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18:25 Aintree

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  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £8,169
  • 2nd: £3,764
  • 3rd: £1,881
  • 4th: £942
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 53.10s
  • Off Time: 18:25:43
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - BLACK, Orange Star
  • Form 112125-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 141

chased leader, not fluent 2 out, nudged along and lost 2nd before last, faded flat

2
Silk - Red, white star, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap
6/5
  • Form 2P1151-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 140

held up in rear, switched left and closed before 2 out, soon pushed along, switched right before last, hard ridden and stayed on well flat, led close home

3
Silk - Light blue, black star, black sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, black star
9/1
  • Form 1/6582-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 138

held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, challenged last, soon led, driven flat, headed close home

4
Silk - Red and White check, White cap
22/1
  • Form 12/4PP8-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 137

chased leaders, not fluent 4th, lost place 3 out, weakened before next

5
Silk - White, large red spots, black sleeves, white spots, striped cap
  • Form P2/1021-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 134

held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, not much room on landing briefly last, held but kept on flat

7
Silk - Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap
50/1
  • Form 1F1402/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 133

held up in mid-division on outside, headway when not fluent 2 out, held before last, kept on flat

8
Silk - Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star
  • Form P38911-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 131

led into start, jumped right, led and wide early, ridden and joined last, soon headed, stayed on, lost 2nd towards finish

10
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap
40/1
  • Form 415F30-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 130

chased leaders on inside, lost place 7th, well beaten when mistake 2 out

11
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap

No Comment

30 t
18/1
  • Form F/52F09-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 130

mid-division, pushed along 3 out, not fluent last, kept on flat, never dangerous

12
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow cross belts, check cap
14/1
  • Form 4/80243-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 127

held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, struggling 2 out

13
Silk - Royal Blue, White triple diamond, striped sleeves
100/1
  • Form 0111P7/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, ridden and no extra approaching last

15
Silk - Dark blue, pink seams, dark blue sleeves, pink spots and cap
16/1
  • Form 47222-4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 119

held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, not fluent 2 out, held flat, kept on, no extra towards finish

6
NR

Flowery (IRE)

88 h D
16/1
  • Form 1221/27-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 134

NonRunner

9
NR
  • Form 4P104F-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 131

NonRunner

14
NR
33/1
  • Form 445445/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 126

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Irish Roe won this when it was last run in 2019 and is 7lb lower having failed to get her head in front since. Ask Paddington beat Shetland Bus at Hexham last month but Proschema is more interesting having taken a step up to 2m4f at Cheltenham in his stride. Sebastopol was only headed close home at Uttoxeter at the start of the month and any rain would bring Big Bad Bear into calculations. Courtandbould boasted very solid novice form in the autumn but hasn’t run since November. Back on good ground, GIOVANNI CHANGE has resumed his upward curve with back-to-back wins at Market Rasen. A further 10lb will test him but he looks one to follow as long as the rains stay away.

Formwatch

Courtandbould (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Not always fluent and jumped left at times, chased clear leader (winner) from 1st, lost 2nd 4th, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 6, 33 3/4l behind For Pleasure (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Nov.

Proschema (IRE) 7-2jfav (11-1) Towards rear, headway after 2 out, shaken up to make challenge at the last, soon led and kept on well, easy, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr beating Winds Of Fire (10-3) by 6 1/2l, 12 ran.

Sebastopol (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Held up in last, headway going well when not fluent 3 out, pushed along to chase leader 2 out, ridden approaching last and led last, kept on run-in, headed dying strides, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Havana Hermano (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in May.

Pileon (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden after 2 out, no extra and weakened after the last, 8th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Proschema (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Ask Paddington (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Restrained in midfield, towards rear 4th, ridden and in touch 2 out, headway between horses to lead narrowly last, stayed on strongly flat, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Shetland Bus (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Black Mischief 6-4 (11-0) Pressed sole rival, led briefly after 4th, outpaced 5 out, kept on but no chance with easy winner before next, last of 2, 13l behind Solomon Grey (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m (3) gd in May.

Giovanni Change (FR) 9-4jfav (11-0) Led into start, made all, unchallenged, won at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Really Super (11-9) by 13l, 8 ran.

Goobinator (USA) 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden along before 3 out where mistake, weakened, 10th of 22, dist behind Rowland Ward (10-1) at Aintree 2m hcp (2) gs in Apr.

No Comment 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, niggled along after 2 out, weakened approaching the last, tailed off, 9th of 12, 24 1/2l behind Ask Dillon (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Irish Roe (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, steady headway 3 out, ran on under pressure before last, one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 12 3/4l behind Bannixtown Glory (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp lst (1) gd in Apr.

Present Ranger (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on outside, effort 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Valdez (12-0) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Shetland Bus (GER) 15-8fav (12-0) Chased leaders out wide, pushed along when left in 4th place 2 out, headway out wide before the last, stayed on same pace run-in, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Instant Replay (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in May.

Flowery (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Midfield, headway 7th, bumped 11th, pressed leader 12th, ridden before 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, 7th of 12, dist behind Two For Gold (11-6) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Feb.

Big Bad Bear (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) Towards rear when fell 1st, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Constantine Bay 25-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, last 8th, headway before last, stayed on flat, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 10 3/4l behind Skandiburg (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp (2) sft in Jan.