• 15:45 John Smith's Topham Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.30s
  • Off time: 15:56:45
15:45 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Always Waining (IRE) 22/1
2nd Scotsirish (IRE) 14/1
3rd Isn't That Lucky 16/1
4th Dooneys Gate (IRE) 28/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 354316 LIGHT GREEN, pink spots, light green sleeves, quartered cap Scotsirish (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
9 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 154 14/115.00
2 P55314 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Panjo Bere (FR) 34
7 11-6 G L Moore J E Moore 148 28/129.00
3 4/12P56 Dark blue, yellow stripe, red cap In Compliance (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
10 11-5 D T Hughes D N Russell 147 18/119.00
4 98-F232 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Pasco (SWI) 34
Beaten Favourite
7 11-5 P F Nicholls R Walsh 147 15/28.50
5 U-301F2 Yellow and Royal Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Dooneys Gate (IRE) 34
Beaten Favourite
9 11-3 W P Mullins D J Condon 145 28/129.00
6 111P20 Light Green, Yellow stars, Light Green sleeves Duers (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
8 10-8 P Magnier A J Mcnamara 136 33/134.00
8 0-8U874 White, Emerald Green epaulets, Orange and Emerald Green quartered cap Offshore Account (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
10 10-7 t C F Swan D J Casey 135 7/18.00
9 823373 Yellow, light blue epaulets, light blue armlets, hooped cap Prudent Honour (IRE) 23
8 10-5 T Cooper R M Power 133 16/117.00
10 F-26R20 Black, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Black stars, Light Blue cap Silver Birch (IRE) 24
Course Winner
13 10-5 pt G Elliott J M Maguire 133 25/126.00
11 3131F2 Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Magic Sky (FR) 41
Beaten Favourite
10 10-4 M F Harris Mr O Greenall (3) 132 22/123.00
12 0-P222P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Battlecry 34
9 10-4 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 132 16/117.00
13 371041 Yellow, black chevrons, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Plaisir D'Estruval (FR) 20
7 10-3 A L T Moore Paul Carberry 131 16/117.00
14 35F-1F3 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Frankie Figg (IRE) 62
Course Winner
8 10-2 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 130 16/117.00
15 P-22333 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Diablo (IRE) 48
8 10-2 N A Twiston-Davies T Molloy (3) 130 20/121.00
16 121-P8F Mauve and White diamonds, striped sleeves, White cap Isn't That Lucky 22
Distance Winner
7 10-2 Jonjo O'Neill Mr S Waley-Cohen (5)(ex2) 130 16/117.00
17 7F0F8P MAUVE and PURPLE diabolo, PURPLE sleeves, MAUVE armlets and diamond on PURPLE cap Always Waining (IRE) 20
Course Winner
9 10-0 p P Bowen B Hughes 128 22/123.00
18 25-0560 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red cap Oodachee 22
Distance Winner
11 10-0 pt C F Swan D G Hogan (3) 127 20/121.00
19 U0PP55 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Zacharova (IRE) 48
7 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 66/167.00
20 P/FP522 yellow, royal blue braces, striped sleeves, hooped cap Wee Robbie 14
10 10-0 N J Gifford L Treadwell 126 10/111.00
21 5F3214 Yellow, light blue cross belts, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves Qhilimar (FR) 13
6 10-0 b A E Jones Harry Skelton (3) 126 12/113.00
22 P228P6 Purple, large Pink spots, sleeves and cap Pak Jack (FR) 44
10 10-0 R T Phillips G Lee 126 20/121.00
23 240235 GOLD, BLACK sleeves, BLACK and RED check cap Gaora Lane (IRE) 28
9 10-0 p1 C J Mann B P Harding 125 50/151.00
24 015250 Yellow, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, check cap Commemoration Day (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
9 10-0 b G L Moore P Hide 124 100/1101.00
25 5-8600P Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Pomme Tiepy (FR) 48
7 10-0 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 124 28/129.00
26 300P-00 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Boomshakalaka (IRE) 27
10 10-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 122 50/151.00
27 86-88U7 EMERALD GREEN Oulart (IRE) 13
11 10-0 p D T Hughes R Loughran 121 80/181.00
29 144543 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Garleton (IRE) 12
9 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier 107 80/181.00
Non runners
7722250Private Be1110-7P J HobbsT J O'Brien135
284215P2Silver Adonis (IRE)910-0Dr R D P NewlandA Glassonbury116


The Topham Chase will be run on the national course and the finish will hopefully be contested by ALWAYS WAINING, Offshore Account and Private Be, with the first named getting the vote. Peter Bowen's charge finished fourth in last years event and now runs from a 12 pound better mark. He had a great chance of winning last year's race but for blundering two out but in the main, remains a solid jumper. His previous course experience should stand him in good stead and can go close at a very big price. The Irish raider, Offshore Account, should also be noted. He ran very well for along way in last years national, only to find the extreme trip a step too far. With previous experience and today's trip more suitable, he has a big chance. Private Be has been ultra consistent all year and like the above two, has vital course experience. He was fourth in this race last year and can run another big race but it must be noted that he is worse off in the weights with the selection. Others to consider for this tricky affair include Pak Jack, Qhilmer and Battlecry but Always Waining is the selection.