THE 2004 MARTELL COGNAC GRAND NATIONAL
Class A, Showcase Handicap,
Total Prize Fund £600,000, Aintree, Saturday, April 3, 2004. Four Miles & Four
Furlongs (Over the Grand National Course).
1st (17) Amberleigh House 16-1
2nd (27) Clan Royal 10-1 Co Fav
3rd (33) Lord Atterbury 40-1
4th (2) Monty's Pass 20-1
39 ran Also: 10-1 Co Fav Bindaree, Joss Naylor, Jurancon II
NR: TyneandthyneagainWIN £15.50
Ex £124.50 CSF £671.86
Amberleigh House recorded a famous victory in
the £600,000 Martell Cognac Grand National at Aintree.
Trained by Ginger McCain, the man responsible for Red Rum in the 1970s,
Amberleigh House grimly stayed on up the run-in to catch Clan Royal.
Lord Atterbury was third, with last year's hero Monty's Pass in fourth.
Third last year, Amberleigh House (16-1) was given a perfect ride by
Graham Lee as he come home in one of the most exciting finishes imaginable.
Hedgehunter led the field almost from the start but crashed out at the
last fence as Clan Royal jumped it in front with Lord Atterbury.
Clan Royal was getting very tired, though, and was virtually legless
approaching the elbow.
He tried valiantly for Liam Cooper, but Amberleigh House would not be