Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 14:00 Bgc Partners Liverpool Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.30s
  • Off time: 14:01:27
14:00 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 3/10
2nd Souffleur 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-111 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 3/101.30
2 1-38243 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 47
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-7 p1 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 148 12/113.00
3 634525 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 149 25/126.00
4 01-11P5 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Possol (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 H D Daly R Johnson 139 33/134.00
6 2-P0412 White, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Light Blue cap Souffleur 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P Bowen T J O'Brien 151 16/117.00
7 45-2417 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-7 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 160 15/28.50
9 14181P Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Wolf Moon (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 M Keighley W Marston 129 66/167.00
Non runners
573024Silver Token511-7J L FlintA Thornton118
801-7122Time For Rupert (IRE)611-7P R WebberNon Runner166

Verdict

BIG BUCK'S is impossible to oppose here and he can win his eighth race in a row, with Tidal Bay renewing his game of chase the Big Buck's tail. Paul Nicholls' gelding laughed at his rivals when winning his second World Hurdle at Cheltenham last month and he meets his rivals on the same terms today. This more speed-based track holds no fears for him as he showed when winning last year and although he may hit his customary flat spot he really shouldn't lose. The most interesting aspect of Tidal Bay's challenge is that Denis O'Regan has asked not to ride him. The horse likes the track though and looks like solid tricast material. Kayf Aramis is a good handicapper but slightly below this level, Bouggler is a course winner but he is better over a shorter trip although the application of cheek-pieces may help him to settle, whilst this has never been the long term target for Possol. Souffleur, Wolf Moon and Silver Token should not be good enough whilst Time For Rupert is a non-runner as he reportedly scoped badly on Wednesday. Big Buck's is unopposable in his quest for yet another success.