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Aintree Festival Day Two (Ladies Day)

Race 5 – Topham Chase (Grade 3)

Friday 08 April 2016

               

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Distime

(T: Sam Drake; J: Jonathan England)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Cocktails At Dawn

(T: Nicky Henderson; J: Nico de Boinville)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Rathlin

(T: Micky Hammond; J: Davy Russell)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Blood Cotil

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Ruby Walsh)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

La Vaticane

(T: David Pipe; J: Conor O’Farrell)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Gullinbursti

(T: Emma Lavelle; J: Gavin Sheehan) and

Third Intention

(T: Colin Tizzard; J: Tom O’Brien)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Third Intention

(T: Colin Tizzard; J: Tom O’Brien) and

As De Mee

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

As De Mee

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Dromnea

(T: Mouse Morris; J: Brian O’Connell) and

Turban

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Paul Townend)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Turban

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Paul Townend)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Mr Moonshine

(T: Sue Smith; J: Danny Cook)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Gallery Exhibition

(T: Kim Bailey; J: David Bass) and

Pass The Hat

(T: Arthur Moore; J: Jonathan Burke)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Pass The Hat

(T: Arthur Moore; J: Jonathan Burke) and

Ruben Cotter

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Nick Scholfield)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Ruben Cotter

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Nick Scholfield) and

Dare To Endeavour

(T: Eric McNamara; J: Paul Moloney)

... don’t you just hate it when

someone spoils your photo?

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Fairy Rath

(T: Nick Gifford; J: Tom Cannon)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Bishops Road ... aka Buckaroo!

(T: Kerry Lee; J: Jamie Moore)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Minella Reception

(T: Nigel Twiston-Davies; J: Adam Wedge)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Rouge Et Blanc

(T: Oliver Sherwood; J: Thomas Garner)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Al Alfa

(T: Philip Hobbs; J: James Best)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Corrin Wood

(T: Donald McCain; J: Will Kennedy)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Witness In Court

(T: Donald McCain; J: Wayne Hutchinson)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Village Vic

(T: Philip Hobbs; J: Richard Johnson)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Eastlake

(T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Top Cat Henry

(T: Dr Richard Newland; J: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Astracad

(T: Nigel Twiston-Davies; J: Jamie Bargary)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

The 29 runners are at the start and

it’s moments before the off

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

The runners head towards the water-jump

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

The runners head out into the country,

Corrin Wood is detached in rear

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

And the winner is ...

Eastlake

(T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

runner-up Fairy Rath

(T: Nick Gifford; J: Tom Cannon)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

runner-up Fairy Rath

(T: Nick Gifford; J: Tom Cannon)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

fourth-placed Distime

(T: Sam Drake; J: Jonathan England)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

third-placed Third Intention

(T: Colin Tizzard; J: Tom O’Brien)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

the winning horse, Eastlake

(T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Connections of the winning horse,

Eastlake, pose for photographs

 (T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Connections of the winning horse,

Eastlake, pose for photographs

 (T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Connections of the winning horse,

Eastlake, pose for photographs

 (T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

08 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

Connections of the winning horse,

Eastlake, pose for photographs

 (T: Jonjo O’Neill; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 5:

Topham Chase (Grade 3)

 

The winning connections pose on the podium for photographs

 

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There was a sad postscript to this year’s Topham Chase;

both Minella Reception and Gullinbursti lost their lives as a result of the injuries

sustained when falling independently at Becher’s Brook

 

RIP

 

 

 

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