We have the full finishing order and placing for the 2014 Aintree Grand National – Winner was PINEAU DE RE riden by Dublin jockey Leighton Aspell at SP of 25/1
1 PINEAU DE RE (FR) (John Provan) Dr Richard Newland 11-10-06 Leighton Aspell 25/1
2 BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) (The Brushmakers) Philip Hobbs 10-10-13 Richard Johnson 14/1
3 DOUBLE SEVEN (IRE) (J P McManus) Martin Brassil IRE tp8-10-11 A P McCoy 10/1 Jt Fav
4 ALVARADO (IRE) (William & Angela Rucker) Fergal O’Brien 9-10-02 Paul Moloney 33/1
5 ROCKY CREEK (IRE) (The Johnson & Stewart Families) Paul Nicholls 8-11-05 Noel Fehily
6 CHANCE DU ROY (FR) (Daphne Du Pre) Philip Hobbs p10-10-06 Tom O’Brien
7 MONBEG DUDE (IRE) (Oydunow) Michael Scudamore 9-10-09 Paul Carberry
8 RAZ DE MAREE (FR) (James Swan) Dessie Hughes IRE v9-10-03 Davy Condon
9 SWING BILL (FR) (Halewood International Ltd) David Pipe 13-10-01 Conor O’Farrell
10 KRUZHLININ (GER) (Paul & Clare Rooney) Donald McCain 7-10-06 Wilson Renwick
11 BUCKERS BRIDGE (IRE) (Ann & Alan Potts Partnership) Henry De Bromhead IRE 8-10-10 Andrew Lynch
12 THE PACKAGE (The Johnson Family) David Pipe tp11-10-04 Tom Scudamore
13 VESPER BELL (IRE) (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 8-10-05 Miss Katie Walsh
14 ACROSS THE BAY (IRE) (Scotch Piper Syndicate) Donald McCain bt10-10-11 Henry Brooke
15 MR MOONSHINE (IRE) (Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont, David van der Hoeven) Sue Smith 10-10-12 Ryan Mania
16 PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR) (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Willie Mullins IRE 11-10-10 Paul Townend
17 HUNT BALL (IRE) (Atlantic Equine) Nicky Henderson 9-11-07 Andrew Tinkler
18 HAWKES POINT (Graham Roach) Paul Nicholls 9-10-06 Ryan Mahon
F1 TWIRLING MAGNET (IRE) (Gay Smith) Jonjo O’Neill tp8-10-5 Richie Mclernon
F3 BIG SHU (IRE) (Hugh Duffy, Richard Robinson & Caroline Woods) Peter Maher IRE t9-10-08 Peter Buchanan
F8 GOLAN WAY (W R B Racing 58) Tim Vaughan 10-10-05 Michael Byrne
F9 LONG RUN (FR) (Robert Waley-Cohen) Nicky Henderson p9-11-09 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
F9 MOUNTAINOUS (IRE) (Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter) Richard Lee 9-10-07 Jamie Moore
F22 ONE IN A MILAN (IRE) (Paul Langford) Evan Williams v9-10-02 Adam Wedge
F26 ROSE OF THE MOON (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XXXII & Partners) David O’Meara p9-10-03 Jake Greenall
F28 WAYWARD PRINCE (John & Hilary Parrott) Hilary Parrott t10-10-13 Jack Doyle
PU BEF 29 WALKON (FR) (McNeill Family) Alan King p9-11-00 Wayne Hutchinson
PU BEF 25 COLBERT STATION (IRE) (J P McManus) Ted Walsh IRE t10-11-00 Mark Walsh
PU BEF 27 LION NA BEARNAI (IRE) (The Lock Syndicate) Tom Gibney IRE 12-10-10 Davy Russell
PU BEF 22 TRIOLO D’ALENE (FR) (Caroline & Sandy Orr) Nicky Henderson 7-11-06 Barry Geraghty
PU BEF 26 VINTAGE STAR (IRE) (Trevor Hemmings) Sue Smith 8-10-07 Brian Hughes
PU BEF 22 QUITO DE LA ROQUE (FR) (Gigginstown House Stud) Colm Murphy IRE p10-11-01 Brian O’Connell
PU BEF 20 SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM (IRE) (Liam Breslin) Nicky Henderson p10-10-03 David Bass
UR 2 BURTON PORT (IRE) (Trevor Hemmings) Jonjo O’Neill tp10-10-08 Brian Harding
UR 8 TIDAL BAY (IRE) (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Paul Nicholls 13-11-10 Sam Twiston-Davies
UR6 LAST TIME D’ALBAIN (FR) (Fontstown Syndicate) Liam Cusack IRE 10-10-02 Robbie Colgan
UR8 OUR FATHER (IRE) (The Ives & Johnson Families) David Pipe 8-10-08 Denis O’Regan
UR9 THE RAINBOW HUNTER (May We Never Be Found Partnership) Kim Bailey 10-10-07 Aidan Coleman
UR 15 TEAFORTHREE (IRE) (Conyers, O’Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman) Rebecca Curtis 10-10-12 Nick Scholfield 10/1 Jt Fav
REF TO RACE BATTLE GROUP (Jolly Boys Outing) Johnny Farrelly p9-10-10 Brendan Powell
Distances: 5, 1¼, 10, 2½, sh, 3, 16, sh, 4½, 2½, 18, 6, 2, 7, 37, 33, 1
Time: 9m 09.90s
Breeder: Michel Hardy
Breeding: b g Maresca Sorrento (FR) – Elfe Du Perche (FR) (Abdonski (FR))
Tote Win: £32.80 Place £8.80; £3.90; £3.60; £10.30 Exacta £580.30
