Ballabriggs produced a stunning performance in the 2011 Grand National, leading from start to finish in some style under Jason Maguire, returning odds of 14/1
Trainer Donald McCain has spent his life in the shadow of his famous dad, Ginger, who was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum and he can now claim his own place in the history Aintree history books.
Gold Cup winning jockey Sam Waley-Cohen finished second with a strong ride on Oscar Time but he was always behind Ballabriggs and couldn’t find anything in the home straight having been pushed to his limit over the Aintree fences.
2010 National winner Don’t Push It finished third and travelled well without ever looking like winning under AP McCoy and it was perhaps too difficult for the Jonjo O’Neill trained runner to overcome top weight.
Outsider State of Play rewarded each-way backers, coming in at 28/1, with Niche Market (16/1) ending fifth.
Grand National result
1 – Ballabriggs 14/1
2- Oscar Time 14/1
3 – Don’t Push It 9/1
4 – State of Play – 28/1
5 – Niche Market – 16/1