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Aintree

Thu, 12th Apr 2012
17:25
Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3), 3m 110y
22 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 1) Total Prize Fund - £45000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Cape Tribulation (GB) (901F, 28J)
8 b g Hernando (FR) - Gay Fantastic (Ela-mana-mou)
5P5041 Mr J David Abell

11-12  
150

8/1
D F O'Regan
J M Jefferson

Winner of three hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 14-1 in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Catch Me by 3/4l.

2 Our Father (IRE) (28J)
6 gr g Shantou (USA) - Rosepan (IRE) (Taipan (IRE))
122-10 The Ives & Johnson Families

11-10  
148

10/1
T J Murphy
D Pipe

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on soft ground. Well beaten at 11-2fav behind Cape Tribulation when 15th of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month.

3 Spirit River (FR) (1336F, 29J)
7 b g Poliglote - Love River (FR) (Epervier Bleu)
1/FF0-4F Mr Michael Buckley

11-7  
145

14/1
B J Geraghty
N J Henderson

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on good and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Fell at the last when 16-1 in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) in a Grade 3 hurdle race won by Son Of Flicka last month on his latest outing.

4 Rick (FR) (28J)
8 b g Astarabad (USA) - Catty Jolie (FR) (Mansonnien (FR))
54F236 Mr J P Dunne

11-4  
142

25/1
Bryan J Cooper
D T Hughes

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 4f to 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground. Finished 19l behind Cape Tribulation when sixth of 24 at 28-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month.

5 Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) (28J)
5 b g Panoramic - Harkosa (FR) (Nikos)
967104 Mrs Julian Blackwell

11-4  
142

14/1
Aidan Coleman
Miss V Williams

He has won three hurdle races from 1m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 4l behind Cape Tribulation when fourth of 24 at 33-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month.

6 Son Of Flicka (GB) (29J)
8 b g Groom Dancer (USA) - Calendula (Be My Guest (USA))
F-90901 Twenty Four Seven Recruitment

11-4  
142

7/1
J M Maguire
D McCain Jnr

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 4f to 2m 5f on good and soft ground. A winner at 16-1 in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Get Me Out Of Here by 3 1/2l.

7 Corkage (IRE) (40J)
9 b g Second Empire (IRE) - Maslam (IRE) (Robellino (USA))
F11321 The Scarth Racing Partnership
Blinkers

11-2  
140

12/1
J Reveley
K G Reveley

Has won five hurdle races, two NH flat races and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-2fav at Doncaster over 3m (good) last month, beating Alderley Rover by 8l. Has won 3 times this season.

8 Tenor Nivernais (FR) (5J)
5 b g Shaanmer (IRE) - Hosanna Ii (FR) (Marasali)
81710P Mr Muhammad Nadeem Khan

11-2  
140

25/1
R T Dunne (5)
Miss V Williams

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 4 out when 9-1 at Haydock over 2m 4f (good) in a hurdle race won by Hada Men earlier this month on his latest outing. Has won at Carlisle and Haydock this season.

9 Deireadh Re (IRE) (55J)
6 b g Old Vic - Donaghmore Lady (IRE) (Orchestra)
2-12116 Mr Ian J Fogg & Mrs Wendy Fogg

11-1  
139

16/1
Harry Derham (7)
P F Nicholls

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 6f to 3m on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Knock A Hand when sixth of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 3m (good to soft) in February. Has won 3 times this season.

10 Gullinbursti (IRE) (55J)
6 b g Milan - D'ygrande (IRE) (Good Thyne (USA))
21-1122 Mr N Mustoe

11-1  
139

6/1
N Fehily
Miss E C Lavelle

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 2f to 2m 6f on good to soft and yielding ground. Beaten a neck by Knock A Hand when second of 15 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 3m (good to soft) in February. Has won at Hereford and Exeter this season.

11 Reindeer Dippin (GB) (28J)
10 b g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Analogical (Teenoso (USA))
024145 Sandgrounders

11-0  
138

25/1
Henry Brooke (3)
D McCain Jnr

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Finished 18l behind Cape Tribulation when fifth of 24 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month.

12 Buena Vista (IRE) (28J)
11 b g In The Wings - Park Special (Relkino)
005090 Matt Archer&the Late Miss J Broadhurs
Blinkers

11-0  
138

25/1
Hadden Frost
D Pipe

Has won six hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Cape Tribulation when 13th of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month.

