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The Grand National or the worlds greatest steeplechase as it is often referred to as is a horse race run over steeplechase fences at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool..

The distance run in this race is 4 miles 4 furlongs and is the longest race run in the UK today.

This race is a unique test or horse and rider and the 30 fences that are jumped are a real test of bravery. Unlike most racecourses in the uk the fences are varied in height, width and depth and also the landing side on many of the fences is lower than the take off side and therefore do not offer a view of the landing to the horse.

There are 16 fences and 14 of then are jumped twice, the exceptions being the water and The Chair jumps. This make a total of 30 jumps to be made.

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Well the 2016 Grand National looks to be a really classy event this year. It has more good horses in the race and we have seen for quite some time. That however is not good make it any easier to try and find the winner. Here I will try and give you some pointers to the form and what is important for the horses, and hopefully this will give you a slightly better guide than just sticking a pin in the list of runners. However this does seem to be one of those races where sometimes sticking a pin in the list of runners gives the best options.

The first place to start is probably last year's winner, and this year is favourite for the race Many Clouds.
In recent years there have been not many horses win the Grand National and then go on to win any race in the rest of their career. Bindaree the 2002 winner and also the 2014 winner Pineau De Re managed to do it and so too did last year's winner Many Clouds.
Many Clouds is probably of gold cup class but put up what was one of his poorer performances in last year's Gold Cup but still finished a creditable sixth. After that and almost as an afterthought he was tried in this race. The rest as they say is history. He really was an exceptionally good winner and he carried more weight than any horse has done since Red Rum won his second Grand National in 1974. Speaking of that great horse after he won his first national in 1973 his second run in the race he had to carry 23 pounds more weight that year but remarkably Many Clouds will only have to carry one more pound, the reason of course for that is that the maximum weight carried in the Grand National these days is 11 stones 10 pounds and as he carried 11 st 9 lbs last year and therefore he can only go up by 1 pound. That gives him the best chance of a horse getting a repeat win for the last 40 years or more. If you add to that the fact that he has had a really good season and has been laid out for this race he has everything going in his favor. He proved his well-being on his last run when taking a listed race over 2 miles in 7 furlongs on March 13. He has everything in his favor and only history against him.
At nine years old he should be just about at his peak and if he runs up to his form and keeps out of trouble and just has a little bit of luck he could just do it.

A slightly younger horse The Last Samurai who comes here strongly fancied from Grand National winning trainer Kim Bailey. This horse is another who ticks many boxes for the race in that he looks a really good long distance stayer who jumps well and travels extremely well in his races. He has been steadily creeping up the ratings, however he gets in here with a really good racing weight of 10 stone 8 pounds. When raced at distances of 3 miles and above he looks more than happy and has had a really good season winning twice from his three starts. He was against another of today's strongly fancied runners The Druids Nephew at a 3 mile 1 furlong race at Doncaster, he had him 10 lengths behind that day. The reason for mentioning this contest particularly was that The Druids Nephew was going extremely well last year in this race and looked sure to make the frame at least, when he fell 5 fences from home.
He has only run once at this course and that was a hurdle race back in 2014, however that is not such a bad thing. Although many people will say that experience over the National fences is important. The winners of this the world's greatest steeplechase are often running in the race for the first time.
One improtent thing to note about this horse, When the weights were set in February this horse was given a rating of 149 if the handicapper was setting the ractings now he would have 161 that would give him 11st 6lbs.
A good chance given a bit of luck in running.

Silvinico Conti is another top-class chaser. He has won many top class chases in his career including the King George VI at Kempton on two occasions. He also has Aintree form as he has won the Betfred Bowl on the last two running is, although admittedly not over the Grand National fences. He did also win the Mildmay novices chase in 2012. He has been tried repeatedly in past years in the Cheltenham Gold cup, however Cheltenham is not a lucky course for this horse and it may be that this flat, park course suits him much better than the undulations of Cheltenham.
This year he has missed the Cheltenham Festival with this race in mind and looks an extremely strong contender to give champion trainer Paul Nicholls a follow-up to his previous win in 2012 with Neptune Collonges.

