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2:25 Aintree 14 Apr 2018

Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) 2m4f Soft 11 hurdles
1st £56,141.12 2nd £21,121.11 3rd £10,561.11 4th £5,281.11 5th £2,661.11 6th £1,331.11 7th £691.11 8th £371.11 9th £211.11

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 114 t 152 140 153
br g Sandmason - Afar Story (IRE) (Desert Story)
Looked well, slightly on toes, tracked leaders, went 2nd at 6th, led after 8th, mistake 3 out, joined and driven next, not fluent last, hard pressed flat, stayed on gamely (op 11/4)
2  ½
6 114 144 139 151
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Falika (FR) (Hero's Honor)
Looked well, held up, headway 5th, driven 2 out, stayed on to challenge last where not fluent, every chance and kept on flat, just held
3  3 [3½]
6 1011 142 129 140
ch m Sholokhov (IRE) - Missing Link (IRE) (Elusive Quality)
On toes, midfield, headway to chase leaders 6th, ridden 3 out, every chance next until one pace final 150yds (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
4  1 [4½]
6 114 134 135 146
b g Midnight Legend - Trial Trip (Le Moss)
Held up, headway on outer after 8th, ridden and hung left from 2 out, stayed on flat (op 28/1 tchd 20/1)
5  [6¼]
6 114 145 133 146
b g Westerner - Seesea (IRE) (Dr Massini)
Chased leader, blundered and lost ground 8th, ridden and closed 3 out where jumped big, went 3rd next, unable to quicken between last 2, stayed on flat
6  [9]
6 114 153 130 144
b g Stowaway - Such A Set Up (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Tracked leader until lost 2nd at 6th, stayed prominent, ridden 3 out, disputing 4th when mistake next, one pace (jockey said gelding weakened quickly from the second last hurdle) (op 7/4)
7  [11½]
6 114 139 127 141
b g Getaway (GER) - Local Hall (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Will make a chaser, held up, headway after 8th, shaken up 3 out, ridden and hung left after 2 out, weakening when jumped left last (op 25/1)
8  22 [33½]
5 114 137 105 117
b g Well Chosen - Karsulu (IRE) (Mukaddamah)
Towards rear, not fluent 1st, mistake 3rd, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out (op 25/1)
9  22 [55½]
6 114 143 83 95
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Princess Mairead (IRE) (Blueprint)
Midfield, not fluent 4th, lost place next, never really going after, weakened before 3 out, tailed off (op 16/1)
PU   
10 114 137
b g Dansili - Sacred Pearl (IRE) (Daylami)
Tracked leaders until lost place and ridden along 7th, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (op 33/1)
PU   
7 114 138
b g Gold Well - Arequipa (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 6th, soon struggling in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (vet reported the gelding lost its left hind shoe) (op 33/1)
PU   
6 114 h 132
b g Brian Boru - Coco Moon (IRE) (Classic Cliche)
Took keen hold, led until headed after 8th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last
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