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Aintree, 4 April, 2009




Analysis - How your horse fared in the 2009 National

Analysis - How your horse fared in the 2009 National

Full finishing order of the 2009 Grand National:

First place:
Mon Mome (100-1)
Jockey Liam Treadwell: "A couple of times loose horses fell upsides me and went under his legs but it didn't really affect the horse. He was an absolute pleasure to ride. "

Second place:
Comply or Die (14-1) 12 lengths behind
Timmy Murphy: "He ran a blinder. Apart from failing to get 10 lengths closer to the winner I have no complaints whatsoever."

Third place:
My Will (8-1 joint 2nd fav) 1¼ lengths
Ruby Walsh: "He was just hitting the fences low and I was really having to work hard at keeping him upright. We did well to stay on our feet."

Fourth place:
State of Play (14-1) 4½ lengths
Paul Moloney: "There was a moment when I thought I was going to win going to two out. You can't do it without the horse and I had a lot of confidence in him."

Fifth place: Cerium, ¾ length

Sixth: Big Fella Thanks, 4 lengths
Seventh: Butler's Cabin, 1¾ lengths
Eighth: Southern Vic, ¾ length
Ninth: Snowy Morning, 5 lengths
10th: Arteea, 9 lengths
11th: Irish Invader, 4½ lengths
12th: Idle Talk, 3 lengths
13th: Darkness 3½ lengths
14th: Preists Leap 25 lengths
15th: Offshore Account 24 lengths
16th: Battlecry 12 lengths
17th: Cornish Sett (distance)

NON-FINISHERS:

30th fence: L'Ami (pulled up)
25th fence: Knowhere (pulled up)
22nd fence: Black Apalachi (unseated rider), Silver Birch (fell), Parsons Legacy (fell), Kelami (pulled up)
21st fence: Fundamentalist (pulled up), Kilbeggan Blade (pulled up)
19th fence: Rambling Minster (pulled up)
18th fence: Fleet Street (unseated), Can't Buy Time (fell)
17th fence: Eurotrek (pulled up)
16th fence: Zabenz (fell)
15th fence: Cloudy Lane (unseated)
12th fence: Musica Bella (fell)
7th fence: Stan (fell)
3rd fence: Chelsea Harbour (fell), Reveillez (brought down)
2nd fence: Ollie Magern (fell), Brooklyn Brownie (fell)
1st fence: Golden Flight (fell), Himalayan Trail (fell)

JOCKEYS FINISHING 5th TO 17th

Keith Mercer (Cerium, fifth): "He was brilliant. He jumped magnificently and was in contention on the run to the second-last. it was an amazing feeling. I had just been hoping we would get round. He far surpassed my expectations and gave me an amazing spin."

Christian Williams (Big Fella Thanks, sixth): He'll be a year older next year, and perhaps on softer ground you never know. He's only a baby. I had AP (on Butler's Cabin) upsides me so I knew I was in the right place. He's got a slight cut on his hind leg and that may have made a slight difference, but if he improves again and comes back with a nice weight next year he could go close."

Tony McCoy (Butler's Cabin, seventh): "He ran OK. He's probably still a bit high in the handicap. From Becher's on the second circuit he was just starting to get a little bit tired and he made a lot of little mistakes late on."

Niall Madden (Southern Vic, eighth): "He has run a great race, the ground was just too quick for him."

Andrew McNamara (Snowy Morning, ninth): "We had a couple of bumps on the way round, but he ran a nice race."

Johnny Farrelly (Arteea, 10th): "I had a good ride round and he jumped great."

Paul Townend (Irish Invader, 11th): "It was great. I think he just maybe didn't see it (the trip) out."

Brian Harding (Idle Talk, 12th): "He jumped round, but didn't get home. He gave me a great ride and he was pretty good over the fences, but didn't get home."

Wayne Hutchinson (Darkness, 13th): "He gave me a good spin and he travelled away fine. He was just a bit on and off the bridle but you couldn't fault him over these fences. He's jumped economically and he galloped on round."

Philip Enright (Preists Leap, 14th): "He gave me a great ride and jumped well. I thought I would go very close jumping the second-last, but he got very tired. I had to use him a bit more than I would have liked early on because of the ground. He ran well and should be back next year."