13 Veiled (GB) (187F, 29J)
6 b m Sadler's Wells (USA) - Evasive Quality (FR) (Highest Honor (FR))
611-453 Pump & Plant Services Ltd

11-0  
138

16/1
David Bass
N J Henderson

She has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 28 behind Son Of Flicka beaten 6l at 25-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) last month.

14 Volador (IRE) (26J)
8 b g Old Vic - She's The One (IRE) (Good Thyne (USA))
332/621 Louisville Syndicate II

10-13  
137

12/1
R Johnson
P J Hobbs

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 9-2 in a hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Native Gallery by 1/2l.

15 Palace Jester (GB) (28J)
7 b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Jessolle (Scallywag)
F131P0 Mr Trevor Hemmings
Tongue strap

10-13  
137

20/1
A P McCoy
Jonjo O'Neill

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Cape Tribulation when 12th of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month. Has won at Chepstow and Ffos Las this season.

16 Timesawastin (IRE) (22J)
6 b g Curtain Time (IRE) - Innocent Approach (IRE) (Dry Dock)
F12R21 Mrs C A Waters

10-13  
137

16/1
Paul Moloney
Evan Williams

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-2fav at Haydock over 2m 4f (good) last month, beating Trustan Times by 1 3/4l. Has also won at Newton Abbot this season.

17 Star Of Angels (GB) (1621F, 29J)
8 b g Diktat - City Of Angels (Woodman (USA))
481/01B Mr R S Brookhouse
Blinkers

10-12  
136

16/1
T Scudamore
D Pipe

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on good and soft ground. Brought down when 33-1 in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) in a Grade 3 hurdle race won by Son Of Flicka last month on his latest outing.

18 Ringaroses (GB) (649F, 53J)
11 b g Karinga Bay - Rose Ravine (Deep Run)
1/8P2-9P Mrs Nicholas Jones
Tongue strap

10-12  
136

33/1
S Twiston-Davies
F O'Brien

Winner of three hurdle races, two NH flat races and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 25-1 when 9th of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Ladbrokes.com World Series Hurdle at Punchestown over 3m (good to soft) in May last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

19 Shoegazer (IRE) (3J)
7 b g Bach (IRE) - American Native (IRE) (Lord Americo)
319-831 Mr W Clifford
Tongue strap

10-11   (4ex)
131

14/1
P Townend
D Pipe

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 4f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 3-1co-fav at Chepstow over 2m 4f (soft) earlier this month, beating Salontyre by 3l. Carries a 4lb penalty today for that success.

20 Oscar Prairie (IRE) (26J)
7 b g Oscar (IRE) - Silver Prairie (IRE) (Common Grounds)
1PP113 The Weathercocks

10-10  
134

14/1
P J Brennan
W Greatrex

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m on good and heavy ground. Third of 16 behind Bear's Affair beaten 5l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

21 Trustan Times (IRE) (22J)
6 b g Heron Island (IRE) - Ballytrustan Maid (IRE) (Orchestra)
2-12332 Mrs M E Armitage & Mr Peter Armitage

10-8  
132

20/1
D C Costello
T D Easterby

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Timesawastin when second of 11 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 4f (good) last month.

22 American Spin (GB) (61F, 27J)
8 ch g Groom Dancer (USA) - Sea Vixen (Machiavellian (USA))
22123P Mr G Collacott & Mrs Louise Dace

10-6  
130

20/1
J E Moore
L A Dace

A winner of a hurdle race at 3m 3f on soft ground. Pulled up at the last when 100-1 in the Group 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (good) in a Grade 1 hurdle race won by Brindisi Breeze last month on his latest outing.

Race Verdict

A fiercely competitive event to bring proceedings to a close. Cheltenham Festival scorers Cape Tribulation and Son Of Flicka must rate high on the shortlist, especially Donald McCain's 8-y-o whose Coral Cup success has been franked with the runner-up, Get Me Out Of Here, winning in Grade 2 company at Fairyhouse on Monday, while Corkage is worthy of consideration having already clocked up three victories this term. The one to beat, however, looks to be Emma Lavelle's GULLINBURSTI. This progressive gelding narrowly lost out to the exciting Knock A Hand on his handicap debut at Newbury some two months ago and, with any further rainfall of no concern to him, he looks certain to be in the thick of the action again. Our Father and Volador add extra spice to the race.

Selection: Gullinbursti        Danger: Son Of Flicka        Alternative: Cape Tribulation
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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