The Melling Chase - Next Runs: Aintree - Friday, 6th April 2018

This race has been run as the John Smiths Melling Chase since 2005. Prior to that, it was the Martell Cognac Melling Chase (2001-2004), the Mumm Melling Chase (1992-2000) and the Glenlivet Melling Chase (1991).

It is part of the Grand National meeting at Aintree in April.

16 fences are jumped over the 2m 4f course.

Five winners of the Queen Mother Champion Chase have gone on to win the Melling Chase in the same season.

The Melling Chase Previous Winners
YEAR HORSE A/G WGT LTO FORM TRAINER JOCKEY RAN OR SP
2016 God's Own (Ire) (D) 8g 11-10 23 22F-324 T R George P J Brennan 6 162 10/1 (3f)
2015 Don Cossack (GER) (D) 8g 11-10 29 4-11113 G Elliott A P McCoy 10 163 3/1 (jf)
2014 Boston Bob (Ire) (D) 9g 11-10 22 1FF-166 W P Mullins P Townend 10 154 5/1 (jt3f)
2013 Sprinter Sacre (Fr) (C) 7g 11-10 23 111-111 N J Henderson BJ Geraghty 6 188 1/3 (f)
2012 Finian's Rainbow (Ire) (CD) 9g 11-10 30 121-121 N J Henderson BJ Geraghty 8 173 13/8 (f)
2011 Master Minded (Fr) 8g 11-10 23 14-1118 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10 172 11/2
2010 Albertas Run (Ire) (CD) 9g 11-10 22 621 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 11 168 8/1
2009 Voy Por Ustedes (Fr) (CD) 8g 11-10 22 312 A King R Thornton 10 169 11/8 (f)
2008 Voy Por Ustedes (Fr) 7g 11-10 22 122 A King R Thornton 6 168 5/1 (2f)
2007 Monet's Garden (Ire) (CD) 9g 11-10 29 614 N G Richards A Dobbin 6 - 4/1 (2f)
2006 Hi Cloy (Ire) (D) 9g 11-10 13 463 M Hourigan A J Mcnamara 11 - 14/1
2005 Moscow Flyer (Ire) (CD) 11g 11-10 23 111 Mrs J Harrington BJ Geraghty 6 - 4/9 (f)
2004 Moscow Flyer (Ire) 10g 11-10 16 11U Mrs J Harrington BJ Geraghty 7 - Evens (f)
2003 Native Upmanship (Ire) (CD) 10g 11-10 23 512 A Moore C O'Dwyer 6 - 5/4 (f)
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