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: 6 Apr 2018 15:52:36

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1

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 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
Won/4 14 Oct 2017 Chp 19½F GS  Cl1 NovChList £14,860 (J) bt Tintern Theatre (11)   1/3 Fav 511-2 B J Cooper 151
Won/4 17 Nov 2017 Che 20½F GS  Cl2 NovCh £15,640 (J) bt Movewiththetimes ()   10/11 Fav 511-10 B J Cooper 151
3/5 09 Dec 2017 San 15½F GS  Cl1 NovChGd1 £28,475 (J) to Sceau Royal (61)   13/8 Fav 511-2 R M Power 155
2/3 22 Dec 2017 Asc 21F GS  Cl1 NovChGd2 £19,932 (J) to Benatar (shd)   6/5 Fav 511-5 B J Cooper 155
PU/9 27 Jan 2018 Che 24F Hy  Cl1 HdlGd2 £34,170 (J) to Agrapart  11/4 Fav 611-3 B J Cooper 151
2 3

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 Harry Skelton 131
3

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 D A Jacob 146
4 2

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 J E Moore 130
Won/8 04 Nov 2017 Asc 19F Gd  Cl3 NovHcpCh £9,747 (J) bt Space Oddity ()   9/2 J2Fav 512-0 J E Moore 142
Won/3 20 Nov 2017 Plu 19½F GS  Cl3 NovCh £6,498 (J) bt Keeper Hill (9)   4/9 Fav 511-7 J E Moore 148
Won/3 22 Dec 2017 Asc 21F GS  Cl1 NovChGd2 £19,932 (J) bt Finian's Oscar (shd)   7/4 2Fav 511-0 J E Moore 148
3/9 15 Mar 2018 Che 20F Sft  Cl1 NovChGd1 £85,425 (J) to Shattered Love (12)   10/1 611-4 J E Moore 149
5 ½

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

5/1 6 11-4 Sean Bowen 145
Won/5 13 Nov 2017 Car 20F Sft  Cl3 NovCh £6,498 (J) bt Alzammaar (shd)   2/5 Fav 611-2 Sean Bowen -
6

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 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
Won/8 04 Nov 2017 Wth 16F Sft  Cl1 HdlList £12,529 (J) bt Lady Buttons (2)   10/11 Fav 611-0 R Johnson 138
Won/6 27 Nov 2017 Kmp 24½F GS  Cl1 HdlList £14,238 (J) bt Jer's Girl (½)   11/4 2Fav 611-2 R Johnson 140
Won/5 20 Jan 2018 Asc 23½F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd2 £28,475 (J) bt Sainte Ladylime (16)   8/11 Fav 711-4 N D Fehily 149
7/9 13 Mar 2018 Che 20F Hy  Cl1 HdlGd1 £67,524 (J) to Benie Des Dieux (12½)   5/1 711-5 R Johnson 154
7/12 26 Apr 2018 Pun 24F Y/Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 €162,250 (J) to Faugheen (34)   14/1 711-3 Harry Bannister 152
7

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

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
5/6 29 Sep 2017 Wor 20F GS  Cl3 HcpHdl £5,697 (J) to Hallings Comet (14½)   13/8 Fav 611-6 Aidan Coleman 131
6/12 15 Oct 2017 Chp 16F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £12,996 (J) to Misterton (24)   9/1 611-2 D A Jacob 130
5/8 02 Dec 2017 Don 16½F GS  Cl3 HcpHdl £8,758 (J) to Irish Roe (11½)   11/4 2Fav 611-10 L P Aspell 127
10/10 05 Mar 2018 Kmp 16F St/Slw  Cl4 NHF £3,249 (F) to Volpone Jelois (92)   6/4 Fav 711-4 L P Aspell -
3/9 26 May 2018 Ffl 20F Gd  Cl3 HcpHdl £6,758 (J) to Litterale Ci (5)   6/1 711-12 D A Jacob 125
8

