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14:10 Aintree Racecard - 10th November 2018

14:10 Aintree
British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Hurdle
  • 4YO plus, Class 2, 6 Runners
  • Winner £28,152, 2nd £8,316, 3rd £4,158, 4th £2,079, 5th £1,040, 6th £522
  • Distance 2m 4f
  • Going Good
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Agrapart Lizzie Kelly Nick Williams 7 yrs, 11-6 266 Form: 9/77212- He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Donna's Diamond when second of 5 at 4-7fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) in February.
Wholestone Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies 7 yrs, 11-6 196 Form: 612323-
3 Tips
Winner of five hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 6 behind Call Me Lord beaten 22l at 6-4jt-fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 bet365 Select Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 5f (good to soft) in April.
Wind Ops
Unowhatimeanharry B J Geraghty H Fry 10 yrs, 11-2 240 Form: 31/1230-
6 Tips
Has won ten hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 16l behind Penhill at 8-1 when 10th of 15 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) in March.
Vision Des Flos T J O'Brien C L Tizzard 5 yrs, 11-2 21 Form: 21622-U
5 Tips
Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good - yielding and heavy ground. Unseated rider when evens fav at Ffos Las over 2m 5f (good to soft) in a chase won by Bags Groove last month on his chase debut.
High Secret Harry Skelton D Skelton 7 yrs, 10-12 7 Form: 177244 Winner of three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good ground. Well beaten at 22-1 behind Nautical Nitwit when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby over 3m (good) earlier this month.
Wind Ops
Un Temps Pour Tout T Scudamore D Pipe 9 yrs, 10-12 606 Form: 410361/ Has won six hurdle races and two chases from 2m 2f to 3m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. A winner at 9-1 in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing in March last year, beating Singlefarmpayment by a short head.
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Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
6 Tips
6 Tips
  • RP Ratings Racing Post
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Marlborough Telegraph
  • Rob Wright The Times
  • Andrew King WEST COUNTRY
Vision Des Flos
5 Tips
5 Tips
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Richard Austen SPOTLIGHT
  • The Guardian
3 Tips
3 Tips
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • Jason Heavey The Star
  • Templegate The Sun
The Sportsman's Verdict
Unowhatimeanharry won this prize last year but was unable to get his head back in front for the remainder of the campaign. His stable did have a patchy season, however, and a wind operation along with a summer break could see him return to form. Vision Des Flos returns to hurdles after unseating his rider on chase debut at Ffos Las last month and is an interesting contender having shaped here in April behind Lalor as though this distance would see him to best effect. Agrapart got the better of WHOLESTONE when the pair met in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m in January, but there is an argument to be made that the latter is better over intermediate trips. Despite the fact he finished third to Penhill in the Stayers Hurdle in March, that was a slowly-run affair which aided the speedier types and his best performance last season came when beating Agrapart in the Relkeel Hurdle over an extended 2m4f on New Year's Day.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Wholestone
2nd Vision Des Flos
3rd Unowhatimeanharry
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