Grand National: The finishers and the failures

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1. Earth Summit 7-1 fav

Carl Llewellyn: ''Brad told me after three out it had to be one of us. And it was me. I'm a bit of a jammy git - Tom Jenks should have ridden him.''

2. Suny Bay 11-1

Graham Bradley: ''He gave me a great ride. His ears are like antennae - he tells me when he wants to be short and when he wants to be long.''

3. Samlee 8-1

Richard Dunwoody: ''He was one paced and made mistakes; all he did was keep plodding on.''

4. St Mellion Fairway 20-1

Andrew Thornton: ''Woody was a real legend. We agreed to stay together until we jumped the last, but then he did me half a length for third place.''

5. Gimme Five 25-1

Ken Whelan: ''The ground was too soft and I was pushing all the way.''

6. Killeshin 20-1

Sean Curran: ''He was staying on when we were hampered and I came off. But for that we might have finished fourth. I remounted to finish.''

1st fence

Pashto (fell, dead) 100-1, John Kavanagh: ''We were too tight approaching it, he hit it half-way up and turned over.'' Banjo 14-1, Diwali Dancer 100-1, What A Hand 66-1, Challenger Du Luc 12-1.

3rd fence

Fabricator (fell) 150-1.

4th fence

Do Rightly (fell, dead) 100-1

5th fence

Celtic Abbey (fell) 33-1, Norman Williamson: ''He didn't get high enough.'' Griffins Bar (fell, dead) 200-1.

6th fence

Court Melody (fell) 25-1, Timmy Murphy: ''The race went very quickly for me.'' Choisty (fell) 40-1.

9th fence

Dun Belle (unseated rider) 18-1, Tommy Treacy: "She slipped into the fence and hit it. I went out the side."

11th fence

Nahthen Lad (pulled up) 13-1. General Crack (unseated rider) 40-1. Damas (refused) 200-1.

14th fence

Pond House (pulled up) 66-1; Maple Dancer (pulled up) 200-1.

Joe White (pulled up) 100-1, Tim McCarthy: ''We were nearly brought down at the first when Banjo fell.''

17th fence

Hillwalk (150-1), Into The Red (50-1), Radical Choice (66-1), Go Universal (66- 1) all pulled up

24th fence

Brave Highlander (unseated rider) 25-1, Philip Hide: ''I was going well but he made an awkward jump.''

26th fence

Ciel De Brion (fell) 16-1, Thierry Doumen: ''He was getting tired and couldn't put in a big enough jump. It's been the thrill of a lifetime.'' Scotton Banks (unseated rider) 33-1, Lorcan Wyer: ''He went well for a long way but wasn't enjoying the ground.''

27th fence

Him Of Praise (refused) 8-1, Charlie Swan: ''He got a fright at the first ditch and jumped a bit big after that. He was running lazily - he had his ears pricked for the half mile or so until we parted company.''

28th fence

Rough Quest (pulled up) 11-1, Mick Fitzgerald: ''I thought when we jumped Becher's second time we were going to win. But he ran out of stamina on this ground.''

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