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Aintree

Sat, 14th Apr 2012
17:05
John Smith's Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders), 2m 110y
22 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 2) 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 Sire De Grugy (FR) (35J)
6 ch g My Risk (FR) - Hirlish (FR) (Passing Sale (FR))
13-6413 The Preston Family & Friends

11-12  
148

14/1
Joshua Moore (5)
G L Moore

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 24 behind Paintball beaten 9l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) last month.

2 Gibb River (IRE) (967F, 22J)
6 ch g Mr Greeley (USA) - Laurentine (USA) (Private Account (USA))
110-302 Corbett Stud
Tongue strap

11-7  
143

10/1
Jeremiah McGrath (5)
N J Henderson

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on good to soft ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Dream Esteem when second of 7 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) last month.

3 Ubi Ace (GB) (289F, 29J)
6 b g First Trump - Faithful Beauty (IRE) (Last Tycoon)
1-11320 Mrs Gay Smith

11-6  
142

14/1
Mr A J Berry (3)
Jonjo O'Neill

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Alderwood when 22nd of 26 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good) last month. Has won at Sandown and Wetherby this season.

4 Dee Ee Williams (IRE) (29J)
9 b g Dushyantor (USA) - Fainne Oir (IRE) (Montelimar (USA))
1U5P-86 Give Every Man His Due
Blinkers

11-4  
140

14/1
Adam Wedge (3)
N J Gifford

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 1m 6f to 2m on good and soft ground. Finished 9l behind Alderwood when sixth of 26 at 50-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good) last month.

5 Dream Esteem (GB) (824F, 22J)
7 b m Mark Of Esteem (IRE) - City Of Angels (Woodman (USA))
272-311 Mr R S Brookhouse

11-4  
140

10/1
Brendan Powell (5)
D Pipe

She has won three hurdle races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 9-2 in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) on her latest outing last month, beating Gibb River by 2 1/4l. Has also won at Chepstow this season.

6 Paintball (IRE) (551F, 35J)
5 b g Le Vie Dei Colori - Camassina (IRE) (Taufan (USA))
91-5371 Mr Alan Halsall

11-3  
139

5/1
Tom Cannon (3)
C E Longsdon

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 20-1 in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Nampour by 4 1/2l.

7 Lifestyle (GB) (29J)
6 b m Karinga Bay - Like Manner (Teenoso (USA))
1-U1430 The Turf Club & David Ford

11-2  
138

25/1

N J Henderson

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Alderwood when 21st of 26 on her latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good) last month.

8 Redera (IRE) (293F, 29J)
6 b g Chevalier (IRE) - Lady Redera (IRE) (Inzar (USA))
103638 Peter William Partnership

11-0  
136

14/1

A J Martin

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on ground varying from good to firm to good - yielding. Beaten 10l behind Alderwood at 20-1 when eighth of 26 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good) last month.

9 Ciceron (IRE) (1033F, 35J)
6 b g Pivotal - Aiglonne (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA))
901500 Verrier, Bowditch, Secretan
Cheek pieces

10-12  
134

33/1
Harry Challoner (5)
Miss V Williams

Winner of six hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Paintball when 22nd of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) last month.

10 Ted Spread (GB) (196F, 29J)
5 b g Beat Hollow - Highbrook (USA) (Alphabatim (USA))
42180 False Nose 'n Glasses Partnership
Tongue strap

10-12  
134

14/1
Harry Derham (7)
P F Nicholls

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Beaten 18l behind Alderwood at 10-1 when 18th of 26 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good) last month.

11 Idarah (USA) (204F, 29J)
9 gr g Aljabr (USA) - Fatina (Nashwan (USA))
669410 Mr Liam Mulryan

10-12  
134

16/1
Miss N Carberry
P F Cashman

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Bellvano when 13th of 21 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month.

12 Kealigolane (IRE) (11J)
8 gr g Beneficial - Leone Des Pres (FR) (Tip Moss (FR))
012411 Mr James Callow

10-10  
132

12/1
Lucy Alexander (5)
F P Murtagh

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-2fav at Sedgefield over 2m 2f (good to firm) earlier this month, beating Heart Of Dubai by 14l. Has won 3 times this season.

