4m. 2f. 74yds. (Class 1) 7-y-o plus40 Ran
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) of £750,000.00 7-y-o plus
1st - £375,000.00, 2nd - £150,000.00, 3rd - £75,000.00, 4th - £48,750.00, 5th - £30,000.00, 6th - £22,500.00 , 7th - £15,000.00, 8th - £11,250.00, 9th - £7,500.00, 10th - £3,750.00 40 Ran
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I got a fantastic passage the whole way. Minella Times was unbelievable, he jumped fantastic, I don’t think he missed a beat anywhere. He was able to travel into a gap, I seemed to have loads of space everywhere and you couldn’t have wished for a better passage. He was just unbelievable, he really was, his jumping was second to none. I’m so lucky to be riding these horses for Henry de Bromhead. He trained a one-two there which is incredible. That can’t be forgotten in the whole scheme of things. It’s great to win it in these colours, too. It’s always a privilege to ride for JP McManus and to win it for him is unbelievable. They’ve had a tough year so hopefully this can make things a little easier. This is a massive deal for me personally, not the fact I’m a female. The thing that hit me when I crossed the line was that I’d won the National, not that I’m the first female to win the National. I’m just delighted. I don’t feel male or female right now — I don’t even feel human. This is just unbelievable. It’s fantastic. Rachael is breaking all records. We’re just delighted. Balko Des Flos ran a cracker and Chris’s Dream was going very well, but unfortunately he unshipped Darragh O’Keeffe four out. They all ran really well. It looked like Rachael had the race won at the last, but we all know how that can change. Any Second Now looked a bit unlucky with his passage and he sta Henry De Bromhead, trainer
Permission was given for Sub Lieutenant (IRE) to be mounted in the chute and Ok Corral (IRE) wore earplugs throughout the race.
Having reviewed recordings of the false start, the Starters were satisfied that no riders should be reported for contravening the starting procedures.
Following the race, Richie McLernon reported that Kimberlite Candy (IRE), which was pulled up, was never travelling.
Richard Hobson reported that the Good to Soft going was too quick for Lord Du Mesnil (FR), which was pulled up.
Tom Scudamore reported that Cloth Cap (IRE), which was pulled up, weakened quickly and Jonjo O’Neill reported that the gelding made a respiratory noise.
Time 9m. 15.42 secs, which is 8.98 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £2053.30
Tote Trifecta- £35431.20
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