Aintree

  • 16:05 Crabbie's Fox Hunters' Chase 2m 5f 19y

  • Winner £23,720 2nd £7,448 3rd £3,724 4th £1,860
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.90s
  • Off time: 16:10:19
16:05 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st On The Fringe (IRE) 15/8
2nd Dineur (FR) 50/1
3rd Mendip Express (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 115-326 Red, white braces and armlets Bound For Glory (IRE) 35
10 12-0 D Fitch-Peyton Miss Hannah Lewis 120 1001
2 773P21 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
10 12-0 L Allan Mr J Sole 114 1001
4 U-11214 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Current Event (FR) 20
Distance Winner
9 12-0 Mrs R Loxton Ms K Walsh 138 1001
5 012P19 Dark blue, pink chevron, sleeves and cap Current Exchange (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
11 12-0 pt G Elliott Mr Tim Donworth 118 1001
6 499-471 Dark green, white star, dark green sleeves, white stars, dark green cap, white star Daymar Bay (IRE) 35
10 12-0 Gareth Thomas Mr A Wright 120 1001
7 3520-22 Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap Dineur (FR) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 12-0 t1 M Bowen Mr James King 115 1001
8 6113-33 Yellow, Maroon stars, Yellow sleeves, Maroon cap Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
9 12-0 W Coltherd Mr T Hamilton 99 1001
9 43F-2P3 Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow diabolo on sleeves Forge Valley 29
12 12-0 p Miss G Walton Mr T Greenwood 100 1001
10 P3-55PP Red, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and stars on white cap Fort George (IRE) 301
13 12-0 p Sally Randell Miss B Hampson 109 1001
11 5312-25 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
12 12-0 v Ian Williams Mr Alex Ferguson 116 1001
12 U4-1P57 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
13 12-0 v N A Twiston-Davies Mr S Clements 125 1001
13 3P-P211 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Marasonnien (FR) 18
10 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 134 1001
14 220-118 Red, Brown sleeves and cap Mendip Express (IRE) 20
10 12-0 t P J Hobbs Mr D Maxwell 138 1001
15 33P-13P Beige, grey epaulets Monkey Kingdom 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 12-0 pt Miss R Curtis Mr D L Queally 128 1001
16 123210 Emerald green, yellow seams and star on cap Need To Know (IRE) 20
8 12-0 pt J P Brennan Mr B O'Neill 1001
17 P6-41FP Dark blue, red disc, red and dark blue striped sleeves and cap Night Alliance (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
11 12-0 bt P Philips Mr Joe Hill 119 1001
18 1F-21P2 Red, dark blue epaulets, dark blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap Ockey De Neulliac (FR) 18
Distance Winner
14 12-0 N Mechie Sam Coltherd 117 1001
19 211-171 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap On The Fringe (IRE) 20
Course and Distance Winner
11 12-0 E Bolger Mr J J Codd 134 1001
20 12-3U15 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Pacha Du Polder (FR) 20
Distance Winner
9 12-0 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 138 1001
21 45-22P0 Red, dark blue disc, dark blue cap Richmond (FR) 20
11 12-0 P P Turner Miss L M Turner 121 1001
22 PP21-1P Mauve, Purple star, Purple sleeves, Mauve stars, Purple cap, Mauve star Sam Cavallaro (IRE) 14
10 12-0 Miss H Brookshaw Mr R Jarrett 111 1001
23 466P2U Black, white diamond, striped sleeves, white cap Swallows Delight (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
11 12-0 Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 108 1001
Non runners
3211354Cottage Oak (IRE)1312-0J J O'SheaMiss S O Oakes115

Verdict

The usual mix of smart hunter chasers and no-hopers line-up to tackle the National fences for the first time this week. Luck is always needed in this but it's difficult to look beyond ON THE FRINGE (NAP) as Enda Bolger's 11-year-old bids to complete the Cheltenham/Aintree double for the second year in succession. Given a very patient ride by Nina Carberry at The Festival last month, the selection only had a neck to spare over Marito at the finish but hardly knew he'd been in a race. Jamie Codd is a solid replacement in the saddle today and he can again beat fourth Current Event and fast-finishing fifth Pacha Du Polder. Victoria Pendleton has given up the ride on the latter but Will Biddick should get a tune out of the Paul Nicholls' entry, who was second in the race last year. Major Malarkey, Mendip Express and Current Exchange weren't far behind at Cheltenham while Marasonnien is an interesting runner having easily won a couple of Irish points lately – he was a Grade 1 winner over hurdles back in 2012.