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Aintree

Sat, 14th Apr 2012
17:35
John Smith's Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2), 2m 1f
20 Runners (4YO to 6YO) (Class 1) Total Prize Fund - £25000

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 Ballyvoque (IRE) (15J)
6 b g Revoque (IRE) - Timissa (IRE) (Kahyasi)
23 Mr J I A Charlton

11-4  

50/1
D F O'Regan
G A Charlton

Placed in two NH flat races from two starts. Third of 11 behind Brassick beaten 13l at 10-3 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Wetherby over 2m (good) last month.

2 Court Minstrel (IRE) (17J)
5 b g Court Cave (IRE) - Theatral (Orchestra)
3-121 Mrs Janet Davies

11-4  

25/1
Paul Moloney
Evan Williams

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 2-5fav at Ludlow over 2m (good) last month, beating Buyers Premium by 11l. Has won twice at Ludlow this season.

3 Howaboutnow (IRE) (41J)
5 ch g Shantou (USA) - Sarah's Cottage (IRE) (Topanoora)
5-21121 Brannon, Dick, Hernon & Holden

11-4  

16/1
J M Maguire
D McCain Jnr

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m 1f on good and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 5-4fav at Sedgefield over 2m 1f (good) last month, beating Naburn by 3 1/2l. Has won 3 times this season.

4 Ifyousayso (IRE) (21J)
5 ch g Definite Article - Rosato (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
6-R11 The Joaly Partnership

11-4  

7/1
A P Lane
D McCain Jnr

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m and 2m 1f on good ground. A winner at 7-1 in a NH flat race at Bangor over 2m 1f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Imperial Leader by 10l. Has also won at Musselburgh this season.

5 Il Presidente (GER) (78J)
5 ch g Royal Dragon (USA) - Independent Miss (GER) (Polar Falcon (USA))
1 Mr P J Vogt

11-4  

14/1
Harry Skelton
Ian Williams

Half-brother to Il Divo, won at 1m 2f. A winner at 11-4 in a NH flat race at Fontwell over 1m 6f (heavy) on his latest outing in January, beating Rugged Jack by 19l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Andreas Wohler in Germany.

6 Kaysersberg (FR) (24J)
5 b g Khalkevi (IRE) - Alliance Royale (FR) (Turgeon (USA))
5121 Mrs Julien Turner & Mr Andrew Merriam

11-4  

16/1
A Merriam (3)
N B King

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 9-4 in a NH flat race at Warwick over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Aneyeforaseller by 3l. Has also won at Doncaster this season.

7 Lataradud (IRE) (41J)
5 br g Marju (IRE) - Abington Angel (Machiavellian (USA))
1541 Mrs Marie Twomey

11-4  

50/1
Adam Wedge (3)
K A Morgan

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on good and heavy ground. A winner at 3-1 in a NH flat race at Huntingdon over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Desert Robe by 14l. Has also won at Worcester this season.

8 Many Clouds (IRE) (31J)
5 br g Cloudings (IRE) - Bobbing Back (IRE) (Bob Back (USA))
19 Mr Trevor Hemmings

11-4  

12/1
L Aspell
O Sherwood

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft ground. Beaten 15l behind Champagne Fever at 40-1 when 9th of 20 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 NH flat race in the Group 1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month.

9 Minella Forfitness (IRE) (28J)
5 b g Westerner - Ring Of Water (USA) (Northern Baby (CAN))
1-1 Mr Michael Buckley

11-4  

14/1
A Tinkler
N J Henderson

Won on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race when 8-11fav at Kempton over 2m (good) last month, beating High Ville by 12l. Has also won at Templemore this season.

10 My Tent Or Yours (IRE) (42J)
5 b g Desert Prince (IRE) - Spartan Girl (IRE) (Ela-mana-mou)
12 The Happy Campers

11-4  

6/1
B J Geraghty
N J Henderson

A winner of a NH flat race at 1m 6f on good to soft ground. Beaten a neck by Up To Something when second of 15 at 8-11fav on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) last month.

11 Nemi (CZE) (21J)
5 b g Look Honey (IRE) - Non Pareille (GER) (Law Society (USA))
324 Mr George A Charlton

11-4  

66/1
Jan Faltejsek
G A Charlton

Placed in two NH flat races from three starts. Finished 14l behind Eduard when fourth of 13 at 10-3 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Kelso over 2m (good) last month.