Pineau De Re (FR) Factfile –
The 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National Winner
Breeding: b g Maresca Sorrento – Elfe Du Perche (Abdonski)
Breeder: Michel Hardy
Born: May 8, 2003
Owner: John Provan
Trainer: Dr Richard Newland
Jockey: Leighton Aspell
* Landed the £1 million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree today by five lengths from Balthazar King in 9m 09.90s. Was a first runner in the race for owner John Provan and jockey Dr Richard Newland. Was jockey Leighton Aspell’s seventh ride in the race.
*Won the three and half mile Ulster National at Downpatrick a year ago, which he won by 23 lengths.
*Victory in a veterans’ race at Exeter in January pushed his handicap mark high enough to guarantee a run in the Crabbie’s Grand National.
*Was a strong-finishing third, beaten a nose and a neck, in the Pertemps Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The 2010 National winner Don’t Push It used the same contest as a warm-up.
*He is the same age, 11, as the last two winners of the Aintree showpiece.
*His name refers to an aperitif wine produced in the Charente department in western France.
Race record: Starts 35; wins 7; 2nd 6; 3rd 4. Win & place prize money: £659,706
Originally from Glasgow, John Provan is a former amateur jockey who rode on the Flat against Princess Anne on a couple of occasions. He worked in various racing yards, including those of Tommy Taylor and John Mackie, and rode out most mornings. He now runs a print and packaging business called Printcut Boxfast and lives in Derbyshire. He first met trainer Dr Richard Newland when he moved into the same village and the pair discovered a mutual love of racing. After picking Provan’s brain over a number of years, as well as owning various horses together, Newland decided to take the plunge into training and the pair has not looked back since. He currently has three horses in training with Newland and bought his Crabbie’s Grand National hope, Pineau De Re, in a private deal with Barry Connell in the summer of 2013 before the horse went through the sales ring. Provan admits that the horse isn’t the normal type of horse he buys, both Newland and himself saw a ‘window of opportunity’ with Pineau De Re and purchased him as a potential Grand National horse having seen him win the Ulster Grand National at Downpatrick in April of last year. Both Newland and Provan have attended the Crabbie’s Grand National for the past 20 years and this year was the first time they have had a runner in the race.
Crabbie’s Grand National runners: 2014 PINNEAU DE RE (WON)
Dr Richard Newland (Claines, Worcsestershire)
Born: November 15, 1963 Background: Dr Richard Newland studied medicine at Cambridge University, followed by medical training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. He then undertook specialist training in general practice and, after qualifying, was appointed as principal GP at a practice in Sutton Coldfield, where he worked for 12 years. In 2004, together with Dr Bryan Fehilly, he established Newhall Medical Practice as Birmingham’s first private GP service. He has only just stopped doing surgeries in the past year. Newland has become a successful trainer and has been no stranger to big-race victories since taking out a licence in 2006 following success in the point-to-point sphere. He had owned horses with Philip Hobbs, Richard Lee and John Mackie before he, along with his wife Laura, decided to take the plunge into training full-time. He hit the ground running in his first full season as a permit holder when Overstrand won a Listed handicap hurdle at Sandown and Burntoakboy won the Grade Three Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival. His other big-race successes include Act Of Kalanisi in a valuable handicap hurdle at Ascot in February, 2011 and Night Alliance, who won the Tommy Whittle Chase in December of last year. Pineau De Re was Newland’s first runner in the Crabbie’s Grand National. Major wins include: Crabbie’s Grand National (2014 Pineau De Re) Coral Cup (2007 Overstrand); Tommy Whittle Chase (2013 Night Alliance).
