This was run on Saturday 4th April 1970 and 28 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 38 secs. 


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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. The link below is a 10 minute 10 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 GAY TRIP P.Taaffe Mr A J Chambers
2 VULTURE S.Barker General R K Mellon
3 MISS HUNTER F.Shortt Mrs W Macauley
4 DOZO E.Harty Mrs E W Wetherill


J Haine Mr H J Joel
Also RED ALLIGATOR B Fletcher Mr J Manners
Also SPECIFY J Cook Mr F W Pontin
Also TWO SPRINGS R Edwards Mr D H Barnes
Also BATTLEDORE T S Murphy Mr W E Morton
Also RONDETTO J King Mr A B Mitchell
Also FORT ORD A Turnell Dr R Ehnborn
Also PERMIT P Buckley Mr T T Lennon
Also FRENCH EXCUSE K White Mr J Jennings
Also THE OTTER T M Jones Mrs J Dening
Also ALL GLORY A Moore Mr A S Robinson
Also ASSAD J Gifford Mrs E A Clarke
Also THE BEECHES S Mellor Mrs R Lomer
Also THE FOSSA G W Robinson Captain A H Parker-Bowles
Also GAME PURSTON Mr M Lloyd Mr M C Lloyd
Also GINGER NUT J Bourke Mr Bryan P Jenks
Also NO JUSTICE J Guest Mr A S Neaves
Also ON THE MOVE G Dartnall Mr Gordon Jarvis
Also PERRY HILL P Kelleway Mr J U Ballie
Also PERSIAN HELEN D T Hughes Mr P E Smith
Also PRIDE OF KENTUCKY J Buckingham Mr E R Courage
Also QUEEN'S GUIDE Mr G Wade Mr W Wade
Also RACOON D Mould Mr Robert M Kiechefer
Also VILLAY Mr D Scott Mr D D Scott

Roy Edwards wanting to be up front and out of trouble in the 1970 Grand National. These are the titles of chapters from Chris Pitt’s book ‘Go Down to the Beaten’, which looks at personal stories by connections of horses which failed to win the Grand National, a copy of which can be purchased by clicking the link below:-