We have seen a thrilling Grand National performance from Pineau De Re who stormed up the run-in to claim a famous win for trainer Dr Richard Newland. Balthazar King ran really well, while AP McCoy and Double Seven were also right in contention for long periods before finishing third.
16:15 Crabbie's Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap)
1.Pineau De Re - Dr R Newland - L Aspell - 25/1
2.Balthazar King - P Hobbs - R Johnson - 14/1
3.Double Ross - M Brassill - AP McCoy - 10/1JF
4.Alvarado - F O'Brien - P Moloney - 33/1
5.Rocky Creek - P Nicholls - N Fehily - 16/1
The full result for the 2013 Grand National will be right here this afternoon just as soon as the horses cross the line at Aintree.
16:15 John Smith's Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap)
1.Auroras Encore - S Smith - R Mania - 66/1
2.Cappa Bleu - E Williams - P Moloney - 12/1
3.Teaforthree - R Curtis - N Scholfield - 10/1
4.Oscar Time - M Lynch - S Waley-Cohen - 66/1
5.Rare Bob - B Cooper - D Hughes - 16/1
We saw a surprise winner of the race in 2013 with Auroras Encore pulling clear of the field to claim a 66/1 win for trainer Sue Smith and Ryan Mania on decent ground. Teaforthree had travelled the best for much of the race but seemed to get tired coming to the last fence, while Cappa Bleu ran well to pick up second place for Evan Williams.
The full result for the 2012 Grand National will be here just moments after the horses cross the line at Aintree including the starting prices for the placed horses.
16:15 John Smith's Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (Class 2, 4m 4f)
1.Neptune Collonges - D Jacob - P Nicholls - 33/1
2.Sunnyhillboy - R McLernon - J O'Neill - 16/1
3.Seabass - Ms K Walsh - T Walsh - 8/1JF
4.Cappa Bleu - P Moloney - E Williams - 16/1
5.In Compliance - N Madden - D Hughes - 100/1
The 2012 race turned out to be one of the most memorable races in recent years with Neptune Collonges claiming the win. The horse gave Paul Nicholls his first National win in a photo finish with Sunnyhillboy who also ran a cracking race at Aintree. Seabass was given a peach of a ride by Katie Walsh to finish third while Cappa Bleu ran on well to claim a good fourth place.
1615 John Smith's Grand National Steeplechase
1. Ballabriggs (Jason Maguire) 14-1
2. Oscar Time (Sam Waley-Cohen) 14-1
3. Don't Push It (Tony McCoy) 9-1
4. State Of Play (Paul Moloney) 28-1
5. Niche Market (Harry Skelton) 16-1
The 2011 Grand National proved to be a classic race with a fairytale winner in Ballabriggs who held off a gallant charge from Oscar Time. Those two horses were travelling the best throughout and and jumped the last together leaving them to battle it out on the run in. It was Ballabriggs who won for trainer Donald McCain who continued the Aintree Mccain family dynasty with father Ginger watching on at the course. Dont Push It ran a blinder off of top weight to run third while State Of Play was plugging on around the elbow to capture 4th place.
1. Dont Push It (A P McCoy) 10/1jf
2. Black Apalachi(D O'Regan ) 14/1
3. State Of Play (P Moloney) 16/1
4. Big Fella Thanks (B Geraghty) 10/1jf
5. Hello Bud (S Twiston-Davies)
2010 would prove to be a classic renewal of the Grand National with all sorts of incident along with a momentus victory for Dont Push It, as in 2009 we saw Black Apalachi run very prominently for Dessie Hughes but he was unable to keep pace with the eventual winner. AP McCoy finally ended his long drought in the worls biggest race to cross the finish line on board Dont Push It, it was a great ride by AP and the crowd were delighted with the winner at Aintree. State Of Play once again ran well in the National for third place while Big Fella Thanks just ran out of steam over the final half mile and will be back in 2011.
