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3:25 Aintree 10 Apr 2015

Betfred Melling Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m3f200yds) 2m4f Mildmay Good 16 fences
1st £112,637.16 2nd £42,497.14 3rd £21,317.14 4th £10,697.14 5th £5,417.14 6th £2,757.14 7th £1,417.14

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 1110 t 166 161 181
br g Sholokhov (IRE) - Depeche Toi (GER) (Konigsstuhl)
Tracked leaders, 2nd 8th, led 3 out, driven clear 2 out, eased closing stages, impressive (op 7/2)
2  26
9 1110 163 135 158
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Wicked Crack (IRE) (King's Ride)
Led, headed and hit 3 out, kept on, no chance with winner (op 13/2)
3  [30½]
8 1110 159 131 153
b g Gold Well - Gilt Ridden (IRE) (Heron Island)
Mid-division, chased leaders 9th, 3rd 12th, driven next, one pace from 3 out
4  [32¼]
8 1110 162 129 152
gr g Stowaway - Forever Bubbles (IRE) (Roselier)
Tracked leaders, effort 13th, 4th and no real impression when hit 3 out (trainer could offer no explanation for the gelding's poor performance) (op 10/3 tchd 7/2 in places)
5  [36]
10 1110 168 125 148
gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Maralta (FR) (Altayan)
Chased leaders, driven 12th, one pace approaching 3 out (tchd 6/1 in places)
6  9 [45]
8 1110 158 116 140
ch g Fruits Of Love (USA) - Bishops Lass (IRE) (Marju)
In rear, some headway 9th, driven and outpaced 4 out, lost place before next
7  30 [75]
12 1110 t 164 85 127
ch g Alflora (IRE) - Poussetiere Deux (FR) (Garde Royale)
In rear, blundered 2nd, outpaced 10th, blundered next, behind from 12th, tailed off 3 out, eventually completed
F   
9 1110 169
ch g My Risk (FR) - Hirlish (FR) (Passing Sale)
Held up in rear, fell 6th
F   
7 1110 163
b g Goldneyev (USA) - Frija Eria (FR) (Kadalko)
In rear, fell 3rd
PU   
8 1110 151
b g Croco Rouge (IRE) - April Thistle (IRE) (Alphabatim)
In rear, outpaced 10th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before last
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