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Aintree Race Report: Friday Evening Racing

The winners from Aintree’s Friday card as Harry and Dan Skelton secured Merseyside doubles with Melanie Rowley

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2F7X7ET Harry Skelton celebrates winning the Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle on My Drogo during Grand National Day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday April 10, 2021.

2020/21 champion jockey Harry Skelton picked up a double at Aintree’s Evening Racing card on Friday night on what proved to be a favourable card for punters on Merseyside.

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Riding for brother Dan, last season’s most-winning rider claimed successes aboard Proschema and Simply Loveleh.

WATCH: PROSCHEMA WINS AT AINTREE UNDER HARRY SKELTON [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Declaration Of War gelding Proschema followed up his Cheltenham success with a neck-victory over Sebastopol, while 8-year-old mare Simply Loveleh saw off the former Willie Mullins representative Panic Attack, now trained by David Pipe.

Aintree’s Friday card was the final meeting at the Liverpool track behind-closed-doors after further restrictions eased on Monday morning

Earlier in the card, 2014 winning Grand National trainer Dr. Richard Newland claimed a win via the impressive chase debutant Captain Tom Cat.

WATCH: CAPTAIN TOM CAT SCORES A BLOODLESS AINTREE VICTORY ON CHASE DEBUT UNDER SAM TWISTON-DAVIES [CREDIT: RACING TV]

A hat-trick hero last campaign, the Dylan Thomas son blitzed the field with a remarkable front-running display to take the racingtv.com Handicap Chase.

Fergal O’Brien celebrated a win for Ravenswell Farm as Onagatheringstorm returned his 4/6 favouritism in the opener, while Burbank secured a second victory under the stewardship of James Moffat for Brian Hughes.

Trainer Fergal O'Brien at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Bangor-on-Dee.
Fergal O’Brien continues his good form so far this season, operating at a 22% strike-rate

My Bobby Dazzler saw off hot-favourite Kimmins for Melanie Rowley, with the same trainer claiming the finale as Latitude edged out the Olly Murphy runner Foxinthebox by a nose.

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