Set to carry 10 stone 12 pounds Jonjo O’Neill sends the very smart nine-year-old Bay gelding Holywell here to take his chance today. This horse was a really good novice but while not running badly in any of his races always seems to find a few too good. His trainer is very good at getting horse right on the day and I'm sure he will have this horse fit and ready to do himself justice today. He ran a good race last time out when second in the Ultima handicap chase at the Festival where he ran really well throughout the race but just didn't have the pace to stay with the winner after the last fence. This race will be run at a different pace, and that should suit him better. Looks to have a much better chance than perhaps his bare form would suggest, as long as that Cheltenham race did not take too much out of him. I would normally say of this horse that a strong move in the betting should not be ignored however it's too late for that because he is already attracting a lot of good money.

The Druids Nephew was going extremely in this race last year. After a circuit he was lying in about 10th position but by the time they got to Bechers on the second circuit he was in the lead. He was going extremely easily over the next two fences and was a couple of lengths in front of the field after jumping Valentine's Brook but then had a really soft fall at the next fence where he jumped the fence well enough but just seemed to crumble on landing. Of course it is impossible to say where he would have landed up from that but there's nothing in his form lines to say that he shouldn’t stay well beyond 3 miles and left us all asking the question what if?
He is really strongly fancied again this year and has had this race in his sights as he seems to have just been ticking over in his races, keeping fit. His last run however he was second to another fancied horse today The Last Samurai who although getting 6 pounds from him gave him a 10 length beating. The weight difference between the two will be the same today and it will be very interesting if these two are fighting out the finish.

Last year's second run really well for much of the race, but then at around two out the winner seem to get away from him. However Saint Are was not letting the winner get it quite all its own way and from the elbow was closing on him with every stride and just narrowly failed to get up losing by a length or so.
He is actually set to carry a pound less than last year, and that perhaps is a little confusing especially as he has not run badly this year although perhaps it was based on his run in the Becher handicap chase where he finished seventh over these fences over 3 miles and 1 furlong. As this horse clearly is an out and out stayer and that would perhaps be a little generous. Saint Are also ran in the 2013 national where he finished a very creditable ninth.
At 10 years old he is still a good age for this race and should not be left out of any reckoning when assessing the chances of the runners.

Fifth in this race last year Shutthefrontdoor was the last ride in the race for the 20 times champion jockey Tony McCoy. He was in a great position all the way through the race and jumped like a buck all the way through. He was the favourite that day and run like the favourite although he was only eight years old. He was looking good even up to the last fence however he did fade noticeably from the last fence to the line. A year older and a year a stronger he may actually run better this year and he indicated his well-being in November when running in hurdle race, which seems to be common prep for these chaser's these days at this course. However on 5 March he ran in a grade 3 handicap chase at Newbury where he faded quickly and was subsequently pulled up. That race however was over 2 1/2 miles and will have been run at a much faster pace than the Grand National. That run can probably be overlooked. If in good form he may well do better this year and is one of a number of horses running in the race for his owner J.P. McManus, He has been picked by his retained jockey Barry Geraghty, and that should not be overlooked. He is also set to carry 5 pounds less this year than last year.

Perhaps it seems obvious to say but the one thing that you must have to win this race is a lot of stamina. Goonyella fills that bill perfectly. He has won twice over long distances, one at 3 miles and 6 furlongs and again over 3 miles 7 1/2 furlongs in last season’s Midlands Grand National stringing out his field by nine lengths to the second a further seven lengths to the third. This nine-year-old Brown gelding travels well in his races and jumps like a buck. Added to those long distance wins he was also second in last season’s Scottish Grand National which he took part in only four weeks after his marathon win in the Midlands National. This type of long distance chaser never seem to run up a sequence of wins and it has been just over a year since his last one. That said he is now running into form and his most recent start on 6 March in the Leinster national he finished second in what just could have been a really good prep race for this.
So he is nine years old, a dour stayer, travels well in his races and has a good racing weight, looks to have all the correct attributes for this race.

