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Monty’s Pass wins ‘National’

Liverpool, England, April 5 (Reuters): Monty's Pass, a first Grand National runner for Irish trainer Jimmy Mangan, won the world's most famous steeplechase on Saturday. Ridden by Irish jockey Barry Geraghty, the well-backed 16-1 chance came home 12 lengths in front of 40-1 outsider Supreme Glory, partnered by Leighton Aspell. ”It was a brilliant, brilliant performance. He travelled so well the whole way through. I haven't many horses, and he's the star of the stable,” Mangan told BBC TV. Geraghty added “He was like a cat. It is hard to believe he can win it so easily.

Amberleigh House, a 33-1 shot ridden by Graham Lee, was two lengths further back in third, with Gunner Welburn (16-1), who led for a long way on the final circuit in the four miles and four furlong (7.2 kms) slog fading into fourth.


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