Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 16:15 matalan.co.uk Red Rum Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places at fences 13 and 14)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:27
16:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Edgardo Sol (FR) 9/2
2nd Astracad (FR) 8/1
3rd Echo Bob (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 03-1F32 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 155 9/110.00
2 30437B YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-9 C L Tizzard S Clements (7) 152 10/111.00
3 121223 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 b A King R Thornton 145 7/18.00
4 153F43 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Takeroc (FR) 40
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-2 t P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 145 16/117.00
5 2-1F110 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kid Cassidy (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 N J Henderson A P McCoy 145 6/17.00
6 0-13217 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 145 8/19.00
7 114352 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 143 9/25.50
8 F53510 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Tara Royal 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 139 16/117.00
9 1-54602 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silk Drum (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-7 pt Mrs Dianne Sayer Henry Brooke (3) 136 9/110.00
10 3-77836 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 135 20/121.00
11 13PP0F Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Free World (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 t A L T Moore D J Casey 135 11/112.00
12 5322F1 Red, pink epaulets, pink cap, red stars Echo Bob (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 135 25/126.00
13 317/615 Black, Red spots, armlets and cap Song Sung Blue (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 t1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 135 18/119.00

Verdict

A number of these contested the Grand Annual at Cheltenham with Tanks For That coming out best ahead of Kumbeshwar, De Boitron, Astracad, Tara Royal and Kid Cassidy, with both FREE WORLD and Oiseau De Nuit failing to complete. The top weight was raised 6lb for that effort, however, whereas both De Boitron and Arthur Moore's Irish raider have been eased slightly in the weights. The latter was travelling ominously well when coming to grief at the top of the hill at Cheltenham and is starting to look very well handicapped on his old form. He could be the value here if David Casey can nurse him round. Silk Drum won this last year for a different trainer but has been largely below par this term, though did finish ahead of Takeroc at Doncaster last month and the latter continues to get little respite from the handicapper. Ruby Walsh prefers stablemate Edgardo Sol, who scraped home over C&D in October but has been confined to hurdles since. Echo Bob won at Wexford last month but has a lot more on his plate here.