Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race
The Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race is a Grade 2 National Hunt flat race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four to six years. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles and 1 furlong (3,420 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Grand National meeting in early April.
The event was established in 1987, and it was given Grade 2 status in 1995. It has been sponsored by John Smith's since 2005. The field sometimes includes horses which ran previously in the Champion Bumper.
- Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
|1987||Rustle||5||Michael Bowlby||Nicky Henderson|
|1988||Black Moccasin||5||W. O'Callaghan||Jenny Pitman|
|no race 1989|
|1990||Going On||4||B. McGiff||Sally Hall|
|1991||Dual Image||4||Mr Adrian Maguire||Jimmy FitzGerald|
|1992||Brief Gale||5||Philip Hide||Josh Gifford|
|1993||Native Field||4||Willie Dwan||Jimmy FitzGerald|
|1994||Nahla||4||Sean Curran||Jacqui Doyle|
|1995||Dante's Cavalier||5||Denis Leahy||David Gandolfo|
|1996||Burn Out||4||Leighton Aspell||Jeff Pearce|
|no race 1997 |
|1998||King's Road||5||Martin Keighley||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|1999||King of the Castle||4||Liam Corcoran||Jenny Pitman|
|2000||Quadco||6||Mr Davy Russell||Pat Fahy|
|2001||The Bajan Bandit||6||Bruce Gibson||Len Lungo|
|2002||Kickham||6||Mr Philip Fenton||Edward O'Grady|
|2003||Classic Native||5||Ron Flavin||Jonjo O'Neill|
|2004||Diamond Sal||6||Fergus King||Mary Reveley|
|2005||The Cool Guy||5||Steven Crawford||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2006||Pangbourne||5||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2007||Theatrical Moment||4||Tony Dobbin||Alan Swinbank|
|2008||Honest John||4||Keith Mercer||Tom Tate|
|2009||Sitting Tennant||6||Richard McGrath||Kate Walton|
|2010||Megastar||5||Jamie Moore||Gary L. Moore|
1 The 1997 edition was cancelled because of a security alert at the racecourse.
- aintree.co.uk – 2010 John Smith's Grand National Media Guide.
- pedigreequery.com – John Smith's Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race – Aintree.