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Aintree Festival – Grand National Day

Saturday 05 April 2014

Race 7 – Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

               

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

The Alan King first string, Ordo Ab Chao

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

The Alan King second string, McCabe Creek

 

05 April 2014

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

Ordo Ab Chao

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

McCabe Creek led up by Steve Ayres

(Balder Succes’ lad)

 

05 April 2014

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The jockeys descend the steps

from the Weighing Room

ahead of the final race,

Choc leads the way again

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

Choc chats with connections

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

Ditto

 

05 April 2014

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Parade Ring;

Ditto

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Aqalim is led out, followed on

foot by his jockey Denis O’Regan

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Ballybolley (Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

05 April 2014

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Bringithomeminty (Barry Geraghty)

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Ordo Ab Chao (Choc)

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

McCabe Creek (Wayne Hutchinson)

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Hurricane Hollow (Wilson Renwick)

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

One circuit to go;

Aqalim and Relic Rock are sweating

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The runners pull up after the race;

Right to left:

Relic Rock (2nd); Ballybolley (winner);

Aqalim (3rd); Ordo Ab Chao (4th)

Our Kaempfer (5th)

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

The placed horses begin the walk back to

 the beginning of the horse-walk

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

Choc and Ordo Ab Chao

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

I wonder what Alan said ...

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

Choc unsaddles his mount

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

the winning horse and jockey,

Ballybolley and Sam Twiston-Davies

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure;

Choc debriefs connections

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

Choc weighs in

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

Ditto

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

Ditto ... 11 stone 4.5 lbs

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

Having successfully weighed in, Choc

soon heads back to the Weighing Room

 

05 April 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

Choc climbs the steps back to the

Weighing Room for the final time this Festival

 

05 April 2014

 

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Race 7:

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

 

My last sight of Choc

before I head home L

 

05 April 2014

 

 

 

 

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