Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 15:05 Betfred Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £42,202 2nd £15,900 3rd £7,958 4th £3,975
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.40s
  • Off time: 15:05:25
15:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Conquisto 17/2
2nd Astracad (FR) 4/1
3rd Viva Colonia (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 214133- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 182
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 160 7/18.00
2 666314- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 182
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-8 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 158 28/129.00
3 223364- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 192
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 155 7/18.00
4 P/22P52- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 204
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-1 p A King R Thornton 151 7/24.50
5 22131-2 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Conquisto 168
Nag me
8 11-0 S Gollings A P McCoy 150 17/29.50
6 P61P16- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 192
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 Miss V Williams Joshua Moore (3)(ex3) 144 20/121.00
7 1/47F-45 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-5 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 141 4/15.00
8 611P5-0 Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 98
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 B Ellison Danny Cook 139 16/117.00
9 122510 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-4 pt P Bowen B Hughes 138 25/126.00
10 F43090- Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 182
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-4 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 136 10/111.00
11 0264P2- Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Mr Moonshine (IRE) 190
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 135 8/19.00

Verdict

Astracad ran well for a long way when fifth at Cheltenham last week, though may be better over shorter trips. Wishfull Thinking won a Grade 2 over track and trip a couple of years ago and is 4lb lower than when runner-up in this 12 months ago while Oiseau De Nuit and Edgardo Sol are other course winners, though both are probably better over 2m. WALKON was second in the Paddy Power last year on his reappearance and didn't run a bad race over fences after that, finishing runner-up in another Grade 3 at Cheltenham before a fifth behind Carrickboy at The Festival and another second in the Topham over the Grand National fences here in April. As he goes well fresh, he is taken to gain a deserved victory. The bottom four are all racing from out of the handicap but Saint Are likes it here and could be a factor if there is a strong pace.