14:20 Aintree

Friday 9 April 2021

All13:4514:2014:5015:2516:0516:4017:15
  • Betway Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
  • Class 1  |   2m 103y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:22  |   Winning time: 4m 3.47s
1st
3
9/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, challenged going well 2 from 2 out, led before last, ridden out op 12/1 tchd 17/2
2nd
1 ¼
5
12/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Brendan Powell
Held up in mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd from last, kept on, held towards finish
3rd
1 ¼
6
611-4
5/2j
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, went 2nd after 4 out, led 2 out, headed and not fluent last, 3rd and held flat, edged left and kept on op 2/1
4th
12
8
5/2j
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division on inside, headway 5th, close 4th when mistake last, no extra flat op 11/4
5th
5 ½
7
11/1
T: A M HalesJ: Harry Bannister
Led until 2 out, no extra in 5th before last
6th
15
9
40/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in last and behind, not fluent 1st, closed after 4 out, no impression and well beaten 3 out
7th
nk
1
611-4
8/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Chased leader, not fluent 5th, lost 2nd after 4 out, weakened before 2 out tchd 17/2

Also Ran

PU
2
14/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 12/1 tchd 11/1
PU
4
611-4
100/1
T: L WadhamJ: Bryony Frost
Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, last and well behind 5th, mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
UR
10
410-12
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake and unseated rider next op 8/1 tchd 15/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.60Pl:£2.30, £2.90, £1.40EX:£110.50Trifecta:£555.60Tricast:£350.57SF:£106.83Swingers:£11.30, £6.00, £6.40

Forecasts

Dusart (5/2), Third Time Lucki (5/2), Ajero (8/1), Belfast Banter (9/1), Houx Gris (9/1), For Pleasure (11/1), Do Your Job (12/1), Any News (14/1), Timberman (40/1), Bombyx (100/1)

Verdict

Some top novices on show here, with preference for Dan Skelton's THIRD TIME LUCKI, who paid the price for making his move earlier than ideal in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham 3 weeks ago and looks to have been found a good opportunity for a first top-level success. The main danger could be Dusart, who is open to any amount of improvement after his debut victory, with Any News also respected.

  1. THIRD TIME LUCKI (IRE)
  2. DUSART (IRE)
  3. ANY NEWS (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £42,202.002nd: £15,900.003rd: £7,958.004th: £3,975.005th: £1,995.006th: £998.007th: £495.008th: £255.00
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