Pineau De Re wins Grand National

The Grand National at Aintree

The Grand National at Aintree

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Pineau De Re claimed Crabbie’s Grand National glory at Aintree for trainer Dr Richard Newland and jockey Leighton Aspell.

The 11-year-old was a 25-1 shot after finishing third in the Pertemps Final over hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival and moved into the race travelling powerfully.

He jumped the final fence in a clear lead and his pursuers never looked like bridging the gap as he galloped all the way to the line to secure a momentous five-length victory.

 

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