This was run on good going and the weather was clear. It took place on 24th March and the time was 9 mins 49 4/5 secs. The winner was trained by Collins.


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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MANIFESTO G Williamson Mr J G Bulteel
2 FORD OF FYNE E Matthews Major J A Orr-Ewing
3 ELLIMAN Piggott Mr Audley Blyth
4 DEAD LEVEL Mason Mr Gavin Hamilton
also BARSAC Mr H M Ripley Mr C A Brown
also WHITEBOY II A Banner Mr R Barke
also AMBUSH II W Anthony H R H The Prince of Wales
also ELECTRIC SPARK A Waddington Mr R Wright
also MUM W Hoysted Mr J G Mosenthal
also FAIRY QUEEN Oates Mr Saunders Davies
also CORNER D Read Mr W Harris
also GENTLE IDA W Taylor Mr Horatio Bottomley
also XEBEE Mr A W Wood Mr R C B Cave
also THE SAPPER Mr G S Davies Major J A Orr-Ewing
also TRADE MARK Knox Mr A Alexander
also PISTACHE Count de Geloes Count de Geloes
also LOTUS LILY W Latham Captain Ethelson
also SHERIFF HUTTON C Hogan Mr F W Greswolde-William
also LITTLE NORTON C Clack Mr G R Powell
4/1 Gentle Ida
5/1 Manifesto
100/12 Ambush II
10/1 The Sapper
100/8 Lotus Lily
100/7 Sheriff Hutton
20/1 Elliman
20/1 Electric Spark
25/1 Trade Mark
25/1 Barsac
33/1 Xebee
33/1 Dead Level
40/1 Ford of Fyne
100/1 Pistache
100/1 Mum
100/1 Fairy Queen
200/1 Little Norton
200/1 Corner
200/1 Whiteboy II

John Pinfold comments that a racecard he most covets is from 1897 or 1899 as he is a great fan of Manifesto and his jockey George Williamson (still the only man to have ridden the winner of both the Grand National and the Velka Pardubicka). He further comments that one can see Manifesto's skeleton at the University of Liverpool's Victoria Museum.

I am very grateful to John Pinfold for the picture shown below. I can recommend Gallant Sport and An Aintree Dynasty, both written by John Pinfold. To purchase a copy of either book go to the Amazon Grand National store shown below.