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19:45 Aintree

Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 149y
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,000 added
  • Winner: £5,848
  • 2nd: £1,717
  • 3rd: £859
  • 4th: £429
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 57.60s
  • Off Time: 19:46:46
  • 10 Ran
1
  • Form: VPF311-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: R Woollacott
  • Jockey: D A Jacob

led, headed before 8th, stayed close 2nd, every chance 2 out, no impression last, stayed on same pace flat

2
11/4
  • Form: 04P5P1-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: B Arthey
  • Jockey: R Johnson

held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden after 4 out, no impression, well beaten 3 out

3
8/1
  • Form: 6/2171F-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 132
  • Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

held up in rear, some headway and 4th 3 out, well beaten next, lost 4th towards finish

4
8/1
  • Form: 853652-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 132
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Jockey: S Bowen

mid-division, headway 2nd, jumped slowly and lost place next, jumped slowly and ridden 8th, behind after 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th towards finish, no chance

6
  • Form: 9/73PP3-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: N D Fehily

tracked leader, led before 8th, clear when mistake last, ridden out

7
16/1
  • Form: P/1UPPF-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: Richard Hobson
  • Jockey: Mr H Hunt

tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 9th, weakening when blundered 3 out, pulled up after 2 out

8
6/1
  • Form: 8/28554-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 126
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

tracked leaders, not fluent and pushed along 7th, weakened after 4 out

9
33/1
  • Form: 4832PP-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

mid-division, lost place from 8th, behind 4 out, soon puled up

10
8/1
  • Form: 323481-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 122
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

mid-division, headway 7th, 3rd and outpaced before 3 out, soon well held

11
40/1
  • Form: 12/8501-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: G Hanmer
  • Jockey: Conor Shoemark

held up, mistake 9th, modest headway after 4 out, weakened before next

5
NR
  • Form: 37/3424-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 131
  • Trainer: N G Richards
  • Jockey: Craig Nichol

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Beer Goggles has hit form with a vengeance but will need more if he’s to complete his hat-trick. Rolling Maul was only headed close home at Cheltenham last month and would have every chance on that form. Iora Glas arrives off the back of a win at Cheltenham while Cooking Fat was still close up when falling in a better race last time at Haydock. JENNYS MELODY was a 50/1 chance when landing a mares’ handicap at Ayr last month for the second year running but there was no fluke about the result and the booking of Richard Johnson here helps offset a 9lb rise.

Formwatch

Beer Goggles (IRE) 11-2fav (11-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 6 out, led 2 out, kept on strongly from last, won at Ayr 3m hcp (3) gs in Apr beating Silent Steps (10-10) by 8l, 15 ran.

Jennys Melody (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led after last, kept on strongly, won at Ayr 3m hcp (2) gs in Apr beating Happy Diva (11-3) by 5l, 13 ran.

Cooking Fat 10-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out to chase leaders, in 3rd when fell 3 out, at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Rolling Maul (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, closed before 6th, challenged 2 out, led after home bend, hung left flat, stayed on, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Two Swallows (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Knight Of Noir (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, chased leaders, went 3rd before the last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Rocky's Treasure (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Definite Outcome (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Led, mistake 1st, headed 4 out, held in 3rd when fell last, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Monbeg Gold (IRE) 7-1cfav (11-6) Mid-division, pushed along 9th, outpaced 5 out, ridden and some headway before 4 out, weakened next, 4th of 14, 22 1/4l behind Willoughby Hedge (11-10) at Haydock 3m hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Max Do Brazil (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, weakened before 2 out, pulled up approaching last, at Sandown 2m hcp (1) sft in Mar.

Iora Glas (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up, headway 9th, close 3rd 2 out, led before last, in command flat, ridden out, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Max Forte (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

The Road Ahead 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear and keen, headway before 4 out, led before 2 out, held on close home, won at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Policy Breach (11-10) by nk, 8 ran.

Isaacstown Lad (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, 20 1/2l behind Big River (10-9) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp (2) hvy in Mar.