AINTREE
8 April 2021
Thursday 8th April

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Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good To Soft
Aintree
Runners
11

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Light rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Abacadabras silk
Abacadabras t
J: Jack Kennedy
T: Mrs Denise Foster
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 2 wins from 46 in the last 14 days (4%)
Smart 2m hurdler; has the ability to play a big role, provided he stays the new trip
-2152F
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 t F/10 Honeysuckle () 10/1 158 -
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft/Hy HG1 11-12 t 2/6 Honeysuckle (10L) 10/1 158 160
29 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft HG1 11-12 t1 5/7 Sharjah (24L) 3/1 158 141
15 Nov 20 Pun Punchestown 16f Hy HG1 11-12 1/5 Saint Roi (nk) 13/8 158 159
30 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 16.5f Y/Sft HG2 11-12 2/6 Aspire Tower (4½L) 8/15F 158 157
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft NvHG1 11-7 2/15 Shishkin (hd) 11/4 153 160
2
Ballyandy silk
D
Ballyandy
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Admirable veteran but looks vulnerable back in the top grade
-22333
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 154
Days: 75
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 21 Hay Haydock 15.5f Hy HG2 11-10 3/3 Navajo Pass (18½L) 5/2 157 147
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 16f GS HG1 11-7 3/5 Silver Streak (15L) 16/1 157 151
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 17f Sft HG2 11-6 3/10 Song For Someone (2¾L) 14/1 157 158
15 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HcHG3 11-12 2/14 The Shunter (3L) 8/1 154 158
18 Oct 20 Ffo Ffos Las 16f GS 2HcH 11-10 2/12 Sceau Royal (2¾L) 13/2 154 157
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 8/17 Epatante (16L) 20/1 155 152
3
Brewin'upastorm silk
D
Brewin'upastorm t
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Olly Murphy
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts on this ground (60%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (31%)
Two wins since returning to hurdles, beating McFabulous in Fontwell Grade 2 latest
U-6511
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 21 Fon Fontwell 19f GS HG2 11-3 t 1/6 McFabulous (5½L) 3/1 155 157
23 Jan 21 Tau Taunton 19f Sft 2HcH 11-12 t 1/10 Jolly's Cracked It (11L) 3/1F 148 158
5 Dec 20 San Sandown 15.5f Sft ChG1 11-7 t1 5/5 Politologue (22L) 18/1 148 152
1 Nov 20 Crl Carlisle 20f Hy ChL 11-2 6/6 Imperial Aura (20L) 11/4 150 139
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft NvChG1 11-4 UR/11 Put The Kettle On () 6/1 150 -
14 Nov 19 Tau Taunton 18f Gd 4NvCh 11-8 1/4 Southfield Stone (4L) 8/15F 148 158
4
Buveur D'Air silk
CD
C
BF
Buveur D'Air
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Dual Champion Hurdle hero; won this race in 2017; needs to prove he's the force of old
2/12-2
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 75
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 21 Hay Haydock 15.5f Hy HG2 11-4 2/3 Navajo Pass (4¼L) 8/11F 163 149
30 Nov 19 Ncs Newcastle 16f Hy HG1 11-7 2/5 Cornerstone Lad (shd) 2/13F 167 160
3 May 19 Pun Punchestown 16f Gd/Y HG1 11-12 1/7 Supasundae (2½L) 2/1J 167 163
4 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 20f Sft HG1 11-7 2/7 Supasundae (1¼L) 5/6F 172 159
12 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 F/10 Espoir D'Allen () 11/4 172 -
2 Feb 19 San Sandown 16f Sft HL 11-6 1/5 Vision Des Flos (2L) 1/5F 172 162
5
Buzz silk
Buzz
J: James Bowen
T: Nicky Henderson
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (25%)
Progressive in handicaps at about 2m this term; looks ready for a crack at 2m4f
4-3125
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 153
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS HcHG3 11-7 5/23 Soaring Glory (5¾L) 10/1 152 157
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 15.5f Hy HcHG3 11-12 2/17 Not So Sleepy (1¾L) 13/2 148 152
20 Nov 20 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft 2HcH 11-11 1/11 Rosie And Millie (7L) EvensF 137 149
18 Oct 20 Ffo Ffos Las 16f GS 2HcH 10-6 3/12 Sceau Royal (3L) 8/1 136 142
22 Feb 20 Kem Kempton 16f GS NvHG2 11-2 4/9 Highway One O Two (17½L) 6/4F 139 126
6 Feb 20 Don Doncaster 16.5f Gd 4NvH 11-10 1/18 Glory And Fortune (nk) 13/8 - 137
6
Jason The Militant silk
Jason The Militant t
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (4%)
Going the right way over 2m and likely to stay 2m4f on this flat track; major contender
51-331
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 21 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Sft HG3 11-11 t 1/5 Petit Mouchoir (7½L) 7/4F 153 160
15 Nov 20 Pun Punchestown 16f Hy HG1 11-12 t1 3/5 Abacadabras (½L) 10/1 147 158
