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15:25 Friday 13 April 2018

JLT MELLING CHASE (Grade 1) (1)

Distance : 2m 3f 200y
Prize : £140,325 Age : 5yo+ Race Type : Chase Going : Soft
Race Type : Chase
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Pos Pos Btn Horse Name Horse Name TFR Tfig Jockey Age Wgt ISP ISP BSP Hi/Lo
Pedigree Jockey & Trainer Trainer (Equip) (OR) (Place) BSP
1 1 Sam Twiston-Davies silk 5. POLITOLOGUE (FR) 5. POLITOLOGUE (FR) -22 <
169
-6 > 164 Sam Twiston-Davies 7 11-7 11/112 11/112
Sam Twiston-Davies silk grg POLIGLOTE - SCARLET ROW (FR) TURGEON (USA) J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Paul Nicholls
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-7 Eq: (h+t)
Paul Nicholls (h+t)
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was refitted with a hood alongside a first-time tongue strap after not seeing his race out in the Champion Chase, and that combination seemed to have a positive effect as he produced his best performance yet to land a second Grade 1 of the season back up in trip, a top-class effort to beat Min and a very game one too; chased leader, travelled well, hit tenth, close up 3 out, upsides last, edged ahead run-in, proved determined; although he's a notch below the very best he is consistent and has had a tremendous season overall.
chased leader, hit 10th, close up 3 out, upsides last, edged ahead run-in, game
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2 2 P. Townend silk nk 4. MIN (FR) 4. MIN (FR) 0 <
169+
-16 > 164 P. Townend 7 11-7 11/102.1f 11/102.1f
P. Townend silk bg WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) - PHEMYKA (FR) SAINT ESTEPHE (FR) J: P. Townend
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-7
W. P. Mullins, Ireland
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is a few pounds better than Politologue at his very best but didn't quite produce that level here, his exuberance probably just telling in the finish over this trip on very testing ground; tracked pace, raced freely, close up 4 out, led going well soon after 3 out, edged out run-in, gave his all and pulled clear of the remainder; a Grade 1 win outside of novice company still eludes him but he'll take the beating back at 2m at Punchestown later this month if over these exertions.
tracked pace, pulled hard, close up 4 out, led soon after 3 out, edged out run-in, game, clear of rest
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3 3 Robbie Power silk 20 6. SIZING GRANITE (IRE) 6. SIZING GRANITE (IRE) H (135) <
147?
+7 > 142 Robbie Power 10 11-7 20/121 20/121
Robbie Power silk brg MILAN - HAZEL'S TISRARA (IRE) MANDALUS J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
Age: 10 Wgt: 11-7 Eq: (t)
Colin Tizzard (t)
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faced a very stiff task back over fences but at least confirmed that he's back on song after winning a handicap hurdle last time; in rear, made mistakes, some headway 4 out, plugged on, made no impression; he's not one to hold his form for long, though.
rear, mistakes, some headway 4 out, plugged on, no impression
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4 4 Davy Russell silk 13 1. BALKO DES FLOS (FR) 1. BALKO DES FLOS (FR) +32 <
132+
-9 > 128 Davy Russell 7 11-7 2/13 2/13
Davy Russell silk chg BALKO (FR) - ROYALE MARIE (FR) GARDE ROYALE J: Davy Russell
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-7
Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
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showed what he's capable of in the Ryanair and that big performance must have left a mark as he simply wasn't in anything like the same form; led, headed soon after 3 out and folded.
led, headed soon after 3 out, weakened
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5 5 Brian Hughes silk 8 2. CLOUDY DREAM (IRE) 2. CLOUDY DREAM (IRE) +26 <
124
+32 > 119 Brian Hughes 8 11-7 10/111 10/111
Brian Hughes silk grg CLOUDINGS (IRE) - RUN AWAY DREAM (IRE) ACCEGLIO J: Brian Hughes
T: Ruth Jefferson
Age: 8 Wgt: 11-7
Ruth Jefferson
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produced a rare below-par effort, consistency something that overall he can't be knocked for, probably over the top for the season now, but he's not the most genuine; in touch, lost place after 4 out, well held, looking half-hearted.
in touch, lost place after 4 out, well held
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pu pu Barry Geraghty silk 3. LE PREZIEN (FR) 3. LE PREZIEN (FR) <
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H (147) > Barry Geraghty 7 11-7 11/112 11/112
Barry Geraghty silk brg BLUE BRESIL (FR) - ABU DHABI (FR) SAINT CYRIEN (FR) J: Barry Geraghty
T: Paul Nicholls
Age: 7 Wgt: 11-7 Eq: (t)
Paul Nicholls (t)
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faced a stiff task in this grade but clearly wasn't 100% on the day; held up, bad mistake ninth, pulled up quickly.
held up, bad mistake 9th, pulled up quickly
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All 6 ran. Fences: 16. Race Distance Adjustment: +47 yds

Winning Owner: Mr J. Hales

Time: 5m 18.6s Closing Sectional: (3.15f): 49.80s (100.1%)

Overrounds: Industry SP 111%, Betfair SP 100.3%

With Altior bypassing this race in favour of the Celebration later in the month this year's Melling was dealt a small blow before the declaration stage, but it was a still a quality sextet that included Ryanair-winner Balko des Flos, Champion Chase runner-up Min and Tingle Creek-winner Politologue; the first of those disappointed but the other pair pulled well clear in what developed into a thrilling duel up the straight, and what they achieved wasn't far below the 5-year standard for the contest, which is bumped up by a huge effort from Sprinter Sacre in 2013 anyway.

POLITOLOGUE (FR) was refitted with a hood alongside a first-time tongue strap after not seeing his race out in the Champion Chase, and that combination seemed to have a positive effect as he produced his best performance yet to land a second Grade 1 of the season back up in trip, a top-class effort to beat Min and a very game one too; chased leader, travelled well, hit tenth, close up 3 out, upsides last, edged ahead run-in, proved determined; although he's a notch below the very best he is consistent and has had a tremendous season overall.

MIN (FR) is a few pounds better than Politologue at his very best but didn't quite produce that level here, his exuberance probably just telling in the finish over this trip on very testing ground; tracked pace, raced freely, close up 4 out, led going well soon after 3 out, edged out run-in, gave his all and pulled clear of the remainder; a Grade 1 win outside of novice company still eludes him but he'll take the beating back at 2m at Punchestown later this month if over these exertions.

SIZING GRANITE (IRE) faced a very stiff task back over fences but at least confirmed that he's back on song after winning a handicap hurdle last time; in rear, made mistakes, some headway 4 out, plugged on, made no impression; he's not one to hold his form for long, though.

BALKO DES FLOS (FR) showed what he's capable of in the Ryanair and that big performance must have left a mark as he simply wasn't in anything like the same form; led, headed soon after 3 out and folded.

CLOUDY DREAM (IRE) produced a rare below-par effort, consistency something that overall he can't be knocked for, probably over the top for the season now, but he's not the most genuine; in touch, lost place after 4 out, well held, looking half-hearted.

LE PREZIEN (FR) faced a stiff task in this grade but clearly wasn't 100% on the day; held up, bad mistake ninth, pulled up quickly.