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
  • Form: 111-111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 188
  • Trainer: N Henderson
  • Jockey: B Geraghty

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

2nd 4½ l
1

Cue Card

22 DCD
7/1
  • Form: 12-1511
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 170
  • Trainer: C Tizzard
  • Jockey: J Tizzard

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
7/1
  • Form: 11-1132
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 170
  • Trainer: P Casey
  • Jockey: A Lynch

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
16/1
  • Form: 1211-46
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 173
  • Trainer: N Henderson
  • Jockey: A McCoy

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
33/1
  • Form: 13-1253
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 160
  • Trainer: N Williams
  • Jockey: N Fehily

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

1,014th
5
80/1
  • Form: R3042R
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 143
  • Trainer: N Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: S Twiston-Davies

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