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2:35 Aintree 6 Apr 2001

Martell Mersey Novices' Hurdle Class A Grade 2

(Class 1) (4yo+) 2m4f Soft 11 hurdles
1st £29,000 2nd £11,000 3rd £5,500 4th £2,500 5th £1,250 6th £750
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 111 149 145
b g Robellino(USA) - Only Gossip(USA) (Trempolino)
Held up, hit 6th, led on bit 3 out, well clear when hit last, eased considerably towards finish (op 5-2 tchd 7-2 and 4-1 in places)
2  21
6 1010 111 112
b m Hatim(USA) - Wand Of Youth (Mandamus)
Led to 1st, lost place 4th, soon behind, headway 3 out, stayed on to take remote second near finish (tchd 150-1 in places)
3  [22¼]
5 116 145 119 121
b g Michelozzo(USA) - Deep Selection(IRE) (Deep Run)
Raced wide, chased leaders, driven along 8th, one pace from next (op 11-4)
4  [24¾]
4 112 112 114
b g Rahotep I(FR) - Qualite Du Cochet(FR) (Illustrator)
Chased leaders, hit 5th and 7th, led after 8th, headed and weakened approaching next (op 11-2 after 6-1 in a place)
5  dist [54¾]
4 1013 74 96
ch g Garde Royale(IRE) - Carmonera(FR) (Carmont)
Chased leaders, ridden to lead approaching 3 out, soon headed and weakened (op 13-8 tchd 7-4 in places)
6  27 [81¾]
4 103 106
b f Dilum(USA) - Miss Laetitia(IRE) (Entitled)
Led 1st, soon clear, headed after 8th, soon weakened (op 33-1)
  • 6 ran Off time: 2:37:00 Winning time: 5m 39.10s (slow by 56.10s) Total SP: 105%
  • Non-runners: Cornish Gale (unsuitable ground), Full Ahead (unsuitable ground), Mardani (unsuitable ground), Midland Flame (unsuitable ground), Ocean Line (unsuitable ground), Razer Blade (unsuitable ground), Rostropovich I (transport problems)
  • 1st owner: The Winning Line (Montalcino I) 1st breeder: C E S Racing Ltd
  • 2nd owner: Andy Scott (Takeyourtime)
  • 3rd owner: B Perkins (Run For Paddy)
  • Tote win: £4.10 PL: £2.10 £4.70 Ex: £319.20 CSF: £80.02 Trifecta: £418.50 0.10 w/u, pool £589.47
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