Grand National - At The Races

14:25 Aintree 8 Apr 2017

Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner £56,130 - 13 ran

2
Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts)

8. Finian's Oscar (IRE)

chased leaders, settled into mid-division before 2nd, closed from 7th, pushed along briefly after 4 out, 2nd 2 out, led before last, ridden clear inside final 200 yards, in no danger after, stayed on well

3/1 Fav 5 11-4 149 R M PowerC L Tizzard
2 3
Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, red star (Mr J Hales)

5. Captain Forez (FR)

held up in rear, blundered 6th, headway travelling well before 3 out, switched right before next, 3rd last, stayed on, went 2nd inside final 150 yards, unable to trouble winner

14/1 5 11-4 131 Harry SkeltonD Skelton
3
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)

11. Messire Des Obeaux (FR)

tracked leaders on inside, led after 4 out, headed before last, no impression on winner and stayed on same pace flat, lost 2nd inside final 150 yards

7/2 2Fav 5 11-4 146 D A JacobA King
4 2
Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap (Mr Ashley Head)

2. Benatar (IRE)

held up towards rear, not always fluent, not much room on inside bend after 5th, closed before 3 out, soon outpaced, 7th last, stayed on flat, went 4th close home

33/1 5 11-4 130 J E MooreG L Moore
5 ½
Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap (The Gi Gi Syndicate)

4. Brio Conti (FR)

chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, 4th and beaten when reached at last, one pace flat

5/1 6 11-4 145 Sean BowenP F Nicholls
6
Royal blue, maroon seams and sleeves, maroon and royal blue check cap (Mrs Julien Turner & Mr Andrew Merriam)

13. La Bague Au Roi (FR)

held up in rear, blundered 7th and 4 out, ridden approaching 3 out, 8th last, switched right flat, stayed on, never threatened

14/1 6 10-11 139 G SheehanW Greatrex
7
Royal blue, white halved sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (Mrs Rosemary Luck & Mrs Deirdre Walker)

6. Chelsea Flyer (IRE)

mid-division on inside, headway before 3 out, soon chasing leaders, one pace and beaten before last, weakened flat

33/1 6 11-4 130 Aidan ColemanMiss E C Lavelle
8
Navy blue, scarlet stripe and cap (Kimmins Family And Friends)

7. Cultivator

mid-division, headway 5th, chasing leaders 3 out, one pace and beaten before last, weakened flat

14/1 6 11-4 140 B J GeraghtyN J Henderson
PU
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

1. Bel Ami De Sivola (FR)

led until 2nd, stayed prominent, led again before 7th, headed after 4 out, weakened before next, pulled up before last

25/1 6 11-4 128 B J CooperN Meade
PU
Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs J A Martin)

3. Bordeaux Bill (IRE)

held up towards rear on outside, ridden and struggling after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out

20/1 6 11-4 136 Henry BrookeB Ellison
PU
Dark blue, pink chevron, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, pink cap, dark blue star (Miss Emma Collins)

9. Le Breuil (FR)

prominent, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before next

11/1 5 11-4 139 David BassBen Pauling
PU
Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap (Grech & Parkin)

10. Lough Derg Spirit (IRE)

prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 6th, headed before 7th, lost 2nd from 3 out, 9th and weakening when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last

8/1 5 11-4 137 Nico de BoinvilleN J Henderson
PU
Brown and royal blue (halved), halved sleeves, brown and royal blue hooped cap (Mr J M Stenhouse)

12. Reivers Lad

chased leaders, lost place 5th, ridden and struggling after 4 out, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before last

40/1 6 11-4 130 B P HardingN G Richards
Share Result

Off Time: 14:25:32

Winning Time: 4m 51.30s

Last Updated: 9 May 2017 16:35:01

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1 3/1 Fav 5 11-4 R M Power 149
2/9 28 Apr 2017 Pun 20F Gd/Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €59,000 (J) to Bacardys (shd)   13/8 Fav 511-10 R M Power 150
2 3 14/1 5 11-4 Harry Skelton 131
3 7/2 2Fav 5 11-4 D A Jacob 146
4 2 33/1 5 11-4 J E Moore 130
5 ½ 5/1 6 11-4 Sean Bowen 145
6 14/1 6 10-11 G Sheehan 139
Won/3 28 Apr 2017 Hun 20½F Gd  Cl4 NovHdl £3,899 (J) bt Treackle Tart (6)   1/4 Fav 612-2 R Johnson 138
7 33/1 6 11-4 Aidan Coleman 130
11/16 29 Apr 2017 San 20F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £18,768 (J) to Wait For Me (40)   10/1 611-6 Aidan Coleman 134
8 14/1 6 11-4 B J Geraghty 140
PU 25/1 6 11-4 B J Cooper 128
8/24 29 Apr 2017 Pun 20½F Gd/Y  HcpHdl €59,000 (J) to Open Eagle ()   25/1 610-2 S W Flanagan 128
2/4 01 May 2017 Dro 22F Gd  Hdl €10,780 (J) to Ballela Boy (2)   1/2 Fav 611-8 B J Cooper 128
3/11 23 Sep 2017 Nav 20F Y  Ch €8,932 (J) to Call The Taxie (16½)   6/4 Fav 611-12 S W Flanagan -
PU 20/1 6 11-4 Henry Brooke 136
PU 11/1 5 11-4 David Bass 139
PU 8/1 5 11-4 Nico de Boinville 137
PU 40/1 6 11-4 B P Harding 130
Share Result

Off Time: 14:25:32

Winning Time: 4m 51.30s

Last Updated: 9 May 2017 16:35:01

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £4.62
Tote Win £3.30 (8)
Tote Place £1.70 (8) , £4.10 (5) , £1.70 (11)
Tote Swinger £10.10 (5, 8) , £11.30 (5, 11) , £3.60 (8, 11)
Tote Exacta £48.90 (8, 5)
Tote Trifecta £135.90 (8, 5, 11)
CSF £42.94 (8, 5)
Tricast £157.48 (8, 5, 11)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Soft 6 Yorkhill 6 11 4 - 11-1111 24 days W P Mullins P Townend 3/10 5:10.10
2015 Good 12 Nichols Canyon 5 11 4 - 1-11U13 31 days W P Mullins R Walsh 3/1 4:46.20
2014 Good to Soft 12 Lac Fontana 5 11 4 - 38-1411 22 days P Nicholls (207 miles) A P McCoy 9/2 4:52.70
2013 Good to Soft 8 Ubak 5 11 4 - P4-2347 24 days G L Moore (244 miles) Jamie Moore 22/1 5:02.10
2012 Good 10 Simonsig 6 11 4 - 1-11211 31 days N Henderson (180 miles) B J Geraghty 4/9 4:55.00
2011 Good 9 Spirit Son 5 11 4 - 1112 25 days N Henderson (180 miles) B J Geraghty 3/1 4:51.60
2010 Good 8 Peddlers Cross 5 11 4 - 1-1111 24 days D McCain (36 miles) J Maguire 5/4 4:52.40
2009 Good to Soft 17 Bouggler 4 10 7 - 373131 35 days Miss E Lavelle (187 miles) N Fehily 16/1 4:59.60
2008 Good to Soft 8 Elusive Dream 7 11 8 - 114214 39 days P Nicholls (207 miles) R Walsh 7/2 5:03.50
2007 Good 10 Tidal Bay 6 11 5 - 2-11122 29 days J H Johnson (126 miles) P Brennan 9/4 4:55.20
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