Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 15:55 Weatherbys Bank Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.50s
  • Off time: 15:59:11
15:55 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stagecoach Pearl 10/3
2nd Awesome George 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3151P3- PURPLE, MAUVE chevron and armlets, quartered cap Awesome George 191
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 138 7/18.00
2 166P4-8 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tramantano 170
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 130 11/43.75
3 222113 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 70
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (5) 128 10/34.33
4 62/53F1- BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond Ockey de Neulliac (FR) 261
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 125 13/27.50
6 13P151- Dark Green, White cap, Dark Green star Bob's Dream (IRE) 196
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 t W Amos C I Gillies (3) 120 7/24.50
7 241267- Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Folk Tune (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 J J Quinn D C Costello 120 15/28.50
Non runners
513112-2Fred Bojangals (IRE)810-13Mrs A HamiltonB Hughes125

Verdict

Since his attentions have switched to jumps TRAMANTANO has never been out of the first three on his seasonal return and, with a fine record here to call upon too, he gets the vote. Our selection won this race last year before going off the boil but that's a familiar pattern with him he's now 3lbs lower. The horse is a dual course winner who almost always runs well at the track and, with the yard in their traditional early-season purple-patch, now is the time to catch him. Awesome George is harshly treated on even the pick of his generally modest form over fences so Ockey de Neulliac is considered a bigger threat as he's unexposed, going the right way and goes well fresh. Fred Bojangals had a run over hurdles to get him spot-on for this, Bob's Dream did well to win when last seen and could resume his progression while Stagecoach Pearl and Folk Tune are not easily overlooked.