Crabbie’s Grand National runners: 2014 PINNEAU DE RE (WON)
Born: June 12, 1976 Background: One of the few jockeys to have a dedicated fan club. Aspell, whose brother Paddy is also a successful jockey, came close to a fairytale first ride in the Crabbie’s Grand National in 2003 when finishing second aboard Supreme Glory and looked like going close again in 2006 when Ballycassidy took up the running at Valentine’s on the first circuit. The Peter Bowen-trained gelding jumped for fun in the lead under Aspell before taking a spectacular tumble at Valentine’s second time. He finally won the great race in 2014 on Pineau De Re. Aspell began his racing life as an apprentice with noted tutor Reg Hollinshead. He rode winners on the Flat, the first of them coming on Prime Painter at Hamilton in May, 1993, and nine more followed before increasing weight forced him to switch to jumping. He joined the late Josh Gifford’s Findon yard and rode his first winner over jumps at Huntingdon in May, 1995, aboard Karar, trained by Gifford’s former stable jockey Richard Rowe. He has won the Welsh National twice, with L’Aventure (2005) and Supreme Glory (2001) and experienced Grade One success in the Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle at Punchestown on United in 2005. In July, 2007, Aspell announced his retirement for the saddle and went to work for Flat trainer John Dunlop at Arundel for an 18-month spell. However, he made a return to the saddle in April, 2009, stating that he missed the camaraderie of the weighing room and the thrill of race riding. He is currently enjoying his best season to date, with 61 winners on the board so far. Crabbie’s Grand National Record: 2003 Supreme Glory (2nd); 2004 Skycab (UR 6th); 2005 Take The Stand (UR 15th); 2006 Ballycassidy (Fell 25th), 2007 Billyvoddan (PU 19th); 2011 In Compliance (13th); 2014 PINEAU DE RE (WON)
Balthazar King has enjoyed a terrific campaign winning all four of his previous starts and put in a career best to finish in second place, with the 14/1 chance beaten just five lengths.
Trainer Philip Hobbs said: “He’s a fantastic horse that just keeps running well whatever you do. It’s frustrating to be second again and everything went to plan, he stayed wide throughout and jumped well.
“Jumping the third-last I thought we were going to be fifth or sixth or something but he ran on very well after that.
“This is enormous for the horse and he is a superstar. He is so consistent, tough and he tries so hard. I have enormous pride in him.”
“Chance Du Roy ran well (sixth) and I thought at the third-last he was the one with the better chance.”
Richard Johnson was aboard Balthazar King, and said: “He gave me 200 per cent. I was struggling a long way out and he is a fantastic horse. I thought we had a good chance going to the Elbow and he gave his all. It would have been great to win but I couldn’t be happier.”
McCOY CHAMPION IN THIRD
Champion jockey Tony McCoy was always prominent aboard Martin Brassil’s Double Seven, with the 10/1 joint favourite boxing on well in the closing stages to be beaten a length and a quarter back into third place.
The jockey said: “He ran great. The ground was probably a little dead for him and it caught him out a little bit.
“He is a very gutsy little horse and has been very well prepared by Martin Brassil. He told me to be very positive and believe in the horse.
“I thought jumping the last ditch that I had a chance of winning but the dead ground caught him out a bit from there.
“He is a hardy little horse with plenty of guts.
“Well done to Dr Newland and Leighton Aspell as they are both nice people.”
ALVARADO FLIES FOR FOURTH
Rookie trainer Fergal O’Brien was thrilled with the run of Alvarado, with the nine-year-old 33/1 chance shrugging off a 94-day absence from the track to finish with a full head of steam and claim fourth place under Paul Moloney.
O’Brien said: “It was a fantastic run and Paul has given him a great ride.
“I am over the moon with the horse. He hasn’t run for a long time and everyone has done a great job at home.
“I thought he would run a good race if he got into a rhythm.
“The horse is very talented and he was fantastic today. He was a little keen which hasn’t helped him but he has finished really well.
“He did come home so well, especially considering he hadn’t run for so long.
“I have been associated two National winners when I was with Nigel Twiston-Davies and this is a wonderful place. We have had a wonderful couple of days and I am over the moon.”
Rocky Creek was another to have been handy throughout but weakened back to fifth.
His jockey Noel Fehily said: “He gave me a great spin.”