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

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 11 runners)
  • Winner £99,768
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 54.60s
  • Off time: 15:10:50

Full Result

15:10 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 Albertas Run (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 9 11-10 A P McCoy 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leader, hit 5 out, led approaching 3 out, ridden approaching next, stayed on well from last opened 15/2
2nd 3 Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) T Cooper 8 11-10 D N Russell 4/1j
SP 4/1j Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, chased winner approaching 2 out, kept on approaching last, no extra towards finish £2500-£500 £4500-£1000(x2) £2250-£500 £4000-£1000
3rd 7 Monet's Garden (IRE) N G Richards 12 11-10 R Johnson 15/2
SP 15/2 Led, headed approaching 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out opened 7/1 touched 8/1
4th ¾ 11 Tartak (FR) T R George 7 11-10 D F O'Regan 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, kept on same pace from 2 out opened 16/1
5th 11 6 Mahogany Blaze (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-10 b P J Brennan 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out opened 66/1
6th 2 Deep Purple Evan Williams 9 11-10 Paul Moloney 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened approaching 3 out £7000-£700 £5000-£500
7th 8 Oh Crick (FR) A King 7 11-10 R Thornton 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, soon weakened opened 25/1
8th dist 4 Jack The Giant (IRE) N J Henderson 8 11-10 B J Geraghty 12/1
SP 12/1 Towards rear, mistake 1st, blundered 5th, tailed off from 5 out opened 14/1 £20000-£1400
F 5 Kalahari King (FR) Ferdy Murphy 9 11-10 G Lee 4/1j
SP 4/1j Held up towards rear fell 2nd opened 7/2 £2500-£500 £8000-£2000 £4000-£1000 £4000-£1000
F 10 Schindlers Hunt (IRE) D T Hughes 10 11-10 v P W Flood 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up towards rear when fell 3rd opened 18/1
UR 9 Poquelin (FR) P F Nicholls 7 11-10 R Walsh 7/1
SP 7/1 Prominent, lost place 7th, in rear from next, tailed off when blundered and unseated rider 4 out opened 6/1 £6500-£1000

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £7.50 Tote Place £2.30 £2.10 £2.00 Straight Forecast £40.11 Exacta £41.30 Trifecta £253.80 Swingers 1&2 £7.60, 2&3 £6.60, 1&3 £6.40

Jackpot £51,452.52 carried forward to Aintree, 10th Apr
Placepot £1,066.50, Pool: £415023.56, 284.07 winning tickets
Quadpot £211.40, Pool: £24666.4, 86.33 winning tickets