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3:05 Aintree 4 Apr 2014

Betfred Melling Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m3f200yds) 2m4f Mildmay Good 16 fences
1st £112,540 2nd £42,400 3rd £21,220 4th £10,600 5th £5,320 6th £2,660 7th £1,320 8th £680

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 1110 154 136 163
b g Bob Back (USA) - Bavaway (Le Bavard)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, chasing leaders and switched left between last 2, upsides when not fluent last, led run-in, forged clear
2 
8 1110 tp 149 132 157
b g Whitmore's Conn (USA) - Pay Roll (IRE) (Roselier)
Led 1st, headed 6th, with leaders, led narrowly soon after last, soon headed, stayed on same pace
3  [4½]
8 1110 t 155 131 156
b g Shantou (USA) - Simply Deep (IRE) (Simply Great)
Held up in rear, headway 11th, chasing leaders 13th, led narrowly approaching last, soon headed, kept on same pace (op 11/2)
4  [6¼]
7 1110 tp 150 129 154
b g Polish Summer - Iroise D'Oudairies (FR) (Passing Sale)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, chasing leaders between last 2, kept on same pace run-in (tchd 12/1)
5  2 [8¼]
9 1110 t 155 127 153
b g Kayf Tara - Princess Timon (Terimon)
With leaders, led 6th, headed 2 out, one pace when not much room approaching last (op 12/1)
6  shd [8¼]
7 113 154 120 145
bb m Bonbon Rose (FR) - Sambre (FR) (Turgeon)
Chased leaders, led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on one pace (op 10/1 tchd 11/1)
7  7 [15¼]
7 1110 158 120 148
br g Presenting - Violet Express (FR) (Cadoudal)
Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 8th, driven approaching 3 out, weakened last (tchd 10/3)
8  4 [19¼]
11 1110 t 162 116 144
ch g Alflora (IRE) - Poussetiere Deux (FR) (Garde Royale)
Chased leaders 3rd, not fluent 9th, driven 11th, lost place approaching 3 out (jockey said that the gelding ran flat)
9  3 [22¼]
11 1110 154 113 141
b g Bering - On Fair Stage (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Chased leaders, lost place before 13th, soon behind (op 20/1)
10  14 [36¼]
9 1110 154 99 127
b g Oscar (IRE) - Call Catherine (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Led to 1st, took keen hold, tracked leaders outpaced when hit 13th, weakened next (op 12/1)
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