The Melling Chase, presently known as the Marsh Chase for sponsorship purposes, is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase in Great Britain accessible to horses aged five and above. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 meters), with sixteen obstacles to be jumped. Every year in early April, the race is scheduled to take place.
The race is named after Melling, a small community made famous by Melling Road, a public road that runs through the racecourse. It was founded in 1991 and has maintained Grade 1 classification throughout its history. The race is now taking place on the second of three days of the Grand National meeting.
The field frequently includes horses that competed in the Queen Mother Champion Chase or the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival the previous month.
Melling Chase Winner List 1991-2022
|1991||Blazing Walker||7||Chris Grant||Arthur Stephenson|
|1992||Remittance Man||8||Richard Dunwoody||Nicky Henderson|
|1993||Deep Sensation||8||Declan Murphy||Josh Gifford|
|1994||Katabatic||11||Simon McNeill||Josh Gifford|
|1995||Viking Flagship||8||Adrian Maguire||David Nicholson|
|1996||Viking Flagship||9||Tony McCoy||David Nicholson|
|1997||Martha’s Son||10||Carl Llewellyn||Tim Forster|
|1998||Opera Hat||10||Conor O’Dwyer||John Fowler|
|1999||Direct Route||8||Norman Williamson||Howard Johnson|
|2000||Direct Route||9||Norman Williamson||Howard Johnson|
|2001||Fadalko||8||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2002||Native Upmanship||9||Conor O’Dwyer||Arthur Moore|
|2003||Native Upmanship||10||Conor O’Dwyer||Arthur Moore|
|2004||Moscow Flyer||10||Barry Geraghty||Jessica Harrington|
|2005||Moscow Flyer||11||Barry Geraghty||Jessica Harrington|
|2006||Hi Cloy||9||Andrew McNamara||Michael Hourigan|
|2007||Monet’s Garden||9||Tony Dobbin||Nicky Richards|
|2008||Voy Por Ustedes||7||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2009||Voy Por Ustedes||8||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2010||Albertas Run||9||Tony McCoy||Jonjo O’Neill|
|2011||Master Minded||8||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2012||Finian’s Rainbow||9||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson|
|2013||Sprinter Sacre||7||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson|
|2014||Boston Bob||9||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins|
|2015||Don Cossack||8||Tony McCoy||Gordon Elliott|
|2016||God’s Own||8||Paddy Brennan||Tom George|
|2017||Fox Norton||7||Robbie Power||Colin Tizzard|
|2018||Politologue||7||Sam Twiston-Davies||Paul Nicholls|
|2019||Min||8||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|2021||Fakir D’oudairies||6||Mark Walsh||Joseph O’Brien|
|2022||Fakir D’oudairies||7||Mark Walsh||Joseph O’Brien|
What is the total Distance to be covered in Melling Chase?
2m 4f (4,023 meters)
What is the Surface of Melling Chase?
What is the Minimum Age Requirement for Melling Chase 2023?
Five years old and up.
What Channel is Melling Chase 2023 on?
Melling Chase 2023 will be broadcasted on iTV1 and Racing TV. Besides this, you can approach various online streaming media services to watch the race live.
When is Melling Chase 2023?
Melling Chase 2023 is scheduled to happen on day 2 of Grand National 2023, 14th April 2023.
What Time will Melling Chase 2023 Begin?
Melling Chase 2023 will begin at 3:25 UK time.
Where will be Melling Chase 2023?
Melling Chase is to happen on the Aintree Racecourse.
What is the Purse for Melling Chase 2023?
The purse for Melling Chase 2023 is expected to be somewhat near £300,000. In 2022, the winner took £140,325 from the total prize pool of £250,000.
Who is the Successful Jockey in Melling Chase History?
With 4 wins, Barry Geraghty – Moscow Flyer (2004, 2005), Finian’s Rainbow (2012), Sprinter Sacre (2013) is the most successful Jockey.
Who is the leading trainer in Melling Chase History?
With 3 wins;
- Nicky Henderson -Remittance Man (1992), Finian’s Rainbow (2012), Sprinter Sacre (2013)
- Paul Nicholls – Fadalko (2001), Master Minded (2011), Politologue (2018)
are most successful trainers.