Aintree

  • 18:05 Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.10s
  • Off time: 18:05:12
18:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Titchwood (IRE) 5/2
2nd Kauto Relko (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/31211- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 D McCain Jnr S Twiston-Davies 130 9/25.50
2 331043- Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 36
Nag me
8 11-11 t R Lee Jake Greenall (3) 129 6/17.00
3 F/612U1- Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Zaru (FR) 24
Nag me
8 11-10 p1 J Ewart B Hughes 128 8/19.00
4 1/242UP- White, Mauve stars Titchwood (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 125 5/23.50
5 452/7P2- YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star No Substitute (IRE) 25
Nag me
9 11-5 A King W Hutchinson 123 4/15.00
6 13U566/ Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Kauto Relko (FR) 484
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 ct C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 120 4/15.00
Non runners
7P2P53P-That's The Deal (IRE)1010-0J R CornwallNon Runner95

Verdict

King's Grace has won his last two at Bangor but has never been successful in this grade and is rocketing up the weights. Highway Code is still 7lb higher than when scoring at Newbury in November but still looks better treated than Zaru, back over fences after scoring over hurdles at Kelso last time over a longer trip. NO SUBSTITUTE looked like making a winning start over fences at Plumpton last month but was mugged after jumping the last in front. There is more to come from Alan King's charge and he can land this as Titchwood just appears to have lost his way a little.