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Aintree

Fri, 13th Apr 2012
16:50
John Smith's Daily Mirror Punters Club Handicap Hurdle (Listed), 2m 4f
22 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 1) Total Prize Fund - £40000

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 Attaglance (GB) (28J)
6 b g Passing Glance - Our Ethel (Be My Chief (USA))
135P11 H Young, G Eifert, R Snyder
Tongue strap

11-12  
144

12/1

J M Jefferson

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 20-1 in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Toner D'Oudairies by a neck. Has won 3 times this season.

2 I'm So Lucky (GB) (2043F, 30J)
10 b g Zilzal (USA) - City Of Angels (Woodman (USA))
67-9536 Mrs S J Brookhouse
Blinkers, Tongue strap

11-8  
140

16/1
T Scudamore
D Pipe

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 66-1 when sixth of 8 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month.

3 Saphir River (FR) (608F, 30J)
6 gr g Slickly (FR) - Miss Bio (FR) (River Mist (USA))
27232U Fat Gary Sports

11-7  
139

33/1
P Carberry
M Scudamore

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 2f. Unseated rider when 50-1 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 Orsippus (USA) (168F, 58J)
6 b g Sunday Break (JPN) - Mirror Dancing (USA) (Caveat (USA))
39-0544 Mrs Sandra Smith

11-4  
136

14/1
D J Condon
M Smith

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 10l behind Simonsig when fourth of 6 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 2f (good to soft) in February.

5 Robinson Collonges (FR) (125J)
7 gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Grace Collonges (FR) (Bayolidaan (FR))
9PP-305 Mr & Mrs G Calder

11-4  
136

10/1
R Walsh
P F Nicholls

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and two chases from 1m 3f to 2m 5f on good and soft ground. Finished 15l behind Astracad when fifth of 9 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 2m (good) in December last year.

6 Bourne (GB) (217F, 28J)
6 gr g Linamix (FR) - L'affaire Monique (Machiavellian (USA))
13219 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & M Taylo

11-3  
135

12/1
J M Maguire
D McCain Jnr

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 8l behind Attaglance at 9-2fav when 9th of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) last month. Has won at Ascot and Catterick this season.

7 Hazy Tom (IRE) (31J)
6 b g Heron Island (IRE) - The Wounded Cook (IRE) (Muroto)
111340 Mr Alan Halsall

11-3  
135

16/1
N Fehily
C E Longsdon

He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Cinders And Ashes when 17th of 19 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

8 It's A Gimme (IRE) (58J)
5 b g Beneficial - Sorcera (GER) (Zilzal (GER))
14-2121 Mr John P McManus

11-3  
135

10/1
A P McCoy
Jonjo O'Neill

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 5f to 2m 4f on good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 6-4fav at Southwell over 2m 4f (good to soft) in February, beating Baby Shine by a nose. Has also won at Newbury this season.

9 Kilmacowen (IRE) (33J)
6 b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Baunfaun Run (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
P-22331 The Kilmacowens

11-3  
135

16/1
P J Brennan
F O'Brien

A winner at 7-1 in a hurdle race at Warwick over 3m 1f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Shakalakaboomboom by 11l.

10 Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) (545F, 30J)
6 b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Act Of The Pace (IRE) (King's Theatre (IRE))
41-3630 C E Stedman & Dr R D P Newland
Visor

11-3  
135

20/1
Brendan Powell (5)
Dr R D P Newland

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 3f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Son Of Flicka when 13th of 28 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) last month.

11 Dare Me (IRE) (30J)
8 b g Bob Back (USA) - Gaye Chatelaine (IRE) (Castle Keep)
2/11-930 Mr Trevor Hemmings

11-1  
133

16/1
R Johnson
P J Hobbs

He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Son Of Flicka when 10th of 28 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) last month.

12 Cape Dutch (IRE) (547F, 30J)
5 b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Rosia (IRE) (Mr Prospector (USA))
411210 Bloomfields

11-1  
133

16/1
D F O'Regan
J P Ferguson

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Son Of Flicka when 15th of 28 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

13 Arthurian Legend (GB) (48J)
7 b g Alflora (IRE) - Be My Adelina (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
01-1463 Mr R T Kanter & Mr A J Scrimgeour

11-1  
133

14/1
T J O'Brien
P J Hobbs

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 9 behind Dream Esteem beaten 11l at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m (soft) in February.

