In one of the most exciting finishes in recent years, the 28 to one chance, Specify....
LS Horses (7 bunched) racing down home straight towards camera and past.
MS Winner led into birdcage.
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Background: In one of the most exciting finishes in recent years, the 28 to one chance, Specify....owned by Fred Pontin and ridden by John Cook....burst through a bunched field to win today's (3 April) Aintree Grand National Steeplechase. Black Secret was second, and Astbury third.
The race is run over a distance of nearly four and a half miles (7.2 kilometres) and includes 30 fences. Specify's time over the course was nine minutes 33.9 seconds. The win was worth GBP15,500 sterling (37,200 dollars) in first prize money.