Full Results

15:05 Aintree

John Smith's Melling Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £175,000 added
  • Winner: £98,910
  • 2nd: £37,292
  • 3rd: £18,638
  • 4th: £9,310
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.50s
  • Off Time: 15:06:29
  • 10 Ran
1st
7
11/2
  • Form: 14-1118
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 172
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

held up towards rear, headway before 4 out pressed leaders 3 out, led and drew clear before last, pushed out, eased towards finish

2nd 9 l
1
11/4
  • Form: 11-4FP1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 168
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: A P McCoy

tracked leaders, pushed along before 4 out, every chance before 2 out, ridden and hung left before last, kept on, no chance with winner

3rd ½ l
8
  • Form: 22-3325
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 170
  • Trainer: Miss H C Knight
  • Jockey: R Thornton

held up mid-division on outer, headway before 5 out, pressed leaders before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on

4th 2¾ l
9

Tartak (FR)

22 t DCD
14/1
  • Form: 4-31157
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 156
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

mid-division, reminder after 8th, headway to lead 10th, blundered and headed 5 out, mistake next, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace

5th 3¾ l
3

French Opera

23 CD
11/1
  • Form: 121-916
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 164
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty

with leader, not fluent 2nd, ridden before last, no extra

6th ¾ l
6

Mad Max (IRE)

23 DCD
11/1
  • Form: 41-4630
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 153
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: Paul Carberry

led to 10th, led again 5 out, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened

7th 31 l
10
8/1
  • Form: 2196-11
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 157
  • Trainer: E J O'Grady
  • Jockey: Andrew J McNamara

prominent, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

8th 10 l
5
  • Form: 695226
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 147
  • Trainer: T Mullins
  • Jockey: R M Power

held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, soon weakened

1,014th
2
100/1
  • Form: 2P74RR
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 151
  • Trainer: M F Harris
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan

refused to race

PU
4
9/2
  • Form: 4-37542
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 166
  • Trainer: Ferdy Murphy
  • Jockey: G Lee

held up towards rear, outpaced before 11th, mistake 5 out, never dangerous, pulled up before 2 out

Betting breakdown

  • Tote Win: £5.40Tote Place: £2.00,£1.30,£2.20
  • Straight Forecast: £21.48Exacta: £15.50Trifecta: £76.90Swingers: 1&2:£4.00 2&3:£3.50 1&3:£5.60
  • Placepot: £250.10Pool: £442,544,1291.43 winning tickets
  • Quadpot: £36.50Pool: £25,851,523.76 winning tickets