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Aintree 3 Mile Handicap Hurdle Stats
Mon, Feb 16th, 2015

Grand National Meeting Trends: 3 Mile Handicap Hurdle

Aintree 3 Mile Handicap Hurdle 2015

The Handicap Hurdle run over three miles run at the Aintree Grand National Meeting on the opening Thurdsay was won in 2012 by Cape Tribulation. Malcolm Jefferson's horse completed a notable Cheltenham - Aintree double in the process having won the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham.

The opening dayo f the Grand National meeting, now billed as Grand Opening Day, is due to take place on 9 April 2015.

Aintree Three Mile Handicap Hurdle Winners 2003-2014

Year

Form

Winner

LTO

Age

Wgt

OR

Jockey

Trainer

Odds

2012

5P501

Cape Tribulation

28

8

11-12

150

D O'Regan

M Jefferson

14-1

2011

34414

Battle Group

23

6

11-1

137

B J Geraghty

D Pipe

16-1

2010

1P1

Ringaroses

56

9

11-0

130

A P McCoy

J J O'Neill

10-1

2009

00110

Time For Rupert (IRE)

28

5

10-10

134

 WT Kennedy

P Webber

50-1

2008

23114

Forest Pennant (IRE)

28

6

10-13

130

R Walsh

P Nicholls

9-2

2007

1411

Albertas Run (IRE)

31

6

10-4

128

N Fehily

J J O'Neill

9-4

2006

11113

Refinement (IRE)

24

7

10-12

131

A P McCoy

J J O'Neill

11-4

2005

FF001

Holland Park (IRE)

21

8

11-0

130

J Tizzard

Mrs S Williams

10-1

2004

24204

His Nibs (IRE)

17

7

10-10

130

J Tizzard

Ms V Williams

14-1

2003

34P00

Carlovent (FR)

23

8

10-11

130

A P McCoy

M C Pipe

16-1

Aintree Three Mile Handicap Winner Profile

Looking at these previous winners, the winning horse might be expected to fit these trends:

Weight: 8 of the 10 winners carried between 10-10 and 11-1.Just one winner (Cape Tribulation last year) has carried more than 11-1 to success in the last decade.

Rating: 8 of the last 10 were rated between 128 and 134. The trend does however seem to be upwards with Cape Tribulation (rated 157) a real ratings stats buster last year.

Last Time Out: 9 out of 10 ran between 17 and 31 days beforehand. 8 out of 10 finished in the first 4 on that run. 8 out of 10 had at least 4 runs during the season. 8 of the last 15 winners ran at the Cheltenham Festival.

Age: 9 out of 10 aged between 6 and 8. Novices have a good record winning 5 of the last 7.

Trainer: Johnjo O'Neill has trained 3 winners since 2006 and was also responsible for the winner in 2002 the 33/1 shot Sudden Shock. He is a master of the handicap plot. Albertas Run won this of an official rating of 128 !

Starting Price:

Three winning favourites since 2006 with the ten year fate of favourite being 4 F 2 1 1 1 0 6 8 F/P.

The winners market position during the decade was 0 7 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 8.

Grand National Meeting 2015 Previous Winners And 10 Year Trends

Grand National Meeting 2015 Previous Winners And 10 Year Trends

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