Full Results

15:05 Aintree

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

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £200,000 added
  • Winner: £112,540
  • 2nd: £42,400
  • 3rd: £21,220
  • 4th: £10,600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 6.20s
  • Off Time: 15:05:49
  • 6 Ran
1st
6
Silk - Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 111-111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 188

tracked leaders on outside, poised to challenge 3 out, led on bit between last 2, clear last, very easily

2nd 4½ l
1
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars

Cue Card

22 DCD
7/1
  • Form 12-1511
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 170

made most to 10th, in touch, led again 4 out, pushed along next, ridden and headed between last 2, no chance with easy winner before last

3rd 19 l
3
Silk - White and red diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds
7/1
  • Form 11-1132
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 170

pressed leader, led briefly 7th, led 10th to 12th, driven in 4th 3 out, soon no chance with leaders, went moderate 3rd last

4th 4 l
2
Silk - White, black cap
16/1
  • Form 1211-46
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 173

tracked leaders on inside, blundered 9th, headway to lead 12th, headed 4 out, no chance with front pair after next, lost moderate 3rd last

5th 42 l
4
Silk - Red, pink hoop and armlets
33/1
  • Form 13-1253
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 160

in rear, struggling from 9th, tailed off 3 out

RR
5
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
80/1
  • Form R3042R
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 143

refused to race, took no part

Betting breakdown

  • Tote Win: £1.30Tote Place: £1.10,£2.10
  • Straight Forecast: £3.37Exacta: £2.60Trifecta: £3.60Swingers: 1&2:£1.20 2&3:£1.60 1&3:£1.10
  • Placepot: £117Pool: £459,779.94,2866.34 winning tickets
  • Quadpot: £38Pool: £26,837.74,521.8 winning tickets