Racing Grand National: `It can't get any better than that'

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"HE JUMPED very well and as we jumped the last I knew he would quicken. It can't get any better than that. It'll take a while to set in but it was worth going to bed at nine last night."

Paul Carberry, rider of Bobbyjo

"I THOUGHT there was still a circuit to go coming to the second last as he was going so easy. I had a look round and saw the wizard, Paul Carberry, and he whizzed by me. My horse did well to hang on to second. My sympathies go out to Mark [Bradburne, Blue Charm's usual rider]. It was very special for me, but I do feel for him."

Lorcan Wyer, rider of Blue Charm

"HE MADE only one mistake. I thought I was going to win at the last but he got tired and then stayed on again from The Elbow."

Richard Dunwoody, rider of Call It A Day

"WE HAD a chance two out and he gave me a great ride."

Adrian Maguire, rider of Addington Boy

"SHE GAVE me a dream ride and jumped superbly, but she overjumped Becher's and paid the penalty."

Mick Fitzgerald, rider of Fiddling The Facts

"HE JUMPED a bit too big and came down on his head."

Joe Tizzard, unseated by the ante-post favourite, Double Thriller, at the first fence

"I COULDN'T watch, but I'm delighted. It's great for mum and a small stable like ours."

Mark Bradburne, regular rider of Blue Charm

and son of the horse's trainer, Sue Bradburne

"I AM that relieved, he ran a blinder and gave everybody a run for their money."

Jenny Pitman, trainer of the 11th home, Nahthen Lad.

"It was a pure accident which couldn't have been predicted. What isn't predictable isn't preventable."

David Muir, RSPCA equine consultant, on the death of Eudipe who fell at Becher's.

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