John Smith's Topham Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (National Course) 2m 5f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 1, 26 runners)
  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300 5th £2,660 6th £1,330 7th £660 8th £340
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 26.10s
  • Off time: 15:40:17

Full Result

15:40 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 10 Always Waining (IRE) P Bowen 11 10-11 p T J O'Brien 11/1
SP 11/1 Chased leaders, led before elbow, soon ridden, stayed on strongly final 150 yards
2nd 4 Chance du Roy (FR) P J Hobbs 8 11-7 R Johnson 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up mid-division, headway before 12th, led 15th, ridden after last, headed before elbow, kept on and no impression final 150 yards
3rd 5 Fistral Beach (IRE) P F Nicholls 9 11-4 D A Jacob 22/1
SP 22/1 In touch, went 3rd before 2 out, every chance last, kept on one pace run-in opened 20/1
4th 10 16 Aimigayle Miss S Smith 9 10-2 C Bolger 12/1
SP 12/1 Chased leaders, ridden after last, one pace opened 11/1
5th 14 14 Paradis de Thaix (FR) Mrs J Harrington 9 10-2 p Paul Moloney 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up mid-division, ridden and in 7th before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression opened 20/1
6th ¾ 25 Minella Theatre (IRE) Mrs L Hill 9 10-0 t D Bass 40/1
SP 40/1 Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last, no impression opened 50/1
7th 6 Little Josh (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 10 11-4 S Twiston-Davies 6/1f
SP 6/1f Led to 15th, chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last opened 8/1 £1000-£600(x5)
8th 5 2 Apt Approach (IRE) W P Mullins 9 11-9 t P Townend 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up mid-division, pecked 15th, one pace and no impression opened 14/1
9th nk 18 Moon Over Miami (GER) C J Mann 11 10-0 t W Kennedy 50/1
SP 50/1 Always towards rear
10th 3 Giorgio Quercus (FR) N J Henderson 7 11-9 B J Geraghty 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up towards rear, headway 14th, chased leaders before 2 out, weakened and hit last
11th 11 24 Wake Board (FR) Dr R D P Newland 7 10-0 t C I Gillies 80/1
SP 80/1 Mid-division, weakened after 3 out
12th 11 Frankie Figg (IRE) P F Nicholls 10 10-3 t R Walsh 15/2
SP 15/2 Towards rear, headway 12th, ridden and weakened before 2 out opened 9/1 £5000-£600(x8)
13th 3 17 Fabalu (IRE) D McCain Jnr 10 10-0 b Brian Harding 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, weakened before 9th, mistake 11th, never dangerous opened 14/1
14th 21 Bai Zhu (IRE) N J Henderson 8 10-0 Felix De Giles 16/1
SP 16/1 Towards rear, headway 9th, chased leaders before 12th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened
15th 6 1 Tartak (FR) Tim Vaughan 9 11-12 t Aidan Coleman 22/1
SP 22/1 Held up mid-division, blundered 8th, pushed along before 11th, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous opened 20/1
16th 7 Herecomesthetruth (IRE) C Gordon 10 11-1 Tom Cannon (3) 40/1
SP 40/1 Chased leaders, went 2nd at 10th (bechers), pecked 15th, weakened next
17th 20 Douglas Julian Mrs S J Smith 10 10-0 Ryan Mania 20/1
SP 20/1 In rear, struggling from 9th, soon tailed off
18th ¾ 22 Montoya's Son (IRE) C Grant 7 10-0 K Renwick 33/1
SP 33/1 Towards rear, headway before 10th, weakened before 15th
19th 41 15 Sunday City (JPN) P Bowen 11 10-2 J E Moore 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up in touch, ridden before 16th, soon weakened opened 50/1
PU 13 Arklow Ger (IRE) P Nolan 10 10-2 P Carberry 25/1
SP 25/1 Towards rear, struggling from 9th, tailed off 11th, pulled up before 13th
PU 26 Massini Sunset (IRE) N R Mitchell 12 10-0 b C O'Farrell (3) 100/1
SP 100/1 Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, soon towards rear, jumped right 5th, tailed off when pulled up before next
PU 23 Nikola (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 11 10-0 D C Costello 33/1
SP 33/1 Towards rear, struggling from 8th, tailed off 11th, pulled up before 2 out
PU 9 Triangular (USA) T R George 7 10-13 pt P J Brennan 7/1
SP 7/1 In touch, weakened before 8th, behind when pulled up before 10th opened 9/1 £5000-£550 £5000-£600(x3) £3000-£360(x4)
F 12 Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) N F Glynn 9 10-3 v D J Condon 11/1
SP 11/1 In touch, mistake 9th, weakened 10th, fell 13th opened 12/1
F 19 Rio Gael (IRE) P Bowen 6 10-0 p B Hughes 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up mid-division, in touch when fell 9th opened 40/1
UR 8 Matuhi D Pipe 9 11-1 t T Scudamore 25/1
SP 25/1 Chased leaders, stumbled and unseated rider 1st

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £8.80 Tote Place £2.30 £4.10 £6.90 £3.70 Straight Forecast £155.94 Exacta £265.20 Trifecta £4,163.90 Swingers 1&2 £30.70, 2&3 £73.00, 1&3 £97.00

Jackpot £76,491.55 carried forward to Aintree, 14th Apr
Placepot £33.30, Pool: £454402.7, 9946.44 winning tickets
Quadpot £22.10, Pool: £18309.83, 610.59 winning tickets