14 Like Minded (GB) (28J)
8 b g Kayf Tara - Sun Dante (IRE) (Phardante (FR))
94-6328 Jim Lewis, Derek Holder & Terry Warner
Tongue strap

11-1  
133

20/1
Harry Derham (7)
P F Nicholls

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 5f on good and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 7l behind Attaglance at 50-1 when eighth of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) last month.

15 Art Professor (IRE) (1659F, 28J)
8 b g In The Wings - Itab (USA) (Dayjur (USA))
1-32605 Mr Jeremy Hancock
Blinkers

11-0  
132

14/1
Aidan Coleman
Miss V Williams

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 4l behind Attaglance when fifth of 24 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) last month.

16 Lava Lamp (GER) (543F, 15J)
5 b g Shamardal (USA) - La Felicita (Shareef Dancer (USA))
343211 Mrs Janet Davies

11-0  
132

12/1
Paul Moloney
Evan Williams

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. A winner at 7-1 in a hurdle race at Ffos Las over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Persian Snow by 1l. Has won 3 times this season.

17 Street Entertainer (IRE) (551F, 28J)
5 br g Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Opera Ridge (FR) (Indian Ridge)
13009F Barnett, Manasseh & Partners
Tongue strap

11-0  
132

14/1
Conor O'Farrell (3)
D Pipe

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good ground. Fell 2 out when 5-1 at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) in a hurdle race won by Attaglance last month on his latest outing.

18 All The Aces (IRE) (203F, 50J)
7 b g Spartacus (IRE) - Lili Cup (FR) (Fabulous Dancer (USA))
2133 Mr A D Spence

10-13  
131

10/1
A Tinkler
N J Henderson

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Third of 5 behind Golden Gael beaten 33l at 10-11fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (good to soft) in February.

19 Tour D'argent (FR) (79J)
5 b g Martaline - Keep Well (FR) (Agent Bleu (FR))
120-211 Mr Michael Buckley

10-13  
131

6/1
B J Geraghty
N J Henderson

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 4f to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-11fav at Hereford over 2m 1f (soft) in January, beating Monte Cavallo by 1 3/4l. Has also won at Doncaster this season.

20 Ski Sunday (GB) (692F, 28J)
7 b g King's Best (USA) - Lille Hammer (Sadler's Wells (USA))
0-7330U Scarlet Pimpernel
Tongue strap

10-12  
130

33/1
D C Costello
Tim Vaughan

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Unseated rider when 50-1 at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) in a hurdle race won by Attaglance last month on his latest outing.

21 Los Nadis (GER) (170F, 102J)
8 ch g Hernando (FR) - La Estrella (GER) (Desert King (IRE))
511932 Mr Ian G M Dalgleish

10-12  
130

20/1
Ryan Mania
J S Goldie

Winner of six hurdle races from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 9l by Teenage Idol when second of 6 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m 4f (soft) in January. Has won twice at Perth this season.

22 Rajnagan (IRE) (245F, 147J)
8 ch g Muhtarram (USA) - Rajnagara (IRE) (Darshaan)
114328 Mrs W Morrell
Tongue strap

10-11  
129

25/1
D Elsworth
P R Webber

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Featherbed Lane when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m (good) in November last year. Has won 3 times this season.

Race Verdict

IT'S A GIMME makes plenty of appeal on his handicap debut. He was rated 142 prior to winning a novices' hurdle at Southwell over 2m5f last time and the handicapper has been very generous in dropping him 7lb for that win. There could be some improvement left in him and he can play a leading role here. Attaglance has been raised 5lb for his Cheltenham success and, whilst he has obvious form claims, he did appear to have a very hard race at Prestbury Park. Tour D'Argent has done absolutely nothing wrong and must be considered tackling handicap company for the first time. Orsippus won a Grade 1 contest here two years ago and could run a big race for each-way punters, with Ski Sunday another potential place contender.

Selection: It's A Gimme        Danger: Tour D'argent        Alternative: Orsippus
* 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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