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Grand National Result [reaction] [jockeys] [betting]

1 Mon Mome 100-1
2 Comply Or Die 14-1
3 My Will 8-1
4 State of Play 14-1
40 ran
Also: 7-1 Fav Butler's Cabin

 

Mon Mome Springs 100-1 Grand National Shock
04/04/09

Mon Mome

Mon Mome

Mon Mome became the joint-biggest winner in the 162-year history of the John Smith’s Grand National when scoring at odds of 100/1 today at Aintree.

The nine-year-old strolled clear of last year’s winner Comply Or Die in the closing stages to score by 12 lengths, to give jockey Liam Treadwell much the biggest success of his career.

It was a first National success for trainer Venetia Williams, who fell on her sole attempt riding in the race, and owner Vida Bingham.

Liam Treadwell said: "It's an absolutely unbelievable feeling! We had the best run through the race and I had a super horse to win it for me. He's just so genuine. It's an unbelievable feeling, absolutely unbelievable!

"It hasn't really sank it yet, it's just absolutely unbelievable. A couple of times, loose horses came upsides me but it didn't really affect the horse and, if I am honest, he gave me a brilliant ride and there weren't any worries. He’s so genuine and just stays, stays, stays.

“I was really happy with the way he was going all the way but after crossing Melling Road he was getting better and better. I had Comply Or Die upsides but over the last he just picked up.

“The horse got round last year and if I’m being honest I would have been happy to do the same again this year. I had a lot of people texting me and wishing be well and it was as much that I didn’t want to let them down by falling at the first as anything else.

“When I was a young lad I had an equicizer and used to ride along to recordings of the Grand National to get fit to ride on the Flat.

“This was my first season riding without a claim and I clicked on the Racing Post website recently to look at what my biggest successes had been but to be honest there weren’t any - I’ve never really run a big race but this is a different ball game.

"It was a brilliant ride round and an absolute pleasure to ride. Crossing the Melling road, I was sort of in a little pocket but I gave him a tap to go faster and he's so genuine. I had a quick look round but I wasn't too sure how far clear I wasn't going to sit up looking pretty at that stage."

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Mon Mome
Miss V Williams
L Treadwell
11st 0lbs
100 - 1
Winner
2
Comply Or Die
D Pipe
T J Murphy
11st 6lbs
14 - 1
12 lengths
3
My Will
P F Nicholls
R Walsh
11st 4lbs
8 - 1
1 1/4 length
4
State of Play
Evan Williams
Paul Moloney
11st 2lbs
14 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
5
Cerium
Paul Murphy
K Mercer
10st 5lbs
100 - 1
3/4 length
6
Big Fella Thanks
P F Nicholls
Christian Williams
11st 1lbs
14 - 1
4 lengths
7
Butler's Cabin
Jonjo O'Neill
A P McCoy
10st 13lbs
7 - 1
1 3/4 length
8
Southern Vic
T M Walsh
N P Madden
10st 9lbs
33 - 1
3/4 length
9
Snowy Morning
W P Mullins
A J McNamara
11st 8lbs
33 - 1
5 lengths
10
Arteea
D Pipe
J W Farrelly
10st 5lbs
200 - 1
9 lengths
11
Irish Invader
W P Mullins
P Townend
10st 9lbs
16 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
12
Idle Talk
D McCain Jnr
B Harding
10st 5lbs
66 - 1
3 lengths
13
Darkness
C R Egerton
W Hutchinson
10st 9lbs
16 - 1
3 1/2 lengths
14
Preists Leap
Thomas O'Leary
P T Enright
11st 5lbs
100 - 1
25 lengths
15
Offshore Account
C F Swan
D J Casey
10st 13lbs
20 - 1
24 lengths
16
Battlecry
N A Twiston-Davies
T Scudamore
10st 10lbs
33 - 1
12 lengths
17
Cornish Sett
P F Nicholls
Nick Scholfield
10st 10lbs
33 - 1
distance
BroughtDown
Reveillez
Jonjo O'Neill
M P Walsh
10st 12lbs
100 - 1
Fell
Musica Bella
F Cottin
P A Carberry
10st 10lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Chelsea Harbour
T Mullins
E Mullins
11st 8lbs
40 - 1
Fell
Himalayan Trail
J J Mangan
P W Flood
10st 6lbs
28 - 1
Fell
Zabenz
P J Hobbs
T J O'Brien
10st 5lbs
100 - 1
Fell
Ollie Magern
N A Twiston-Davies
Mr S Waley-Cohen
11st 6lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Golden Flight
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
10st 11lbs
66 - 1
Fell
Can'T Buy Time
Jonjo O'Neill
N Fehily
10st 9lbs
33 - 1
Fell
Brooklyn Brownie
J M Jefferson
P Kinsella
10st 6lbs
22 - 1
Fell
Stan
Miss V Williams
A Coleman
11st 6lbs
50 - 1
Fell
Silver Birch
G Elliott
R M Power
11st 0lbs
40 - 1
Fell
Parsons Legacy
P J Hobbs
R Johnson
10st 12lbs
20 - 1
PulledUp
Rambling Minster
K G Reveley
J Reveley
10st 9lbs
8 - 1
PulledUp
Hear The Echo
M F Morris
D N Russell
11st 5lbs
33 - 1
PulledUp
Eurotrek
P F Nicholls
S Thomas
11st 3lbs
80 - 1
PulledUp
Kelami
Mrs L Williamson
D Laverty
10st 5lbs
200 - 1
PulledUp
Knowhere
N A Twiston-Davies
P J Brennan
11st 7lbs
50 - 1
PulledUp
Kilbeggan Blade
T R George
G Lee
10st 7lbs
20 - 1
PulledUp
L'Ami
E Bolger
R Thornton
10st 11lbs
16 - 1
PulledUp
Fundamentalist
N A Twiston-Davies
David England
10st 11lbs
100 - 1
UnseatedRider
Fleet Street
N J Henderson
A Tinkler
10st 10lbs
100 - 1
UnseatedRider
Black Apalachi
D T Hughes
Denis O'Regan
11st 5lbs
11 - 1
UnseatedRider
Cloudy Lane
D McCain Jnr
J M Maguire
11st 10lbs
50 - 1
       

