Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 17:35 John Smith's Champion Standard Open Nh Flat Race 2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.90s
  • Off time: 17:35:22
17:35 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Megastar 9/1
2nd Dare Me (IRE) 7/1
3rd Whispering Hills (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1-16 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/18.00
2 1412 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Dear Sam (GER) 36
Nag me
5 11-4 S Gollings K Mercer 20/121.00
3 P/R2-11 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Don't Turn Bach (IRE) 102
Nag me
6 11-4 P F Nicholls P J Brennan 4/15.00
4 132 Dark blue, red braces, light blue sleeves, red cap Eastern Supreme (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 t1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 33/134.00
5 1 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Fishoutofwater (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis T Scudamore 16/117.00
6 6231 Maroon, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Lundy Sky 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 A G Newcombe L Treadwell 66/167.00
7 125 Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond Megastar 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 9/110.00
8 12 Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-4 t1 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 33/134.00
9 5-401 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Neltara 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss C Dyson T J O'Brien 50/151.00
10 1 Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Priceless Art (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 G A Swinbank Mr O Greenall (3) 14/115.00
11 1-31 Red, Pink epaulets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 59
Nag me
5 11-4 C J Mann D A Jacob 14/115.00
12 321-5 White, royal blue epaulets and armlets, quartered cap Whispering Hills (IRE) 345
Nag me
5 11-4 D T Hughes R Loughran 20/121.00
13 1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Amuse Me 52
Nag me
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/110.00
14 312 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Eagle Owl (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 t1 T D Easterby Brian Harding 25/126.00
15 2 Emerald green and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap First Rock (IRE) 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 G A Swinbank F Keniry 50/151.00
16 1 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Milgen Bay 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 O Sherwood S P Jones 50/151.00
17 11 Dark Blue, Orange disc, quartered cap Royal Swain (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 G A Swinbank B Hughes 8/19.00
18 1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Rupert Lamb 54
Nag me
4 10-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 14/115.00
19 1 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Tale Of Tanganyika (FR) 62
Nag me
4 10-12 T P Tate G Lee 16/117.00
20 121 MAUVE Tetlami (IRE) 99
Nag me
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/110.00

Verdict

Don't Turn Bach will be popular however narrow preference is for DARE ME who is owned by a man who loves to win these races; Amuse Me, Tetlami and Royal Swain may be the best of the rest. Phillip Hobbs' son of Bob Back was well-held at Cheltenham last time out but he had previously impressed when winning under a penalty at Ffos Las in February. This track should suit him more and the yard remain in good form. Dream Sam and Royal Swain clashed last time and there wasn't much between them at Doncaster, Don't Turn Bach has his first start on these shores and a first run for Paul Nicholls, whilst Eastern Supreme has struggled under his penalty for winning on debut at Market Rasen. Fishoutofwater impressed on debut at Hereford and could be anything, Megastar was one place ahead of the selection at Cheltenham, whilst Priceless Art won well at Stratford and along with the unbeaten Royal Swain gives Alan Swinbank a very strong hand. The unbeaten trio of Tale Of Tanganyika, Millgen Bay and the impressive Rupert Lamb are all considered, however a bigger threat may be Tetlami. Nicky Henderson's gelding won at Cheltenham back on New Years' Day and looks sure to run well given the number of horses the yard could have sent here. The market should help guide, however marginal preference is for Dare Me.