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Aintree Festival – Grand National Day

Saturday 05 April 2014

Race 1 – Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

               

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

No No Romeo (Aidan Coleman);

the horse’s first run over hurdles today

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Lac Fontana (AP McCoy)

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Splash Of Ginge (Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Dell’ Arca (Tom Scudamore)

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Kayf Moss (Tom O’Brien)

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Wilde Blue Yonder (Choc)

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Choc and Wilde Blue Yonder

head off to the starting gate

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

Monkey Kingdom (Jamie Moore)

leads the way

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Lac Fontana (centre) wins;

Splash of Ginger (right) finishes 2nd;

Dell’ Arca (left) completes in 3rd;

Wilde Blue Yonder 4th.

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Travelling Head Lad Matt removes the horse’s

protective boots following the race

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Wilde Blue Yonder is led back to the walkway

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The placed horses head back:

Dell’ Arca (Tom Scudamore);

Splash Of Ginge (Sam Twiston-Davies);

Choc and Wilde Blue Yonder

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Dell’ Arca and Splash Of Ginge

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Choc and Wilde Blue Yonder

head back down the walkway

(it is annoying when people get in the way!)

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

Choc and Wilde Blue Yonder head back

to the Winners’ Enclosure having finished 4th

 

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Race 1:

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

 

The winner:

Lac Fontana ridden by AP McCoy

 

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