Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 13:30 You'll Love A Bit Of Betfred Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft (Good/Soft plcs)(Mildmay - Good/Soft, Soft plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:28
13:30 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tantamount 9/1
2nd Dundee 8/1
3rd Keel Haul (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3442-11 WHITE, red spots, red cap Ivan Boru (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 120 9/25.50
2 2669-26 Pink, black braces, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Knockraheen (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 11-9 v1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 117 6/17.00
3 4245F Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star Dazinski 31
Nag me
7 11-3 S-J Davies W Kennedy 111 18/119.00
4 06-35 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dundee 41
Nag me
5 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 110 8/19.00
5 1894-25 Red, large White spots, Red sleeves, White spots Squire Trelawney 9
Nag me
7 11-1 pt D Skelton Harry Skelton 109 13/27.50
6 85650-1 Dark green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap Unex Canaletto 213
Nag me
4 10-13 J Ewart B Hughes 107 12/113.00
7 4-54132 Purple, yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Tantamount 72
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 106 9/110.00
8 142331 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Keel Haul (IRE) 31
Nag me
5 10-12 Henry Oliver Christopher Ward (7) 106 3/14.00
9 30/56-55 Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, White cap Plus Jamais (FR) 35
Nag me
6 10-11 J S Goldie P J Brennan 105 10/111.00

Verdict

Ivan Boru got off the mark at Kelso in April and doubled his tally at Sedgefield on his reappearance. The handicapper hasn't over-reacted but he still has to give 13lb to UNEX CANALETTO, who left previous form well behind when winning with something to spare at Kelso in the spring. Still a four-year-old, he still looks well treated. Keel Haul justified favouritism at Warwick last month but has a bit more on his plate here while Tantamount may just be in the handicapper's grip. Dundee showed little over track and trip in October but Knockraheen could be interesting in a first-time visor.