Aintree 19:20

Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle
2m 0f 103y • Class 3 • EW 1/5 1,2,3

Result
1st Cause Toujours @ Evs 2 tips
2nd Parthenius @ 9/2 1 tip
3rd Melody Of Scotland @ 7/2 1 tip
Odds & Stats
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Cause Toujours
Melody Of Scot...
Parthenius
Mick Thonic
Global Thrill
Phoenix Dawn
Coolmeen Hill
One For The Gu...
Opening Current Move
Cause To... 2.00 2.00 0.00
Melody O... 4.50 5.00 0.00
Partheni... 5.50 5.50 0.00
Mick Tho... 11.00 11.00 0.00
Global T... 13.00 13.00 0.00
Phoenix ... 21.00 21.00 0.00
Coolmeen... 29.00 26.00 0.00
One For ... 34.00 34.00 0.00
Tips Blog Tips Blog Stake
Cause To... 2 1 4 Back
Partheni... 1 1 1 Back
Melody O... 1 2 5 Back
One For ... 0 2 1 Back
Mick Tho... 0 2 1 Back
Phoenix ... 0 - - Back
Global T... 0 2 4 Back
Coolmeen... 0 - - Back
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
Ian Williams & T J O Brien 6 1 0 16.67 16.67
A King & B J Geraghty 4 1 1 25.00 50.00
D Skelton & Harry Skelton 63 9 21 14.29 47.62
C L Tizzard & D A Jacob 3 0 1 0.00 33.33
B J Llewellyn & Sean Houlihan 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
B G Powell & Brendan Powell 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
S Corbett & James Corbett 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Nicky Martin & Matt Griffiths 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
Ian Williams 28 4 1 14.29 17.86
A King 56 5 15 8.93 35.71
D Skelton 80 11 22 13.75 41.25
C L Tizzard 49 12 10 24.49 44.90
B J Llewellyn 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
B G Powell 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
S Corbett 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Nicky Martin 4 0 0 0.00 0.00
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
T J O Brien 40 2 5 5.00 17.50
B J Geraghty 57 9 15 15.79 42.11
Harry Skelton 68 9 21 13.24 44.12
D A Jacob 60 6 15 10.00 35.00
Sean Houlihan 3 0 1 0.00 33.33
Brendan Powell 14 0 1 0.00 7.14
James Corbett 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Matt Griffiths 6 1 0 16.67 16.67
Last run
Cause To... Won (4/11) at Kempton - 41 days ago
Melody O...
Partheni... Unplaced (8/1) at Taunton - 192 days ago
Mick Tho... Unplaced (2/1) at Market Rasen - 23 days ago
Global T... Won (12/1) at Newton Abbot - 46 days ago
Phoenix ... Unplaced (5/1) at Chepstow - 33 days ago
Coolmeen... Unplaced (7/1) at Kelso - 28 days ago
One For ... Unplaced (4/1) at Market Rasen - 680 days ago

Handicap: Yes

Going: Good (Good to Firm in places, watering)

Cause Toujours looked much better when making a winning debut for Ian Williams after appearing in danger of becoming disappointing for his former yard, but this is a tougher race and he could prove vulnerable against MELODY OF SCOTLAND. Making his first start for Alan King, it is worth noting that Barry Geraghty comes over for the ride, and this well-related French import will be fancied to make a successful UK bow. Mick Thonic can chase them home for third.

Kirei on Parthenius | Tipped at 9/2
Stable continues in rattling great form, faces two worthy rivals in Cause Toujours and Melody of Scotland but wouldn't be the slightest surprise if shift to Skelton yard once again works the magic.