• 14:30 John Smith's Mildmay Novices' Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £42,758 2nd £16,042 3rd £8,032 4th £4,005
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.20s
  • Off time: 14:30:13
14:30 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quito De La Roque (FR) 6/1
2nd Sarando 50/1
3rd Golan Way 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P4-141 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 139
7 11-4 Miss S West L P Aspell 146 8/19.00
2 3-15116 Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Master Of The Hall (IRE) 23
7 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 9/25.50
3 41-1211 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 54
7 11-4 C A Murphy D N Russell 6/17.00
4 0-15B14 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Radium (FR) 22
6 11-4 N J Henderson Felix de Giles 147 11/112.00
5 4-1F19P Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Robinson Collonges (FR) 22
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 15/28.50
6 7-6012F Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 20
6 11-4 pt P R Webber W T Kennedy 130 50/151.00
7 65-1F1U Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 23
6 11-4 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 146 15/28.50
8 21-1113 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 v1 Ian Williams A P McCoy 150 7/42.75


A disappointing turnout numerically but that won't be a concern to connections of QUITO DE LA ROQUE though fast conditions may impair his chances. With the Irish novices sweeping all before them at Cheltenham, Colm Murphy's charge, whose only defeat over the bigger obstacles came when a close runner-up to RSA Chase hero Boston's Angel in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown, looks the answer to this despite all of his runs to date coming on heavy ground. Wayward Prince stayed on dourly to finish third in the RSA Chase where he looked in need of the very stiff track. He's not certain to finish in front of Master Of The Hall this time as Nicky Henderson's charge was in the front rank for a long time before fading from two out. The Giant Bolster unshipped his rider in that race and gets another chance while Robinson Collonges, who came in for very strong support in the Jewson, hardly picked his feet up and can do much better. Golan Way has been kept fresh for this but needs to improve.