It was a dominant win by the well-backed favourite with New Zealand jockey Aaron Kuru finding the gap in the 1000m putting the nine year-old in prime position. Watch Grand national live.
The only slight issue for onlookers was when Tallyho Twinkletoe made a slight mistake at the second last jump but he recovered quickly, finishing nine lengths ahead of his closest rival in Spying On You.
The success saw the Kiwi become the first horse as Mosstrooper in 1930 to perform the Grand national live Chase and Grand National Hurdle twice in a year.
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The Chase triumph also topped off an astonishing season for trainer Patrick Payne, who will almost certainly be named JJ Houlahan Championship coach of this year at the next month’s awards. Watch Grand national live.
Payne was filled with praise for the jumper, announcing him the best he’s ever been associated with on ability.
“I was able to love Sea King, but he’s (Tallyho Twinkletoe) that the very best horse,” he explained. Grand national live.
“Only can take the race by the scruff of the neck, he had the raceit’s ridiculous to state but from the mile he had them coated, not many horses could maintain a gallop like this.”Watch Grand national live.
The success was made even sweeter because of its jumper’s part-owner Jo Rathbone who’d flown from New Zealand for the race.
Rathbone was emotional following the triumph due to this horse having overcome numerous injuries in his career. Grand national live.
“It’s just unreal, totally unreal,” she explained.”We just kept bringing him work and then he’d have small problems, he ended up being out for 2.5 decades on and off.”Watch Grand national live.
The program is currently for Tallyho Twinkletoe to go home to New Zealand to get a well-earned spell before potentially returning to really go for back-to-back Grand National Steeplechase victories next year.
Three-time Grand National Steeplechase-winner Wells certainly didn’t disgrace himself in his final National run, finishing in third having had to carry 73.5kg. Watch Grand national live, Grand National hero Tiger Roll undergoes operation for cracked joint
Connections of double Grand National hero Tiger Roll are optimistic he will create the Boyne Hurdle at Navan at February after undergoing a way to remedy a processor at a joint.
The nine-year-old became the initial back-to-back winner of the Aintree spectacular since Red Rum when he overcome Magic Light by 2 and three-quarter spans in April.
Trainer Gordon Elliott has stated he’s working towards a hat-trick effort, but Eddie O’Leary, racing manager for Gigginstown House Stud, was loath to be drawn on longterm plans before the current dilemma is resolved.
“It’s more than a tiny bit of a setback, you can not be a little bit pregnant, it’s a drawback, sadly,” said O’Leary.
“He’s a really sound horse, he exercised on Tuesday perfect and on Wednesday the issue was diagnosed.
“He is being worked on and they can suck it out. Watch Grand national live.
“He must return for Navan and the Boyne Hurdle at February after being in his box four or three weeks.
“We just need to get him sound prior to making plans.” Watch Grand national live.