Next on our list of hopefuls his the 2014 RSA chase winner O'Faolains Boy trained by Rebecca Curtis. O’Faolains Boy is a really good chaser who soared in the ratings after is RSA chase win and has found it difficult winning in races since.
His last run was in the Gold cup at Cheltenham where he finished seventh. That finishing position perhaps undermines his race however he did run really well for most of the way and weakened in the final stages of the race, however I'm sure that he will find the pace of this race is much more to his liking and may settle and enjoy this race much more, as long as his Cheltenham exploits have not taken too much out of him.
He is another who perhaps his there form figures does not do justice to his chance. He is nine years old and that seems to be about the right age these days.

Another of JP McManus's horses is the 10-year-old Bay gelding Gallant Oscar.
It his early hurdle days he looked very ordinary but then shot to prominence in the two a half mile beginners Chase in Ireland which he won very smartly and was unextended. That was in the spring of 2013. His form has been up and down since then and he has run in different sorts of races and at different distances. It's almost as if the connections are not sure what his best trip should be. He was tried in the Irish national in 2014 but he managed unseated his rider fairly early on in the race. He ran in last seasons of Ultima handicap chase at the Festival and finished a good third. He has been really out of form this season and is not really finished his races. Can't be supported with any confidence given this but there seems to be some support for him now in the market?

The trainer Richard Lee retired at the end of last season. His stable has always been one to train really good staying chasers. His daughter took over the training at the start of this season and Kerry has been off to a flying start. In this her first season she has won the Welsh Grand National and also the grade one Ryanair gold cup in Fairyhouse. It really would be remarkable if in her first season training she were to win the world's greatest steeplechase, however she did have two entries in the race, the dual Welsh Grand National winner Mountinous who unfortunately is unlikely to make the cut and also Bishops Road who at the time of writing is currently number 41 some may just get in. Bishops Road is a really good chaser young and strong and really likes long distances. His form took a recent boost when he won the Grand National trial at Haydock on 20 February. He is a really good horse and won that day over 3 miles and an extended 4 furlongs in heavy ground where only three horses finished and he was nine lengths ahead of the second and 22 lengths ahead of the third. Although it was heavy that day Kerry does not seem worried about any ground conditions because the horse does seem to go on anything. If he makes the cut as expected he is one of the better outsiders and will only have to carry 10 stone three in this marathon and that would be in his favor. One for the shortlist perhaps?

Boston Bob
is just one of the strong Willie Mullins team being sent to the Aintree Festival. He is an 11-year-old Bay gelding who was well thought of and who has winning form at the course although not over these fences. He comes year on really good form having won the Bobbyjo chase at Fairyhouse back in February on his last start. Although he had another of his stablemates just a head behind, he was very workmanlike in his finish. Not without a chance but looks as if he may be vulnerable in this very smart contest.

Like so many other great trainers, the top class Minehead trainer Philip Hobbs has never won the Grand National, but this year he has a really good fighting chance with Kruzhlinin. This horse was transferred to his charge in October last year from Donald McCain who would have had this race clear in his sights for the horse. He did not run in last year's national but was in the race in 2014,He looked to have little chance going into the race and was sent off at 100 to 1. He will be considerably shorter and less than a quarter of those odds probably today and that reflects the improvement that he has made. In his two runs for Hobbs he started with a win over 3 miles and then was a little disappointing finishing only fifth in the Ultima chase at the Festival. The stable did not have a great Festival, but this season despite that has been in very good form. Another one of the better outsiders and will have the champion jockey elect Richard Johnson on board.

One of the things that really good trainers need to be able to do is to produce a horse at peak on the day and the trainer of First Lieutenant Mouse Morris is well known for doing just this.
First Lieutenant is a really top-class 11-year-old chestnut gelding who always runs well in his races but who is one that too often finds a few too good in the race.
He ran in this race last year and finished 16th and was never really going in the race. To his credit he did finish however at 11-year-old it's difficult to see him winning this now, especially if you consider the last race he won was three years ago at this festival when he was a good winner of the Betfred Bowl.