David Casey (Offshore Account, 15th): "I had a great ride round and he jumped so well, but he hadn't run over fences for over a year and it told on him in the end. He's still a good horse to look forward to."

Tom Scudamore (Battlecry, 16th): "He gave me a great spin for a circuit and a half, but got tired from Becher's second time. He gave me a great thrill for a long way."

Nick Scholfield (Cornish Sett, 17th and last) said: "He got round once again and gave me a great spin and jumped well in the main, but just didn't seem to get the trip this year. He was on his nose once or twice but is so clever."

UNPLACED JOCKEYS' COMMENTS

James Reveley (Rambling Minster, pulled up 19th): "He didn't take to it and just didn't like it. He jumped OK until he made a mistake down the back and he was looking after himself after that so I pulled up going down the back on the second circuit."

Graham Lee (Kilbeggan Blade, pulled up before 21st): "Not much happened in the race for me and I pulled up the one before Becher's second time."

Phil Kinsella (Brooklyn Brownie, fell 2nd): "All sorts of things go through your head as you watch them gallop away from you. He was great down to the first and met it lovely and gave me a lot of confidence, but he didn't meet the second as well and that was that."

Robbie Power (Silver Birch, fell 22nd): "It is disappointing, he just got a bit too close to Becher's, caught the top and just couldn't get his front end out. But the old lad was travelling really well and jumping for fun and he ran a big race."

Richard Johnson (Parsons Legacy, fell 22nd): "I wish I hadn't fallen. He was dead right, but it was too far out to tell where we might have finished."

Barry Geraghty (Golden Flight, fell 1st): "That was a bit of an anti-climax."

Sam Thomas (Eurotrek, pulled up before 17th): "We were never going well and pulled up after the water."

Tom O'Brien (Zabenz, fell 16th): "We fell at the water. Until then we were going fine."

Paddy Brennan (Knowhere, pulled up 25th): "All I've got to report is that he was never travelling."

David England (Fundamentalist, pulled up before 21st): "He was good. He ran well and jumped very well, even though he was a big outsider. I pulled him just before Becher's second time, but he's run really well for an old lad."

Noel Fehily (Can't Buy Time, fell 18th): "He just got in a bit deep. He jumped well up to that point.

Andrew Tinkler (Fleet Street, unseated rider 18th): "We went a circuit and a bit, then he hit a fence really hard and unseated me. He'd given me a fair ride up to then but we were middle to back and going nowhere."

Sam Waley-Cohen (Ollie Magern, fell 2nd): "He just got in under it, didn't get high enough, and couldn't get his landing gear down."

Aidan Coleman (Stan, fell 7th): "He didn't enjoy himself and fell at Foinavon."

Robert Thornton (L'Ami, pulled up before last): "He gave me a great ride, but just didn't get home and I pulled him up."

Davy Russell (Hear The Echo, collapsed on run-in): "Very sadly the horse died."

Denis O'Regan (Black Apalachi, unseated rider 22nd): "It was very disappointing - he was travelling well and jumping from fence to fence. I don't know what happened until I see a replay."

Derek Laverty (Kelami, pulled up before 22nd): "He gave me a great spin. They went a great gallop early doors and I was handy, but he is an old horse and began to feel the pinch on the second circuit. I noticed three horses disappear at Becher's and thought it best to pull him up. We were someway behind."

Emmet Mullins (Chelsea Harbour, fell 2nd) said: "He got his back up too high and came down too steeply. But he is grand and so I am. I am looking forward to next time."

Jason Maguire (Unseated from Cloudy Lane at the Chair) said: "He landed on the fence, but that is the National isn't it? I couldn't have been happier up to that point because he was jumping so well."

Paddy Flood (Himalayan Trail, fell 1st) said: "We didn't get very far did we!"

Mark Walsh (Reveillez, brought down at the third) said: "It was disappointing to (only) get as far as the third, but he is a nice horse."

Philip Carberry (Musica Bella, fell 12th) said: "She just got a bit close got her hind legs caught and flipped. She is unlucky, she was jumping quite well up to then."



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