One For Arthur wins the 170th Grand National
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 21:37
The 14-1 victor was ridden by Derek Fox, who was only passed fit to ride in the race on Wednesday, winning on his first-ever National ride.
The David Pipe-trained eight-year-old finished a well-beaten seventh in last year's renewal, but gained a narrow verdict over the famous fences in the Becher Chase in December before landing the Grand National Trial at Haydock in February. I can't believe it. She is in a select club of trainers to have won the Champion Hurdle, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National.
Cook - who became entranced by the sport when he came to the 1999 National won by Bobbyjo - admits he fell in with the wrong crowd when he was young and concedes he was a "toerag".
We may not see the likes of Red Rum, Reynoldstown, and L'Escargot at this year's Grand National, but we are bound to see some great performances.
Obviously, there are huge differences in grandeur between both meets, with the victor of the Grand National taking home over £500,000, while its Scottish counterpart's purse fails even to cover the cost of the victor a just £210,000 for all of the competitors.
This year, I'll be going with some of my friends from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. "The dream for most racehorse owners would be to win the Grand National and we are lucky we found a horse to do it".
"I was injured on 9 March, I got a heavy fall on the novice chase and that was four weeks ago on Thursday".
I'm not convinced the Alan King yard are firing on all cylinders at present and for that reason Champion Hurdle flop Yanworth is overlooked stepped up to three miles.
Trained by Lucinda Russell - the partner of former eight-time champion jockey Peter Scudamore - One for Arthur became only the second Scottish victor of the race. It's been an absolutely wonderful day.
They are not the best set of circumstances to pick up a ride, especially as Liam's a good friend but it's obviously great to now be part of the race. "I don't often get a chance to ride a horse as good as that". I then rode Tenor at Kelso, when he didn't fire, and I think the race came too soon after Ascot.
After the false starts, the race eventually got under way but began with exits at the first fence for Vicente (16-1) and Cocktails At Dawn (33-1).
£3 million - The colossal prize fund at this years Randox Health Grand National, the richest jump race in Britain.
Otherwise I like the look of More Of That.
The UK's most iconic race took place on the site of the current airport for three years due to its traditional home Aintree being taken over by the War Office.
The selection lacks experience of big-field handicaps but he has sneaked into the race at the foot of the weights and at 10/1 with BetVictor he is another each way recommendation.
Only 30 favorites to win has done so in over 180+ years, and a great number of them didn´t even finish the race.
Trainer Brian Ellison was doubtful about his stamina previous year but has been bullish in the build-up to this weekend.