Nicky Henderson for so long has been in the top rank of our British National Hunt trainer's. He is the number one trainer of all time at Cheltenham and has some really good charges under his control. Today he sends the smart chaser Triolo D'Alene to try his luck again. This horse ran in the 2014 race when he was just seven years old and was pulled up looking a tired horse before Bechers on the second circuit. He is a bigger and stronger horse now of course and he won a three runner listed chase at Kempton on January 9. That was over 2 1/2 miles but that shouldn't put you off as in 2013 he was a very smart winner of the Hennessy Gold cup at Newbury and that was over 3 miles and 2 furlongs on good ground. Although he has won on soft he does look better on better ground but things being the way they are these days race courses like to get the ground good to soft for these type of chases rather than genuinely good or on the firm side of good. Genuinely good ground would cerinly improve his chances and this may be the best chance that Nicky is had to win the national for a few years.

A very interesting runner comes in the form of the nine-year-old Bay gelding from the Irish stable of Pat Fahy who sends Morning Assembly to take his chance today. Although this horse has not won since November 2013 he has only once been outside the top three in good quality chases and looks the sort to run well today. As stated above his last win was back in 2013 and that was at Punchestown in a grade 2 novice chase where the horse he beat that day went on to win this year’s Cheltenham Gold cup, it was of course Don Cossack. That shows that this horse has potential and a good engine. He has won a hurdle over 3 miles and has been tried in chases over 3 miles but is not yet won a chase over 3 miles, and that perhaps is a bit of a worry. He could certainly just be one of the "legendary Irish dark horses".

A half-brother to another of today's fancied runners Silviniaco Conti, Ucello Conti is trained by Gordon Elliott in Ireland. He is an eight-year-old Bay gelding who was a good hurdler and a reasonable novice chaser in Ireland before moving to his current stable. Ucello Conti does need to show some improvement on what we've seen to be in with a mix here today and will love soft or heavy ground as he seems to do well on it, however he has also won on good to firm so his form is a little confusing. Perhaps the main problem would be he has not won a race at a distance greater than 2 miles and 5 1/2 furlongs and that would suggest that he should not take part in the final shakeup you are today.

Owner John Hales and champion trainer Paul Nicholls both know what it takes to win the Grand National because of this team won the race in 2012 with the very smart grey Neptune Collonges. Today they take their chance again with another grey the really smart eight-year-old chaser Unioniste.
Unioniste seems to have been around for much longer than his eight years. And that is probably because he has been running in good class chases ever since he came to this country from his native France. He is a past winner at the course, though not over these fences and it is rare that he puts in a poor performance. He looks a real chasing type and is just starting to come into form when he won at Kelso over 3 miles and 2 furlongs on heavy ground in February and then was second to today's favourite Many Clouds over 2 miles in 7 furlongs at Kelso. He was getting just 4 pounds from the winner and was beaten 10 lengths however today he gets 16 pounds from him today and if everything goes to plan that should put him quite a bit closer if not in front of Many Clouds on the bare form today. There is no doubt that he will have to improve today but he is a good jumper and travels well in his races and the pace of this race may just suit him. It would not be a surprise to see him run a really big race today.

Gilgamboa is a really good chaser at around 2 1/2 miles, which is his maximum winning distance so far. Although been tried over 3 miles he does not lock quite the same horse. He may struggle today to finish off the race but no doubt will run well in the early stages. There has long been a theory that 2 1/2 mile horses get the marathon 4 miles plus of the Grand National however this has never been really proven and certainly not in recent years where recent previous winners have all won over at least 3 miles coming into the race.

Some horses take to the unique fences of Aintree and some certainly don't. On his Own may not have run in this race before but he has run in a cross-country race back in December the Cheltenham. Unfortunately he blundered away his chance and unseated his rider which perhaps does not bode well here today. That said this 12-year-old Bay gelding has been running in really good races and running with credit. 12-year-old horses do not have a great record in the race but Amberleigh House won at 12 years old in 2004 as did Royal Athlete in 1995.He is a nice horse but there are others that catch the eye more than this fella today.

The 2013 Punchestown Gold cup winner Sir Des Champs comes to the race for the first time in 10 years old. He is a top-class chaser as could be seen when he was second to the very smart Bobs Worth in the 2013 gold cup. For a horse who was once rated as high as 173 which is higher than today's favourite Many Clouds, to take his chance in this race is really great. If you also add to that that he is only can be carrying 10 stone 13 pounds a return to anything like that form would give him a really good chance here today. What has to be taken into consideration is that last season and this he hasn't looked the same horse that he did back in his heyday however a return to something like that form would certainly give him a chance. Also in his favor is that he has won over an extended 3 miles, he is a good jumper and travels well in his races. A very interesting runner with a good racing weight.