THE 100/1 WINNER - MON MOME (FR)
b g Passing Sale (FR) - Etoile Du Lion (FR) (New Target)
9-11-00 Form: 7U36245/U2121121U/422434/P3609-218278
Owner: Vida Bingham
Trainer: Venetia Williams
Breeder: Alexandre Deschere
Jockey: Liam Treadwell

Mon Mome
Mon Mome, whose name means ‘My Kid', had just one run in his native France, finishing second in a Flat-race at Pontivy. Bought by Vida Bingham, the horse's first outing in the UK was in a decent novices’ hurdle at Newbury in December, 2004, when he finished seventh of 12. The horse had six further races in the 2004-2005 season, all novices’ or maiden hurdles, without breaking his duck. However, a second at Fontwell, over two-and-a-half miles, and a third at Folkestone, over two furlongs shorter, showed the horse had ability. Mon Mome didn't last too long in his first chase at Cheltenham in October, 2005, coming to grief at the third, but with that aberration behind him, he set about compiling an impressive sequence of results. In his next seven races, Mon Mome registered four wins and three seconds. The wins - at Uttoxeter, Plumpton, Fontwell and Aintree - came on ground that was easy or softer. The last of those wins was at the 2006 John Smith's Grand National meeting in the John Smith’s Novices' Handicap Chase, when he was ridden by amateur Will Biddick. To give his season a certain symmetry, Mon Mome unseated his jockey in the four-mile-one-furlong Scottish National at Ayr in his last race of the season. Consistency was the name of the game in 2006-2007, with the horse placing in the top four in each of his six races, but without winning. He came close, though, in the Coral Welsh National, a four-length second to Halcon Genelardais and, three weeks later, showed his powers of recovery by finishing the same distance behind Ladalko in the totesport.com Classic Chase at Warwick. Mon Mome's final outing of the 2006/07 campaign was in the William Hill Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival and again the horse acquitted himself well, finishing fourth, eight lengths behind the winner. Last season he did not reappear until February, when he pulled up in the Country Gentlemen's Association Chase at Wincanton. Ten days later he contested a hurdle at Folkestone and, 36lb lower than his chase rating, was made favourite. The horse, though, was tapped for toe and could only finish third. On the agenda for the second successive year was the William Hill Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival, but he did not match the fourth place of a year earlier, plugging on for sixth, over 20 lengths behind the winner An Accordion. He then headed to Aintree for his first attempt at the John Smith’s Grand National and ran a decent enough race to finish 10th under Aidan Coleman. He ended last season at Ayr in the Scottish Grand National, where he finished ninth. The current campaign began brightly with a fine second behind Possol at Haydock in November and he built on the promise of that effort with his first win in over three years at Cheltenham in December, when he was successful in the boylepoker.com Handicap Chase by half a length from Star De Mohaison. However, he has failed to reproduce that form on his latest four outings, finishing eighth in the Welsh National at Chepstow, second (to fellow John Smith’s Grand National contender Kilbeggan Blade) in a novices’ hurdle at Towcester, seventh to Rambling Minster in the Blue Square Gold Cup at Haydock and, most recently, eighth in the John Smith’s Midlands National at Uttoxeter on March 14. He won the John Smith’s Grand National at 100/1 today.
Race Record Starts: 34; 1st: 6; 2nd: 9; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £687,662

Vida Bingham
The twin passions of Vida Bingham's life are bridge - she has twice played for England - and National Hunt racing and, according to her regular bridge partner Nigel Osmer, if one of her horses is running, the bridge is off. Bingham, who hails from Uckfield in East Sussex, has had three horses with Venetia Williams and has never missed seeing any of them run. Her first horse was Groom's Gordon, who won twice on the Flat, but in six hurdle races never troubled the judge. Heron's Ghyll, her second horse, was more successful, winning three times in 18 outings. Mon Mome, her third acquisition, has been her most successful by far.

