By Andrew Atkinson

Aldo The Apache (10-1) tipped by scalps bookies

Aldo The Apache (10-1) tipped by scalped the bookies when landing the BetVictor Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle over 2m 4f at Naas on Saturday, part of a 150-1 accumulator.

A Canadian Bet (26 bets) returned £867.66 on the five winning selections.

Trained by Colm Murphy and ridden by Brian Hayes, five-year-old Aldo The Apache gained a 8 1/2 lengths win ahead of Jiving Jerry, with A Great View a further 1/2 length back, third, in the 18 runners field.

Uhtred (4-9) trained by Joseph O’Brien and ridden by Rachael Blackmore won the BetVictor Maiden Hurdle.

Captain Guinness (6-5) trained by Henry de Bromhead and ridden by Rachael Blackmore won the Poplar Square Grade 3 Chase.

Gordon Elliott-Bellatoir completed 150-1 nap-hand at Naas.
Gordon Elliott-Bellatoir completed 150-1 nap-hand at Naas.

Eric Bloodaxe (5-4) trained by Joseph O’Brien and ridden by Rachael Blackmore completed a four-timer, when winning the BetVictor Irish EBF Maiden Hurdle.

Gordon Elliott-trained Bellatoir (10-11) tipped by won the Irish Stallions Farms 2m Flat race under Mr J. J. Codd completing a 150-1 Naas five-horse accumulator.

King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn (4-1) tipped by trained by Andrew Balding and ridden by David Probert won the Virgin Bet Wentworth Listed Stakes at Doncaster.

William Haggas saddled Hebrides (2-5) under Tom Marquand to win the Virgin Bet Cock of The North Maiden Stakes at the Yorkshire track.

Sam Cooke (12-1) tipped each-way finished third in the 23 runners Virgin Bet November Handicap over 1m 3f, won by 9-2 favourite Farhan under Hollie Doyle.

Paul Nichols trained Knappers Hill (1-10) tipped won the EBF Stallions National Hunt Novices Hurdle at Wincanton.

Alan King trained Wynne House (10-3) tipped by landed the Richard Barber Memorial Mares Handicap Chase under Tom Cannon.

Hurricane Harvey (9-2) tipped each-way finished third in the Badger Beer Handicap chase won by 40-1 shot Rocco.

McCain Kelso win

Donald McCain jnr saddled nine-year-old Mister Whitaker (4-9) under Brian Hughes to win the Racing TV Novices Hurdle at Kelso.

Nick Alexander trained Manetti (11-1) tipped each-way by finished third in the Graeme Todd & Friends Handicap Hurdle over 2m 4f won by Micky Hammond trained 16-1 shot Foster’sisland.

Chelmsford Trumble

David Loughnane saddled tip Trumble (6-4) to win the BetFred Handicap over 7f ridden by Daniel Muscutt at Chelmsford.

“They went a very strong gallop last time, and today he travelled smoother,” said Muscutt.

“This track is pretty niche and hopefully he’s not done yet,” added Muscutt, having followed up a win at the track in October.

“I’m very happy to get my 70th winner this year. Hopefully I’ll have some nice opportunities to come in the future,” said Muscutt.

Charlie Appleby trained Nation’s Pride (2-9) tipped, landed the EBF Conditions Stakes over 1m 2f under Adam Kirby, gaining a 3 length win over Mark Johnston trained Levitate.

Sceau Royal is King

Alan King trained Sceau Royal landed the Unibet Elite Hurdle at Wincanton under Daryl Jacob, after favourite Gary Moore trained Goshen was withdrawn, due to the quick ground (going good).

A plethora of non-runners were announced, due to the conditions, including selections Guy (12.40), Bravemansgame (1.50) at Wincanton; Kalaharry (2.45) Kelso; and He’s A Gentleman (11.50) Doncaster.

Mac Tottie

Peter Bowen-trained outsider 20-1 shot Mac Tottie won the Betway Grand Sefton Chase at Aintree under James Bowen – with no-shows from 2021 Grand National entry Time To Get Up and Cat Tiger, the well-backed fancies out in the shadows, with the latter making errors under jockey David Maxwell.

“I hope this will end up being a National horse – he’ll stay. We’ll wait and see whether or not that’s this season, he’ll have an entry anyway,” said trainer Bowen.

“He might come back for the Becher Chase now – we’ll see how he is. He was off 137 there and he’ll go up for today so he could get into the National off bottom weight,” he added.

Quilixios woes

Gordon Elliott-trained Teahupoo landed the Grade 3 BetVictor Fishery Lane Hurdle at Nass, under Jack Kennedy, with Triumph Hurdle winner Quilixios under Rachael Blackmore finishing second, Jeff Kidder, finished third.

“He was very good. I felt I had Autumn Evening covered when he fell and he did it well. He’s a lovely horse.

“I reluctantly had to go forward early on, but he wasn’t really going that hard in front.

“When Rachael went on I was much happier and he picked them up well and stayed galloping.

“He jumped brilliantly. I hadn’t ridden him in a race before but I think he’s improved,” said Kennedy.

Quilixios trainer Henry de Bromhead rued: “I was disappointed with that. He will strip fitter – but he was hanging right and jumping right which is not him.

“There might be something niggly there – we might have to look at that.”

Caption: David Probert rode tip King’s Lynn to Doncaster win.