Fairytale Grand National Success For Noble Yeats
The Randox Grand National has a rich history of producing fairytale stories and the 2022 renewal certainly did not disappoint.
Just days before his 40th birthday and after announcing his last ride would be in the Grand National, Sam Waley-Cohen realised his lifetime dream when winning the big race aboard the Emmet Mullins-trained NOBLE YEATS in the colours of his father Robert.
The seven-year-old son of YEATS, who is still a Novice over fences was purchased for £75,000 by Edinburgh Woollen Mills at the 2019 Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale from Donal and Brian Hassett. He was originally purchased as a store for €6,500 at the 2018 Tattersalls Ireland August Sale.
The hugely popular amateur jockey who has an amazing record over the National fences worked his way from the rear of the field to take up a prominent position at halfway, and he delivered his mount to challenge between the last two fences. He saw off the gallant runner-up ANY SECOND NOW after a protracted duel up the run in to win in tenacious style.
The victory capped a succesful week for Tattersalls graduates at the Aintree Festival, with a total of eight individual winners including Grade 1 success for KNIGHT SALUTE, JONBON and THREE STRIPE LIFE.
Entries are currently being selected for the upcoming Tattersalls Cheltenham April Sale. The main catalogue will be published tomorrow with hard copies distributed later this week.