Grand National Race Analysis
Grade 3 Handicap
£1,000,000 total prize fund,
7yo plus,
4m 3f 110y, Class 1
Saturday 5th April 2014

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What Happened to Your Horse?

Pineau De Re who won at odds of 25/1 but here is the full list of how all the horses fared in the 2014 Grand National.

Battle Group refused at the start.

1st: Pineau De Re 25/1
2nd: Balthazar King 14/1
3rd: Double Seven 11/1
4th: Alvarado 33/1
5th: Rocky Creek 16/1
6th: Chance Du Roy
7th: Monbeg Dude
8th: Raz De Maree
9th: Swing Bill
10th: Kruzhlinin
11th: Buckers Bridge
12th: The Package
13th: Vesper Bell
14th: Across The Bay
15th: Mr Moonshine
16th: Prince De Beauchene
17th: Hunt Ball
18th: Hawkes Point

Fence One
Twirling Magnet (Fell)

Fence Two
Burton Port (Fell)

Fence Three
Big Shu (Fell)

Fence Six
Last Time D’Albain (Unseated)

Fence Eight
Golan Way (Fell)
Tidal Bay (Unseated)
Our Father (Unseated)

Fence Nine
Long Run (Fell)
Mountanious (Fell)
The Rainbow Hunter (Brought down)

Fence 15
Teaforthree (Fell)

Fence 20
Shakalakaboomboom (Pulled up)

Fence 21
Quito De La Roque (Pulled up)

Fence 22
Triolo D’Alene (Pulled up)
One In A Milan (Fell)

Fence 25
Colbert Station (Pulled up)

Fence 26
Vintage Star (Pulled up)
Rose Of The Moon (Unseated)

Fence 27
Lion Na Bearnai (Pulled Up)

Fence 28
Wayward Prince (Fell)

Fence 29
Walkon (Pulled up)


Paul Moloney, who finished fourth on Alvarado, said: "He ran a blinder - he jumped great and was just a little keen early. I had to revert to Plan B because I wanted to be in the first half, but had to take him back and get him settled. On better ground he would have probably got closer to the winner."

Davy Condon, who rode Raz De Maree to finish eighth, said: "He just didn't travel early, but he got round and finished not too far out of the places."

Henry Brooke, who was almost carried out when leading at the end of the first circuit on Across The Bay, still finished 14th. He said: "It was absolutely devastating, but he ran some race to get back into it and complete. He was on the tails of the leaders going right down to the last, but the effort to get back told. He jumped brilliantly the whole way. I'm gutted to think the problem should be the obstacles, not other horses, but there's another year."

Conor O'Farrell, who came ninth on Swing Bill, said: "I had a great spin and if it wasn't for the ground being a bit too soft he would have kept travelling a bit longer. He got round and I'm delighted with him - for a 13-year-old you couldn't ask for any better."

Katie Walsh,13th on Vesper Bell, said: "I had a fantastic spin."

Paul Carberry, 7th on Monbeg Dude, said: "I thought going to the last he'd nearly win, but he perhaps ran a bit free early on and didn't quite get the trip."

Michael Byrne, who fell at the ninth on Golan Way, said: "I was getting a lovely spin up to the Canal Turn where he got in a little bit deep and I tipped up."

Nick Scholfield, who fell at The Chair on favourite Teaforthree, said: "He came down at The Chair. He was going okay, but he didn't wing along like last year and we were a bit further back. He just missed it and came down, but he's okay which is the main thing."

Brian O'Connell, who pulled up on Quito De La Roque, said: "I had a great spin until he broke a blood vessel and I pulled him up."

Ryan Mahon, 18th on Hawkes Point, said: "He jumped and travelled well for the first circuit, but then they quickened away going out on the second circuit and the ground was probably a little too quick for him. He got round."

Barry Geraghty, who pulled up Triolo D'Alene at the 22nd, said: "It was just probably a bit soft for him, but he jumped well and gave me a good ride and he's come back safe and sound."

Andrew Tinkler, 17th on Hunt Ball, said: "I got a lovely ride off him, but he didn't quite stay in that ground with his big weight."

David Bass, who rode Shakalakaboomboom, said: "I pulled him up - the ground was too soft."

Sam Waley-Cohen, who rode ninth-fence faller Long Run, said: "He was just a bit too free and he got too close to the fence and tipped up. The further we went the less respect he gave the fences. I was happy enough with my position because I wanted to get into a rhythm and let him roll along. He was just enjoying himself a bit too much instead of backing off and respecting the fences a bit more."

Davy Russell, who pulled up Lion Na Bearnai at the 27th, said: "He was a bit slowly away at the start, but he got into a lovely rhythm. Sadly the saddle just moved back on him a bit, but I can't say that made too much difference. He just had too much ground to make up on the second circuit."

Brian Hughes, who pulled up Vintage Star before the 26th, said: "He jumped great, but just got a bit outpaced - he can come back next year and be a better horse for it."

Jamie Moore, who fell on Mountainous at the 9th, said: "I don't know what happened. He came up a bit long and knuckled over."

