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Aintree 2024 Topham Chase: Day 2 Results Unveiled

Kateira ridden by Harry Skelton on their way to winning the William Hill Handicap Hurdle on day two of the 2024 Randox Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Picture date: Friday April 12, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story RACING Aintree. Photo credit should read: David Davies for The Jockey Club/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial Use only, commercial use is subject to prior permission from The Jockey Club/Aintree Racecourse.


As Aintree's Grand National Festival continues, the Topham Chase took center stage on a thrilling Ladies' Day. Find out how each horse performed on Day Two at the event.

Results Recap

The Topham Chase results are in, revealing the full horse finishing order and placings for the day's races. Here's a quick rundown of the winners from Day Two:

  • WINNER: IL ETAIT TEMPS – Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase
  • WINNER: SIR GINO 11-10 – Boodles Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle
  • WINNER: GERRI COLOMBE – Aintree Bowl
  • WINNER: IMPARE ET PASSE – Aintree Hurdle
  • WINNER: ITS ON THE LINE – Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase
  • WINNER: SANS BRUIT – Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase
  • WINNER: DIVA LUNA – Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat

Upcoming Races

Get ready for the remaining races at Aintree:

  • Friday, April 12: Huyton Asphalt Franny Blennerhassett Memorial Mildmay Novices’ Chase, William Hill Handicap Hurdle, TrustATrader Top Novices’ Hurdle, My Pension Expert Melling Chase, and more
  • Saturday, April 13: Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle, Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle, William Hill Handicap Chase, Randox Grand National Chase, and more

Watch the Action

Don't miss any of the excitement! Tune in to watch all the races at Aintree:

  • ITV1 will broadcast five races daily, with ITVX offering live streaming
  • Racing TV and bookies' websites will cover select races each day

Responsible Gambling

Remember to gamble responsibly while enjoying the Grand National Festival. For support with gambling-related issues, contact the National Gambling Helpline at 0808 8020 133 or visit for exclusion from UK-regulated gambling sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a ‘Classic’ in UK horseracing?

In UK horse racing, ‘Classics” refers to five prestigious races considered to be the highest-ranking contests for thoroughbreds aged three years. The 2,000 Guineas is one of them. The other four are The Epsom Derby and The Epsom Oaks. Achieving victory in one of these Classics, or all three races that are open to a certain gender (the colts’ Triple Crown and the fillies’ Triple Crown), is a remarkable achievement.

How does handicapping work in UK horseracing?

In UK horseracing, the handicap system gives every horse an equally good chance of winning. In essence, the weights that horses carry in a race are determined by their previous performances. The heavier the weight, the better for horses that have a good past performance. The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for the handicapping process in the UK, and their team of handicappers regularly updates ratings following the results of races.

What is meant by the jockeys silks and why?

The jockey’s sashes are the colorful and pattern garments that are worn during a racing event. Each set is unique to its owner and allows both spectators as well as officials to easily identify each horse during the race. The silks’ design can have sentimental meaning or be part of a family tradition. It may include different colors, patterns, or emblems.

Are there different types of horse races in the UK?

Yes, there are various types of horse races in the UK, falling primarily into the categories of Flat racing and National Hunt (or jump) racing. Flat racing is held over flat tracks that range from 5 furlongs up to 2 miles. National Hunt racing emphasizes horse speed and jumping abilities, with races such as steeplechases containing a series obstacles. In addition to these two categories, there are variations, such as handicaps (for maidens), conditions races and handicaps. Each of these has specific rules and entry criteria.

What is a horse race steward’s role?

Stewards are responsible for ensuring that all horse racing is conducted in a fair and legal manner, according to the racing rules. They have to supervise the conduct by jockeys or trainers along with other race personnel. Stewards also have the authority to impose penalties, such as fines or suspensions, in the event of rules being breached.

What does it mean when a horse is described as a ‘stayer’ in racing terms?

In racing, a “stayer” is a racehorse that excels over long distances. Typically, the distances exceed one mile. Stayers need to be fast and have endurance in order to keep up a good pace for long races. Renowned Stayers compete often in long-distance racing such as Ascot Gold Cup.


  • Approximately 6 million people attend horse racing events in the UK each year, making it the second most popular spectator sport in the country.
  • Around 14,000 thoroughbred foals are born each year in the UK with the goal of becoming top racehorses.
  • In the UK, more than 14,000 people are employed directly in the horse racing industry.
  • There are over 8,000 active racehorse owners in the UK, ranging from royals to common citizens.
  • The Grand National at Aintree boasts a prize fund of around £1 million, making it the most valuable jump race in Europe.
  • The Royal Ascot, held annually in June, draws crowds of 300,000 over its five-day meeting.

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How To

How to Dress for UK Horse Racing Events

Dressing appropriately at a UK racecourse depends on which enclosure you will occupy. Prestigious events like Royal Ascot or the Cheltenham Festival have strict dress codes, especially in premium areas such as the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, where formal daywear is a requirement. Most other enclosures and events accept smart casual attire. You should check the event’s specific dress code guidelines in advance to ensure compliance. This will also enhance your overall experience. Be sure to consider the weather conditions and wear comfortable shoes, as race day can include a significant amount of walking.