Betfred Melling Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner £112,540 2nd £42,400 3rd £21,220 4th £10,600 5th £5,320 6th £2,660 7th £1,320 8th £680
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 58.10s
  • Off time: 15:06:15

Full Result

15:05 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 2 Boston Bob (IRE) W P Mullins 9 11-10 P Townend 5/1
SP 5/1 Held up behind, not fluent 8th, pushed along 4 out, headway after 2 out, effort and stayed on to challenge on inside when not fluent last, ridden and ran on well to lead final 50 yards
2nd 8 Rolling Aces (IRE) P F Nicholls 8 11-10 pt Nick Scholfield 16/1
SP 16/1 Led narrowly to 6th, tracked leader, effort to challenge after 2 out, led last, soon ridden, kept on, headed and no extra final 50 yards
3rd 1 Ballynagour (IRE) D Pipe 8 11-10 t T Scudamore 5/1
SP 5/1 Held up behind, steady headway into mid-division 10th, tracked leaders 4 out, effort to lead narrowly between last 2, headed approaching last, ridden and kept on same pace flat opened 11/2
4th 9 Toner D'Oudairies (FR) G Elliott 7 11-10 pt D N Russell 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up in touch, slightly hampered 4 out, headway next, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression flat
5th 2 7 Rathlin M F Morris 9 11-10 t B T O'Connell 16/1
SP 16/1 With leader, led 6th, hard pressed 3 out, soon ridden, headed between last 2, one pace before last opened 12/1
6th s.h 11 Pepite Rose (FR) Miss V Williams 7 11-3 Aidan Coleman 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, challenged next, ridden to lead briefly between last 2, one pace and no impression before last opened 10/1
7th 7 6 Rajdhani Express N J Henderson 7 11-10 Mr S Waley-Cohen 7/2f
SP 7/2f Held up in touch, close up 10th, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, one pace last, weakened flat
8th 4 10 Wishfull Thinking P J Hobbs 11 11-10 t R Johnson 9/2
SP 9/2 In touch on inside, not fluent and reminder 9th, lost place next, weakened 2 out
9th 3 4 French Opera N J Henderson 11 11-10 B J Geraghty 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leaders, lost place 9th, behind from 4 out, soon weakened opened 20/1
10th 14 3 Days Hotel (IRE) H De Bromhead 9 11-10 A E Lynch 9/1
SP 9/1 With leader to 4th, in touch, outpaced when hit 4 out, lost place next, weakened 2 out opened 12/1
WD 5 Module (FR) T R George 7 11-10 P J Brennan

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.50 Tote Place £2.20 £4.60 £2.30 Straight Forecast £76.48 Exacta £77.50 Trifecta £978.40 Swingers 1&2 £17.00, 2&3 £16.50, 1&3 £5.80

Jackpot £34,630.00, Pool: £48774.69, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot £386.70, Pool: £594515.25, 1122.3 winning tickets
Quadpot £95.90, Pool: £25872.09, 199.6 winning tickets