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Melling Chase Stats
Sat, Mar 28th, 2015

Melling Chase 2015

The Melling Chase is the feature event on Ladies Day at the Aintree Grand National Meeting. The race is a Grade 1 chase over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It is scheduled to take place in 2015 on Friday April 10th.

The 2014 renewal saw Boston Bob finally deliver on his promise as a Novice.

Melling Chase Entries

FORM HORSE  AGE  WGT  TRAINER  JOCKEY  OR 
11-U14  Sire De Grugy30  11-10  Gary Moore Joshua Moore  169 
325-13  Al Ferof105  10  11-10  Paul Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies  168 
411113  Don Cossack29 t  11-10  Gordon Elliott  A P McCoy  166 
131PP  Wishfull Thinking29 t  12  11-10  Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson  164 
242117  Balder Succes29  11-10  Alan King Wayne Hutchinson  163 
12-445  Cue Card105  11-10  Colin Tizzard Daryl Jacob  163 
614F1  Champagne Fever55  11-10  W P Mullins R Walsh  162 
0-1265  Johns Spirit29  11-10  Jonjo O´Neill Richie McLernon  159 
2-1235  Simply Ned30  11-10  Nicky Richards  Brian Harding  158 
336133  Croco Bay28  11-10  Ben Case Kielan Woods  151 


Melling Chase Winners 2003-2014

YEAR

FORM

HORSE

A/G

LTO

TRAINER

JOCKEY

OR

SP

2014

166

Boston Bob

9g

23

W P Mullins

P Townend

154

5-1

2013

111

Sprinter Sacre

7g

23

NJ Henderson

BJ Geraghty

188

1-3F

2012

121

Finian's Rainbow (Ire) (CD)

9g

30

NJ Henderson

BJ Geraghty

173

13-8

2011

1118

Master Minded (Fr)

8g

23

PF Nicholls

R Walsh

172

11-2

2010

621

Albertas Run (Ire) (CD)

9g

22

Jonjo O'Neill

AP McCoy

168

8-1

2009

312

Voy Por Ustedes (Fr) (CD)

8g

22

A King

R Thornton

169

11-8

2008

122

Voy Por Ustedes (Fr)

7g

22

A King

R Thornton

168

5-1

2007

614

Monet's Garden (Ire) (CD)

9g

29

NG Richards

A Dobbin

-

4-1

2006

463

Hi Cloy (Ire) (D)

9g

13

M Hourigan

AJ McNamara

-

14-1

2005

111

Moscow Flyer (Ire) (CD)

11g

23

Mrs J Harrington

BJ Geraghty

-

4-9

2004

11U

Moscow Flyer (Ire)

10g

16

Mrs J Harrington

BJ Geraghty

-

Evens

2003

512

Native Upmanship (Ire) (CD)

10g

23

A Moore

C O'Dwyer

-

5-4

Melling Chase Winner Profile

Looking at the profile of the winners we will narrow the field based on :

Age: 7 of the last 10 winners were aged between 8 and 10.

Starting Price: 4 favourites have won with first two in the market having a good record.

Winners Market Position:   1 8 2 2 1 5 3 1 1 3

Previous Renewal : As the table shows several horses have had multiple wins. No horse beaten in the race has won it a year later.

Previous Race/Form: 21 of the last 24 winners had previously won a Grade 1 race. Just 4 of the last 10 won last time out. 5 of the last  9 winners have ran in the Ryanair Chase.

Aintree Form:  16 of the 23 winners had previously won or placed at the meeting.

Jockey: Barry Geraghty has ridden 4 of the last 11 winners

Rating: 6/7 winners rated 168+

Melling Chase Odds 2015

Grand National Meeting 2015 Previous Winners And 10 Year Trends

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