21:05 Aintree

Friday 14 June 2019

All17:5518:2519:0019:3020:0520:3521:05
  • Rewards4Racing Novices' Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f  |   Good to Soft  |   4 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 21:05  |   Winning time: 5m 9.9s
1st
Horse silk
3
610-12
6/1
T: R A FaheyJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders, last 3rd, behind 7th, headway 3 out, switched right after 2 out, led flat, soon clear op 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
8
2
1/2f
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Took keen hold, held up, went 3rd from the 3rd, went 2nd approaching 3 out, led last, headed flat, soon beaten op 8/13
3rd
Horse silk
6
1
5/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Led until after 2nd, led and jumped right 3rd, headed before 5th, not fluent 7th, led after 4 out, headed last, no extra flat op 11/4 tchd 3/1
4th
Horse silk
28
4
33/1
T: P WinksJ: K Yeoman (7)
Chased leader, led after 2nd, headed and bumped next, led before 5th, headed after 4 out, weakened before 2 out op 22/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.90EX:£11.30Trifecta:£19.00SF:£10.47

Forecasts

Smith's Bay (1/2), Golden Taipan (5/2), Arakhan (6/1), Hediddodinthe (33/1)

Verdict

Given his bumper form and coming from a stable that will be no stranger to getting one ready after a long absence (yard 1-7 with jumps runners off 500 plus days) Arakhan should not be underestimated despite having two useful but penalised sorts to cope with. Quite difficult to split the big two but the vote narrowly goes to SMITH’S BAY who ran out an 8L winner last time having already won a bumper on soft ground. Golden Taipan has shown a lot more switched to hurdles and is rated 6lb superior to his main rival but he has to prove himself over this trip and on the ground. Hediddointhe finished a modest third last time and a repeat of the form won’t be good enough even in receipt of weight.
  1. Smith's Bay
  2. Golden Taipan
  3. Arakhan

Previous Winners

2018
High Jinx
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 10
1/2

Prize Money

1st: £5,198.002nd: £1,526.003rd: £763.004th: £382.00

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