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Apr 9, 2017

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. 

 

ONE FOR ARTHUR

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. 

 

FINIAN'S OSCAR

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. 

 

SIZING CODELCO

Listed Handicap Chase

Sold: 2009 November NH Sale

Vendor: Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm

Price: €19,000

Purchaser: Sean Lynch