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15:05 Aintree

Soft

JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £140325
  • 3m 0f 149y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.30
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 2-0243 C

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Absent since running well in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham (good to soft; wore cheekpieces; Grade 2) 11 weeks ago on first attempt over 3m; unexposed at this trip and his Aintree form includes a good second in Grade 1 novice (2m) at this meeting last year; possibilities.

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1st

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Strong Leader

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Absent since running well in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham (good to soft; wore cheekpieces; Grade 2) 11 weeks ago on first attempt over 3m; unexposed at this trip and his Aintree form includes a good second in Grade 1 novice (2m) at this meeting last year; possibilities.

9/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Strong Leader

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 2nd

8/1

4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Strong Leader

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Fair ninth in Supreme Novices' here (2m, soft) in March and second in Grade 1 Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree (2m, good to soft) next time; back to form when second in Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle (2m3f, good) in November and this lightly raced 7yo is a possible improver, but it's needed in this field.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 3115P4 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

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4th

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:00 Punchestown

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Consistent sort and continues to progress; followed his fourth in the Stayers Hurdle with an excellent second in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle; going to the well again but likely to give a good account again if his recent exertions hasn't taken the edge off him.

6/1

2nd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

10/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Third in the Martin Pipe here last March (2m4f, soft) and continued to progress in handicaps last year, defying top weight in big field here (3m, soft) in November; struggled in two Irish Grade 1s in December and has to prove he can cut it in this company, but he's capable of better than those last two performances and maybe a break will have helped; not ruled out each-way.

25/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 129-F1 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who justified favouritism in the Boyne Hurdle at Navan (2m5f, heavy; Grade 2) two months ago, taking record in this sphere to 3-5; open to further improvement and he's fresher than several of these rivals; stays 3m; interesting.

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3rd

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Hiddenvalley Lake

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly raced 7yo who justified favouritism in the Boyne Hurdle at Navan (2m5f, heavy; Grade 2) two months ago, taking record in this sphere to 3-5; open to further improvement and he's fresher than several of these rivals; stays 3m; interesting.

11/2

1st

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Hiddenvalley Lake

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, challenging going easily 2 out, soon led, ridden clear approaching last, kept on well

13/2

0

1

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:52 Navan

Hiddenvalley Lake

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear but in touch with leaders early, pressed leaders when not fluent 4 out, keeping on and 2 lengths down when fell 3 out

5/2

Form: /29-1P D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Very promising in his younger days but missed two years due to an injury and, despite Grade 2 win on most recent hurdles attempt, it's still not clear whether he retains full ability; pulled up (bled from nose) in Cheltenham Gold Cup last month.

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8th

5

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:00 Punchestown

Monkfish

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unable to fulfill his immense promise due to injury; won the Galmoy Hurdle in January and not disgraced in the Liverpool Hurdle last time but needs to find a bit more; bled in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on his penultimate run.

20/1

4th

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Monkfish

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Very promising in his younger days but missed two years due to an injury and, despite Grade 2 win on most recent hurdles attempt, it's still not clear whether he retains full ability; pulled up (bled from nose) in Cheltenham Gold Cup last month.

12/1

10

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Monkfish

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unbeaten in two runs at the Festival in the Albert Bartlett in 2020 and Brown Advisory the following year; has raced just three times, over hurdles, since back from two-year absence and was returning from another layoff when winning at Gowran in January; something very special will be needed if he's to overcome the interruptions and the passing of the years to play a part.

25/1

Form: -91332 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; had a spell over fences prior to his second in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham (3m, soft) last month, taking his record in that race to 1142; placed in this contest for the last two years (second in 2022, third in 2023); solid claims.

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5th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Flooring Porter

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Front-runner; had a spell over fences prior to his second in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham (3m, soft) last month, taking his record in that race to 1142; placed in this contest for the last two years (second in 2022, third in 2023); solid claims.

3/1

6

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Flooring Porter

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made all in this in 2021 (good to soft) and 2022 (soft) and reverts to hurdles after some mixed chase form this season; not beaten far when fourth to Sire Du Berlais in this race last year but he wasn't at his peak in that campaign and needs to get back to his very best to regain his crown.

11/1

3rd

4

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Flooring Porter

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead early, led clearly after 6th

9/4

Form: F1-401 D

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Admirable chaser who landed the King George, albeit somewhat fortuitously, at Kempton (3m, good) on last appearance; however, record suggests he's far from guaranteed to transfer the form back to hurdles, especially if the ground is soft/heavy.

