• 15:40 John Smith's 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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.10s
  • Off time: 15:43:35
15:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Triolo D'Alene (FR) 14/1
2nd Walkon (FR) 16/1
3rd Last Time D'albain (FR) 16/1
4th Dunowen Point (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U1-P2P1 Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Pacha Du Polder (FR) 34
6 11-12 p P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 151 25/126.00
2 253255 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 57
11 11-10 t E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 149 33/134.00
3 07-1FP8 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Little Josh (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-8 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 147 11/112.00
4 5P-22P5 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 22
Course Winner
8 11-7 p A King Wayne Hutchinson 146 16/117.00
5 12-0F04 Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance Du Roy (FR) 42
9 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 146 16/117.00
6 P0/1P33- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Fistral Beach (IRE) 357
Distance Winner
10 11-6 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 145 20/121.00
7 236-146 Beige, beige and dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Lambro (IRE) 36
Beaten Favourite
8 11-4 W P Mullins P Townend 143 20/121.00
8 1-P4076 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-3 R Lee D F O'Regan 142 18/119.00
9 12-1127 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dunowen Point (IRE) 41
Beaten Favourite
7 10-13 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 138 33/134.00
11 2-35143 Dark Blue and Orange diamonds, halved sleeves, quartered cap Last Time D'albain (FR) 99
9 10-12 L P Cusack B J Cooper 137 16/117.00
12 343927 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 21
8 10-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas 137 40/141.00
13 100-859 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Giorgio Quercus (FR) 22
Distance Winner
8 10-11 N J Henderson D Bass 136 33/134.00
14 1P4432 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 10-9 P F Nicholls R Walsh 134 9/110.00
15 351PF1 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 14
7 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 12/113.00
16 10-2P38 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Triolo D'Alene (FR) 90
6 10-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 14/115.00
17 212-441 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Criqtonic (FR) 37
Distance Winner
6 10-6 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 131 25/126.00
18 154P3P Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 21
Course Winner
9 10-5 pt Miss R Curtis T J O'Brien 130 40/141.00
19 644743 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Tartak (FR) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-5 t Tim Vaughan D C Costello 130 11/112.00
20 4U-P1P5 White, black cap State Benefit (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
8 10-4 N J Henderson A Tinkler 129 25/126.00
21 3141UP Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dashing George (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
11 10-4 b Dr R D P Newland T Scudamore 129 50/151.00
22 P6244F WHITE, red braces, red cap Jamsie Hall (IRE) 140
Distance Winner
10 10-3 pt G Elliott D J Condon 128 12/113.00
23 F-3754P WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 201
Course Winner
10 10-3 N F Glynn M J Ferris 128 50/151.00
24 3P9456 Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Regal D'estruval (FR) 20
8 10-2 t Dr R D P Newland L Treadwell 127 28/129.00
25 9/44-069 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Gullible Gordon (IRE) 90
10 10-1 P Bowen J E Moore 126 11/112.00
26 3F213P Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Sizing Santiago (IRE) 69
Distance Winner
7 10-0 p P Bowen B Hughes 125 25/126.00
27 30U152 Light Blue and Maroon hoops, Blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 29
7 10-0 R Hennessy A E Lynch 125 25/126.00
28 2-06541 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 35
9 10-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3)(ex1) 125 22/123.00
29 F60323 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Montoya's Son (IRE) 57
8 10-0 Tim Vaughan K Renwick 120 50/151.00
30 1U2143 Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 8
7 10-0 b T Coyle B P Harding 119 80/181.00
Non runners
1034-522PGansey (IRE)1110-12Mrs S J SmithRyan Mania137


There's no Always Waining this year but Peter Bowen runs the once-useful Gullible Gordon and course winner Sizing Santiago. Little Josh has a good record here and it would be no surprise to see Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding bounce back to form while Walkon has a touch of class and has been dropped a couple of pounds since finishing fifth at Cheltenham. Pacha Du Polder won a valuable handicap at Newbury last month and Chance Du Roy is 2lb lower than when second in this race 12 months ago and could be ready to run a big race again. Ruby Walsh has chosen There's No Panic from four Paul Nicholls' entries and Venetia Williams saddles Renard and Newbury scorer Bennys Mist, though the latter's jumping will face a stiff examination over these fences. TARTAK has never had any problems in the jumping department and, after a couple of barren years, is now 19lb lower than his last win. He had a few of these behind when third at Cheltenham last month and should give supporters a run for their money at decent odds. At bigger prices, Gansey could also reward each-way support.