Are you preparing some impressive moves for the dance floor this evening? Maybe you’re limbering up for a Saturday night display of booty-shaking, moon-walking, disco fever. But whatever new dance craze you may have up your sleeve, you’ll do well to top some of the acrobatics on display at Aintree this afternoon.
Riding the well-faniced 9/2 shot Some Buckle, Adrian Heskin looked in a promising position as they entered the closing stages of the 2-and-half mile handicap chase at 3.10pm. Unfortunately as they approached one of the final few fences, his mount decided he didn’t quite fancy the leap Heskin was building him up for. A thundering error led to Heskin being thrown forward but somehow – partly thanks to rival On Tour – Heskin performed the kind of acrobatics you’re more likely to see in a circus.
Unfortunately it isn’t the first time Some Buckle’s jumping has been questioned. Particularly as he blundered his way around Sandown last time out in April, eventually finishing a well beaten six. The Tom George trained seven-year-old probably has a win in him at some stage if he can put a solid round of leaping in. Adrian Heskin wisely pulled the horse up after he attempted to bring the fence with him this afternoon.
The eventual winner of the race was 4/1 shot Thomas Brown who beat On Tour (8/1) by a length. Paul Nicholl’s Orbasa was the 7/2 favourite but was pulled up.
What are the odds you’ll see more impressive moves than that on Saturday’s dance floors?