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2:55 Aintree 10 Apr 1999

Martell Aintree Hurdle Class A (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) 2m4f Good 11 hurdles
1st £47,600 2nd £18,000 3rd £8,800 4th £4,000
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 117 150 173
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Betty's Secret(USA) (Secretariat)
Always going well and confidently ridden, smooth headway approaching 3 out, led on bit after last, hard held (op 4-9 tchd 4-7 and 8-13 in a place)
2  1
8 117 t 173 149 163
b g Sir Ivor(USA) - Sans Dot (Busted)
Chased clear leader, went handy halfway, led 3 out until after last, no chance with winner (op 7-2)
3  6 [7]
8 117 151 145 159
b h Night Shift(USA) - Myth I (Troy)
Handy in chasing group, improved to lead before 7th, headed 3 out, one pace from next (op 40-1 tchd 50-1 in places)
4  24 [31]
9 117 159 127 133
b g King's Ride(IRE) - Girseach (Furry Glen)
Chased leaders, hard at work 4 out, soon lost touch (op 8-1 tchd 11-1)
5  25 [56]
7 117 165 107 108
b g Far North(CAN) - Sans Dot (Busted)
Led, soon clear, reminders and hit 6th, soon headed, lost touch, tailed off (op 9-1 tchd 12-1)
F   
6 117
b h Saumarez - Street Opera (Sadler's Wells)
Chased leaders, went handy 4 out, feeling pace after next, 4th and well beaten when broke leg and fell last, dead (op 14-1)
PU   
7 117 161
b g Silver Hawk(USA) - Silken Doll(USA) (Chieftain)
Reminders to keep up 3rd, never going well after, behind when pulled up before 3 out (jockey suspended for 10 days for excessive use of the whip) (op 20-1 tchd 33-1 in places)