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17:35 Aintree

Racehorse Owners Association Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 56.20s
  • Off Time: 17:35:37
  • 10 Ran
1

Undisputed (IRE)

159 h BF
15/2
  • Form: 922/23-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 111
  • Trainer: Noel Williams
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching last

2

Popping Along

31 pt DCD
9/1
  • Form: 167485-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Jockey: Matt Griffiths

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, some headway when not fluent 2 out, no impression

3
  • Form: 223526-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: G Boanas
  • Jockey: Mr J Dawson

tracked leaders, closed before 6th, led 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra final 100 yards

4
7/1
  • Form: 2/2222P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Jockey: S Bowen

led until after 1st, led after next, not fluent 4th, headed 3 out, lost place next

5
20/1
  • Form: 584732-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: Mrs N S Evans
  • Jockey: Robert Williams

took keen hold, led after 1st, headed after next, ridden 3 out, 5th and beaten when blundered last

6
  • Form: 22121-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: K Bishop
  • Jockey: Conor Smith

held up towards rear, steady headway when not fluent 4 out, led 2 out, clear before last, stayed on, comfortably

7
  • Form: F1P423-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: Sheila Lewis
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

mid-division, pushed along 3 out, headway approaching last, went 3rd flat, stayed on

8
9/2
  • Form: 944-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: H D Daly
  • Jockey: R Johnson

mid-division, headway 6th, challenged 3 out, every chance next, no impression on winner before last, stayed on

9

Theatre Act

44 p D
10/1
  • Form: 155135-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: C Grant
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

prominent, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 6th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out

10
  • Form: U2431U-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: Blair Campbell

held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, not much room after 3 out, stayed on one pace before last, never threatened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Princess Roania has had a run on the Flat since last seen over hurdles and her yard won this three years ago. Popping Along won last year’s renewal off a higher mark so goes on the short-list after a pipe-opener at Ludlow. Lets Go Dutchess was only beaten a couple of lengths at Newton Abbot, though the winner let the form down at Worcester earlier this week. Black Tulip won easily at Stratford on her handicap debut but has a bit to find with SUE BE IT on earlier running at Newton Abbot and Nikki Evans’ maiden could be the value in this.

Formwatch

Undisputed (IRE) 7-2jfav (10-7) Held up towards rear, mistake 4th, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, headway on outside approaching 2 out, went modest 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 6 1/2l behind Sandymount (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Dec.

Popping Along 5-1 (11-13) In rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, weakened after last, 5th of 7, 10 1/4l behind Jester Jet (11-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Vic's Last Stand (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, disputed lead after 6th, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Miss Maiden Over (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Princess Roania (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 5 1/4l behind On Fire (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in May.

Sue Be It (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Occasionaly jumped left, chased leader, led before 6th, ridden and headed before 2 out, no chance with very easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Little Miss Poet (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gd in Apr.

Lets Go Dutchess 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3 out, went 2nd before next, 2 lengths down last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Muffins For Tea (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.

Strangsmill (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led until 3 out, lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Copper Kay (11-10) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) gd in Apr.

Black Tulip 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, jumped left 1st, not clear run on last bend, soon went 2nd, led and left clear last, ridden out, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May beating Mr Mafia (11-6) by 9l, 8 ran.

Theatre Act 4-1 (11-12) Led, blundered 3 out, soon headed, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 23 3/4l behind Lord Ballim (12-3) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Apr.

Catchthemoonlight 13-2 (10-12) Held up behind, headway when blundered badly and unseated rider 4 out, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.