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Aintree

  • 17:20 Martell Mersey Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (Class A) (Grade 2) £50,000 added 4yo+ 12 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Mild Hdl-Good. National Course-Good, G/S in places
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    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 55.00s

Full result

17:20 Aintree Result 4th April 2002
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Classified (IRE) 11-8 A P McCoy M C Pipe 6 9/2
Held up in rear, ridden 4 out, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, led 2 out, jumped left last, edged left and driven out flat opened 7/2 touched 5/1 £5000-£1000 £2500-£500 £4500-£1000 £5000-£1000(x5)
2nd Eternal Spring (IRE) 11-3 D Gallagher J R Fanshawe 5 2/1f
In touch, headway to lead approaching 3 out, soon ridden, not fluent and headed next, kept on same pace opened 2/1 touched 9/4 £4500-£2000(x6) £1000-£500(x5) £2000-£1000(x7) £2700-£1200 £2125-£1000(x3) £2250-£1000(x4)
3rd 6 Boneyarrow (IRE) 11-5 R Walsh W P Mullins 6 7/1
In touch, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and effort approaching next, kept on same pace opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £10000-£1200 £5000-£600 £5000-£600
4th 22 Midland Flame (IRE) 11-0 J Culloty Miss H Knight 7 16/1
Pulled hard, held up in rear, ridden after 4 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, no impression opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £6400-£400
5th nk Hopbine 10-9 H Oliver J Spearing 6 33/1
In touch, ridden and effort approaching 3 out, no extra approaching last
6th 16 Live The Dream 10-7 T Scudamore M C Pipe 4 16/1
Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out opened 14/1 touched 20/1
7th 12 Better Days (IRE) 11-0 M A Fitzgerald N J Henderson 6 20/1
Towards rear, ridden 4 out, weakened next opened 14/1 touched 20/1
8th 6 Jenniferjo (IRE) 11-0 S G McDermott P Fahy 5 9/1
In touch, ridden 4 out, weakened approaching next opened 8/1 touched 11/1
9th 4 Mister McGoldrick 11-0 P Whelan Mrs S J Smith 5 14/1
Prominent, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £5000-£300 £5000-£350 £5000-£350
10th 7 Karolina (FR) 11-3 M Foley N J Henderson 5 66/1
Pulled hard, led, headed 7th, soon weakened, tailed off from 3 out opened 50/1 touched 100/1
11th 28 Riyadh 10-7 B J Geraghty M C Pipe 4 14/1
Pulled hard in rear, struggling from halfway, soon lost touch opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £15000-£900 £5000-£300
PU Claymore (IRE) 11-0 R Johnson O Sherwood 6 10/1
Tracked leader, led 7th, ridden and headed 3 out, mistake, soon eased, behind when pulled up before last opened 10/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£800(x2) £5000-£400

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £4.00 Tote Place: £2.30, 1.50, 2.30
Straight Forecast: £13.82 Exacta: £12.20 Trifecta: £59.50