Aintree

  • 14:55 Toteexacta Flexi Betting Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £5,204 2nd £1,528 3rd £764 4th £382
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.50s
  • Off time: 14:55:32
14:55 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eighteen Carat (IRE) 10/1
2nd Sunarri (IRE) 6/1
3rd Devotion To Duty (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/4707-2 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 J S Goldie Timmy Murphy 114 9/110.00
2 62-442 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Devotion To Duty (IRE) 60
Nag me
4 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 114 10/111.00
3 725P-P1 Royal Blue and Red diabolo, Red sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond Sunarri (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-11 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7) 113 6/17.00
4 515/B34- Red, white sleeves, red and grey checked cap Pliny (IRE) 242
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 113 8/19.00
5 45/P224- Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Don't Rush It (IRE) 212
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-9 J J Quinn M J Quinlan (7) 111 7/18.00
6 75022-6 BLACK, YELLOW cross belts and sleeves, RED cap Eighteen Carat (IRE) 193
Nag me
6 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 108 10/111.00
7 0/05F-52 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Chapolimoss (FR) 44
Nag me
6 11-5 M Todhunter S Thomas 107 16/117.00
8 413F52 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Whereveryougoigo (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 11-0 P Bowen T J O'Brien 102 3/14.00
9 P13101 Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Strumble Head (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 10-11 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 99 6/17.00
10 5664U3- Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap What A Steel (IRE) 347
Nag me
6 10-7 A C Whillans J Reveley 95 33/134.00

Verdict

Arctic Court looks to have been campaigned with handicaps in mind and is worth respect but we'll take a chance on PLINY. The Venetia Williams-trained inmate has been a shade disappointing so far having failed to get off the mark but as a consequence gets to race off a mark of 113. On the pick of his earlier form that looks particularly generous and he's reported to have strengthened over the summer. Strumble Head idled when in front last time and looks a player here but ground conditions are softer than he'd like, as they may be for Whereveryougoigo who represents last year's winning trainer. Don't Rush It has climbed the weights in defeat and Sunarri has been harshly penalised for winning a weak race so Devotion To Duty is next on the list as his maiden hurdle form reads nicely and conditions are set to suit.