Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 14:30 Betfred Bowl Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £84,405 2nd £31,800 3rd £15,915 4th £7,950
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 25.40s
  • Off time: 14:30:51
14:30 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Lieutenant (IRE) 7/2
2nd Menorah (IRE) 14/1
3rd Silviniaco Conti (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-05115 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 J M Jefferson D F O'Regan 163 11/112.00
2 3-42322 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap First Lieutenant (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-7 p M F Morris B J Cooper 168 7/24.50
3 14-313P Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 161 14/115.00
4 13-3361 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 77
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 C A Murphy P Townend 161 7/18.00
5 41-111F Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Silviniaco Conti (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 175 Evs2.00
6 42-3P24 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 20
Nag me
8 11-7 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 164 9/110.00
7 7P-21P7 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 t Mrs H Parrott Jack Doyle 147 40/141.00
8 862065 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves and spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 25
Nag me
8 11-7 p O McKiernan M Darcy 138 66/167.00

Verdict

Silviniaco Conti was just starting to send out a few distress signals when falling three out in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham. The Giant Bolster went on to finish fourth and Cape Tribulation fifth but Wayward Prince had already been pulled up at that point and it's difficult to make a case for Hilary Parrott's nine-year-old here. Silviniaco Conti had beaten The Giant Bolster and Menorah in the Denman Chase at Newbury earlier and won the big novice chase at this meeting last year so has to go close with a clear round while Colm Murphy will be hoping for a big run from the talented Quito De La Roque, who had a confidence-boosting win at Thurles in January though was well beaten behind Wayward Prince here in December. FIRST LIEUTENANT deserves a big-race success this term after cracking runs behind Tidal Bay in the Lexus at Leopardstown and Cue Card in the Ryanair at Cheltenham - it could be his turn today. Oliver McKiernan trained the 50/1 winner of this last year and Whodoyouthink will start at similar odds, though appears outclassed.