Aintree

  • 15:40 Crabbie's Supporting Everton In The Community Topham Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £67,524 2nd £25,440 3rd £12,732 4th £6,360
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:36
15:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ma Filleule (FR) 9/1
2nd Bennys Mist (IRE) 33/1
3rd Eastlake (IRE) 25/1
4th Tatenen (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 72U267 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 M Keighley Ian Popham 155 33/134.00
2 321123 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
8 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 152 6/17.00
3 4-54132 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 bt P F Nicholls R Mahon 150 16/117.00
4 02-3P12 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ma Filleule (FR) 24
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 9/110.00
5 25-6154 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Fago (FR) 41
Distance Winner
6 11-5 h P F Nicholls N D Fehily 148 33/134.00
6 3-13146 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Eastlake (IRE) 21
Course Winner
8 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 146 25/126.00
7 P-55359 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Kauto Stone (FR) 22
Distance Winner
8 11-2 t1 P F Nicholls P Carberry 145 25/126.00
8 45-F521 Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 34
10 11-1 pt R Ford Harry Challoner (3) 144 33/134.00
9 122413 Royal blue, emerald green hoop, emerald green and royal blue quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
11 11-0 P G Fahey D J Condon 143 33/134.00
10 0-47411 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Poole Master 41
Distance Winner
9 11-0 b D Pipe T Scudamore 143 20/121.00
11 036620 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 21
9 11-0 B Ellison Danny Cook 143 33/134.00
12 28-P619 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 21
11 10-13 N J Henderson A Tinkler 142 50/151.00
13 14-7226 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cedre Bleu (FR) 69
Distance Winner
7 10-12 bt P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 141 20/121.00
14 U5-0765 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Big Fella Thanks 44
Distance Winner
12 10-12 pt T R George P J Brennan 141 10/111.00
15 2P5-534 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap You Must Know Me (IRE) 94
8 10-11 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 140 14/115.00
16 6F0-123 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-11 R Rowe A Thornton 140 25/126.00
17 1631P9 Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Mart Lane (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
9 10-10 b Dr R D P Newland Wayne Hutchinson 139 50/151.00
18 601130 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
8 10-9 h Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 138 33/134.00
19 422221 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 68
10 10-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 138 25/126.00
20 538130 White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 22
11 10-8 t C Gordon Tom Cannon 137 66/167.00
21 3-41P16 Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 34
8 10-7 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 136 100/1101.00
22 9U-7316 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Giorgio Quercus (FR) 22
Distance Winner
9 10-5 N J Henderson David Bass 134 20/121.00
23 31P1/03 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Massini's Maguire (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
13 10-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 134 33/134.00
24 123178 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Lucky Landing (IRE) 21
8 10-5 T Coyle D C Costello 134 66/167.00
25 U-644FP Purple, Light Blue cross belts and sleeves Bishopsfurze (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
9 10-4 W P Mullins M P Fogarty (ex1) 133 40/141.00
26 17-5475 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Soll 27
Beaten Favourite
9 10-3 J Hughes M D Grant 132 25/126.00
27 U16461 White, Mauve stars Lost Legend (IRE) 20
7 10-2 p Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 131 14/115.00
28 274-P54 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dunowen Point (IRE) 68
8 10-1 D McCain Jnr B P Harding 130 14/115.00
29 162065 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Your Busy (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
11 10-1 t J Nash D J Casey 130 16/117.00
30 111786 Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, pink cap Standing Ovation (IRE) 24
7 10-0 ht D Pipe C O'Farrell 129 12/113.00

Verdict

There are a few classy chasers taking up the challenge of the National fences in this Grade 3 handicap this year. Champion Court is a Grade 2 winner while the mare Ma Filleule was second in one of the big handicaps at Cheltenham, though was earlier pulled up on that course in December when Double Ross was successful. Nigel Twiston-Davies' novice ran a cracker to finish third in the Golden Miller at The Festival but does seem to reserve his best for that track and might struggle to confirm form in January with CEDRE BLEU. Only one horse carrying more than 10st12lb has won this in the last 13 years and Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old just qualifies in that weight range. He's a bit of character but similar types has thrived at Aintree down the years and he's well enough treated if Nick Schofield can keep him interested and covered up until the closing stages. Stablemate Rebel Rebellion won the Grand Sefton over course and distance in January, ahead of Your Busy, but Poole Master likes to dominate and may not be able to do so in this. Doeslessthanme, Soll and Big Fella Thanks have each-way claims on past form and Lost Legend could also figure but Standing Ovation is a stayer and may get taken off his feet.