Another young eight-year-old taking his first run in the race is Le Reve. His best form to date was probably back in February when winning an extended 3 mile handicap chase at Sandown. Would have to still improve somewhat to win this race and would need a career-best.

Onenightinvienna is a young seven-year-old Bay gelding and who is the second representative of trainer Philip Hobbs. Seven-year-olds to not have a great record in the race and have not won for a long time. Although this horse is improving and has some good form over 3 miles, and despite being quite consistent in his runs so far he would have to put up a career-best to win this and this race may be a year or two too early for this horse.

Paul Nicholls trained Just a Par takes his chance here and I would suggest because of his really good win in the bet 365 gold cup chase at Sandown, that is a handicap of 3 miles and 5 furlongs at the real tail end of the chasing season. He was really good that day and that came after a reasonable run at Cheltenham and also another handicap chase between Cheltenham and the Sandown race. He runs today much fresher than that having only run in three chases so far this season with his form slightly improving up to the point where he was second in a 3 mile chase at Exeter on 22 March.
It may just have been that that day on Sandown he had everything fall into place and that race can often throw up a horse that is not shown very much form in the season running up to it. Today he is running against better horses over a more difficult course and a further distance. That is not to say he doesn't have a chance but he does have to improve somewhat.

The eight-year-old Bay gelding Wonderful Charm was a really smart novice chaser. And although he has not won since his first run last season he has been running with credit in good quality races. Laid out for this race he has only run once this season where he was second over 3 miles and 2 furlongs at the Cheltenham December meeting. He has plenty enough weight at 11 stone 3 pounds for an eight-year-old in this race but he will have the stables top jockey Sam Twiston-Davies on board today. He has not won a race at a distance further than 2 miles and 5 furlongs and that is a big worry.

Seventh in 2013 and ninth last year Soll takes to these fences for the third time in this season's renewal. He ran an absolutely fantastic race last year however he did fade from the last fence but there was good reason for that as he broke a blood vessel and that normally stops horses in thier tracks so it was amazing that he went on to finish ninth. Soll is a big strong chaser who looks absolutely built for this race and his sure again to run well. He loves ground with a bit cut in it so should the ground get on the softer side that would increase his chances. He seems to be a better horse in the spring and looks to have a lot going for him from a massive price.
It would not be a great surprise to see this horse run well today

Buywise is an interesting runner from the stable of Evan Williams. Evan did really well with a horse called Cappa Bleu who ran fourth and then second in his two runs in this race. Those two runs were probably the best runs that the horse made in his life so Evan knows how to get a horse ready for this race.
His charge today Buywise is another who would have to improve on what we've seen so far but seems to be improving a little bit with every run. This is a much classier race and he has been running in so far and he would be a surprise winner.

Rule the World is a horse that does almost all of his running in his native Ireland. His only runs in this country have been on two occasions where he has gone to the Cheltenham Festival and run both times with credit in hurdle races. He is a consistent type of horse however he has not won a race since January 2014 and he has not won a race at a distance greater than 2 miles 4 furlongs and this would normally completely rule the horse out. However this time last season he ran second in the Irish national over 3 miles and 5 furlongs and only finished 4 1/2 lengths behind the winner. He never actually looked like winning that day and was quite one paced at the end of the race. He is another who would be a surprise winner

Black Thunder is nine-year-old black gelding from the Paul Nicholls yard. He was a really good novice a few years ago is not quite made the grade as a seasoned chaser. He unseated his rider back in January in the Welsh Grand National. And since has run only once where even weakened in the race after making a mistake.

A good novice chaser who has since been in and out of form for the last season or two Hadrian's Approach is sent from the Nicky Henderson training yard. Although he is a winner of the 2014 Bet365 gold cup over 3 miles and 5 furlongs means that he could be staying on past tired non-Stayers, his poor recent form means that it would be a surprise to see him make the frame today.

