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Aintree Festival – Grand National Day

Saturday 11 April 2015

Race 1 (Grade 1 – Mersey Novices’ Hurdle)

 

               

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Nicky Henderson-trained Days Of Heaven,

ridden by Peter Carberry;

the horse is certainly a handful ... 

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

... so much so that he has

to be ‘ponied’ to the start!

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Warren Greatrex-trained Seedling,

ridden by Gavin Sheehan

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Willie Mullins-trained Nichols Canyon,

ridden by Ruby Walsh

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Thomas Mullins-trained Grand Partner,

ridden by Paul Carberry

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Ballybolley,

ridden by Daryl Jacob

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Imogen Pickard-trained Mister Fizz,

ridden by James Banks

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Sandra Hughes-trained Sub Lieutenant,

ridden by Jonathan Burke

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The John Ferguson-trained Parlour Games,

ridden by AP McCoy

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Dan Skelton-trained Three Musketeers,

ridden by Harry Skelton

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Paul Nicholls-trained As De Mee,

ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Willie Mullins-trained Mckinley,

ridden by Paul Townend

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go, Ballybolley

and Mister Fizz lead the way

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The often wayward Go West Young Man

returns unharmed having unseated his rider

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

... and the winner is Nichols Canyon

ridden by Ruby Walsh

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Third-placed Three Musketeers

ridden by Harry Skelton and runner-up

Parlour Games ridden by AP McCoy

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Runner-up Parlour Games and AP McCoy

 

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Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winner, Nichols Canyon and Ruby Walsh

 

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Sadly Seedling, who fell at

the penultimate flight when tiring,

did not survive his fall

 

RIP

 

Race 1: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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