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3:05 Aintree 8 Apr 2011

John Smith's Melling Chase Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m3f200yds) 2m4f Mildmay Good 16 fences
1st £98,910 2nd £37,292.50 3rd £18,637.50 4th £9,310 5th £4,672.50 6th £2,327.50 7th £1,172.50

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 1110 172 135 174
b g Nikos - Haute Tension (FR) (Garde Royale)
Tracked leaders going well, smooth headway approaching 3 out, led on bit between last 2, pushed out, impressive (op 5-1 tchd 6-1)
2  9
10 1110 168 127 166
b g Accordion (IRE) - Holly Grove Lass (Le Moss)
Chased leaders, driven 11th, hung left and kept on to chase winner last, no impression (op 3-1)
3  ½ [9½]
7 1110 170 126 164
b g Second Empire (IRE) - Back To Roost (IRE) (Presenting)
Chased leaders, pushed along 9th, hung left and kept on same pace from 2 out (tchd 11-2)
4  [12¼]
8 1110 t 156 123 164
b g Akhdari (USA) - Tartamuda (FR) (Tyrnavos)
Chased leaders, upsides 10th, hit 4 out, one pace from next (op 16-1)
5  [16]
8 1110 164 120 160
b g Bering - On Fair Stage (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Not fluent, led to 1st, chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, kept on one pace (tchd 12-1)
6  ¾ [16¾]
9 1110 153 119 157
b g Kayf Tara - Carole's Crusader (Faustus)
Led 1st, made most, headed between last 2, 5th and one pace when jumped right last (op 14-1)
7  31 [47¾]
9 1110 159 87 140
b g Sea Raven (IRE) - Silver Valley (IRE) (Henbit)
Prominent, chased leaders 12th, weakened 3 out, behind when eased run-in (op 15-2)
8  10 [57¾]
9 1110 149 77 120
br g Taipan (IRE) - No Easy Way (IRE) (Mandalus)
In rear, not fluent, behind from 8th, tailed off 3 out (op 66-1)
PU   
10 1110 166
bb g Kahyasi (IRE) - Queen Of Warsaw (FR) (Assert)
In rear, driven 10th, outpaced when mistake 12th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (trainer said gelding bled from the nose) (tchd 5-1)
RR   
8 1110 tb 151
b g Milford Track (IRE) - Logicia (FR) (Homme De Loi)
Refused to race, left at start
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