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

14/1 6 11-4 B J Geraghty 140
PU/6 28 Oct 2017 Che 20F Gd  Cl2 NovCh £15,640 (J) to Double Treasure  4/1 611-3 Nico de Boinville -
2/4 20 Nov 2017 Les 16F GF  Cl3 Ch £7,596 (J) to Tommy Silver ()   2/1 2Fav 611-2 Nico de Boinville -
4/4 11 Jan 2018 Les 20F Sft  Cl3 NovHcpCh £8,295 (J) to Acting Lass (61)   11/2 711-5 Nico de Boinville 138
Won/9 12 May 2018 War 19F Gd  Cl3 HcpHdl £7,798 (J) bt I'm A Game Changer (shd)   12/1 711-10 Nico de Boinville 136
10/12 04 Jun 2018 New 18½F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £13,450 (J) to Champagne City (51)   5/1 J2Fav 711-5 Nico de Boinville 138
PU

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 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 -
5/14 10 Oct 2017 Gal 18F Sft  Ch €8,624 (J) to Calino D'airy (16¾)   3/1 2Fav 611-12 S W Flanagan -
3/6 12 Nov 2017 Nav 17F SH  Cl1 Ch €10,472 (J) to Footpad (24)   14/1 611-12 S W Flanagan -
4/15 02 Dec 2017 Fai 16½F Sft  HcpCh €29,500 (J) to Nearly Nama'd ()   8/1 610-4 D Meyler 125
PU

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

20/1 6 11-4 Henry Brooke 136
F/6 03 Oct 2017 Sdg 16½F Gd  Cl4 NovCh £3,899 (J) to Cobra De Mai  15/8 2Fav 611-0 Danny Cook 136
5/7 21 Oct 2017 Mar 17F Gd  Cl3 NovCh £7,798 (J) to Capitaine (26)   7/2 2Fav 611-2 Danny Cook 136
2/4 23 Nov 2017 Mar 21½F GS  Cl3 NovHcpCh £7,798 (J) to Acting Lass ()   4/1 J2Fav 611-1 Danny Cook 128
Won/3 27 Dec 2017 Wth 24F Sft  Cl4 NovCh £5,198 (J) bt Sharp Response (9)   4/5 Fav 611-0 Danny Cook 128
Won/3 02 Mar 2018 Sth 16F St/Slw  Cl4 NHF £3,249 (F) bt Volcanic ()   4/5 Fav 711-4 Danny Cook -
PU/6 16 Mar 2018 Fkn 24F Sft  Cl3 HcpCh £8,058 (J) to Morney Wing  7/2 2Fav 711-11 Henry Brooke 128
PU

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

11/1 5 11-4 David Bass 139
5/7 13 Nov 2017 Kmp 21F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £11,886 (J) to Bags Groove ()   4/1 510-11 D A Jacob 139
2/4 09 Dec 2017 Ain 20F Hy  Cl2 HcpHdl £15,475 (J) to Black Ivory (6)   Evens Fav 511-12 David Bass 139
16/26 14 Mar 2018 Che 21F Sft  Cl1 HcpHdlGd3 £56,950 (J) to Bleu Berry (22)   14/1 610-12 Aidan Coleman 139
Won/7 07 Apr 2018 Fkn 20F GS  Cl3 HcpHdl £7,213 (J) bt Sir Mangan (1)   2/1 Fav 611-12 Nico de Boinville 139
5/19 28 Apr 2018 San 20F GS  Cl2 HcpHdl £21,896 (J) to Soul Emotion (19¼)   16/1 611-12 D A Jacob 143
PU

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 Nico de Boinville 137
2/7 11 Nov 2017 Wcn 15½F Sft  Cl1 HcpHdlGd2 £34,170 (J) to London Prize (3)   5/2 Fav 510-12 Nico de Boinville 137
6/24 10 Feb 2018 Nbu 16½F Sft  Cl1 HcpHdlGd3 £88,272 (J) to Kalashnikov (24)   20/1 611-2 J McGrath 138
6/23 16 Mar 2018 Che 20½F Sft  Cl2 CondHcpHdl £43,792 (J) to Blow By Blow ()   20/1 611-3 Ned Curtis 137
10/19 28 Apr 2018 San 20F GS  Cl2 HcpHdl £21,896 (J) to Soul Emotion (26)   7/1 611-6 J McGrath 137
PU

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

40/1 6 11-4 B P Harding 130
Share Result

Off Time: 14:25:32

Winning Time: 4m 51.30s

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2018 15:52:36

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