Aintree

  • 16:50 John Smith's Daily Mirror Punters Club Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.80s
  • Off time: 16:50:25
16:50 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Attaglance 14/1
2nd Tour D'argent (FR) 8/1
3rd Los Nadis (GER) 66/1
4th Saphir River (FR) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 135P11 Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Attaglance 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 144 14/115.00
2 67-9536 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star I'm So Lucky 30
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 140 25/126.00
3 27232U Black, white seams, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white spots Saphir River (FR) 30
Nag me
6 11-7 M Scudamore P Carberry 139 33/134.00
4 39-0544 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 58
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 M Smith D J Condon 136 16/117.00
5 9PP-305 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Robinson Collonges (FR) 125
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 136 25/126.00
6 13219 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Bourne 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 7/18.00
7 111340 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Hazy Tom (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-3 C E Longsdon N Fehily 135 16/117.00
8 14-2121 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap It's A Gimme (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 7/24.50
9 P-22331 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Kilmacowen (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 11-3 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 135 25/126.00
10 41-3630 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 v1 Dr R D P Newland Brendan Powell (5) 135 20/121.00
11 2/11-930 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 30
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8 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 8/19.00
12 411210 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cape Dutch (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 133 14/115.00
13 01-1463 Cerise, Cerise and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Arthurian Legend 48
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 133 20/121.00
14 94-6328 RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Like Minded 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 t P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 133 16/117.00
15 1-32605 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Art Professor (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 11-0 b Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 16/117.00
16 343211 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Lava Lamp (GER) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 132 33/134.00
17 13009F Dark Blue, Beige star Street Entertainer (IRE) 28
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5 11-0 t D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 132 25/126.00
18 2133 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap All The Aces (IRE) 50
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-13 N J Henderson A Tinkler 131 33/134.00
19 120-211 White, black cap Tour D'argent (FR) 79
Nag me
5 10-13 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 131 8/19.00
20 0-7330U Black, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Ski Sunday 28
Nag me
7 10-12 t Tim Vaughan D C Costello 130 25/126.00
21 511932 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 J S Goldie Ryan Mania 130 66/167.00
Non runners
22114328Rajnagan (IRE)810-11P R WebberD Elsworth129

Verdict

Attaglance was one of two winners for Malcolm Jefferson at last month's Cheltenham Festival and the top weight had Art Professor, Like Minded and Bourne behind in the Martin Pipe Conditionals' Hurdle. Street Entertainer and Ski Sunday both failed to complete but David Pipe's runner was well backed that day and is undoubtedly well treated at present on last season's form. All the Aces could be interesting in his first handicap, though Barry Geraghty prefers stablemate Tour D'Argent who is chasing a hat-trick after victories at Doncaster and Hereford. Cape Dutch never threatened when fancied for last month's Coral Cup, finishing behind Dare Me and Act Of Kalanisi, but Orsippus is a previous winner at this meeting and Kilmacowen wasn't winning out of turn at Warwick last time. IT'S A GIMME went down narrowly to Hazy Tom over 2m1f here in the autumn but has made the greater progress since and proved that neither going nor trip will be a problem today when defying a penalty to beat the useful Baby Shine at Southwell last time. Jonjo O'Neill's novice gets the vote here.