30 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 16.5f Y/Sft HG2 11-10 3/6 Aspire Tower (4½L) 9/2 145 155
1 Oct 20 Fai Fairyhouse 10f Sft Md 9-11 1/11 Fil The Power (3¼L) 3/1 - 85
23 Feb 20 Naa Naas 16f Sft/Hy NvHG2 11-4 1/9 Beacon Edge (nse) 25/1 128 147
2 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y NvHG1 11-10 5/7 Asterion Forlonge (89L) 20/1 - 67
7
McFabulous silk
C
D
BF
McFabulous
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 5 starts on this ground (80%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 12 wins from 38 in the last 14 days (32%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 11 wins from 32 in the last 14 days (34%)
Beaten by Brewin'upastorm last time but highly progressive otherwise; remains of interest
1-1312
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 21 Fon Fontwell 19f GS HG2 11-9 2/6 Brewin'upastorm (5½L) 4/6F 158 159
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 21f Sft HG2 11-3 1/7 On The Blind Side (2¼L) 10/11F 154 160
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-3 3/10 Thyme Hill (6½L) 15/8F 153 158
9 Oct 20 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Gd NvHG2 11-3 1/7 Courtandbould (3L) 4/6F 145 154
14 Mar 20 Kem Kempton 21f GS NvHcHG3 11-9 1/18 Sevarano (6½L) 5/2F 132 145
4 Feb 20 Mar Market Rasen 20.5f GS 3NvH 11-2 1/4 Hometown Boy (3¾L) 5/4F - 140
8
Millers Bank silk
Millers Bank
J: Kielan Woods
T: Alex Hales
Useful sort but has the worst chance at the weights upped in class
-98121
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 147
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f Gd 3HcH 11-9 t 1/10 Highway One O Two (10L) 7/1 137 147
11 Feb 21 Kem Kempton 16f St/Slw 4NHF 11-4 t 2/14 Golden Taipan (½L) 5/1 - 114
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 16f Sft 3HcH 11-5 t 1/8 Breffniboy (1L) 7/1 133 137
28 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 16.5f Gd HcHL 11-1 t1 8/9 Floressa (13½L) 40/1 137 128
18 Oct 20 Ffo Ffos Las 16f GS 2HcH 10-10 9/12 Sceau Royal (38L) 18/1 140 111
26 Dec 19 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f GS 4NvH 11-4 1/8 Multellie (14L) 6/4J 127 137
9
Not So Sleepy silk
Not So Sleepy
J: Jonathan Burke
T: Hughie Morrison
Seemed to run well in the Champion Hurdle but that effort may not be reliable form
0P-U15
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 155
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 5/10 Honeysuckle (13L) 125/1 149 159
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 15.5f Hy HcHG3 11-6 1/17 Buzz (1¾L) 20/1 142 149
28 Nov 20 Ncs Newcastle 16f Gd HG1 11-7 UR/6 Epatante () 22/1 142 -
10 Oct 20 Nmk Newmarket 18f Sft 2Hc 9-4 4/34 Great White Shark (6¾L) 10/1 98 101
24 Sep 20 Pon Pontefract 12f Sft 2Hc 9-5 1/4 Dark Jedi (4¾L) 4/1 94 103
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 t PU/17 Epatante () 33/1 143 -
10
Silver Streak silk
Silver Streak
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Evan Williams
Won the Christmas Hurdle two starts ago; something to prove back up in distance
-1C216
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 163
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 6/10 Honeysuckle (14½L) 22/1 163 157
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 16f GS HG1 11-7 1/5 Epatante (6½L) 13/2 158 164
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 17f Sft HG2 11-4 2/10 Song For Someone (nse) 10/1 158 159
28 Nov 20 Ncs Newcastle 16f Gd HG1 11-7 CO/6 Epatante () 6/1 158 -
18 Oct 20 Kem Kempton 16f Gd HL 11-4 1/6 Verdana Blue (6½L) 9/2 158 160
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft HG1 11-10 6/17 Epatante (12L) 20/1 158 157
11
Song For Someone silk
D
BF
Song For Someone
J: David Bass
T: Tom Symonds
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts on this ground (60%)
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Form includes three Grade 2 wins; consistent in the main; place possibilities
21-112
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 47
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Hy HG2 11-8 2/6 Goshen (22L) 11/10F 158 152
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 17f Sft HG2 11-6 1/10 Silver Streak (nse) 6/1 156 160
21 Nov 20 Asc Ascot 19.5f Sft HG2 11-6 1/3 Call Me Lord (5L) 11/4 153 157
22 Feb 20 Kem Kempton 16f GS HG2 11-2 1/6 Diego Du Charmil (½L) 11/8F 154 152
18 Jan 20 Asc Ascot 19.5f Hy HcHG3 11-5 2/8 Thomas Darby (1L) 7/1 149 154
7 Dec 19 San Sandown 16f Hy HcHL 11-7 3/13 Mack The Man (4¼L) 7/1 147 148
Verdict

Smart Irish raiders JASON THE MILITANT and Abacadabras are taken to stay the trip and fill the first two places.

Verdict silk image
Jason The Militant

Betting Forecast:

7/2 Abacadabras,

Jason The Militant,

9/2 McFabulous,

6/1 Brewin'upastorm,

8/1 Song For Someone,

10/1 Buveur D'Air,

12/1 Silver Streak,

14/1 Buzz,

20/1 Not So Sleepy,

25/1 Ballyandy,

33/1 Millers Bank

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