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12:30 Aintree

Weatherbys Bank Maiden Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 18.50s
  • Off Time: 12:30:45
  • 18 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
15/2

    1
    Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap
    • Form 399-3
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 114
    • Trainer P F Nicholls
    • Jockey S Thomas

    held up mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden 2 out, one pace

    2
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
    100/1
    • Form 4-9
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer D McCain Jnr
    • Jockey Stephen Craine

    held up in touch, ridden approaching 2 out, hung left and weakening when fell last

    3
    Silk - Yellow, Yellow and Purple check sleeves
    40/1
    • Form 331-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer L Lungo
    • Jockey K Leason

    not jumped well, pulled hard, held up in rear, headway 5th on outer, weakened after 4 out

    4
    Silk - Maroon and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, White cap

    Bremen

    29 BF
    15/2
    • Form 22
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer P J Hobbs
    • Jockey T J O'Brien

    held up mid-division, headway 3 out, chased winner from last, no impression

    5
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
    • Form 21074/
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer P J Hobbs
    • Jockey R Johnson

    held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, ridden next, one pace

    6
    Silk - White, large Orange spots, Orange cap
    100/1
    • Form 6-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer R T Phillips
    • Jockey Sean Quinlan

    held up, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out

    7
    Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
    9/4
    • Form 1-2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer J Howard Johnson
    • Jockey D F O'Regan

    tracked leader, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last

    8
    Silk - Royal Blue, White spots and sleeves, Scarlet cap

    Little Bob

    200 b BF
    14/1
    • Form 64233-2
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 101
    • Trainer J D Bethell
    • Jockey G Lee

    held up towards rear, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

    9
    Silk - WHITE, red hoop, striped sleeves, white cap
    100/1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer M Hourigan
    • Jockey S J Gray

    held up, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened

    10
    Silk - Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap
    100/1
    • Form 2530P-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer L Lungo
    • Jockey G Berridge

    always towards rear, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next

    11
    Silk - Dark blue, pink epaulets
    50/1
    • Form 6/8
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer M Todhunter
    • Jockey B P Harding

    held up towards rear, outpaced approaching 3 out

    12
    Silk - Red, Yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer Miss V Williams
    • Jockey A Dobbin

    tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened from next

    13
    Silk - Black and White (quartered), Scarlet sleeves and cap
    8/1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer M L W Bell
    • Jockey A P McCoy

    chased leaders, weakened approaching 3 out

    15
    Silk - REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars
    • Form 6/4
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer P Bowen
    • Jockey P Merrigan

    made all, ridden 2 out, edged left when clear flat

    17
    Silk - Maroon, Mauve hooped sleeves, striped cap

    Riodan (IRE)

    573 D
    33/1
    • Form 292/1-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-1
    • Trainer J J Quinn
    • Jockey D C Costello

    in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened from 3 out

    18
    Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, checked cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-7
    • Trainer A King
    • Jockey R Thornton

    in touch, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace from last

    19
    Silk - Black, Orange star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
    • Form 08
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-7
    • Trainer M W Easterby
    • Jockey Mr T Greenall

    always towards rear

    20
    Silk - Maroon, Royal Blue seams and sleeves, White cap
    50/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-7
    • Trainer A King
    • Jockey J E Moore

    chased leaders, ridden to chase winner 2 out, weakening when mistake last

    16
    NR
    • Form 5
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer M F Harris
    • Jockey J P Byrne

    Nonrunner

    14
    NR
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Trainer D Nicholls
    • Jockey B S Hughes

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    A competitive maiden that can go the way of Another Bottle with Cooldine Boy and Laborec both worth noting. The selection comes from a top in form yard and was rated 98 on the flat for Roger Charlton. He has been up against some smart types in his hurdle races to date and although clearly no world beater he should have the class to break his maiden tag this time around. Cooldine Boy is a winning pointer and did finish fourth in a bumper behind Silverburn last year. His stable are in great form of late so he is one to note. As is Laborec who won his only bumper race and was not disgraced on hi hurdles bow when second to Crocodiles Rock over course and distance last time out. With that experience on his side he can be a danger to the selection.

    Formwatch

    Another Bottle (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) In touch, chased leaders 4th, left close 3rd 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Deep Purple (11-8) at Kempton 2m lst nov hdl (1) gd in Oct.

    Ballabrook (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened approaching 2 out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Spectait (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.

    Border Fox 10-3 (10-8) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f nhf (6) gs in Feb beating New Lodge (10-8) by 5l, 10 ran.

    Bremen 1-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, led approaching 6th, not fluent 3 out, driven along and headed 2 out, held when not much room towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Magic Rush (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (3) gf in Oct.

    Cooldine Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear and pulled early, headway after 5f, every chance 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 8l behind Silverburn (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar '06.

    Crossguard (USA) 66-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, lost place over 5f out, 12th of 18, 26l behind Silly Wupple (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f nhf (4) gd in Oct.

    Laborec (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders and keen, chased winner approaching 2 out, mistake last, eased when beaten last 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Crocodiles Rock (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.

    Little Bob 2-1fav (11-2) In touch, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden to chase winner approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Pearson Glen (11-2) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in May.

    Macswiggan (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 14th of 19, well behind Gem Daly (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.

    Mr Guppy (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leader until weakened quickly 6th, pulled up before next pulled up in race won by Ramsden Boy (10-9) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Mar, 8 ran.

    My Arch 16-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 14, 19l behind Along The Nile (10-7) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) gf.

    Plein Pouvoir (FR) (9-11) won at Dieppe 2m 1f stk sft in Jul beating Le Derby (9-12) by 10l, 14 ran (Flat).

    Rawdon (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, driven to challenge and every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 1/2l behind Sforzando (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf (Flat).

    Sir Monty (USA) 10-1 (11-0) Led, hit 6th, hit 3 out, headed, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, 19l behind Sir Harry Ormesher (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hdl (2) gd.

    Riodan (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 6f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 50 yards, all out, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in May '06 beating Action Strasse (10-9) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

    Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Keen in touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Teslin (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) frm in Sept (Flat).

    Pertemps Networks 50-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 3rd, ridden and mid-division when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 30l behind Smugglers Bay (11-0) at Aintree 2m 3yo nov hdl (2) gd in Oct.

    Prideus (IRE) (8-11) Rear early, ridden and stayed on final 2f, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Kavaloti (8-11) at Longchamp 1m 5f 3yo stk gd in Jun (Flat).

    Snake Charmer 9-1 (11-0) Jumped big early, chased leaders, jumped slowly 6th, soon beaten, 5th of 8, 28l behind Sir Harry Ormesher (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hdl (2) gd.

    Red Lancer 16-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 12, 10l behind Flying Clarets (9-2) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct (Flat).