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Aintree, 4 April, 2009




Coleen Rooney

Looking pretty in pink, local favourite Coleen Rooney is back at Aintree again for the second day in a row for the Grand National

Coleen Rooney with the winner of Style 2009 Samantha Marsh

Coleen poses with the most fashionable racegoer winner Samantha Marsh from Liverpool with her prizes

Author Jilly Cooper

Author Jilly Cooper is among the early arrivals keen to get a good view of the Grand National

Racegoers at Aintree

With 40 runners in the Grand National, racegoers take time to study their choices

David Griffiths on Mith Hill wins the People's Race

The first winner of the day is Droitwich jeweller David Griffiths who takes the John Smith's People's Race on Mith Hill

Bouggler, Copper Bleu and Ainama battle to the finish

Bouggler (left), Copper Bleu (centre) and Ainama (right) battle it out for the Mersey Novice Hurdle with Bouggler triumphing

Graham Lee on Kalahari King

Kalahari King gives Graham Lee a boost on his return from injury with victory in the Maghull Novice Chase

Horses at Aintree

On a beautiful sunny day at Aintree the horses have two false starts before starting the four miles of the Grand National

Liam Treadwell on Mon Mome needs to take action

Liam Treadwell needs to take swift action on Mon Mome to avoid fallen jockeys Denis O'Regan and Robbie Power at Becher's Brook second time around

Jason Maguire

Jockey Jason Maguire gets help after being unseated from Cloudy Lane at the Chair

Comply or Die and Mon Mome battle to the line

After a gruelling run, last year's winner Comply or Die defies a heavy weight to battle it out to the finish line with Mon Mome

Liam Treadwell on Mon Mome

But it is Liam Treadwell who triumphs on the 100-1 chance Mon Mome for a famous victory



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see also
Mon Mome seals shock National win
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Mystique returns to greatest race
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Where they finished at Aintree
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