My Pension Expert Maghull Novices' Chase
Grade 1, Aintree 17:00
£120,000 guaranteed,
5yo plus,
1m 7f 176y, Class 1  
Saturday 13th April 2024


1 Found A Fifty 11/8F
2 Master Chewy 10/1
3 Libberty Hunter 33/1
10 ran Distances: hd, 11l, ¾l
Time: 4m 0.48s (slow by 10.48s)

Found A Fifty demonstrated remarkable bravery in a thrilling finish during the My Pension Expert Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree. Gordon Elliott’s Arkle runner-up had previously seen the form of that race confirmed by Cheltenham Festival third, Il Etait Temps, on Thursday. With Quilixios and Nickle Back setting a strong pace, the seven-year-old’s stamina was certain to come into play in the closing stages.

Both Jack Kennedy aboard Found A Fifty and Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Master Chewy maneuvered their way into contention, and it soon became evident that they would battle it out for victory. As Quilixios faded after two jumps, there was little to separate the pair at the last fence. It appeared that Master Chewy would hold on for glory, but Found A Fifty (the 11-8 favorite) refused to yield. In a titanic struggle near the finish line, Found A Fifty rallied gamely and surged back to claim victory.

Gordon Elliott expressed his delight: “We’ve had a great season, hitting the crossbar all week, and what’s not winning is still performing very well. I’m thrilled to witness this horse’s triumph, and I extend my congratulations to owners Noel and Valerie Moran. It’s a momentous day, and Found A Fifty proved to be a tough and talented competitor.”


Maghull Novices' Chase
£120,000 guaranteed, 5yo plus, 1m 7f 176y, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

1    Found A Fifty 7 11-7 Gordon Elliott Jack Kennedy 11/8F
hd Master Chewy 7 11-7 Nigel Twiston-Davies Tom Bellamy 10/1
11 Libberty Hunter 8 11-7 Evan Williams Harry Cobden 33/1
¾ Hercule Du Seuil 7 11-7 W P Mullins Mark Walsh 4/1
nk Quilixios 7 11-7 Henry De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 18/1
Silent Approach 6 11-0 C O'Keeffe Danny Mullins 66/1
Etalon 7 11-7 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 9/1
8 Djelo 6 11-7 Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 16/1
5 Nickle Back 8 11-7 Sarah Humphrey James Best 15/2
4 Matata 6 11-7 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 14/1

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