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

  • Winner £42,712 2nd £16,028 3rd £8,025 4th £3,998
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:30:34
14:30 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 7/4
2nd Champion Court (IRE) 15/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U12312 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 29
Course Winner
7 11-4 M Keighley A P Cawley 155 15/82.88
2 1P-F11P DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Join Together (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 154 9/25.50
3 34-3124 Red, pink hoop and armlets Silviniaco Conti (FR) 55
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 154 7/42.75
4 75-1126 White, black cap Solix (FR) 29
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 6/17.00
5 4-3F12U LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-4 R T J Wilson P J Brennan 130 20/121.00


JOIN TOGETHER gave weight and a beating to Champion Court at Cheltenham in December having earlier beaten subsequent National Hunt Chase winner Teaforthree at the same track. He was never really travelling on quicker ground in last month's RSA Chase and was pulled up after making the early running. Recent rain is very much in his favour and he can bounce back here, though Champion Court's jumping has been much improved lately and he ran a cracker when trying to make all over a shorter trip in the Jewson Novices' Chase at The Festival last time having beaten Solix, who was conceding 3lb, at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Silviniaco Conti, second to Grand Crus in the Feltham on Boxing Day, may have trouble lasting home over the trip on dead ground and Yes Tom is likely to find this company much too strong.