2014 Grand National

2014 Race Summary

An increase in fallers and unseated riders this year from last year. The easier fences resulted in just 8 horses either falling or unseating in 2013 but that number increased to 13 this time around.

The weights were headed by 2 Grade 1 winners marking this down as one of the classiest renewals of the race in years. There was no real plunge horse with bookies going 10/1 the field. Teaforthree and Double Seven would eventually go off 10/1 joint favourites. Teaforthree would go on to unseat his rider at the Chair with Double Seven running a gallant race in 3rd under Tony McCoy.

Across The Bay and Mr Moonshine made the early running, the former was almost carried out by a loose horse after the 16th fence which then handed the initiative to Mr Moonshine who led until 4 out before fading badly to 15th.

Also racing handily were the well fancied pair Balthazar King and Rocky Creek. Both would eventually finish in the top 5, the former never actually led but eventually finished second to the easy winner whilst Rocky Creek put in a remarkable performance considering his inexperience, leading until the approach to the penultimate fence before fading very late on to 5th.

The race was won by 25/1 shot Pineau De Re, giving his trainer Dr Richard Newland a winner of the Grand National at his first attempt. The horse raced in mid division until just after the half way stage when he was allowed to bowl long closer to the pace by rider Leighton Aspell after the 16th fence. Pineau De Re took the lead up 2 out and eventually drew clear to win by a very comfortable 5 lengths. He did make a couple of mistakes with his jumping but none were too serious.
Pineau De Re had finished third in the 3 mile Pertemps hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival just 22 days earlier.
The first 4 home in the 2014 Grand National all carried less than 11 stone with 9 year old Alvarado filling 4th spot carrying just 10-2. The Fergal O'Brien trained runner finished well, coming from 10th to 4th after the final fence. Perhaps the lack of run since January just cost him a bit.

2014 Full Result

Finishers
1Pineau De Re1110-6Richard NewlandLeighton Aspell25/1
2Balthazar King1010-13Philip HobbsRichard Johnson14/1
3Double Seven810-11Martin BrassilAP McCoy10/1JF
4Alvarado910-2Fergal OBrienPaul Moloney33/1
5Rocky Creek811-5PaulNichollsNoel Fehily16/1
6Chance Du Roy1010-6Philip Hobbs Tom OBrien33/1
7Monbeg Dude910-9Michael ScudamorePaul Carberry16/1
8Raz De Maree910-3Dessie HughesDavy Condon50/1
9Swing Bill1310-1David PipeConor OFarrell66/1
10Kruzhlinin710-6Donald McCainWilson Renwick100/1
11Buckers Bridge810-10Henry De BromheadA E Lynch66/1
12The Package1110-4David PipeTom Scudamore14/1
13Vesper Bell810-5Willie MullinsKatie Walsh40/1
14Across The Bay1010-11Donald McCainHenry Brooke50/1
15Mr Moonshine1010-12Sue SmithRyan Mania20/1
16Prince De Beauchene1110-10Willie MullinsPaul Townend20/1
17Hunt Ball911-7Nicky HendersonAndrew Tinkler50/1
18Hawkes Point910-6Paul NichollsRyan Mahon50/1
Did Not Complete:
UROur Father810-8David PipeDenis O’Regan25/1
FELLRose Of The Moon910-3David O’MearaJake Greenall50/1
URThe Rainbow Hunter910-7Kim BaileyAidan Coleman25/1
URBurton Port1010-8Jonjo O’NeillBrian Harding16/1
FellWayward Prince1010-13Hilary ParrotJack Doyle66/1
PULion Na Bearnai1210-10Thomas GibneyDavy Russell33/1
PUVintage Star810-7Sue SmithBrian Hughes50/1
PUWalkon911-0Alan KingWayne Hutchinson33/1
URTeaforthree1010-12Rebecca CurtisNick Scholfield10/1JF
PUShakalakaboomboom1010-3Nicky HendersonDavid Bass16/1
FELLMountainous910-7Richard LeeJamie Moore40/1
RRBattle Group910-10Johnny FarrellyBrendan Powell40/1
URLast Time DAlbain1010-2Liam P CusackRobbie Colgan50/1
PUTriolo D’Alene711-6Nicky HendersonBarry Geraghty16/1
PUColbert Station1011-0Ted WalshMark Walsh33/1
URTwirling Magnet810-5Jonjo O’NeillRichie McLernon100/1
PUQuito De La Roque1011-1C A MurphyBrian O’Connell40/1
FELLBig Shu910-8Peter MaherPeter Buchanan14/1
FELLLong Run911-9Nicky HendersonSam Waley-Cohen12/1
FELLGolan Way1010-5Tim VaughanMichael Byrne66/1
FELLOne In A Milan910-2Evan WilliamsAdam Wedge40/1
URTidal Bay1311-10Paul NichollsSam Twiston-Davies16/1


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