The Romford Pele is another horse who looked really promising in his novice days however since moving up to proper handicap class this season he has run below par in his races. It would be nice to see a return to some form. but he has a lot going for him at a massive price. He has plenty of experience for a young horse and he jumps well. Also he acts on any ground. I have sneeking suspicion this horse might just put in a good run and has the sort of profile that I find difficult to dismiss despite his high odds.

Ballynagour is another well rated horse who was just lost form this season. Although he has won a point-to-point over 3 miles he is not won a race under rules at a distance greater than 2 miles 5 1/2 furlongs and given his last three form figures are p p 7 it would take a leap of faith to recommend this horse you are today.

17th in the race last year Rocky Creek was never really going in the race but at least did stay the distance.
This year's form has not been great but presumably he has had this race in mind all season. He is one that might show improved form today but he is difficult to recommend on what we have seen so far this season

Double Ross looks a lovely big chestnut gelding but he is not won a race at a distance greater than 2 miles and 5 furlongs and has currently been 14 races without a win. His temperament also may be questionable as he has once refused at a fence.
He comes from a stable who knows how to win this race, but of Nigel Twiston-Davies but he is more likely to be one of the also runs today.

Grand National winning trainer Venetia Williams sends Katenko to take his chance here today. This horse ran well after being sent to this country from his native France and looked to be going the right way for some time. However last season he fell first time out and then seemed to lose his way. He has not won for a number of years and does not look like the force of old.

Vic's Canvas is a 13-year-old Bay gelding who ran well last December in the Beecher chase over these fences. In 2014 he won the Cork Grand National over 3 1/2 miles. Those races may be reasonable form but is difficult to see how we is going to get into the frame with these smart contenders today.

Venetia Williams sends the 12-year-old Aachen to take part in the race today. He is one of the bigger outsiders today but Venetia did spring a surprise once when her horse won the race at odds of 100 to 1 Mon Mome. This horse does not look as good as that horse and he has been out of form just recently. However if you go back to 11 December he run a really good race over 3 miles and 2 furlongs at Cheltenham where he had Wonderful Charm 17 lengths back in second and the fancied The Druid's Nephew back in sixth almost 30 lengths behind.
He is well exposed and looks an unlikely despite that good run to spring a shock here.

Another of the Willie Mullins runners is the nine-year-old grey gelding Ballycasey.
He will be ridden by one of only two female jockeys in the race Katy Walsh. He ran in this race last year with the Mullins top jockey Ruby Walsh on board. He was unlucky to be brought down at the Canal turn on the first circuit. He then went to the Punchestown Festival and finished fourth in a handicap. He has been out of form so far this season and that is characteristic for this horse is generally speaking is quite consistent. The main problem is that he has never won a race greater than 2 miles and 6 furlongs and that is a real worry in this marathon race.

Vieux Lion Rouge is a seven-year-old chestnut gelding entered in the race by David pipe. He has some good form at distances at around 2 1/2 miles and then sprang a good win over three at Haydock on soft ground. Seven-year-old's have a poor record in the race and I think it would take an exceptional one to win this. However of course he does give him with a featherweight.

Another JP McManus runner at the bottom of the weights is the eight-year-old Pendra.
A winner of the Sodexo grade 3 handicap chase at Ascot was a really nice win, but a lot more is required here today. And outsiders chance.

RACE CONDITIONS £1,000,000 guaranteed For 7yo+ which, up to and including March 21st, have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chase with an official distance description of "two miles seven and a half furlongs" or more and which are allotted a rating of 120 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a reviewof the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 14th. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances up to and including February 14th would merit a minimum rating of 120. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in Chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 14th. At the Handicapper's discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be fial. Weights highest weight 11st 10lb Minimum weight 10-0 Penalties (no penalties after the publication of the weights) Many Clouds's Handicap Mark 165 Entries 125 pay £ 1100 Confirmed 87 Penalty value 1st £561,300.00 2nd £211,100.00 3rd £105,500.00 4th £52,700.00 5th £26,500.00 6th £13,200.00

