Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 15:25 Weatherbys Hamilton Bloodstock Insurance Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.70s
  • Off time: 15:25:22
15:25 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gus Macrae (IRE) 6/1
2nd Silver Roque (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F1105- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kid Cassidy (IRE) 199
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (5) 144 4/15.00
2 53F437- Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Takeroc (FR) 199
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 143 22/123.00
4 13120P- Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 204
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 C L Tizzard Aidan Coleman 138 9/110.00
5 P865P-P Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 t1 P Bowen J E Moore 135 16/117.00
7 1/56-11 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Merrion Square (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-10 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 128 5/23.50
8 2133P-1 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Silver Roque (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 125 9/43.25
9 4948/1-3 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 10-4 pt Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (10) 122 6/17.00
Non runners
353313-3Lidar (FR)711-11A KingR Thornton143
635116/0Keelaghan (IRE)1210-12A J MartinJ M Maguire130

Verdict

Lidar needs things to go his way and is high enough in the weights on his return while Kid Cassidy may also have a few pounds too much, though was set some very stiff tasks in the spring. MERRION SQUARE made an inauspicious start over fences at Folkestone in January but left that form behind when getting off the mark at Newton Abbot in July and followed up in better company at the same track last month. This is tougher still but he may be up to the task. Takeroc and Falcon Island may need this but Silver Roque won at Bangor on his comeback and is preferred to veteran Keelaghan and Fontwell third Gus Macrae