• 15:10 John Smith's Melling Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft in places on National course.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off time: 15:13:39
15:10 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Voy Por Ustedes (FR) 11/8
2nd Schindlers Hunt (IRE) 16/1
3rd Nacarat (FR) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 621/14F Beige, White chevron, Black cap Briareus 23
9 11-10 A M Balding P J Brennan 153 25/126.00
3 2FP-211 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 41
8 11-10 T R George A P McCoy 162 4/15.00
4 2-3U650 Red, Yellow chevrons and armlets Natal (FR) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 150 100/1101.00
5 48-4744 Yellow and White diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green cap Newmill (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
11 11-10 J J Murphy R M Power 146 50/151.00
6 61-1223 BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap Petit Robin (FR) 23
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 161 9/110.00
7 555123 RED, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Schindlers Hunt (IRE) 22
9 11-10 t D T Hughes P W Flood 159 16/117.00
8 U42135 LIGHT GREEN, pink spots, light green sleeves, quartered cap Scotsirish (IRE) 23
8 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 151 14/115.00
9 22-2357 Pink, large Purple spots and armlets Takeroc (FR) 48
6 11-10 P F Nicholls Christian Williams 161 50/151.00
10 1-12234 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 163 4/15.00
11 21-4312 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Voy Por Ustedes (FR) 22
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 A King R Thornton 169 11/82.38
Non runners
23-23132Exotic Dancer (FR)911-10Jonjo O'Neill172


VOY POR USTEDES reversed Cheltenham running with Master Minded when successful in this event 12 months ago but Alan King's gelding missed a clash in the Champion Chase this year finding just Imperial Commander too good in the Ryanair Chase and he can resume winning ways today, getting the vote ahead of Tidal Bay. Howard Johnson's gelding has a bit to find with the selection on running at Cheltenham but his form is solid, especially here, and he has to be strongly considered. Nicky Henderson's Petit Robin was outclassed behind Master Minded when third in the Queen Mother but lost no caste in defeat that day and he has claims but is not certain to appreciate the longer trip. Tom George's Nacarat looks to be going the right way but this is a lot tougher than the handicaps that he has been running in. Schindlers Hunt belied market odds when a close third behind Imperial Commander and the selection in the Ryanair and he has to be considered. However, we take Voy Por Ustedes to win the race again.