Irish Grand National Result
Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
FAIRYHOUSE: The Irish Grand National has not been won by a favourite during the past decade and the punt on AP Mc Coy ridden Groody Hill went the same way on Easter Monday.
The race went to Tom Gibney trained Lion Na Bearnai under Andrew Thornton at 33/1. The winner outbattled Out Now (14/1) with Cheltenham Festival winner Alfie Sherrin 3rd at 10/1. Fat Jockey Stats tip Paddy Pub rewarded each way backers with a 4th placed finish at 20/1.
The winner did not fit previous age trends but was a qualifer on weight. Lion Na Bearnai carried 10-5 after allowing for the jockeys claim and the runner up also came from near the bottom of the weights carrying 10-02.<< Back to Racing Headlines