Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 15:25 Betfred TV Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good (National Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.05s
  • Off time: 15:25:18
15:25 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 12/1
2nd Vino Griego (FR) 25/1
3rd Gullinbursti (IRE) 10/1
4th Kian's Delight 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14-3183 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Unioniste (FR) 70
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 153 6/17.00
2 191P-26 White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
11 11-7 t M Bradstock Nico de Boinville (3) 148 33/134.00
3 33-1154 Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 148 8/19.00
4 UF1PP0 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 v G L Moore J E Moore 146 25/126.00
5 50231P Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 23
Nag me
12 11-3 t W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 144 50/151.00
6 6331-50 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 p C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 142 33/134.00
7 F-153P3 Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-1 v1 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 142 10/111.00
8 114739 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 25
Nag me
9 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 141 16/117.00
9 21-2121 Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Victor Hewgo 35
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 139 5/16.00
10 U2P-P3P Dark Blue, Red disc and sleeves, quartered cap Our Mick 70
Nag me
8 10-10 D McCain Jnr W Hutchinson 137 14/115.00
11 5-246F9 White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Wetak (FR) 23
Nag me
7 10-10 t D Pipe T Scudamore 137 9/110.00
12 121114 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Minella For Value (IRE) 169
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 J Butler D N Russell 136 14/115.00
13 7-60264 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-7 bt P J Hobbs R Johnson 134 12/113.00
14 5101P2 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Wiesentraum (GER) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 b1 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 130 18/119.00
16 5F024P Yellow, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap Sir Du Bearn (FR) 63
Nag me
8 10-2 P Bowen Donal Devereux 129 33/134.00
17 090-84P Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-2 v Tim Vaughan D C Costello 129 10/111.00
18 131637 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Kian's Delight 168
Nag me
6 10-1 P Bowen B Hughes 128 14/115.00
Non runners
15620650Your Busy (IRE)1110-3J NashD J Casey130

Verdict

This trip has proved beyond John's Spirit in the past while Carruthers tends to sulk if he isn't allowed his own way out in front. Your Busy was engaged in yesterday's Topham Chase while Golden Chieftain was soon struggling at Cheltenham last time. Unioniste is undoubtedly the class act but has the weight to match and couldn't land a gamble off today's mark in the Skybet Chase in January, though is unbeaten in two previous starts here. Gullinbursti was pulled up in the Skybet Chase and then beaten at Kelso so may also be worth opposing. VICTOR HEWGO was only beaten a neck by Western Warhorse at Doncaster in January and was then less than a length by subsequent Cheltenham scorer Holywell a month later. As that pair are now rated 157 and 161 respectively, a mark of 139 here for Keith Reveley's novice looks remarkably generous and he's a very sound jumper. Duke Of Lucca hasn't had much luck this season and will be staying on when others have cried enough.