Grand National Result: Pineau proves perfect at Aintree

Pineau de Re grabbed Grand National glory.

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

"In the early antepost betting Pineau De Re can be backed at 7.06/1 to win the 2015 Grand National."

Pineau de Re - a 25-1 shot on the high street but 38.037/1 on Betfair - finished 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.

Balthazar King ran a fine race to finish second, ahead of champion jockey Tony McCoy aboard Double Seven.

Alvarado stayed on from a long way back to finish fourth.

Aspell, who at one stage had retired from riding, said: "It's a wonderful day, this is what we do it for.

"I've been watching the National since I was a very young boy.

"As much as you enjoy sharing everyone's success, you crave a bit too.

"To get a chance to ride in the National is a great thing, and to get on one with a chance is even better."

Aspell went on: "I was very conscious that I didn't want to be in front too soon over four and a half miles.

"He's a small horse, so he finds jumping hard enough.

"When I got a bit of daylight I knew I'd be fine because that was my only worry, a lack of daylight.

"Once he was in daylight he really enjoyed that part of the race."

In the early antepost betting Pineau De Re can be backed at 7.06/1 to win the 2015 Grand National

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