Apr 10, 2017

Grand National Glory as Tattersalls Ireland graduates dominate the final day of the Aintree Festiival

Grand National Glory as Tattersalls Ireland graduates dominate the final day of the Aintree Festival

The most coveted prize in National Hunt racing was up for grabs at Aintree and it was November, Derby and Cheltenham Sale graduate ONE FOR ARTHUR who siezed the opportunity to clinch the sought-after Grade 3 Randox Health Grand National. Leading Scottish jumps trainer Lucinda Russell became just the fourth female to train the winner and it was Derek Fox who confidently rode the son of Milan to victory for owners Two Golf Widows. 

Grade 3 Randox Health Grand National Chase
Sold: 2010 November NH Sale
Vendor: Ballyreddin Stud
Price: €14,000
Purchaser: John Dineen

Sold: 2012 Derby Sale
Vendor: Manister House Stud
Price: €34,000
Purchaser: Patrick Redmond

Sold: 2013 Cheltenham December Sale
Vendor: Ballydarragh Stables
Price: £60,000
Purchaser: Tom Malone/Lucinda

Prior to the race, FINIAN'S OSCAR had a hefty reputation to live up to unbeaten on his three track appearances. His reputation was justified when he destroyed opposition to win the Grade 1 Mersey Novices' Hurdle under Alan and Ann Potts new retained rider Robbie Power for Leading Trainer of the meeting Colin Tizzard. 

Grade 1 Mersey Novices' Hurdle
Sold: 2015 Derby Sale
Vendor: Glenwood Stud
Price: €50,000
Purchaser: Tower View Stables

Sold: 2016 Cheltenham November Sale
Vendor: Ballyboy Stables
Price: £250,000
Purchaser: Tom Malone & Colin Tizzard

Tizzard, Power and Alan and Ann Potts, who stormed the Aintree Grand National meeting with a wave of wins, enjoyed victory in the Listed Handicap Chase with another Tattersalls Ireland graduate, the Flemensfirth gelding SIZING CODELCO. 

Listed Handicap Chase
Sold: 2009 November NH Sale
Vendor: Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm
Price: €19,000
Purchaser: Sean Lynch