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Grand National finishing order and jockey comments

The 2010 Grand National

Grand National - how they fared

Full finishing order of the 2010 Grand National:

First place:
Don't Push It (10-1 joint-favourite)
Jockey Tony McCoy: "If you get enough goes at something and you keep going, once you're in there you've always got a chance. I'm delighted for JP [McManus, owner] as he's the best supporter this game has ever had and ever will have, and I'm very privileged to ride a Grand National winner in his colours."

Second place:
Black Apalachi (14-1) 5 lengths behind
Jockey Denis O'Regan: "My fella's a tremendous horse and he gave me a tremendous feel. He just loves bowling along and loves this place. He was a bit keen early on but once he settled into a lovely rhythm he was fantastic. It's a pleasure to ride a horse like him round here."

Third place:
State of Play (16-1) 20 lengths
Jockey Paul Moloney: "It was a serious run from a serious horse who's been very good to me - and he might win it next year, please God."

Fourth place:
Big Fella Thanks (10-1 joint-favourite) 3 lengths
Jockey Barry Geraghty: "That was brilliant. He galloped from end to end, the best ride I've ever had round here. But if you can't have the winner then it's good to see AP [McCoy] win it"

Fifth place:
Hello Bud, 7 lengths

Sixth: Snowy Morning, 1½ lengths
Seventh: Character Building, neck
Eighth: Cloudy Lane, 12 lengths
Ninth: Tricky Trickster, ¾ length
10th: Joe Lively, short head
11th: Cerium, distance
12th: Comply Or Die, 8 lengths
13th: Piraya, distance
14th: Preists Leap, distance

NON-FINISHERS

Fence 1 Eric's Charm (fell)
Fence 2 Pablo Du Charmil (fell)
Fence 4 My Will (fell)
Fence 5 Made In Taipan (fell)
Fence 8 Can't Buy Time (unseated)
Fence 14 Irish Raptor (fell), Royal Rosa (unseated)
Fence 15 Arbor Supreme (unseated)
Fence 19 Madison Du Berlais (fell), Beat The Boys (pulled up), The Package (unseated)
Fence 20 Vic Venturi (brought down), Nozic (unseated), Backstage (unseated)
Fence 21 Flintoff (pulled up)
Fence 22 Ballyfitz (fell), Maljimar (fell)
Fence 23 Ellerslie George (unseated)
Fence 24 Dream Alliance (pulled up)
Fence 26 Mon Mome (fell)
Fence 27 Palypso De Creek (fell)
Fence 28 Ballyholland (pulled up)
Fence 29 Niche Market (pulled up), Conna Castle (pulled up), Ollie Magern (pulled up)

King Johns Castle refused to start

JOCKEYS FINISHING 5th to 14th

Sam Twiston-Davies (Hello Bud, fifth): "That was brilliant. The horse has been a real star and has jumped from fence to fence."

David Casey (Snowy Morning, sixth): "He ran super, made a couple of mistakes but jumped great and travelled well."

Nina Carberry (Character Building, seventh): "I thought I had a really great chance of being in the money and in the first three over the Canal Turn, but he got tapped for toe and in the end I just got done for sixth. He ran a great race and had it been softer he might have come back to them a bit more. Hopefully he'll come back next year."

Jason Maguire (Cloudy Lane, eighth): "He was too far out of his ground to get into the race."

Richard Johnson (Tricky Trickster, ninth): "He gave me a good ride. He was just taken off his feet a little bit on the good ground."

Joe Tizzard (Joe Lively, 10th): "He got the trip really well, but he had a lot of weight for a little horse. He ran a blinder."

Davy Russell (Cerium, 11th): "Everything went smashing, but they went a little bit too quick and we couldn't get the forward position that I wanted. He made a mistake at the fourth-last or fifth-last and that thumped him and any small chance that we had."

Timmy Murphy (Comply Or Die, 12th): "He was grand, he gave me a super ride, but he is getting older and had a lot of weight."

Johnny Farrelly (Piraya, 13th): "He jumped fine, but he didn't travel well enough between the fences. It was a brilliant experience."

Phillip Enright (Preists Leap, 14th and last): "He missed at the water, but at least we got round."

UNPLACED JOCKEYS' COMMENTS

Andrew McNamara (Ballyholland, pulled up before 28th): "I had a great spin round but he was probably doing a bit too much all the way."

Roger Loughran (Vic Venturi, brought down 20th): "He did well to stand on his feet at the first, but after jumping two or three more he started giving me a great spin. I was following Tony [McCoy] and Tom Scudamore [on Madison Du Berlais] early on. My lad was really travelling and enjoying it but then Davy Condon's horse [Backstage] made a mistake, unseated him and I went into the back of them. It was unlucky, I really enjoyed it to that point."

Brian Hughes (Beat The Boys, pulled up 19th): "He wouldn't take a cut at the fences."

Nick Scholfield (My Will, fell fourth): "We only got as far as two fences before Becher's on the first circuit."

Niall Madden (Made In Taipan, fell fifth): "We fell too early on in the race."

Wayne Hutchinson (Eric's Charm, fell first): "I only got as far as halfway over the first."

Tom Molloy (Ollie Magern, pulled up before 29th): "We pulled up before two out, but he ran a great race."

Paul Townend (Arbor Supreme, unseated 15th): "We went at the Chair."

Danny Cook (Pablo Du Charmil, fell second): "We came down at the second - too early."

Tom Scudamore (Madison Du Berlais, fell 19th): "He gave me a great ride. He made one mistake, frightened himself a little bit and dropped his hind legs in the last ditch. I wouldn't have won, but thought I was going to be in the first six."

Nick Skelton (Niche Market, pulled up 29th): "He just couldn't go with them on the second circuit - you need a real speed horse - but I had a great time."

Aidan Coleman (Mon Mome, fell 26th): "He was never really travelling and I was never happy."

Tom O'Brien (Dream Alliance, pulled up 24th): "He travelled well early but then never really picked up."

Daryl Jacob (Maljimar, fell 22nd): "He was travelling well, but just got in too close to Becher's second time round."

Andrew Tinkler (Flintoff, pulled up 21st): "He just didn't enjoy it."

Wilson Renwick (Royal Rosa, unseated 14th): "They were always going too quick for him, he was always flat out and never happy. I had to ask him stupid questions to try and make lengths at the fences."

Graham Lee (The Package, unseated 19th): "He was never really going and never took to the fences."

Paddy Brennan (Irish Raptor, fell 14th): "He just got in too close and fell."

David England (Ballyfitz, fell 22nd): "He was just unlucky. I guarantee you now that if it is soft ground next year Ballyfitz will be the horse to be on. He wants soft, heavy ground, he was flat out early and was only just getting into the race when he fell."

Tom Siddall (Palypso De Creek, fell 27th): "He was flat to the boards all the way round. Unfortunately the ground just quickened up. He was unlucky to get so far and not complete."

Liam Treadwell (Nozic, unseated 20th): "I was always flat out and the horse didn't really enjoy it. To be fair he was warming to it when a horse fell in front of me, the result was quite different from last year, but to come back as last year's winning jockey has been a fantastic experience."

Sean Flanagan (Conna Castle, pulled up 29th): "He was brilliant but he got tired. He doesn't get four miles and he nodded on landing over Becher's second time round. After that we were struggling."

Richie McLernon (Can't Buy Time, unseated eighth): "I'm fine, the horse is fine."

Davy Condon (Backstage, unseated 20th): "I was hampered by a loose horse when in ninth or 10th position."

Christian Williams (Ellerslie George, unseated 23rd): "It wasn't bad, he jumped well up to then, but we are both all right, that is the main thing."



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