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3rd

8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 213y

17:25 Punchestown

Hewick

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders

14/1

6th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Hewick

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Admirable chaser who landed the King George, albeit somewhat fortuitously, at Kempton (3m, good) on last appearance; however, record suggests he's far from guaranteed to transfer the form back to hurdles, especially if the ground is soft/heavy.

8/1

Form: -31348 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

Close second in the 2023 Stayer's Hurdle at Cheltenham but didn't fare nearly so well in the latest running of that prize and he was a distant sixth in this contest 12 months ago; although a good stayer on his day, he's not the percentage call.

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7th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Close second in the 2023 Stayer's Hurdle at Cheltenham but didn't fare nearly so well in the latest running of that prize and he was a distant sixth in this contest 12 months ago; although a good stayer on his day, he's not the percentage call.

16/1

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Ran a stormer at 40-1 when close second to Sire Du Berlais in this race last year (soft); in solid form this term, winning the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury (3m, good to soft) before making the frame in the Grade 1 Long Walk at Ascot (3m, good) and Grade 2 Cleeve here (3m, good to soft); he's 11 now and needs to build on this season's efforts, but his cause may be aided if he's back on soft ground; he's an each-way possible once more.

20/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led narrowly

4/1

Form: 7-1319 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict

Acts on ground from good to heavy; disappointing in the Stayers' Hurdle most recently but progressive otherwise and could well rebound; won at this course (2m4f handicap) in October and Ascot (3m Grade 1, gamely) in December; remains of major interest.

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8th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Crambo

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Acts on ground from good to heavy; disappointing in the Stayers' Hurdle most recently but progressive otherwise and could well rebound; won at this course (2m4f handicap) in October and Ascot (3m Grade 1, gamely) in December; remains of major interest.

7/1

4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Crambo

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Highly progressive second-season hurdler who won the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot (3m, good) in December by a short head from Paisley Park; he needs a bigger performance on today's first outing since but this 7yo keeps finding the necessary further improvement, as his excellent seven-from-ten strike-rate attests; versatile ground-wise; entitled to plenty of respect.

5/1

1st

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Crambo

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Only defeats in his novice campaign were at Grade 1 level; impressed in a 2m4f Aintree handicap on his comeback and, although only third on his step up to 3m at Haydock (Class 1 handicap, good to soft), his strong finish from off a steady pace was seriously eyecatching; has to bridge a sizeable class-gap here but could be progressive enough to do so.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4-1661 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Finished behind some of these rivals in two major races this season but comes here fresh, having been absent since his Rendlesham success at Haydock (3m, heavy; Grade 2) eight weeks ago; better than ever last time and could go well.

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5th

2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Botox Has

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

led, much reduced lead before 2 out, soon headed and weakened

33/1

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Botox Has

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Finished behind some of these rivals in two major races this season but comes here fresh, having been absent since his Rendlesham success at Haydock (3m, heavy; Grade 2) eight weeks ago; better than ever last time and could go well.

12/1

1st

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Botox Has

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, going best when disputed lead on inner home turn, pushed along when led clearly before 3 out, went clear approaching last, nudged out run-in, comfortably

2/1

Form: 135-45 CD

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

Veteran; smart in his prime but his two efforts this term fall well short of his peak form; beaten twice in this race (third in 2022, fifth in 2023) and is unlikely to make it third time lucky unless first-time headgear has a significant effect.

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3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Champ

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Nicky Henderson

Veteran; smart in his prime but his two efforts this term fall well short of his peak form; beaten twice in this race (third in 2022, fifth in 2023) and is unlikely to make it third time lucky unless first-time headgear has a significant effect.

25/1

5th

2

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Champ

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

11/2

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Non-runners

Proschema, Sire Du Berlais

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Payout
Exacta £686.00
Straight Forecast £666.00
Tricast £3332.00
Trifecta £4909.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Crambo

RP RATINGS:

Sire Du Berlais

SPOTLIGHT:

Hiddenvalley Lake

TOPSPEED:

Buddy One

The Times:

Strong Leader

Daily Record:

Flooring Porter

Daily Mirror:

Botox Has

The Star:

Hewick

POSTDATA:

Dashel Drasher

LAMBOURN:

Champ

D Express:

Hiddenvalley Lake

Telegraph:

Crambo

The Sun:

Crambo

The Guardian:

Sire Du Berlais

Daily Mail:

Sire Du Berlais