15:05 Aintree Fri 8 April 2011

  • John Smith's Melling Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)
  • 2m 4f, Good, Good to Soft in places
  • 10 Runners
  • Surface: unknown

Weighed In

Winning time:-Off time:-
1st
7
11/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Ruby Walsh
Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out pressed leaders 3 out, led and drew clear before last, pushed out, eased towards finish
2nd
9
1
11/4
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: A P McCoy
Tracked leaders, pushed along before 4 out, every chance before 2 out, ridden and hung left before last, kept on, no chance with winner
3rd
0.5
8
5/1
T: Miss H C KnightJ: R Thornton
Held up mid-division on outer, headway before 5 out, pressed leaders before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on
4th
2.75
9
14/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, reminder after 8th, headway to lead 10th, blundered and headed 5 out, mistake next, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace
5th
3.75
3
11/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
With leader, not fluent 2nd, ridden before last, no extra
6th
0.75
6
11/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Paul Carberry
Led to 10th, led again 5 out, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened
7th
31
10
8/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: Andrew J McNamara
Prominent, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened
8th
10
5
40/1
T: T MullinsJ: R M Power
Held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, soon weakened

Also Ran

R
2
100/1
PU
4
9/2
T: Ferdy MurphyJ: G Lee
Held up towards rear, outpaced before 11th, mistake 5 out, never dangerous, pulled up before 2 out

Betting Breakdown

£21.48£80.23

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