John Smith’s Grand National record: 2008 Mon Mome (10th); 2009 MON MOME (WINNER)

Venetia Williams
Venetia Williams began training in 1995 and her first part-season produced a respectable, if modest, seven winners but things really took off the following campaign when her score went up to 33. In 1997/8 there were 45 winners from her yard at King's Caple in Herefordshire and the following two seasons Williams sent out 74 winners on each occasion with a further 63 successes in 2002/2003, 78 in 2003/04, 80 in 2004/05, 77 in 2005/06, 76 in 2006/07, 69 in 2007/08 and 60 so far this season (as at April 1, 2009). Born May 10, 1960, Venetia Williams had a great deal of experience as a trainer and rider before setting out with a licence at her family's Herefordshire estate. She had 10 winners as an amateur through 1986-88 and rode in the 1988 Grand National on Marcolo, who knocked her unconscious when coming down at Becher's, before she broke her neck in a fall and was forced to retire on medical advice. She went all over the world to further her knowledge of training, starting off with seven years as assistant to John Edwards at Sellack, only a few miles from where she is now based. Later she had spells with Martin Pipe and Barry Hills, John Fulton in the United States and Colin Hayes in Australia. She began with a string of limited size and talent but her success has prompted great reaction and new owners have flocked in with the result that her yard is full with more than 80 horses. Her first venture on the Flat yielded a Group 3 winner when Stretarez won the 1998 Ormonde Stakes at Chester. Her first Cheltenham Festival win came courtesy of Samakaan in the 2000 Grand Annual Challenge Cup, while Idole First won the 2005 Coral Cup and the 2007 Racing Post Plate. Her biggest successes came via Teeton Mill in the 1998 Hennessy Gold Cup and King George VI Chase, while she has also enjoyed success at Aintree with the likes of Edelweis Du Moulin (1999 totesport Handicap Chase), Montalcino (2001 Citroen C4 Mersey Novices' Hurdle), Spring Margot (2002 John Smith's Novices' Handicap Chase), Limerick Boy (2003 John Smith's Top Novices' Hurdle), His Nibs (2004 John Smith's Extra Cold Handicap Hurdle) and Mon Mome (2006 John Smith's Novices' Chase). This season her yard enjoyed a further two successes at the Cheltenham Festival, courtesy of Kayf Aramis in the Pertemps Final and Something Wells in the Freddie Williams Festival Plate.

John Smith’s Grand National Record: 1997 Don't Light Up (Fell 13th), Celtic Abbey (Unseated 15th); 1998 Celtic Abbey (Fell 5th); 1999 General Wolfe (12th); 2000 Kingdom Of Shades (16th); 2001 Inis Cara (Fell 4th), General Wolfe (Brought Down 8th); 2002 Inis Cara (PU Bef 25th); 2003 Bramblehill Duke (Fell 2nd); 2007 Sonevafushi (PU Bef 29th); The Outlier (Unseated 19th); 2008 Mon Mome (10th) ; 2009 MON MOME (WINNER)

Liam Treadwell
Born January 3 1986, Liam Treadwell grew up in Arundel, where his parents, Mark and Lorraine, both worked for John Dunlop. A keen sportsman at school, Treadwell represented his county at Rugby, Football and Basketball and excelled at the Tetrathlon, which involved riding, running, shooting and swimming. Treadwell started riding out at weekends for Dunlop, Nick Gifford and Amanda Perrett when he was 14 and spent two working holidays working for Kiaran McLaughlin in Dubai, as well as a stint working at Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle yard. After leaving school, he started working full time for Dandy Nicholls in 2003, riding 20 winners over the next two seasons, before weight concerns forced him to consider riding over jumps. He strengthened up and joined the stable of Venetia Williams in mid-2004, riding his first winner over jumps when Little Rort took a handicap hurdle at Towcester on April 25, 2005. He enjoyed a superb 2006/07 campaign, riding 30 winners, and shot to prominence when riding Mon Mome to finish second in the Welsh National in December, 2006. He followed up with 29 wins last season and won the Richard Davies Award, given to the conditional who accumulates the most wins and places during the season at Cheltenham, Chepstow, Hereford, Ludlow, Stratford, Towcester, Warwick and Worcester,following in the footsteps of jockeys such as Timmy Murphy and Robert Thornton. This season's highlights have included riding Bleu Superbe to victory in a Listed handicap chase at Ascot in November, while a renewed association with Nick Gifford has resulted in Treadwell partnering Helium and Dee Williams to place in Grade Two company. Treadwell was also narrowly denied a first victory at this year's Cheltenham Festival when Ping Pong Sivola was collared near the line by stablemate Something Wells in the Freddie Williams Festival Plate.

John Smith’s Grand National record: ; 2009 MON MOME (WINNER)

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