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3:25 Aintree 13 Apr 2018

JLT Melling Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m3f200yds) 2m4f Mildmay Soft 16 fences
1st £140,985 2nd £53,435 3rd £27,035 4th £13,835 5th £7,285

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 117 ht1 161 163 173
gr g Poliglote - Scarlet Row (FR) (Turgeon)
Chased leader, hit 10th, challenged after 3 out, ridden between last 2, led narrowly flat, held on well under pressure (vet said gelding lost right hind shoe) (op 10/1)
2  nk
7 117 168 162 172
b g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Phemyka (FR) (Saint Estephe)
Travelled strongly, tracked leaders, challenged for 2nd from 4 out, led narrowly after 3 out, jumped right next, ridden approaching last, headed flat, kept on under pressure, just held (op Evens tchd 6/5 and 5/4)
3  20 [20¼]
10 117 t 153 141 156
br g Milan - Hazel's Tisrara (IRE) (Mandalus)
Held up in last, mistake 1st, improved a place and blundered 9th, went 4th 4 out, driven and beaten next, took moderate 3rd after 2 out (vet said gelding lost left hind shoe) (op 25/1 tchd 33/1)
4  13 [33¼]
7 117 169 127 139
ch g Balko (FR) - Royale Marie (FR) (Garde Royale)
Led, not fluent 3 out, soon headed and weakened quickly, lost moderate 3rd after 2 out (jockey said gelding weakened quickly after jumping second last fence) (tchd 15/8)
5  8 [41¼]
8 117 157 118 131
gr g Cloudings (IRE) - Run Away Dream (IRE) (Acceglio)
Chased leaders, jumped right 5th, shaken up and relegated to last after 4 out, weakened 3 out (op 12/1)
PU   
7 117 t 157
br g Blue Bresil (FR) - Abu Dhabi (FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Held up, not fluent, dropped to last after 8th, behind when pulled up before 10th (op 14/1)
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