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  • 15:10 John Smith's Melling Chase 2m 4f

  • (grade 1) £200,000 added 5yo+ 10 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft in places on National course.
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off time: 15:13:39

Full result

15:10 Aintree Result 3rd April 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Voy Por Ustedes (FR) 11-10 R Thornton A King 8 11/8f
Tracked leaders, hit 12th, ridden approaching 3 out, led last, held on towards finish opened 11/8 touched 11/8 £60000-£40000 £6000-£4000(x2) £3000-£2000(x5) £2250-£1500 £1500-£1000(x2) £900-£600 £600-£400(x5) £5500-£4000(x2) £2750-£2000 £1375-£1000(x3) £1100-£800(x6) £550-£400 £500-£400
2nd hd Schindlers Hunt (IRE) 11-10 P W Flood D T Hughes 9 16/1
Mid-division, hit 8th, chased leaders 4 out, every chance last until held near finish opened 14/1 touched 16/1
3rd Nacarat (FR) 11-10 A P McCoy T R George 8 4/1
Close up, led 3rd, hit 10th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, no extra flat opened 7/2 touched 9/2 £9000-£2000 £4000-£1000(x3) £1750-£500
4th 3 Scotsirish (IRE) 11-10 R Walsh W P Mullins 8 14/1
Held up, headway approaching 10th, stayed on from 2 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £10000-£600 £5000-£300
5th 14 Tidal Bay (IRE) 11-10 D F O'Regan J Howard Johnson 8 4/1
In touch, tracked leaders 5th, pushed along approaching 11th, soon struggling opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £25000-£5000 £10000-£2000 £10000-£2000 £2500-£500(x3) £1600-£400
6th 10 Newmill (IRE) 11-10 R M Power J J Murphy 11 50/1
Held up, hit 12th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, soon weakened opened 50/1 touched 50/1
7th 19 Petit Robin (FR) 11-10 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 6 9/1
Tracked leader, weakened after 3 out opened 9/1 touched 10/1
PU Briareus 11-10 P J Brennan A M Balding 9 25/1
Led to 3rd, remained close up until pushed along approaching 10th, lost place 5 out, pulled up after next opened 20/1 touched 25/1 £12500-£500
PU Natal (FR) 11-10 Nick Scholfield P F Nicholls 8 100/1
Held up in rear, struggling from 10th, tailed off from 3 out, pulled up before last opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Takeroc (FR) 11-10 Christian Williams P F Nicholls 6 50/1
Held up, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before last opened 50/1 touched 50/1
NR Exotic Dancer (FR) 11-10 Not Specified Jonjo O'Neill 9

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £2.40 Tote Place: £1.30,2.60,1.90
Straight Forecast: £23.33 Exacta: £23.50 Trifecta: £77.90 Swingers: 1&2:6.00 2&3:7.70 1&3:1.90

Jackpot: £28,943.02 carried forward to Aintree, 4th Apr
Placepot: £3,818.80, Pool: £465798.16, 89.04 winning tickets
Quadpot: £872.00, Pool: £25808.32, 21.9 winning tickets