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List_Of_Runners
NUMBER FORM NAME AGE WEIGHT TRAINER JOCKEY RATING
1 1-6221 Many Clouds 9 11-10 Oliver Sherwood Leighton Aspell 165
2 1-22P1 Silviniaco Conti 10 11-8 Paul Nicholls Noel Fehily 163
3 8432P First Lieutenant 11 11-4 M F Morris B.J.Cooper 159
4 783P-2 Wonderful Charm 8 11-3 Paul Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 158
5 535PP7 Ballynagour 10 11-2 David Pipe Tom Scudamore 157
NON-RUNNER P1P87 O´Faolains Boy 9 11-1 Rebecca Curtis Brian Hughes 156
7 1-3455 Gilgamboa 8 11-1 E Bolger Robbie Power 156
8 7U4828 On His Own 12 11-1 W P Mullins Mr P. Mullins 156
9 1F-662 The Druids Nephew 9 11-0 Neil Mulholland Denis O'Reagan 155
10 P3-15 Triolo D´Alene 9 11-0 Nicky Henderson Jeremiah McGrath 155
11 P-2P40 Rocky Creek 10 10-13 Paul Nicholls Andrew Thornton 154
12 F4/157 Sir Des Champs 10 10-13 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 154
13 3-54P2 Holywell 9 10-12 Jonjo O´Neill Richie McLernon 153
14 15-3P Shutthefrontdoor 9 10-11 Jonjo O´Neill Barry Geraghty 152
15 9-0413 Soll 11 10-11 David Pipe Connor O'Farrell 152
16 5-3243 Buywise 9 10-10 Evan Williams Paul Maloney 151
17 0-50P1 Boston Bob 11 10-10 W P Mullins Paul Townend 151
18 411209 Aachen 12 10-10 Venetia Williams Henry Brooke 151
19 3-224 Morning Assembly 9 10-9 P A Fahy Davy Russell 150
20 24599 Double Ross 10 10-9 Nigel Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch 150
21 2-3942 Goonyella 9 10-8 J T R Dreaper J.J.Burke 149
22 1P-623 Ucello Conti 8 10-8 Gordon Elliott Daryl Jacob 149
23 80312 Unioniste 8 10-8 Paul Nicholls Nick Scofield 149
24 P02615 Le Reve 8 10-8 Lucy Wadham Harry Skelton 149
25 3-1U75 Gallant Oscar 10 10-8 A J Martin Mark Walsh 149
26 1-1225 Onenightinvienna 7 10-8 Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brian 149
27 12-311 The Last Samuri 8 10-8 Kim Bailey David Bass 149
28 72-15 Kruzhlinin 9 10-7 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 148
29 S32254 Rule The World 9 10-7 M F Morris David Mullins 148
30 31-092 Just A Par 9 10-6 Paul Nicholls Sean Bowen 147
31 0/P-P0 Katenko 10 10-6 Venetia Williams Will Kennedy 147
32 2-85P6 Vics Canvas 13 10-6 Dermot Anthony McLoughlin Robert Dunne 147
33 57-0U6 Black Thunder 9 10-6 Paul Nicholls Sam Waley-Cohen 147
34 B-4935 Ballycasey 9 10-6 W P Mullins Ms.K Walsh 147
35 1/6P-7 Hadrian´s Approach 9 10-6 Nicky Henderson Nico De Boinville 147
36 F26 Viex Lion Rouge 7 10-5 David Pipe J Reveley 146
37 45-15 Pendra 8 10-5 Charlie Longsdon Aiden Coleman 146
38 12-671 Saint Are 10 10-5 Tom George Paddy Brenan 146
39 7P8-46 Home Farm 9 10-4 Henry De Bromhead A.E.Lynch 145
40 77F38 The Romford Pele 9 10-4 Rebecca Curtis Trevor Whelan 145


