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13 Apr 2018 15:25 Aintree

Winner: £250,000 (Penalty: £140,325); Distance: 2m 3f 200y; Class: 1; Eligibility: 5YO plus.

JLT Melling Chase (Grade 1)

Place No
(Draw)
Silks Beaten
Distance
Horse   Form/Age Last Run Jockey Trainer/Owner SP
1st
5
Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, red star - Politologue (FR)
(gelding, grey, 11 7)
F-11124 /
7
Jump (30) Sam Twiston-Davies P F Nicholls
Mr J Hales
11/1
  tracked leader from 2nd, not fluent 10th or 12th, challenged 3 out, soon led, ridden and headed narrowly just before last, led again flat, held on gamely
2nd
4
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap NK Min (FR)
(gelding, bay, 11 7)
11-1D12 /
7
Jump (30) P Townend W P Mullins
Mrs S Ricci
11/10
  travelled strongly, 2nd until the 2nd, raced in 3rd until challenged 3 out, jumped right 2 out, shaken up to lead narrowly before last, headed flat, stayed on, just held close home
3rd
6
Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, red cap 20 L Sizing Granite (IRE)
(gelding, brown, 11 7)
P51-PP1 /
10
Jump (21) R M Power C L Tizzard
Ann & Alan Potts…
20/1
  held up in rear, mistake and rider lost left iron briefly 1st, blundered 9th, went 4th 4 out, closed when not fluent 3 out, went 3rd after 2 out, no impression on front pair and weakened before last
4th
1
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap 13 L Balko Des Flos (FR)
(gelding, chestnut, 11 7)
3-12321 /
7
Jump (29) D N Russell H de Bromhead
Gigginstown House…
2/1
  led, clear 2nd until 7th, jumped right 9th, joined 3 out, soon headed, not fluent 2 out, lost 3rd and weakened soon after
5th
2
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap 8 L Cloudy Dream (IRE)
(gelding, grey, 11 7)
1-22223 /
8
Jump (29) B Hughes Ruth Jefferson
Mr Trevor Hemmings
10/1
  held up in 4th, closed on inside 10th, shaken up and beaten in last after 4 out, weakened before 2 out
PU
3
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap - Le Prezien (FR)
(gelding, brown, 11 7)
8P-2381 /
7
Jump (28) B J Geraghty P F Nicholls
Mr John P McManus
11/1
  not always fluent, held up in 5th, last before 9th, pulled up before 10th