This was run on the 4th April 2009 and it was sunny but with overnight rain.. The winner won by 12 lengths with 1 1/4 lengths to the 3rd. There were 40 runners and 17 finished.


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The BBC Sports website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. The link below is a 10 minute 22 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 MON MOME Liam Treadwell Miss Venetia Williams
2 COMPLY OR DIE Timmy Murphy D E Pipe
3 MY WILL R Walsh P F Nicholls
4 STATE OF PLAY P Moloney Evan Williams
5 CERIUM Keith Mercer Paul Murphy
6 BIG FELLA THANKS Christian Williams P F Nicholls
also CLOUDY LANE J Maguire D McCain Jnr
also CHELSEA HARBOUR E Mullins Thomas Mullins (Ire)
also SNOWY MORNING Andrew McNamara W P Mullins (Ire)
also KNOWHERE P J Brennan N A Twiston-Davies
also OLLIE MAGERN Mr S Waley-Cohen N A Twiston-Davies
also STAN A Coleman Miss Venetia Williams
also BLACK APALACHI Denis O'Regan D T Hughes (Ire)
also HEAR THE ECHO D N Russell M F Morris (Ire)
also PREISTS LEAP P T Enright Thomas Gerard O'Leary (Ire)
also EUROTREK Sam Thomas P F Nicholls
also SILVER BIRCH R M Power Gordon Elliott (Ire)
also BUTLER'S CABIN A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
also OFFSHORE ACCOUNT D J Casey C P Swan (Ire)
also PARSON'S LEGACY Richard Johnson P J Hobbs
also REVEILLEZ M P Walsh Jonjo O'Neill
also FUNDAMENTALIST David England N A Twiston-Davies
also GOLDEN FLIGHT B J Geraghty N J Henderson
also L'AMI Robert Thornton E Bolger (Ire)
also BATTLECRY Tom Scudamore N A Twiston Davies
also CORNISH SETT Nick Schofield P F Nicholls
also FLEET STREET Andrew Tinkler N J Henderson
also MUSICA BELLA P A Carberry F M Cottin (Fr)
also CAN'T BUY TIME Noel Fehily Jonjo O'Neill
also DARKNESS Wayne Hutchinson C R Egerton
also IRISH INVADER P Townend W P Mullins (Ire)
also RAMBLING MINSTER James Reveley K G Reveley
also SOUTHERN VIC N P Madden T M Walsh (Ire)
also BROOKLYN BROWNIE Phil Kinsella J M Jefferson
also HIMALAYAN TRAIL P W Flood James Joseph Mangan (Ire)
also ARTEEA J W Farrelly D E Pipe
also IDLE TALK Brian Harding D McCain Jnr
also KELAMI Derek Laverty Mrs L Williamson
also ZABENZ T J O'Brien P J Hobbs
7/1 Butler's Cabin
8/1 My Will
17/2 Rambling Minster
11/1 Black Apalachi
14/1 Comply Or Die
14/1 State of Play
100/1 Mon Mome

Paul Moloney stating there was a long one there in the 2009 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:-