The_Full_Result


POSITION DISTANCE HORSE S/P AGE WEIGHT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 Rule The World 33/1 9 10-7 M F Morris David Mullins
2 6 The Last Samuri (IRE) 8/1J 8 10-8 Kim Bailey David Bass
3 8 Vics Canvas (IRE) 100/1 13 10-6 p Dermot Anthony McLoughlin Robert Dunne
4 2 Gilgamboa (IRE) 28/1 8 11-1 E Bolger Robbie Power
5 19 Goonyella (IRE) 12/1 9 10-8 tp J T R Dreaper J J Burke
6 Ucello Conti (FR) 25/1 8 10-8 t Gordon Elliott Daryl Jacob
7 11 Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 66/1 7 10-5 p David Pipe James Reveley
8 14 Morning Assembly (IRE) 16/1 9 10-9 P A Fahy Davy Russell
9 ½ Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 12/1 9 10-11 tp Jonjo O'Neill Barry Geraghty
10 9 Unioniste (FR) 28/1 8 10-8 Paul Nicholls Nick Scholfield
11 5 Le Reve (IRE) 50/1 8 10-8 b Lucy Wadham Harry Skelton
12 7 Buywise (IRE) 33/1 9 10-10 Evan Williams Paul Moloney
13 dist Pendra (IRE) 50/1 8 10-5 p Charlie Longsdon Aidan Coleman
14 14 Triolo D'Alene (FR) 50/1 9 11-0 Nicky Henderson Jeremiah McGrath
15 20 Just A Par (IRE) 40/1 9 10-6 b Paul Nicholls Sean Bowen
16 1 Many Clouds (IRE) 8/1J 9 11-10 Oliver Sherwood Leighton Aspell
Fence 1
UR Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 50/1 9 10-6 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
Fence 2
F Holywell (IRE) 11/1 9 10-12 b Jonjo O'Neill Richie McLernon
F First Lieutenant (IRE) 50/1 11 11-4 p M F Morris B J Cooper
Fence 3 All Jumped
Fence 4 All Jumped
Fence 5 All Jumped
Fence 6 All Jumped
Fence 7 All Jumped
Fence 8 All Jumped
UR The Romford Pele (IRE) 33/1 9 10-4 b Rebecca Curtis Trevor Whelan
Fence 9 All Jumped
Fence 10 All Jumped
Fence 11 All Jumped
Fence 12
PU Rocky Creek (IRE) 66/1 10 10-13 t Paul Nicholls Andrew Thornton
Fence 13 All Jumped
Fence 14
PU Silviniaco Conti (FR) 12/1 10 11-8 b Paul Nicholls Noel Fehily
Fence 15
F On His Own (IRE) 33/1 12 11-1 p W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins
F Sir Des Champs (FR) 20/1 10 10-13 W P Mullins Ms N Carberry
Fence 16 All Jumped
Fence 17 All Jumped
Fence 18
UR Gallant Oscar (IRE) 16/1 10 10-8 A J Martin Mark Walsh
Fence 19
UR Ballynagour (IRE) 50/1 10 11-2 ht David Pipe Tom Scudamore
Fence 20 All Jumped
Fence 21
PU The Druids Nephew (IRE) 16/1 9 11-0 p Neil Mulholland Denis O'Regan
PU Home Farm (IRE) 50/1 9 10-4 t Henry De Bromhead A E Lynch
PU Wonderful Charm (FR) 40/1 8 11-3 tp Paul Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies
PU Soll 40/1 11 10-11 tb David Pipe Conor O'Farrell
PU Black Thunder (FR) 50/1 9 10-6 t Paul Nicholls Mr S Waley-Cohen
Fence 22
UR Onenightinvienna (IRE) 33/1 7 10-8 Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien
F Katenko (FR) 40/1 10 10-6 Venetia Williams Will Kennedy
PU Boston Bob (IRE) 25/1 11 10-10 W P Mullins Paul Townend
PU Aachen 50/1 12 10-10 Venetia Williams Henry Brooke
Fence 23 All Jumped
Fence 24 All Jumped
Fence 25
F Sir Des Champs (FR) 20/1 10 10-13 W P Mullins Ms N Carberry
Fence 26
PU Kruzhlinin (GER) 33/1 9 10-7 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
PU Double Ross (IRE) 80/1 10 10-9 tp Nigel Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch
Fence 27 All Jumped
Fence 28
UR Ballycasey (IRE) 50/1 9 10-6 p W P Mullins Ms K Walsh
Fence 29 All Jumped
Fence 30
PU Saint Are (FR) 16/1 10 10-5 tp Tom George Paddy Brennan




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