 144 1001
4 F07-130 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Platinum (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
10 11-3 t C L Tizzard R M Power 144 1001
5 06-1117 Royal Blue, White star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Wisty (IRE) 186
Distance Winner
9 11-0 M Todhunter Henry Brooke 141 1001
6 7-4F364 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Theinval (FR) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-0 p N J Henderson J McGrath 141 1001
7 PU11P5 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Robinshill (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
7 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies Thomas Bellamy 140 1001
8 2/152-35 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap King's Socks (FR) 28
Distance Winner
6 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 140 1001
9 P63-233 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Bun Doran (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 139 1001
10 961426 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Doitforthevillage (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
9 10-12 t P Henderson T J O'Brien 139 1001
11 514539 Pink, grey and pink halved sleeves, grey cap Theflyingportrait (IRE) 166
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-12 t Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 139 1001
12 123145 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Vosne Romanee 38
Distance Winner
7 10-11 pt Dr R D P Newland B S Hughes 138 1001
13 1-F1825 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Baby King (IRE) 47
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-10 t T R George Adrian Heskin 137 1001
14 2-2216F Red, royal blue triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamonds Noche De Reyes (FR) 172
Distance Winner
9 10-10 T R George C Gethings 137 1001
15 603227 Maroon, pink sleeves, dark blue cap Bentelimar (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
9 10-8 p1 C E Longsdon J J Burke 135 1001
16 7F36-3P Mauve, yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap, mauve diamond Savello (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
12 10-2 pt D Skelton Bridget Andrews (3) 129 1001

Verdict

Less than a length separated Gino Trail and THEINVAL when they were second and fourth behind Le Prezien in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. The latter is fractionally better off at weight and, having been hampered at a crucial stage, can reverse running and grab a much-deserved first victory since the end of 2016. King's Socks travelled strongly for a long way in a Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham but failed to quicken in the closing stages. He races off the same mark but dropping back in trip might not be the answer, though this is always run at a good pace. That is certain suit the enigmatic Overtown Express, who is reunited with regular pilot Noel Fehily. Bun Doran enjoys a big turnaround in the weights to when the pair clashed at Cheltenham in December and that form also brings Bentelimar into the equation. Tommy Silver is a useful novice from a powerful yard so can’t be ignored.