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1st (33) Comply Or Die 7-1 Jt Fav
2nd (27) King Johns Castle 20-1
3rd (16) Snowy Morning 16-1
4th (12) Slim Pickings 10-1
40 ran
Also: 7-1 Jt Fav Cloudy Lane

 

Comply Or Die Lands National Glory
05/04/08

Comply Or Die
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Comply Or Die

Comply Or Die won a thrilling renewal of the John Smith's Grand National over Aintree's daunting fences.

David Pipe's charge, ridden by Timmy Murphy, had to pull out all the stops after the last fence as he was pressed by Irish challengers King Johns Castle and Snowy Morning.

But the well-backed 7-1 joint-favourite galloped resolutely to the the line to score a famous victory in the colours of leading owner David Johnson, winning by four lengths.

King Johns Castle (20-1) was second, a length and a half ahead of Snowy Morning (16-1), with Slim Pickings (10-1) 16 lengths further away in fourth.

Murphy, winning the race at the 12th attempt, told BBC Sport: "I can't believe it yet, it's the best ride I've ever had over these fences. He got into a lovely rhythm and he jumped fantastic. He picked up again when Paul (Carberry, on King Johns Castle) came at me.

"I'm delighted for David Pipe and my boss David Johnson, it's a race he's always wanted to win."

An emotional Pipe said: "I can't really describe it. Gordon Elliott trained last year's winner and is a good friend - he was one of the first to come and congratulate me.

"It's great for everyone, for the whole team. We couldn't do any of it without them. I've had a great teacher in my father (many times champion trainer Martin Pipe), David Johnson has been brilliant, and Timmy gave him a fantastic ride."

Winning owner Johnson added: "I've probably run 20 in it before, and it's a thrill. It was a typical Timmy ride. He showed how good he really is."

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Comply Or Die
D Pipe
T J Murphy
10st 9lbs
7 - 1
Winner
2
King Johns Castle
A L T Moore
P Carberry
10st 11lbs
20 - 1
4 lengths
3
Snowy Morning
W P Mullins
D J Casey
11st 1lbs
16 - 1
1 1/2 length
4
Slim Pickings
T J Taaffe
B J Geraghty
11st 3lbs
10 - 1
16 lengths
5
Bewleys Berry
J Howard Johnson
Denis O'Regan
11st 0lbs
12 - 1
8 lengths
6
Cloudy Lane
D McCain Jnr
J M Maguire
10st 11lbs
7 - 1
3 lengths
7
Nadover
C J Mann
R M Power
10st 9lbs
125 - 1
13 lengths
8
Baily Breeze
M F Morris
P W Flood
10st 11lbs
66 - 1
9 lengths
9
Chelsea Harbour
Thomas Mullins
D N Russell
11st 2lbs
14 - 1
1 3/4 length
10
Mon Mome
Miss V Williams
A Coleman
10st 11lbs
28 - 1
1 1/2 length
11
Hi Cloy
M Hourigan
T Doyle
11st 12lbs
100 - 1
3 1/4 lengths
12
Cornish Sett
P F Nicholls
Mr N Scholfield
10st 10lbs
80 - 1
1 1/4 length
13
Hedgehunter
W P Mullins
R Walsh
11st 12lbs
10 - 1
13 lengths
14
Idle Talk
D McCain Jnr
B Harding
10st 9lbs
66 - 1
28 lengths
15
Milan Deux Mille
D Pipe
T J Malone
10st 9lbs
125 - 1
distance
Fell
Butler's Cabin
Jonjo O'Neill
A P McCoy
11st 3lbs
10 - 1
Fell
Fundamentalist
N A Twiston-Davies
P J Brennan
11st 4lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Turko
P F Nicholls
R Johnson
11st 10lbs
33 - 1
Fell
Philson Run
Nick Williams
D Jacob
10st 8lbs
25 - 1
Fell
No Full
Eoin Doyle
J R Barry
10st 12lbs
125 - 1
Fell
Black Apalachi
D T Hughes
A J McNamara
10st 8lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Backbeat
J Howard Johnson
K Renwick
10st 9lbs
100 - 1
Fell
Joaaci
D Pipe
J W Farrelly
10st 13lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Kelami
F Doumen
F Keniry
10st 9lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Ardaghey
N A Twiston-Davies
David England
10st 7lbs
100 - 1
Fell
Madison Du Berlais
D Pipe
T Scudamore
11st 9lbs
66 - 1
Fell
D'Argent
A King
R Thornton
10st 12lbs
25 - 1
Fell
L'ami
F Doumen
M A Fitzgerald
11st 1lbs
33 - 1
Fell
Contraband
Paul Murphy
K Mercer
11st 0lbs
100 - 1
PulledUp
Dun Doire
A J Martin
R McGrath
10st 7lbs
33 - 1
PulledUp
Naunton Brook
N A Twiston-Davies
A Tinkler
10st 10lbs
66 - 1
PulledUp
Mr Pointment
P F Nicholls
S Thomas
11st 11lbs
25 - 1
PulledUp
Bob Hall
Jonjo O'Neill
N Fehily
10st 11lbs
100 - 1
PulledUp
Vodka Bleu
D Pipe
Paul Moloney
11st 2lbs
20 - 1
PulledUp
Point Barrow
P Hughes
A Dobbin
10st 13lbs
25 - 1
UnseatedRider
Simon
J L Spearing
D Elsworth
11st 7lbs
11 - 1
UnseatedRider
Tumbling Dice
T J Taaffe
T G M Ryan
10st 10lbs
100 - 1
UnseatedRider
Knowhere
N A Twiston-Davies
J Tizzard
11st 11lbs
66 - 1
UnseatedRider
Mckelvey
P Bowen
T J O'Brien
11st 0lbs
25 - 1
UnseatedRider
Iron Man
P Bowen
Christian Williams
11st 5lbs
50 - 1
       

