18:40 Aintree

Friday 17 May 2019

All17:3518:1018:4019:1019:4520:2020:50
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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 4f  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:40  |   Winning time: 4m 52.2s
1st
Horse silk
3
6/1
T: P AtkinsonJ: Henry Brooke
Chased leaders, went 2nd from 3 out, led last, stayed on, driven out tchd 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
1
7
16/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner
Led, ridden and headed last, held flat, kept on tchd 14/1
3rd
Horse silk
3
6
5/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in mid-division, headway before 6th, went 3rd after 3 out, hanging left 2 out, edged right after last, soon edged left, stayed on same pace op 9/4
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
2
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Chased leader, not fluent 1st, lost 2nd 3 out, beaten after, one pace op 7/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
8
2/1f
T: D W P ArbuthnotJ: Bryony Frost
Held up towards rear, not always fluent, pushed along after 4 out, went 4th before last, never on terms op 5/2
6th
Horse silk
20
4
10/1
T: J CandlishJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (3)
Held up in rear, not fluent 4th or 5th, in touch when mistake 3 out, soon weakened

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
611-12
6/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, not fluent 7th, in touch when bad error, virtually fell and unseated rider 3 out op 13/2 tchd 11/2

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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
Wicked Willy22
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 8
T: N A Twiston-Davies  J: J Nailor
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.80Pl:£2.90, £6.40EX:£96.50Trifecta:£339.50Tricast:£300.07SF:£81.99Swingers:£7.60, £4.30, £7.60

Forecasts

Neverbeen To Paris (2/1), Solo Saxophone (5/2), Irish Roe (6/1), Fidux (6/1), Haul Away (10/1), Big Time Dancer (10/1), Wicked Willy (10/1), Trans Express (16/1)

Verdict

The form of NEVERBEEN TO PARIS has really taken off since he was switched to handicaps and it may well take more than a 7lb penalty to halt his rise up the handicap and stop his hat-trick bid. Solo Saxophone arrives in good form but he’s still one to have reservations about on his past performances and Fidux coming here off a solid third at Cheltenham looks a bigger danger especially as his attitude is far better than the Skelton charge. A break was probably what Haul Away needed and he’s still unexposed in this sphere while Irish Roe will appreciate this grade off a reduced mark having finished a good fourth in the Scottish Champion Hurdle last time.
  1. Neverbeen To Paris
  2. Fidux
  3. Irish Roe

Previous Winners

2018
Cool Sky
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 9
33/1

Prize Money

1st: £12,512.002nd: £3,696.003rd: £1,848.004th: £924.005th: £462.006th: £232.00

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