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

  • Winner £23,984 2nd £7,492 3rd £3,744 4th £1,872
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.60s
  • Off time: 15:43:10
15:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tartan Snow 100/1
2nd Cool Friend (IRE) 33/1
3rd Rash Move (IRE) 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-11113 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Battlefront (IRE) 40
11 12-0 t T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 122 12/113.00
2 11/22-11 Violet and white check, pink and purple quartered cap Bold Addition (FR) 25
Course Winner
8 12-0 Mrs Mrs F J Browne Mr S Clements 136 5/16.00
3 1082-43 White, brown chevrons, striped cap Boxer Georg (IRE) 26
11 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 124 14/115.00
4 2161-37 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Cloudy Lane 47
Course and Distance Winner
13 12-0 D McCain Jnr Mr R O Harding 129 12/113.00
5 411113- Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap Cottage Oak (IRE) 20
10 12-0 J J O'Shea Mr S Waley-Cohen 134 5/16.00
6 1124-53 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap Defying Gravity (IRE) 32
10 12-0 Mrs L Pomfret Bridget Andrews 96 150/1151.00
8 3210/33- Yellow, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Emergency Cover (IRE) 18
10 12-0 p1 N W Padfield Miss G Andrews 114 125/1126.00
9 224P95 White, dark blue chevron, dark blue and white halved sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap Fairwood Present (IRE) 21
15 12-0 b1 John Buxton Mr B Furnival 109 150/1151.00
10 P/72412 Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Gentle George 14
10 12-0 S Flook Nick Slatter 115 40/141.00
11 1F-4411 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Gwanako (FR) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 12-0 P F Nicholls Mr J Sole 138 6/17.00
12 0PP536 White, Yellow stripe, quartered cap Harps Counsel (IRE) 29
11 12-0 pt S F Magee Mr S F Magee 103 125/1126.00
13 FFPP3P- LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 20
Course Winner
12 12-0 p S Rea Mr R Hodges 108 66/167.00
14 2/P3411- Red, dark blue epaulets, dark blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap Kildonnan 18
Distance Winner
14 12-0 N Mechie Miss C Walton 104 100/1101.00
15 FF3P-12 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Mourne Paddy (IRE) 19
9 12-0 S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford 33/134.00
16 435211 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Offshore Account (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
13 12-0 pt Tracey Bailey Mr N Sutton 119 20/121.00
17 3-12132 Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Rash Move (IRE) 27
12 12-0 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis 117 40/141.00
18 1/19-602 DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets and star on cap Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 12-0 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 137 12/113.00
19 10/P303- Dark blue, emerald green disc, striped sleeves and cap Silver Adonis (IRE) 32
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-0 p Mrs M Scudamore Mr T Weston 122 66/167.00
20 F443/1-2 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow cap Silverburn (IRE) 25
12 12-0 Evan Williams Mr J E Tudor 126 20/121.00
21 511/113- Green and white stripes, black and green quartered cap Silver Story 78
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 12-0 t William Vaughan Mr B Gibbs 121 20/121.00
22 3626/23- Pink, purple triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Sizing America (IRE) 19
12 12-0 Miss S Randell M Hamill 116 66/167.00
23 255212 Grey and Red (halved), striped sleeves and striped cap Tartan Snow 18
Beaten Favourite
13 12-0 W Coltherd Jamie Hamilton 117 100/1101.00
24 1-41191 Red and black (quartered), red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
9 12-0 B R Hamilton M P Fogarty 135 6/17.00
25 6214-P3 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), light blue sleeves, yellow cap Cool Friend (IRE) 35
Course Winner
10 11-7 Oliver Greenall Mr O Greenall 114 33/134.00
Non runners
711/951P-Earth Dream (IRE)1012-0J P FergusonMr James Ferguson121


With 25 runners, the best place to be in this traditional amateurs' race over the National fences will probably be out in front. The market has got it largely right in recent years so we'll concentrate on those likely to be prominent in the betting and in the race itself. Sam Waley-Cohen takes over the reins on Cottage Oak, who only weakened two out when third in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham. His tendency to jump left there is a bit of concern on this track, however, and he also had a hard race whereas several of his rivals missed The Festival to come here. Gwanako had little more than exercise canter at Sandown last time and has a touch of class. He was still going well when falling in this 12 months ago when Cloudy Lane went on to beat another big field that included Keenan's Future, Sizing America, Boxer Georg, Emergency Cover, Offshore Account, Kildonnan, Harps Counsel and 2010 winner Silver Adonis. Warne beating a decent field, including Battlefront, at Fairyhouse in February and has to go on the short-list but would have been better suited by some rain so the vote goes to BOLD ADDITION. He'll relish this surface and was impressive when beating Silverburn over a similar trip at Warwick last month. Rebel Du Maquis is also unexposed over fences and may prove the pick of the remainder.