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

  • Winner £20,986 2nd £6,556 3rd £3,276 4th £1,638
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places at fences 13 and 14)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.70s
  • Off time: 15:45:36
15:40 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cloudy Lane 4/1
2nd Roulez Cool 14/1
3rd Herons Well (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-52P ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Blackstaff (IRE) 27
7 12-0 Mrs J Williams Lizzie Kelly 126 66/167.00
2 2-U1612 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Bow School (IRE) 37
11 12-0 Mrs A C Hamilton Mr W Kinsey 120 33/134.00
3 472-610 White, brown chevrons, striped cap Boxer Georg (IRE) 27
10 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 102 17/29.50
4 448/216 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Cloudy Lane 27
12 12-0 D McCain Jnr Mr R O Harding 126 4/15.00
5 0/1122U Black, Red cross belts and sleeves, striped cap Eleazar (GER) 27
Distance Winner
11 12-0 p Mrs L Wadham M G Nolan 128 50/151.00
6 777321 Yellow, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Emergency Cover (IRE) 32
9 12-0 N W Padfield Miss G Andrews 122 100/1101.00
7 U3332-1 Yellow, Royal Blue diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Fresh Air And Fun (IRE) 50
9 12-0 A Ralph Mr L R Payter 120 25/126.00
8 000-211 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Gwanako (FR) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 12-0 P F Nicholls James Cowley 140 4/15.00
9 434P12 White, Yellow stripe, quartered cap Harps Counsel (IRE) 18
10 12-0 pt J K Magee Mr S F Magee 95 100/1101.00
10 1UF-440 Maroon, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Herons Well (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
9 12-0 p Miss R Curtis Mr Josh Halley 124 33/134.00
11 8/2P811 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Island Life (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
9 12-0 p S Flook Mr R Jarrett 120 12/113.00
12 1-3F140 LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 27
Course Winner
11 12-0 p S Rea Mr R Hodges 121 25/126.00
13 P/43-273 Red, dark blue epaulets, dark blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap Kildonnan 25
Distance Winner
13 12-0 Mrs F Brewer Mr G Brewer 99 200/1201.00
14 262474 Dark blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, dark blue spots, yellow cap King Of The Road 11
10 12-0 Mrs J Ackner Mr Matthew Hampton 96 150/1151.00
15 2F-5P13 White, red sleeves, white and red check cap Launde (IRE) 19
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
13 12-0 p C Gordon Mr A Ward-thomas 87 100/1101.00
16 1/2211-1 DARK BLUE, WHITE triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap My Way de Solzen (FR) 19
Distance Winner
12 12-0 Gabe Mahon Mr W Biddick 135 8/19.00
17 P12211 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Offshore Account (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
12 12-0 pt Tracey Bailey Mr N Sutton 119 14/115.00
18 486511 White, brown hoops and spots on cap Presentandcorrect (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
11 12-0 T F Sage Mr M Wall 115 40/141.00
19 1B/11-U4 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Roulez Cool 20
Beaten Favourite
9 12-0 R Waley-Cohen Mr S Waley-Cohen 133 14/115.00
20 P-72313 Navy blue and pale blue (quartered), red sleeves, navy blue and red check cap Sheriff Hutton (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
9 12-0 v1 Oliver Greenall Mr O Greenall 125 33/134.00
21 332P41 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Silver Adonis (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 12-0 b Dr R D P Newland Mr T Weston 122 16/117.00
22 7P9362 Pink, purple triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Sizing America (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
11 12-0 P Rich Mr A J Berry 112 50/151.00
23 24P-2F3 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Teddy's Reflection (IRE) 24
9 12-0 p Ian Williams Mr J Hodson 115 66/167.00
24 14-1251 Maroon, light blue sleeves, maroon spots The Polomoche (IRE) 49
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 12-0 M Foley Mr Sam Painting 129 14/115.00
25 F21/P31 Beige, brown cross of lorraine and sleeves, brown and beige hooped cap Unowatimeen (IRE) 54
Distance Winner
12 12-0 J J O'Shea Samantha Drake 122 33/134.00
26 5/4142-3 WHITE, RED sleeves, PINK cap William Butler (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
12 12-0 C Gordon Mr P York 114 100/1101.00


Gwanako looks as though he's been freshened up by a spell hunting and won twice over 2m5f at Sandown in Febuary. He has the class to figure but his jumping has always been a little suspect and he unseated his jockey at the Chair when tried over the National fences in 2008. The hunter chase won by Chapoturgeon at Newbury in January has turned out to be a reliable form guide. Cloudy Lane was second that day and went on to score at Ayr before finishing sixth in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham. Boxer Georg, the free-going Herons Well and Keenan's Future were all behind that day, while Blackstaff, Eleazar and Roulez Cool failed to finish. Anything trained by Donald McCain has to be feared when jumping the National fences but the interesting one here may be THE POLOMOCHE. He was giving 8lb to Cloudy Lane when fifth in that aforementioned Newbury race and may have more pace than his old rivals nowadays. Offshore Account was a lucky winner at Newbury last month and, like fellow veterans My Way De Solzen and Unowatimeen, may find this too tough but Island Life is in good heart, though the ground has probably turned against him. Silver Adonis and Sizing America both have good amateurs on board and may be the pick of the remainder.