Betfred Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle
Grade 1, Aintree 14:15
£80,000 added,
4yo only,
2m 209y, Class 1  
Thursday 6th April 2017

Fred Winter winner Flying Tiger is likely to step up to Grade One company at Aintree.

Flying Tiger
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Flying Tiger

The juvenile was overlooked by Lizzie Kelly in favour of stable companion Diable De Sivola, but he could only finish fifth.

Flying Tiger is now likely to meet impressive Triumph Hurdle winner Defi Du Seuil in the 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle on Thursday April 6.

"Flying Tiger will probably go for the juvenile hurdle at Aintree, I guess," said trainer Nick Williams.

"I'd imagine the course would even suit him better than Cheltenham.

"The handicapper did a very good job at Cheltenham as there were three horses in line jumping the last.

"He's been put up 7lb for winning and he's now got a rating that wouldn't have seen him out of place in the Triumph."

Williams was not so fortunate with Tea For Two, who unseated Kelly at the second fence of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

"It was unfortunate what happened to him, but there you go," said the Devon handler.

"I think the plan is to take him to Aintree for the Bowl."

Betfred Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle 2016 (Grade 1)
£80,000 added, 4yo only, 2m 209y, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Soft

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Apple's Jade (FR) 3/1 B J Cooper
W P Mullins 4
2nd 41 Ivanovich Gorbatov (IRE) 7/4f B J Geraghty A P O'Brien 4
3rd ½ Azzuri 20/1 Harry Skelton
D Skelton 4
4th Diego Du Charmil (FR) 10/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
P F Nicholls 4
5th Romain De Senam (FR) 16/1 Nick Scholfield
P F Nicholls 4
6th Sceau Royal (FR) 16/1 D A Jacob
A King 4
PU Doubly Clever (IRE) 66/1 N D Fehily
M Blake 4
PU Khezerabad (FR) 28/1 Nico de Boinville
N J Henderson 4
F Footpad (FR) 7/2 R Walsh
W P Mullins 4