Aidan Coleman, who unseated from The Rainbow Hunter at the 9th, said: "I was getting a great ride until getting unlucky at Valentine's. I was hampered, almost brought down and unseated when Mountainous fell. My horse has been here twice and come unstuck at the same area twice despite doing nothing wrong."

Wayne Hutchinson, who pulled up before the 29th on Walkon, said: "He didn't see the trip out, but he gave me a great spin for a circuit and a half. He was a joy to ride and jumped from fence to fence, but I pulled up before the second-last to look after him."

Adam Wedge, who fell at the second Becher's on One In A Milan, said: "He gave me a great ride and was going nicely until his fall. I was midfield at the time and reckon he would have got round."

Tom O'Brien, who finished sixth on Chance Du Roy, said: "The first circuit didn't go well, the second circuit went very well and I thought I had a little squeak turning for home, but he doesn't stay four miles three and a half furlongs. He got me there and deserves credit for that."

Peter Buchanan, who fell at the 3rd on Big Shu, said: "I was unlucky - I had Brian Harding's loose horse [Burton Port] in front of me and he went into the fence, but jammed on and my horse had nowhere to go. It was one of those things."

Noel Fehily, who rode Rocky Creek into fifth, said: "I had a great ride round and he jumped for fun, but didn't get the trip. He switched off, jumped great, but didn't stay."

Tom Scudamore, 12th on The Package, said: "I had the thrill of a lifetime - it was absolutely fantastic, but he didn't quite get the trip."

Jake Greenall, who fell at the 26th on Rose Of The Moon, said: "I was just trying to give him a breather when he got in a bit tight at the one after Valentine's and was on his head. I had a good spin up to then and he loved it so he can come back next year."

Jack Doyle, who fell at the 28th on Wayward Prince, said: "I had a great spin for two miles, but then he got a bit outpaced going out on the second circuit away from the stands. He jumped brilliantly until the fall. We were out of contention but he was still happily going at his own speed. Lack of concentration was probably to blame for the fall."

Tom Scudamore, rider of The Package (12th), said: "It was the best ride I have ever had around those fences - the thrill of a lifetime. He jumped fantastic and looked after me. Going over the third last, I thought we would win but he hasn't got home. It was super ride and I loved every second of it."

Wilson Renwick, on board Kruzhlinin (10th), said: "I got a great ride off Kruzhlinin. I ended up a little bit too far back because I got into a bit of trouble early on, but he stayed on really well. He jumped fantastic and I think he will be a better horse in the race next year."

Noel Fehily, rider of Rocky Creek (5th), said: "I got a brilliant ride off Rocky Creek. He jumped and travelled great but just didn't probably see it out from the Melling Road the last time. I had a great ride round off him and I couldn't ask for anymore."

Conor O'Farrell, rider of Swing Bill (9th), said: "Swing Bill was brilliant. He could have done without the rain coming as he just didn't get home on that ground, but he has run a cracker again at the age of 13. He's a legend of a horse.

Andrew Lynch, who partnered Buckers Bridge (11th), said: "For his first run over the fences, Buckers Bridge jumped brilliant but just got tired up the straight. You would have to be happy with him.

Katie Walsh, rider of Vesper Bell (13th), said: "Vesper Bell is a lovely, safe jumper and I would definitely love to ride him again around here."

Paul Townend, jockey of Prince De Beauchene (16th), said: "I got a brilliant ride from Prince De Beauchene. The ground was beautiful and the fences rode lovely.

Ryan Mahon, rider of Hawkes Point (18th), said: "Hawkes Point jumped well and I half thought I was going to get into it with a circuit to go, but the ground was a bit quick along the back and I could never get a blow into him."

Barry Geraghty, on board Triolo D'Alene (PU bef 22nd) said: "Triolo D'Alene probably struggled with the ground being a bit soft, but he jumped well. I got a good ride off him and he came back fine."

Sam Waley-Cohen, rider of Long Run (Fell 9th), said: "Long Run just got in too close and was probably enjoying himself too much. He took a chance and that has cost him."

Aidan Coleman, jockey of The Rainbow Hunter (UR 9th), said: "I was getting great ride of The Rainbow Hunter, but he got hampered and unseated at Valentines. There's was nothing we could do but that's the National!"

Sam Twiston-Davies, rider of Tidal Bay (UR 8th), said: "Tidal Bay got into a nice rhythm but it was obviously very early on. He jumped into Golan Way, who fell, and had nowhere to go. He's back in one piece and that's the main thing."

Wayne Hutchinson, who partnered Walkon (PU bef 29th), said: "Walkon gave me fantastic spin for a circuit and a half, but he has just run out of fuel, which was always the question mark."

Robbie Colgan, rider of Last Time D'Albain (Fell 6th), said: "I didn't get very far - only to the sixth - but it was a great buzz."

Tom O'Brien, on board Chance Du Roy (6th), said: "Chance Du Roy jumped great but was nearly brought down on a couple of occasions. He travelled well and took me into a nice position, but didn't quite see out the four and a half miles."