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  • 15:40 John Smith's Topham Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (Grade 3 Handicap) (National Course) £100,000 added 5yo+ 26 ran
  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 26.10s
  • Off time: 15:40:17

Tartak tops Topham decs

Title chasing Henderson may have two runners

Last Updated: 07/04/12 12:34pm

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Tartak: Top weight in the Topham

Tartak: Top weight in the Topham

Tartak tops 31 six-day acceptors for the John Smith's Topham Chase at Aintree on Friday.

Tom George's charge finished fifth in the Byrne Group Plate at Cheltenham on his latest start and will carry top weight in the absence of Forpadydeplasterer.

Linnel, favourite with some bookmakers, is a notable absentee but the other leading fancies all stand their ground.

Last year's winner Always Waining looks set to defend his crown while Chance Du Roy, Carrickboy, Buffalo Bob, Frankie Figg and Triangular are others prominent in the betting.

Nigel Twiston-Davies has left Little Josh, Viking Blond and Nikola in the race while Nicky Henderson could be doubly represented by Giorgio Quercus and Bai Zhu.

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