Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 17:25 Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £22,804 2nd £8,556 3rd £4,284 4th £2,136
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.10s
  • Off time: 17:25:11
17:25 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Russian War (IRE) 16/1
2nd Reindeer Dippin 40/1
3rd Wyse Hill Teabags 20/1
4th Micheal Flips (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12-7682 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-12 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 153 7/24.50
2 94F-240 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Micheal Flips (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-4 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 145 20/121.00
3 620-343 Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow stars, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star First Point (GER) 20
Nag me
8 11-3 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (7) 144 25/126.00
4 1220/19 Black, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Ski Sunday 20
Nag me
6 11-2 Mrs L Hill S Thomas 143 16/117.00
5 127-430 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Notus De La Tour (FR) 20
Nag me
5 11-1 D Pipe A E Lynch 142 20/121.00
6 1-12235 Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond Megastar 22
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 141 7/18.00
7 17-2522 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Bothy 22
Nag me
5 10-13 B Ellison C O'Farrell (5) 140 9/110.00
8 518-22 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Nafaath (IRE) 60
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-13 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 140 66/167.00
9 31-1040 Red and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and White hooped cap Inventor (IRE) 20
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6 10-11 t D McCain Jnr G Lee 138 33/134.00
10 0-30B53 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Afsoun (FR) 39
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9 10-10 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 137 50/151.00
11 0-33126 DARK BLUE, WHITE triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Lake Legend 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 A King R Thornton 137 33/134.00
12 14-6743 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-10 M Smith D J Condon 137 10/111.00
13 221323 Light blue, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves and cap Cass Bligh (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-8 A Murray P J Brennan 135 33/134.00
14 51-3131 Royal blue, red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, red cap Wyse Hill Teabags 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 J S Goldie R McGrath 133 20/121.00
15 1-1114 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Problema Tic (FR) 47
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 12/113.00
16 1F-9118 Royal Blue and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Orange cap Reindeer Dippin 19
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9 10-5 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (7) 132 40/141.00
17 231371 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Rio Gael (IRE) 13
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5 10-4 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 131 25/126.00
18 31311 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Russian George (IRE) 15
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5 10-2 S Gollings Aidan Coleman 129 33/134.00
19 332123 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 26
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6 10-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 129 12/113.00
20 1-93 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 33
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5 10-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 129 8/19.00
21 410110 Purple and White quartered, Purple sleeves, White cap Russian War (IRE) 144
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 t G Elliott P Carberry 128 16/117.00
22 1P-02F5 Maroon, Orange chevrons and sleeves, quartered cap Sophies Trophy (IRE) 16
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6 10-0 t P Phelan C Bolger 127 50/151.00

Verdict

There would be few more deserving winners than Bothy, runner-up in the Totesport Trophy and to Carlito Brigante in the Coral Cup and he looks certain to go well though in an incredibly tough contest an each-way bet is advised on RUSSIAN WAR. Gordon Elliott's charge won a minor handicap at Cheltenham in October but was well beaten behind Grands Crus on a return visit the following month and looks to have been saved for this by his astute handler. Megastar has yet to prove he stays this far but Gary Moore's charge, successful in the Champion Bumper here last year, has been facing very stiff opposition over timber and looks nicely treated for his handicap debut. Get Me Out Of Here returned to form in the County Hurdle where he was worn down by Final Approach right on the line. He's another having his first start over the trip but should be suited. Problema Tic arrived at Ascot in February unbeaten but was never travelling on the soft ground and is very much better than he showed that day and he, along with the consistent and progressive Pateese, can get involved in a wide-open event.