Aintree

  • 16:15 matalan.co.uk Red Rum Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:37
16:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20/1
2nd Tanks For That (IRE) 20/1
3rd Kie (IRE) 25/1
4th Kings Grey (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 105-452 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kid Cassidy (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 150 13/27.50
2 6-16663 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-11 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 149 20/121.00
3 32P-P4P Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-9 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 20/121.00
4 1B2-381 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Toubab (FR) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 145 12/113.00
5 1721-47 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 110
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-5 b1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 143 8/19.00
6 32-365B White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 142 25/126.00
7 1/D-1431 Red, pink hoop and armlets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 6/17.00
8 247060 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves West With The Wind 124
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 140 40/141.00
9 50-611P Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 140 20/121.00
10 1-21133 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 A J Martin P Townend 139 8/19.00
11 F045-29 Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Anquetta (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 N J Henderson D Bass 136 11/112.00
12 223-213 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Kings Grey (IRE) 96
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 K G Reveley J Reveley 135 20/121.00
13 332225 Red, pink epaulets, pink cap, red stars Echo Bob (IRE) 116
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 H de Bromhead B J Cooper 135 14/115.00
14 3P-1231 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Silver Roque (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 pt F O'Brien Timmy Murphy 133 8/19.00
15 412-348 Purple, pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Donnas Palm (IRE) 130
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 b Tim Vaughan R Johnson 133 25/126.00
17 222313 DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 14/115.00
18 20-1222 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Kie (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-3 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 127 25/126.00
Non runners
16242214Nozic (FR)1210-4Miss Z C DavisonT Messenger128

Verdict

There have been a few shocks in this down the years but Edgardo Sol was a popular winner last year and his trainer, Paul Nicholls, has a couple of fancied entries this time around. Ruby Walsh has chosen Sandown scorer Rebel Rebellion ahead of Doncaster winner Toubab and he goes on the short-lists along with Kid Cassidy, runner-up in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. Oiseau De Nuit finished third at The Festival while Anquetta was ninth. Viva Colonia, Tanks For That and Stagecoach Pearl all failed to finish. ASTRACAD goes well fresh and was second in this 12 months ago off a 2lb higher mark. The good ground is very much in his favour and first-time blinkers may just encourage him to put his best foot forward and go one better this year, though it would be no surprise to see Pires, Kings Grey and Echo Bob in the firing-line as well and novices Ciceron and Kie don't look badly treated.