John Smith's Melling Chase (grade 1) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner £114,020
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft in places on National course.
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off time: 15:13:39

Full Result

15:10 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 11 Voy Por Ustedes (FR) A King 8 11-10 R Thornton 11/8f
SP 11/8f Tracked leaders, hit 12th, ridden approaching 3 out, led last, held on towards finish £60000-£40000 £6000-£4000(x2) £3000-£2000(x5) £2250-£1500 £1500-£1000(x2) £900-£600 £600-£400(x5) £5500-£4000(x2) £2750-£2000 £1375-£1000(x3) £1100-£800(x6) £550-£400 £500-£400
2nd hd 7 Schindlers Hunt (IRE) D T Hughes 9 11-10 t P W Flood 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, hit 8th, chased leaders 4 out, every chance last until held near finish opened 14/1
3rd 3 Nacarat (FR) T R George 8 11-10 A P McCoy 4/1
SP 4/1 Close up, led 3rd, hit 10th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, no extra flat opened 7/2 touched 9/2 £9000-£2000 £4000-£1000(x3) £1750-£500
4th 3 8 Scotsirish (IRE) W P Mullins 8 11-10 R Walsh 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up, headway approaching 10th, stayed on from 2 out opened 16/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£600 £5000-£300
5th 14 10 Tidal Bay (IRE) J Howard Johnson 8 11-10 D F O'Regan 4/1
SP 4/1 In touch, tracked leaders 5th, pushed along approaching 11th, soon struggling opened 5/1 £25000-£5000 £10000-£2000 £10000-£2000 £2500-£500(x3) £1600-£400
6th 10 5 Newmill (IRE) J J Murphy 11 11-10 R M Power 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up, hit 12th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, soon weakened
7th 19 6 Petit Robin (FR) N J Henderson 6 11-10 B J Geraghty 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leader, weakened after 3 out
PU 1 Briareus A M Balding 9 11-10 P J Brennan 25/1
SP 25/1 Led to 3rd, remained close up until pushed along approaching 10th, lost place 5 out, pulled up after next opened 20/1 £12500-£500
PU 4 Natal (FR) P F Nicholls 8 11-10 t Nick Scholfield 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up in rear, struggling from 10th, tailed off from 3 out, pulled up before last
PU 9 Takeroc (FR) P F Nicholls 6 11-10 Christian Williams 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before last
NR 2 Exotic Dancer (FR) Jonjo O'Neill 9 11-10

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.40 Tote Place £1.30 £2.60 £1.90 Straight Forecast £23.33 Exacta £23.50 Trifecta £77.90 Swingers 1&2 £6.00, 2&3 £7.70, 1&3 £1.90

Jackpot £28,943.02 carried forward to Aintree, 4th Apr
Placepot £3,818.80, Pool: £465798.16, 89.04 winning tickets
Quadpot £872.00, Pool: £25808.32, 21.9 winning tickets