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Aintree Festival – Opening Day

Thursday 03 April 2014

Race 3 – Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

               

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

A pack of foxhounds on the track;

Race 4 today is the Fox Hunters’ Chase

over the Grand National fences.

 

03 April 2014

 

 

Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Irish Saint (Tom Scudamore) and

Rock On Ruby (Noel Fehily)

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

Grumeti (Choc)

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

the gorgeous Choc Thornton!

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The runners exit onto the racecourse;

The New One (Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The runners continue to exit onto the racecourse;

Diakali (AP McCoy)

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

The New One and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The final runner exits onto the racecourse;

Grandouet (Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

03 April 2014

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Diakali, Grandouet and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Grumeti and Irish Saint

 

03 April 2014

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Preparing for the on-course parade;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The parade begins;

Choc and Grumeti

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

Irish Saint and Ptit Zig lead the way

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

It’s a close fought finish;

The New One prevails by a head

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Choc pulls up after the race;

Grumeti finished 5th

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Time to hop off ...

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Choc unsaddles his mount

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winning jockey, Sam Twiston-Davies,

is interviewed by Channel 4’s Alice Plunkett

 

03 April 2014

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The placed horses return;

Diakali (3rd), Ptit Zig (4th),

Rock On Ruby (2nd)

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Choc heads back to the Weighing Room

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

After a number of unlucky race incidents

for The New One during the season,

Sam Twiston-Davies is thrilled that

his mount has won today’s feature race.

 

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Race 3:

Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The New One is led back

to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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