THE 2008 JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL
Class 1, Grade 3, £800,000 total Prize Fund, 4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday, April 5, 2008. For six-year-olds old and upwards which are allotted a rating of 110 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 3, 2008. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at January 29, 2008, may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances to February 3, 2008, would merit a minimum rating of 110. To qualify horses must have run at least three times in Steeple Chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Turf Authority up to and including February 3, 2008. At the Handicapper's discretion such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. No penalties after publication of the weights. Entries closed January 29, entries revealed January 30 (150 entries, 1 not qualified), weights revealed February 5, first forfeit stage March 4 (125 remained), second forfeit stage March 18 (115 remain). Confirmation stage March 31, final declaration stage 10am, April 3. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to the racing of Monday, March 17.

Form Horse Age Owner Trainer

01 - 2/500-P502 HEDGEHUNTER (IRE) 12-11-12 Trevor Hemmings Willie Mullins IRE
02 - P-262514 HI CLOY (IRE) 11-11-12 Susan McCloy Michael Hourigan IRE
03 - U-135P16 KNOWHERE (IRE) 10 -11-11 Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies
04 - 45/122-416 MR POINTMENT (IRE) 9-11-11 Stockton Heath Racing Paul Nicholls
05 - 210P-P123 TURKO (FR) 6-11-10 The Stewart Family Paul Nicholls
06 - 03-4425 MADISON DU BERLAIS (FR) 7-11-09 Roger Stanley & Yvonne Reynolds II David Pipe
07 - 11F-52U4 SIMON 9-11-07 Mercy Rimell John Spearing
08 - 1120-1P OPERA MUNDI (FR) 6-11-06 Sir Robert Ogden Paul Nicholls

09 - r416F5PP IRON MAN (FR) 7-11-05 Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen
10 - 6P-2412103 FUNDAMENTALIST (IRE) 10-11-04 C Cornes Nigel Twiston-Davies
11 - 43011-303 BUTLER'S CABIN (FR) 8-11-03 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
12 - F53-62S5 SLIM PICKINGS (IRE) 9-11-03 Doubtful Five Syndicate Tom Taaffe IRE
13 - 4P3F6514 CHELSEA HARBOUR (IRE) 8-11-02 Mrs Paul Duffin Tom Mullins IRE
14 - 400-01105 VODKA BLEU (FR) 9-11-02 David Johnson David Pipe
15 - 00-63003 L'AMI (FR) 9-11-01 J P McManus Francois Doumen FR
16 - 124-F1133 SNOWY MORNING (IRE) 8-11-01 Quayside Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
17 - P/420F-2P BEWLEYS BERRY (IRE) 10-11-00 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
18 - 2P0450-0P CONTRABAND 10-11-00 Fergus Wilson Paul Murphy
19 - 410612-00 MCKELVEY (IRE) 9-11-00 Noel Elliott Peter Bowen
20 - P-20030 JOAACI (IRE) 8-10-13 David Johnson David Pipe
21 - 2-0000403 POINT BARROW (IRE) 10-10-13 Mrs P Clune Hughes Patrick Hughes IRE
22 - PP2-P014 D'ARGENT (IRE) 11-10-12 Nigel Bunter Alan King
23 - 30-434P NO FULL (FR) 7-10-12 Mrs P Doyle Eoin Doyle IRE
24 - 3-F106P0 BAILY BREEZE (IRE) 9-10-11 R Scott Mouse Morris IRE
25 - 522-360P BOB HALL (IRE) 7-10-11 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neil
26 - 201U-5111 CLOUDY LANE 8-10-11 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain Jnr
27 - U22P-2221 KING JOHNS CASTLE (IRE) 9-10-11 J P McManus Arthur Moore IRE
28 - 422434-P36 MON MOME (FR) 8-10-11 Vida Bingham Venetia Williams
29 - 026-2P0 CORNISH SETT (IRE) 9-10-10 Peter Hart Paul Nicholls
30 - PP-104329 NAUNTON BROOK 9-10-10 David Langdon Nigel Twiston-Davies
31 - 554-50626 TUMBLING DICE (IRE) 9-10-10 Lucy Donegan Tom Taaffe IRE
32 - FP/24/0-14 BACKBEAT (IRE) 11-10-09 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
33 - 6/4P/-0P21 COMPLY OR DIE (IRE) 9-10-09 David Johnson David Pipe
34 - UU-20U505 IDLE TALK (IRE) 9-10-09 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain Jnr
35 - 2P-4300F2 KELAMI (FR) 10-10-09 Halewood International Ltd Francois Doumen FR
36 - 11305-540 MILAN DEUX MILLE (FR) 6-10-09 Fergus & Judith Wilson David Pipe
37 - 3PF-013P NADOVER (FR) 7-10-09 Tony Hayward and Barry Fulton Charlie Mann
38 - 0-564420 BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 9-10-08 Gerard Burke Dessie Hughes IRE
39 - 1P6/04-2B PHILSON RUN (IRE) 12-10-08 Gale Force One Nick Williams
40 - 0F251P-062 DUN DOIRE (IRE) 9-10-07 Dunderry Racing Syndicate Tony Martin IRE
08 - 62-166P0P ARDAGHEY (IRE) 9-10-07 D & S Goodman Nigel Twiston-Davies

40 declared runners

Ollie Magern & Cornish Rebel were taken out at the final declaration stage. Reserve 1 Ardaghey utilised after Opera Mundi was taken out early on friday. The other three reserves will not be used.

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