1. Mon Mome (L Treadwell) 100-1
2. Comply Or Die (T J Murphy) 14-1
3. My Will (R Walsh) 8-1
4. State of Play (Paul Moloney) 14-1
5. Cerium 100-1
Mon Mome was the first horse to win at the odds of 100/1 since 1967. This is when Foinhaven won the Grand National in the race that all the horse fell at one fence while he managed to avoid the carnage as he was so far behind at the time. Mon Mone finished 10th in the 2009 National and so this was a real step up for the Venetia Williams trained horse. Mon Mome was given a top ride by his jockey Liam Treadwell, having hunted his way round on the first circuit. He took closer order second time round and jumped the last alongside Comply Or Die and My Will and went on up the long home straight.
It was Comply Or Die who would go on to win the 2008 Grand National impressively after he set off as a 7/1JF. He ran an almost perfect race keeping himself in contention and jumping brilliantly and when it came to the run in he showed he had the stamina and class to top everyone. King Johns Castle was a gallant second but didn’t quite have the stamina to match the winner after the final fence. Snowy Morning was a really good ride in finishing third and he is a young horse and should be one to watch in future years. Slim Pickings travelled well but faded towards the end and came home in a good fourth place.
1st: Comply or Die 7-1 jf
2nd: King Johns Castle 20-1
3rd: Snowy Morning 16-1
4th: Slim Pickings 10-1
5th: Bewleys Berry 12/1
For the running of the 2007 Grand National they could not separate Point Barrow, Joes Edge and gambled on Monkerhostin who all went off joint favourite. Norton Brook took them along early with favourite Point Barrow falling early and the gambled on Monkerhostin just did not take to the national fences and refused. Libertine was well up there and L’Ami was looking good in behind with Hedgehunter also coming into the race on the second circuit. Going to the second last it was between Siler Birch, Slim Pickings and McKelvey with Silver Birch proving most game and stayed on very well to once again took the race for the Irish.
1. Silver Birch (R Power) 33-1
2. McKelvey (TJ O'Brien) 12-1
3. Slim Pickings (B Geraghty) 33-1
4. Philson Run (D Jacob) 100-1
5. Liberthine (Mr S Waley-Cohen) 40-1
Do names like Red Rum, Aldaniti, mean anything to you? If not, make sure you check out our overview on some of the best known Grand National Winners. This section will also point out some of the key pointers that could lead you to finding this year's winner.
All the rage in the Grand National betting for the Grand National 2006 running of this great race concerned Hedgehunter and Clan Royal where the two best jockeys A.P McCoy and Ruby Walsh were set to fight out this great race. For a while it looked like this was to be the outcome however Nunbersixvalverde the horse with the name of the owners holiday home in Portugal spoilt the party and won in decisive fashion having slowly worked his way into the race and came to challenge the leaders after beachers on the second occasion and was one of six who were clear going to the third-last. Going on at the last, he gradually asserted for a clear cut win.
From the Canal Turn there was only one winner of the Grand National 2005 as HedgeHunter took up the running here and never looked like getting beat. While on the turn into the straight there where any number of horses in a position to challenge, Ruby Walsh was sitting still with a double handful and at the elbow he gave HedgeHunter some rein and away he went to be one of the best winners of the Aintree Grand National in recent years. The one horse that could be taken out of the race was Clan Royal ridden by A P McCoy who was going really well when taken out at Beeches.
The 2004 Grand National was won by Amberleigh House. Every year the National brings back into focus some individual or story and the story behind Amberleigh House is the trainer Ginger McCain who was having his first success in the race since his much loved Horse Red Rum won the race 27 years before in 1977. It was obviously a very special moment for him and seems to have rejuvenated his trainer career as he is now having more success after some lean years.
The 2003 Aintree Result will be remembered not so much for the horse Monty's Pass but for the owner Mike Futter who shot to instant fame by winning 1 million by backing his horse at all odds from 40/1 down to his starting price of sixteen's. Other horses to take out of the race was Ambeleigh House who ran a blinder and as history now knows came out and went two better by taking the race the following year.
This section give a good background to the History of the National. While every year this great race has something new to shout about the 1993 event will go done in history as- This National that wasn't. When the race was started Richard Dunwoody got the tape stuck round his neck and a false start was given. Unfortunately the flagman did not see the flag so he never signalled for a false start. Consequently some horses stopped at the start and some horses stopped halfway while 7 carried on to complete the course with "Esha Ness" and John White winning for trainer Jenny Pitman only to be told that the race was void. Hopefully such an incident will never happen again.