15:30 Aintree

Friday 8 April 2022

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    Marsh Chase (Registered As The Melling Chase) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 3f 200y  |   Good to Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 57.48s
1st
Horse silk
4
10/11f
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, not fluent 8th, led 3 out, clear last, stayed on well op 11/10
2nd
Horse silk
5 ½
6
611-7
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams
Held up in mid-division, headway 12th, challenged before 2 out, ridden and held last, kept on op 9/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
3
10
18/1
T: A KingJ: D A Jacob
Held up in mid-division on inside, raced keenly, headway 12th, went 3rd after 2 out, no impression before last, kept on op 20/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ½
8
28/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace
Tracked leader, led before 4 out, mistake and headed 3 out, lost 3rd and held after 2 out, kept on op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
9
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up in mid-division, raced keenly, not fluent 6th, not much room bend before 3 out, went 5th from 2 out, never on terms op 15/2
6th
Horse silk
20
2
15/2
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up in rear, some headway when mistake 4 out, chasing leaders in 5th when mistake 2 out, soon weakened op 11/1 tchd 7/1
7th
Horse silk
16
1
11/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, mistake 6th, not fluent 8th, mistake when getting behind 11th, mistake next, tailed off op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Led until before 4 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
5
11/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Held up towards rear on outside, took keen hold, headway after 4 out, chasing leaders when jumped left and mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up approaching last op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
7
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 11th, behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 12/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.91Pl:£1.20, £2.60, £3.60EX:£15.70Trifecta:£154.70Tricast:£116.47SF:£12.46Swingers:£4.70, £4.60, £20.60

Forecasts

Fakir D'Oudairies (10/11), Captain Guinness (15/2), Saint Calvados (10/1), Hitman (11/1), Allmankind (11/1), Funambule Sivola (11/1), Mister Fisher (14/1), Sceau Royal (18/1), Editeur Du Gite (25/1), Paint The Dream (28/1)

Verdict

On the back of finishing runner-up in last year's Ryanair, Irish-raider FAKIR D'OUDAIRIES was utterly dominant when running out an 11-length winner of this race 12 months ago and, having looked as good as ever this time around (won Ascot Chase in February), he's the one to beat again. Funambule Sivola has proved a real success story for Venetia Williams, runner-up in the Champion Chase latest, and is feared, along with Sceau Royal and Saint Calvados.

  1. FAKIR D'OUDAIRIES (FR)
  2. FUNAMBULE SIVOLA (FR)
  3. SCEAU ROYAL (FR)

Previous Winners

2021
Fakir D'Oudairies
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 6
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £140,325.002nd: £52,775.003rd: £26,375.004th: £13,175.005th: £6,625.006th: £3,300.007th: £1,700.008th: £900.009th: £500.0010th: £250.00

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