Giles Cross is pulled up at National

First published in Other sport by

THERE was to be no Grand National fairytale for Dorchester owner Kay Birchenhough as Giles Cross was pulled up at the 11th fence.

Despite making a positive start at Aintree, the 10-year-old joined 24 other charges in failing to finish the showpiece steeplechase.

Of the 15 that did cross the line, Neptune Collonges (33/1) beat Sunnyhillboy after a photo finish, handing champion trainer Paul Nicholls his first win in the big race.

Katie Walsh, bidding to become the first female jockey to claim glory, was third on Seabass while Cappa Bleu came fourth.

However, a dramatic day was marred by the death of two horses. Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised and According to Pete both suffered fatal injuries.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree