Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 16:20 matalan.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.90s
  • Off time: 16:23:13
16:20 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deadly Sting (IRE) 11/8
2nd Bally Braes (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 214 Mauve, white chevron, sleeves and stars on cap Factor Fifty (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 5/16.00
2 21- Dark blue, beige seams and sleeves, hooped cap Pair Of Jacks (IRE) 313
Nag me
5 11-7 J M Jefferson B Hughes 7/24.50
3 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Bally Braes (IRE) 183
Nag me
5 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 10/111.00
4 2- Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Deadly Sting (IRE) 198
Nag me
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 11/82.38
5 54- Brown, light blue cross belts and sleeves, white cap Hope For Glory 237
Nag me
4 11-0 J Ward R Thornton 66/167.00
7 U4F1- Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Sir Mangan (IRE) 231
Nag me
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 11/26.50
8 Black, brown stars, black sleeves and cap The Perfect Crime (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-0 Ian Williams R Johnson 16/117.00
Non runners
666-0Ma'ire Rua (IRE)611-0A E JonesN Fehily

Verdict

Deadly Sting was only beaten half-a-length on his Wetherby debut in April and will be fancied to go one better here. But we just prefer PAIR OF JACKS, who won nicely at Catterick last December and looks the type to keep on improving. Factor Fifty doesn't look as progressive but former pointers Bally Braes and Sir Mangan represent powerful yards and should pay their way. Newcomer The Perfect Crime is preferred to Southwell fourth Hope For Glory of the others.