Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 15:15 Maxilead Metals Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £10,635 2nd £3,142 3rd £1,571 4th £785
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.70s
  • Off time: 15:18:57
15:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crowning Jewel 8/1
2nd Drum Valley 8/1
3rd Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 06111-1 Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Party Rock (IRE) 163
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 145 10/111.00
2 11376- Black, black and maroon striped cap Ruacana 206
Nag me
4 11-6 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 139 9/25.50
3 2470F4 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 P W Flynn A P McCoy 137 14/115.00
4 130212- Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Crowning Jewel 209
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-1 K G Reveley J Reveley 134 8/19.00
5 4-02235 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Ruler of All (IRE) 119
Nag me
7 10-11 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 130 16/117.00
6 1236-14 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Drum Valley 163
Nag me
5 10-11 O Sherwood L Aspell 130 8/19.00
7 15281-2 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 128 5/16.00
8 181240 Red, Yellow diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow diamond Get Home Now 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-8 pt P Bowen J E Moore 127 25/126.00
9 20/2656- Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Munsaab (IRE) 153
Nag me
7 10-8 C E Longsdon N Fehily 127 9/25.50
10 4416/29- Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 10-6 J J Quinn D C Costello 125 13/27.50
11 222214 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bright Abbey 21
Nag me
5 10-3 Mrs Dianne Sayer Lucy Alexander 122 20/121.00

Verdict

Party Rock was superbly placed to rattle up a four-timer in the spring but he's 17lb higher than for his last win and will probably struggle to give weight to these. RUACANA is much more interesting as he contested most of the top four-year-old races last season, winning the Grade 1 Finale Hurdle at Chepstow last December. The step up in trip has been overdue and he shouldn't fail through lack of fitness. Moon Dice hasn't won over hurdles for more than two years but Uncle Jimmy went close in a decent handicap at Newton Abbot earlier this month and is preferred to the returning Crowning Jewel and Drum Valley.