Over 12 and Across The Bay still the leader...
Two jockeyless horses still racing...
Teaforthree still in the middle of the pack
Up to The Chair and...Teaforthree falls!
Across the Bay makes a terrible mistake and veers off course...
Over 17 and 23 horses still in it
Monbeg Dude making up ground on the leaders
Still Rocky Creek, followed by Mr Moonshine
Over 25 and now Mr Moonhine in front...
There's 12 horses in touch and in with a shout
Rocky Creek back in the lead!
Final fence...Pineau de Reu leads..
Final sprint... Pineau De Re WINS!!!!
Wow that was an object lesson in how to time a charge. Hit the front in the final stages and the rest of the field had no answer
Balthazar King second, Double Seven in third
Alvarado fourth and Rocky Creek, the long-time leaders, finishes fifth
There will be some very happy punters at Aintree. Pineau De Re was a 25-1 shot.
It's not the biggest shock in National history but it is a surprise. Winning jockey Leighton Aspell played a blinder today. Patience and panache in equal measure. Perfect.
"It's a wonderful day. I've been watching the
National since I was a young boy. You secretly crave a bit of success.
To get a ride in the National is a great thing and to get one with a
live chance is even be."
Although I can't say this definitively yet but it does seem that all the horses are fine and there have been no accidents
Yes, it seems all the horses and jockeys have come through the race relatively unscathed.
How did you fare then? If you had money on Battle Group you're probably livid but if you had one of the top five and went each way, I suspect you have a big smile on your face and perchance a celebratory drink in your hand.
Well folks that's your lot from Aintree today. Congratulations if your horse came in and commiserations if you are now poorer than you were an hour ago but such is racing! If you are interested, we'll have coverage of tomorrow's Boat Race here at MSN starting at 5pm.