Today's racecards

Aintree

  • 16:15 Crabbie's Grand National Chase 4m 3f 110y

  • Winner £561,300 2nd £211,100 3rd £105,500 4th £52,700
  • Going: Good (National Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 9.30s
  • Off time: 16:17:35
16:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pineau De Re (FR) 25/1
2nd Balthazar King (IRE) 14/1
3rd Double Seven (IRE) 10/1
4th Alvarado (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-1532 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 55
Nag meCourse Winner
13 11-10 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 161 16/117.00
2 32-54U1 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 51
Nag me
9 11-9 p N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 160 12/113.00
3 686934 Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white star Hunt Ball (IRE) 23
Nag me
9 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 158 50/151.00
4 81-1310 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Triolo D'alene (FR) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 157 16/117.00
5 1113-22 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Rocky Creek (IRE) 70
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-5 P F Nicholls N Fehily 156 16/117.00
6 5-F475P Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-1 p C A Murphy B T O'Connell 152 40/141.00
7 U-03U0F Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Colbert Station (IRE) 34
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10 11-0 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 151 33/134.00
8 2P52-U4 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 56
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 p A King W Hutchinson 151 33/134.00
9 0P-1111 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Balthazar King (IRE) 24
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10 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 150 14/115.00
10 76-52P7 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 35
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-13 t Mrs H Parrott Jack Doyle 150 66/167.00
11 573112 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Mr Moonshine (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 149 20/121.00
12 203-928 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Teaforthree (IRE) 22
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10 10-12 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 149 10/111.00
13 10-581U Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 49
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10 10-11 bt D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 148 50/151.00
14 111116 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Double Seven (IRE) 34
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8 10-11 pt M Brassil A P McCoy 148 10/111.00
15 11-1PRP Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 105
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-10 p J Farrelly Brendan Powell 147 40/141.00
16 5-05103 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 42
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8 10-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 147 66/167.00
17 PP-5714 Red and black (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) 42
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12 10-10 T Gibney D N Russell 147 33/134.00
18 12-3094 Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, red cap Prince De Beauchene (FR) 79
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-10 W P Mullins P Townend 147 20/121.00
19 3P-3415 Red, white stripe, white and red diabolo on sleeves Monbeg Dude (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-9 M Scudamore P Carberry 146 16/117.00
20 4211-23 Red and white (halved), emerald green sleeves, white cap Big Shu (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-8 t Peter Maher P Buchanan 145 14/115.00
21 509P82 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Burton Port (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-8 pt Jonjo O'Neill Brian Harding 145 16/117.00
22 124-759 Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, pink cap Our Father (IRE) 23
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8 10-8 b D Pipe D F O'Regan 145 25/126.00
23 41-3315 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Mountainous (IRE) 63
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9 10-7 R Lee J E Moore 144 40/141.00
24 4UP-261 EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 70
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10 10-7 K C Bailey Aidan Coleman 144 25/126.00
25 P-1262F Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green cap Vintage Star (IRE) 25
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8 10-7 Mrs S J Smith B Hughes 144 50/151.00
26 498-1P4 Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance du Roy (FR) 49
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-6 p P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 143 33/134.00
27 12P-426 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Hawkes Point 49
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9 10-6 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 143 50/151.00
28 441173 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Kruzhlinin (GER) 35
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7 10-6 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 143 100/1101.00
29 5F2713 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Pineau De Re (FR) 23
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11 10-6 Dr R D P Newland L P Aspell 143 25/126.00
30 P03/3-U1 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 27
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10 10-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 142 66/167.00
31 25017U White, Mauve stars Twirling Magnet (IRE) 23
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8 10-5 pt Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 142 100/1101.00
32 372-FU9 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 72
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8 10-5 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 142 40/141.00
33 4/14PP-3 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots The Package 25
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11 10-4 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 141 14/115.00
34 11-P0P3 ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, royal blue cap, white star Raz De Maree (FR) 19
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9 10-3 v1 D T Hughes D J Condon 140 50/151.00
35 114P-01 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 74
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9 10-3 p1 D O'Meara Jake Greenall 140 50/151.00
36 229/6P0 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Shakalakaboomboom (IRE) 25
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10 10-3 p1 N J Henderson D Bass 140 16/117.00
37 6R3-51P Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 94
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9 10-2 F M O'Brien Paul Moloney 139 33/134.00
38 433-009 Dark Blue and Orange diamonds, halved sleeves, quartered cap Last Time D'albain (FR) 14
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10 10-2 L P Cusack R C Colgan 139 50/151.00
39 F3P465 Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star One In A Milan (IRE) 28
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9 10-2 v1 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 139 40/141.00
40 4406-50 Black, White and Red striped sleeves, hooped cap Swing Bill (FR) 23
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13 10-1 D Pipe C O'Farrell 138 66/167.00

Verdict

Monbeg Dude is a dour stayer but might have preferred softer ground and his jumping is a concern over these fences. Last year's third Teaforthree must have a decent chance again, however, as he's 2lb lower and has been trained with this race in mind. Tidal Bay has been a terrific servant to connections but it's asking an awful lot of a 13-year-old to win a Grand National under top weight and the Nicholls' team also run the less-exposed Rocky Creek. Long Run may also struggle under a welter burden while Triolo D'Alene is only a seven-year-old and they have a shocking record in this marathon. Hunt Ball and Walkon are doubtful stayers but Lion Na Bearnai is a former Irish National winner and another raider from across the Irish Sea, Quito De La Roque, has been the subject of favourable reports. They may represent better value than A P McCoy's choice Double Seven. Burton Port is a classy sort on a decent mark and could run a big race while Chance Du Roy won the Becher Chase over the National fences in December. Mr Moonshine represents last year's winning trainer and jockey while cross-country specialists Balthazar King and Big Shu should enjoy this test. Mountainous won the Welsh National earlier this season and The Package made a very encouraging comeback at Cheltenham and looks just the type for this. The Rainbow Hunter and Shakalakaboom should also give supporters a run for their money but we're going to take a chance on the lightly-weighted ALVARADO. Paul Moloney rides these fences as well as anyone and deserves a change of luck after several near-misses in the big race. His mount has never fallen and won over 3m4f at Cheltenham in November so has the right credentials and will be a working man's price.