13 Conquisto (GB) (672F, 29J)
7 ch g Hernando (FR) - Seal Indigo (IRE) (Glenstal (USA))
786-751 Mr P J Martin

10-9  
131

14/1
P Bohan (10)
S Gollings

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good ground. A winner at 3-1 in a hurdle race at Fakenham over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Crafty Roberto by 1 3/4l.

14 Inis Meain (USA) (92F, 34J)
5 b g Bernstein (USA) - Runaway Fields (USA) (Runaway Groom (CAN))
54215 Mr Liam O'kelly

10-8  
130

25/1
Bryan J Cooper
Denis Hogan

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft - heavy ground. Finished 13l behind Lord Windermere when fifth of 9 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Naas over 2m (yielding - soft) last month.

15 Kazlian (FR) (322F, 31J)
4 b g Sinndar (IRE) - Quiet Splendor (USA) (Unbridled (USA))
2114 Twelve Pipers Piping

10-8  
136

8/1
Conor O'Farrell (3)
D Pipe

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Finished 3 1/2l behind Une Artiste when fourth of 24 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month. Has won at Leicester and Ffos Las this season.

16 Akula (IRE) (68F, 53J)
5 ch g Soviet Star (USA) - Danielli (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
340-P16 Jay Three Racing

10-8  
130

25/1
Peter Carberry (5)
M H Tompkins

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Sire De Grugy when sixth of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 2m 1f (good to soft) in February.

17 Ericht (IRE) (57J)
6 b g Alderbrook - Lady Orla (IRE) (Satco (FR))
16-3320 Mrs Christopher Hanbury

10-7  
129

20/1

N J Henderson

Successful in two NH flat races at 1m 6f and 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Zarkandar when 16th of 20 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) in February.

18 Saute (GB) (547F, 176J)
6 br g Hawk Wing (USA) - Lifting (IRE) (Nordance (USA))
321121 Mrs Ann Burrows
Visor, Tongue strap

10-7  
129

16/1
Michael Byrne (5)
Tim Vaughan

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good to firm and good ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-8fav at Fakenham over 2m (good) in October last year, beating Smack That by 6l. Has won 3 times this season.

19 Constant Contact (GB) (203F, 18J)
5 b g Passing Glance - Floriana (Selkirk (USA))
591 Delboy & Rodney

10-6  
128

14/1
Henry Brooke (3)
D McCain Jnr

A winner at 5-2 in a hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 1f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Tuscan Gold by 15l.

20 Lightening Rod (GB) (23J)
7 b g Storming Home - Bolero (Rainbow Quest (USA))
4-12U83 Mr N W A Bannister

10-5  
127

25/1
Jake Greenall (5)
M W Easterby

Winner of two hurdle races, three NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 4 behind Devotion To Duty beaten 3 1/2l at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Carlisle over 2m (good to soft) last month.

21 Helium (FR) (773F, 35J)
7 b g Dream Well (FR) - Sure Harbour (SWI) (Surumu (GER))
244255 G Thompson, C J Leech, P Stock

10-0  
122

33/1
Giles Hawkins (3)
Mrs S Leech

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Finished 14l behind Hawaii Klass when fifth of 11 at 9-2jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

22 Jubail (IRE) (580F, 15J)
5 ch g Redback - Daneville (IRE) (Danetime (IRE))
059521 Mr R Greenway
Tongue strap

10-0  
121

12/1
J Kington (3)
D McCain Jnr

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-8fav at Newcastle over 2m (good) last month, beating Cool Baranca by 3 1/2l.

Race Verdict

Gibb River, Ubi Ace, Paintball and the hat-trick seeking Dream Esteem all have rock-solid form in the book but they will do well to concede so much weight to CONSTANT CONTACT. Donald McCain's classy Flat recruit didn't show much in his first two hurdle starts over the winter but the switch to better ground brought about stark improvement when winning by 15 lengths at Hereford last month. The assessor doesn't look to have gone over board with an initial mark of 128 and Henry Brooke takes off another very handy 3lb in the saddle. Kazlian is the only four-year-old in the race but David Pipe's juvenile ran a promising race when fourth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham last month and he could be in the shake-up if the forecast heavy showers arrive.

Selection: Constant Contact        Danger: Gibb River        Alternative: Ubi Ace
* 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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