Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 14:05 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.00s
  • Off time: 14:10:47
14:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ely Brown (IRE) 6/5
2nd Gauvain (GER) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212242/ EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Burton Port (IRE) 563
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 150 8/19.00
2 1/55648- Maroon, pink spots, pink sleeves, orange spots, orange cap, pink spots Lovcen (GER) 274
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 A King R Thornton 145 5/16.00
3 21393-0 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 169
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 142 17/29.50
4 346/U-94 White, red star, red and white hooped sleeves and cap Gauvain (GER) 15
Nag me
11 10-13 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 10/111.00
5 P/13160- Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Ely Brown (IRE) 206
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 p C E Longsdon Charlie Deutsch (10) 135 6/52.20
7 4F/301-8 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 126
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-9 M Smith Danny Cook 133 10/111.00
8 3-31543 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Malin Bay (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 N G Richards Brian Harding 127 10/111.00
Non runners
63/1610R-Alpha Victor (IRE)810-11W KinseyCharlie Huxley135

Verdict

Classy chaser Burton Port makes his long-awaited comeback but will surely be better for the run. Lovcen became disappointing last season and is best watched until showing signs of a revival but Orsippus is definitely worth a second look. He won a Grade 1 around here in his younger days and has been successful on soft ground in the past. A 10lb claimer takes the ride on ELY BROWN and that may be enough for Charlie Longdon's stayer to reverse running here in the spring with First Fandango. There were similar underfoot conditions when he scrambled home in this 12 months ago. Perth third Malin Bay is taking on better opposition today.