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3:25 Aintree 7 Apr 2017

JLT Melling Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m3f200yds) 2m4f Mildmay Good 16 fences
1st £112,310 2nd £42,270 3rd £21,150 4th £10,590 5th £5,350 6th £2,690 7th £1,410 8th £770

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 117 h 166 150 174
b g Lando (GER) - Natt Musik (FR) (Kendor)
Held up towards rear, headway 5th, hit 8th, tracking leaders 12th, led 2 out, soon driven clear, eased closing stages
2  6
8 117 t 162 144 166
b g Brian Boru - Satellite Dancer (IRE) (Satco)
With leaders, led 9th, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, eased when well held closing stages (tchd 7/2 in places)
3  11 [17]
7 117 158 133 156
b g Astarabad (USA) - Petale Rouge (FR) (Bonnet Rouge)
In rear, some headway 8th, driven and lost place 12th, kept on from 2 out, took 3rd near finish (op 12/1)
4  ½ [17½]
8 117 155 133 156
b g Revoque (IRE) - One Of The Last (Supreme Leader)
Chased leaders, 2nd soon after 4 out, one pace from next (op 12/1)
5  6 [23½]
9 117 165 127 150
b g Oscar (IRE) - Dantes Term (IRE) (Phardante)
In rear, headway to track leaders 12th, outpaced next, modest 4th 3 out, no impression when jumped right last 2 (stewards considered running of gelding; trainer's rep had no explanation for the poor form shown) (tchd 4/1)
6  1 [24½]
9 117 t 159 126 147
ch g Presenting - Zeferina (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
In rear, headway to track leaders 9th, outpaced and lost place 4 out (op 14/1)
7  8 [32½]
9 117 p 156 117 141
b g Winged Love (IRE) - Credora Storm (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Jumped right, led 3rd, headed 9th, lost place after 4 out, soon behind (op 9/1)
8  dist [62½]
9 117 v 159 81 124
ch g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Jolisandre (FR) (Dear Doctor)
Not fluent, led to 3rd, upsides 10th, lost place quickly approaching 3 out, soon behind and eased, tailed off next, eventually completed (op 7/1)
PU   
9 117 tb 156
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Friendly Craic (IRE) (Mister Lord)
In rear, behind and reminders 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 9th (stewards considered running of gelding; trainer's rep had no explanation for the poor form shown)
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