12 Population (GB) (147J)
5 ch g Noverre (USA) - Ville D'amore (USA) (Irish River (FR))
11 Bloomfields

11-4  

9/2
A P McCoy
J P Ferguson

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 11-8fav at Ascot over 2m (good) in November last year, beating Be All Man by 2 1/4l. Has won twice at Ascot this season.

13 Sir Johnson (GB) (31J)
6 ch g Deploy - Little Daphne (Presenting)
11110 Steve & Jackie Fleetham

11-4  

10/1
J E Moore
P Bowen

He has won four NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 19l behind Champagne Fever at 7-1 when 11th of 20 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 NH flat race in the Group 1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

14 Big Water (IRE) (49J)
4 ch g Saffron Walden (FR) - Magic Feeling (IRE) (Magical Wonder (USA))
112 Mr T B Tarn

10-12  

20/1
B Hughes
G A Swinbank

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 1/2l by Scarlet Fire when second of 11 at 6-4fav on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m (good to soft) in February. Has won at Ayr and Catterick this season.

15 Devon Drum (GB) (21J)
4 b g Beat Hollow - West Devon (USA) (Gone West (USA))
1 Mr D G Carrington

10-12  

14/1
D Elsworth
P R Webber

Half-brother to Tourist, won six times between 6f and 1m. A winner at 9-2 in a NH flat race at Newbury over 1m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Polly Peachum by 4 1/2l.

16 My Inheritance (IRE) (87J)
4 b g Araafa (IRE) - Glory Days (GER) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
11 Miss Julie Hoskins

10-12  

16/1
P J Brennan
T R George

Successful in two NH flat races at 1m 4f and 1m 6f on soft ground. A winner at 11-1 in a NH flat race at Newbury over 1m 4f (soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Rydon Pynes by 1 1/4l. Has also won at Ffos Las this season.

17 Spirit Of Shankly (GB) (33J)
4 ch g Sulamani (IRE) - Lago D'oro (Slip Anchor)
71 Mr Alan Halsall

10-12  

12/1
R Johnson
C E Longsdon

Won on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race when 11-10fav at Stratford over 2m (good) last month, beating Islandmagee by 6l.

18 Stock Hill Fair (GB) (134J)
4 b g Sakhee (USA) - April Stock (Beveled (USA))
11 Mrs M Fairbairn, E Gadsden & P Dean

10-12  

25/1
N Fehily
B G Powell

Successful in two NH flat races at 1m 5f and 1m 6f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 7-2fav at Exeter over 1m 5f (soft) in December last year, beating Bit Of A Madam by 3/4l. Has also won at Fontwell this season.

19 The New One (IRE) (31J)
4 b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Thuringe (FR) (Turgeon (USA))
116 Mrs S Such

10-12  

7/1
S Twiston-Davies
N A Twiston-Davies

Successful in two NH flat races at 1m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Champagne Fever when sixth of 20 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 NH flat race in the Group 1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month. Has won at Cheltenham and Warwick this season.

20 Yes Daddy (IRE) (18J)
4 b g Golan (IRE) - Hollygrove Samba (IRE) (Accordion)
1 Matt & Lauren Morgan

10-12  

33/1
B Toomey (3)
N Wilson

Dam unraced. A winner at 5-1 in a NH flat race at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Houseparty by 1 1/4l.

Race Verdict

John Ferguson went very close with New Year's Eve in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and looks to have another outstanding candidate here in the shape of POPULATION. The five-year-old has lived up to his classy Flat pedigree with two impressive victories under Jack Quinlan at Ascot and the booking of A P McCoy today looks a tip in itself. It's interesting to see Jason Maguire opt for Sedgefield winner Howaboutnow over the undefeated Ifyousayso, who really impressed when scoring by 10 lengths at Bangor last month, but the biggest danger to the selection could be Nicky Henderson's apparent first-string My Tent Or Yours. He lost his unbeaten record at Newbury but certainly went down fighting and it might just have taught him something.

Selection: Population        Danger: My Tent Or Yours        Alternative: Howaboutnow
* 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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