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Aintree

  • 17:00 John Smith's Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders) £40,000 added 4yo+ 21 ran
  • Winner £25,048 2nd £7,400 3rd £3,700 4th £1,852
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 50.50s
  • Off time: 17:00:49

Far Away So Close gets up

Nolan charge game in victory

Last Updated: 09/04/11 5:40pm

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Far Away So Close (far side) gets up to win

Far Away So Close (far side) gets up to win

Far Away So Close (14-1) won the John Smith's Handicap Hurdle for Paul Nolan at Aintree.

The six-year-old was given an excellent ride from the front by Michael Doran and was game in his response when headed by Jack Cool (7-1) on the run-in.

The game Gigginstown Stud-horse got back up to win by a neck with Via Galilei a further 14 lengths back in third.

Total Excitement was fourth at 40-1.

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