AINTREE
9 April 2021
Friday 9th April

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Marsh Chase (Registered As The Melling Chase) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 2m 3f 200y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Aintree
Runners
7

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Light rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
2
Duc Des Genievres silk
D
Duc Des Genievres ht
J: Lorcan Williams
T: Paul Nicholls
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 4 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (27%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 17 wins from 41 in the last 14 days (41%)
2019 Arkle winner; made promising start for this yard but two lesser runs have followed
5-2377
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 155
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16f GS HcChG3 11-9 ht 7/19 Sky Pirate (17L) 22/1 158 151
23 Jan 21 Asc Ascot 17f Sft ChG1 11-7 t 7/8 First Flow (48L) 18/1 159 123
27 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 16f Sft ChG2 11-0 t 3/6 Nube Negra (8¼L) 13/2 160 161
15 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG2 11-0 ht1 2/4 Put The Kettle On (1¼L) 8/1 160 158
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 t 5/8 Min (15L) 18/1 161 158
1 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y ChG1 11-10 t F/7 Chacun Pour Soi () 16/1 160 157
3
Fakir D'oudairies silk
D
Fakir D'oudairies
J: Mark Walsh
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
12l second to Allaho in the Ryanair; likely player if jumping with greater fluency
2-2P22
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 162
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS ChG1 11-10 2/11 Allaho (12L) 11/2 162 167
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 17.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 2/6 Chacun Pour Soi (8L) 28/1 159 166
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 PU/14 A Plus Tard () 12/1 160 -
21 Nov 20 Naa Naas 16f Sft/Hy ChG2 11-12 2/4 Notebook (12L) 7/4 160 158
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft NvChG1 11-4 2/11 Put The Kettle On (1½L) 3/1 154 166
26 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y NvChG1 11-5 2/5 Notebook (1½L) 11/8 157 154
4
Itchy Feet silk
D
BF
Itchy Feet
J: Gavin Sheehan
T: Olly Murphy
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Has plenty of ability but there are doubts about his jumping
U-3225
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 154
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HG2 11-2 5/8 Third Wind (15½L) 4/1C 155 138
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 21f Hy 2Ch 11-7 2/3 Dashel Drasher (2L) 15/8 155 162
21 Nov 20 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG2 11-4 2/4 Imperial Aura (5L) 9/2 155 162
25 Oct 20 Ain Aintree 20f Sft HcChG2 11-9 3/12 Nuts Well (2½L) 16/5F 154 159
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 UR/12 Samcro () 7/2 155 -
1 Feb 20 San Sandown 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 1/7 Midnight Shadow (3½L) 7/1 150 160
5
Master Tommytucker silk
D
Master Tommytucker
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Paul Nicholls
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 17 wins from 41 in the last 14 days (41%)
Runner-up in Grade 1 Ascot Chase last time but something to find with the principals
211712
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 160
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG1 11-7 2/5 Dashel Drasher (2L) 7/2 159 165
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 20.5f GS ChG2 11-0 1/4 Clondaw Castle (12L) 2/1 155 165
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-12 7/17 Chatham Street Lad (39L) 15/2 157 142
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 21.5f Sft 2Ch 11-8 1/6 Good Boy Bobby (15L) 2/1F 148 165
10 Nov 20 Hun Huntingdon 20f Gd 4Ch 11-7 1/2 Precious Cargo (12L) 4/5F 147 157
11 Oct 20 Nab Newton Abbot 21f GS 2Ch 11-0 2/4 Al Dancer (2¾L) 11/10F 148 154
6
Notebook silk
Notebook t
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Beaten in Grade 1s on last three runs but represents the superb De Bromhead/Blackmore team
6-1237
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 162
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16f GS ChG1 11-10 t 7/9 Put The Kettle On (9¼L) 22/1 162 160
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 17.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 t 3/6 Chacun Pour Soi (15L) 10/1 163 159
27 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y ChG1 12-0 t 2/6 Chacun Pour Soi (6½L) 7/2 163 168
21 Nov 20 Naa Naas 16f Sft/Hy ChG2 11-12 t 1/4 Fakir D'oudairies (12L) 7/2 158 169
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft NvChG1 11-4 t 6/11 Put The Kettle On (27L) 5/2F 158 141
1 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y NvChG1 11-10 t 1/6 Cash Back (¾L) 5/4F 158 158
7
Nuts Well silk
CD
D
Nuts Well
J: Danny McMenamin
T: Ann Hamilton
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Won the Old Roan over C&D last October; progressive but has to go to the next level today
113-11
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 159
Days: 166
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Oct 20 Ain Aintree 20f Sft HcChG2 11-7 1/12 Clondaw Castle (1½L) 18/1 155 163
4 Oct 20 Kel Kelso 17f GS 2HcCh 11-4 1/6 Aye Right (1½L) 17/2 152 161
29 Feb 20 Don Doncaster 16.5f Hy 2HcCh 11-0 3/7 Gino Trail (5¾L) 5/1 152 158
1 Feb 20 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Sft 2HcCh 11-7 1/9 Clan Legend (4¼L) 4/1 146 157
1 Jan 20 Mus Musselburgh 20.5f GS 2HcCh 11-7 1/14 Cracking Destiny (hd) 10/1 140 152
7 Dec 19 Wet Wetherby 15f Sft 3HcCh 10-11 1/5 Ain't My Fault (15L) 9/4F 130 149
8
Politologue silk
CD
D
BF
Politologue t
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts on this ground (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 14 wins from 42 in the last 14 days (33%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 17 wins from 41 in the last 14 days (41%)
Four-time Grade 1 winner, including this race in 2018; leading claims if at his best
251-12
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
OR: 168
Days: 76
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 21 Asc Ascot 17f Sft ChG1 11-7 t 2/8 First Flow (7L) 11/8F 169 166
5 Dec 20 San Sandown 15.5f Sft ChG1 11-7 t 1/5 Greaneteen (7L) 11/8F 169 173
11 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG1 11-10 t 1/5 Dynamite Dollars (9½L) 6/1 165 173
7 Dec 19 San Sandown 15.5f Sft ChG1 11-7 ht 5/8 Defi Du Seuil (18L) 5/1 166 151
17 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG2 11-6 ht 2/4 Defi Du Seuil (1¼L) 5/2 166 168
5 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 20f Sft ChG1 11-7 ht 2/6 Min (20L) 5/2 166 160
1
Dashel Drasher silk
D
Dashel Drasher
J: Matt Griffiths
T: Jeremy Scott
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts at this distance (67%)
1-3111
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 162
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG1 11-7 1/5 Master Tommytucker (2L) 4/1 158 171
23 Jan 21 Asc Ascot 21f Sft 2HcCh 11-10 1/14 Bennys King (1¼L) 6/1 152 163
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 21f Hy 2Ch 11-7 1/3 Itchy Feet (2L) 11/2 143 162
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 21.5f Sft 2Ch 11-8 3/6 Master Tommytucker (33L) 4/1 145 132
4 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 21.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-0 1/4 Champagne Mystery (7L) 10/11F 145 150
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS NvChG2 11-1 UR/6 Champ () 8/1 145 -
Verdict

2018 winner POLITOLOGUE added further Grade 1 wins last year in the Champion Chase and Tingle Creek, and has leading form credentials.

Verdict silk image
Politologue

Betting Forecast:

11/4 Politologue,

3/1 Fakir D'oudairies,

11/2 Dashel Drasher,

Master Tommytucker,

7/1 Notebook,

15/2 Nuts Well,

20/1 Itchy Feet,

33/1 Duc Des Genievres

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