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2006 Grand National

2006 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 8 April 2006
Winning horse Numbersixvalverde
Starting price 11/1
Jockey Niall Madden
Trainer Martin Brassil
Owner Bernard Carroll
Conditions Good
2005 2007
External video
Replay of the 2006 Grand National in full Racing TV, YouTube

Runners and betting

No. Horse Age Handicap (st, lb) Starting price Jockey Trainer Owner Colours
1 Royal Auclair 9 11–12 33/1 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls Clive Smith Green with yellow spots, yellow and green halved sleeves, purple cap
2 Hedgehunter 10 11–12 5/1 JF Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins (Ireland) Trevor Hemmings Yellow and green quarters, white sleeves, green cap
3 Cornish Rebel 9 11–9 22/1 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls Graham Roach Red with white crossbelts, hoops on sleeves and star on cap
4 Therealbandit 9 11–9 50/1 Richard Johnson Martin Pipe David Johnson Blue with green sleeves and red cap
5 It Takes Time 12 11–8 50/1 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe David Johnson Blue with green sleeves and white cap with green spots
6 Le Roi Miguel 8 11–7 150/1 Liam Heard Paul Nicholls Green/Rose/Cowell White with black spot, green sleeves with white armband and cap
7 Native Upmanship 13 11–0 100/1 Conor O’Dwyer Arthur Moore (Ireland) Sue Magnier Navy blue
8 Innox 10 10–13 10/1 Robert Thornton François Doumen (France) J. P. McManus Green and orange hoops, green cap with white star
9 Silver Birch 9 10–12 40/1 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls Paul Barber & Des Nichols Dark green with V, lime green sleeves, dark green and white checked cap
10 Whispered Secret 7 10–12 100/1 Rodi Greene Martin Pipe David Manasseh & Dan Levine Blue with yellow piping and chevrons on sleeves
11 Rince Ri 13 10–12 100/1 Andrew McNamara Ted Walsh (Ireland) Frank Moriarty Claret and white stripes with checked cap
12 Puntal 10 10–12 66/1 Barry Geraghty Martin Pipe Terry Neill White with red spotted sash and armbands, quartered cap
13 Lord of Illusion 9 10–11 33/1 Jason Maguire Tom George Patrick Kennedy Green with white inverted chevrons, white sleeves with green stars, white and pink quartered cap
14 Ebony Light 10 10–10 50/1 Stephen Craine Donald McCain Roger Bellamy White with blue cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and white cap
15 First Gold 13 10–10 100/1 Richard McGrath François Doumen (France) J. P. McManus Green and orange hoops with purple cap
16 Clan Royal 11 10–10 5/1 JF Tony McCoy Jonjo O’Neill J. P. McManus Green and orange hoops with white cap
17 Le Duc 7 10–10 33/1 Jamie Moore Paul Nicholls Green/Rose/Cowell White with black star, green sleeves with white armband, green cap
18 Sir Oj 9 10–10 33/1 Paul Carberry Noel Meade (Ireland) Brian Keenan Claret and pink checks
19 Forest Gunner 12 10–10 33/1 Ms. Nina Carberry Richard Ford John Gilsenan White with red braces, black sleeves and red cap
20 Joe’s Edge 9 10–10 20/1 Davy Russell Ferdy Murphy Chemipetro Ltd. Grey with red cross of lorraine, checked sleeves and red cap
21 Juveigneur 9 10–9 25/1 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson Trevor Hemmings Green and yellow quarters with white sleeves and cap
22 Amberleigh House 14 10–9 50/1 Graham Lee Donald McCain Halewood International Ltd. Black with red and white striped sleeves and hooped cap
23 Ballycassidy 10 10–9 80/1 Leighton Aspell Peter Bowen R. Owen & P. Fullagar White with red V, red and green striped sleeves, red cap
24 Inca Trail 10 10–9 40/1 Brian Harding Donald McCain Halewood International Ltd. Black with red and white striped sleeves, white cap
25 Garvivonnian 11 10–8 11/1 Garrett Cotter Ned Mitchell (Ireland) Angela Long Red and yellow diablo and checked cap
26 Numbersixvalverde 10 10–8 11/1 Niall Madden Martin Brassill (Ireland) Bernard Carroll Green, black sleeves, white cap
27 Iznogoud 10 10–8 200/1 Tom Scudamore Martin Pipe County Stores and Avalon Surfacing Yellow with burgundy crossbelts, blue sleeves, yellow and blue quartered cap
28 Jack High 11 10–7 9/1 David Casey Ted Walsh (Ireland) Brenda Ross Pink with blue diamond hoop and diamonds on sleeves, white cap
29 Haut De Gamme 11 10–7 25/1 Keith Mercer Ferdy Murphy Haut De Gamme Partnership Black with sky stripe and hoops on sleeves, hooped cap
30 Nil Desperandum 9 10–7 33/1 Tommy Treacy Frances Crowley (Ireland) Mike Shone Red, white sleeves, red and grey quartered cap
31 Baron Windrush 8 10–7 66/1 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies Double Octagon Partnership Yellow and orange diamonds, yellow sleeves and cap
32 Heros Collonges 11 10–7 66/1 J. P. McNamara Paul Nicholls Merchant Rentals plc Grey, blue V, sleeves, star on cap
33 Tyneandthyneagain 11 10–7 100/1 Peter Buchanan Howard Johnson Howard Johnson Red, blue chevrons, hooped cap
34 Risk Accessor 11 10-06 66/1 Noel Fehily Jonjo O’Neill J. P. McManus Green and orange hoops, purple cap
35 Direct Access 11 10-06 25/1 Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards Direct Access Partnership Orange and blue hoops, orange sleeves with blue armband, orange cap
36 Colonel Rayburn 10 10–6 50/1 John Cullen Paul Nolan (Ireland) Thatch (Ferns) Racing syndicate White and red diablo, white sleeves with black hoops, white and black hooped cap
37 Iris Royal 10 10–6 100/1 Marcus Foley Nicky Henderson Sir Robert Ogden Pink and violet quarters, white sleeves, pink and violet quartered cap
38 Ross Comm 10 10–5 16/1 Dominic Elsworth Sue Smith Kevin Treanor Red, grey V, diablo sleeves and quartered cap
39 Shotgun Willy 12 10–5 33/1 Andrew Tinkler Richard Guest Paul Beck Blue and yellow diablo, purple and orange diablo sleeves, blue and yellow quartered cap
40 Just in Debt 10 10–4 50/1 Alan Dempsey Martin Todhunter Bill Hazeldean Red, blue stars and sleeves with red stars, white cap

Finishing order

Position Name Starting price Distance Prize money
1st Numbersixvalverde 11/1 Won by 6 lengths £399,140
2nd Hedgehunter 5/1 JF 1¼ lengths £149,730
3rd Clan Royal 5/1 JF Short head £74,970
4th Nil Desperandum 33/1 A distance £37,380
5th Risk Accessor 66/1 16 lengths £18,760
6th Puntal 66/1 2½ lengths £9,380
7th Joe’s Edge 20/1 22 lengths Nil
8th Inca Trail 40/1 3½ lengths Nil
9th Forest Gunner 33/1 Last to complete Nil

Non-finishers

Fence Name Fate
1st Royal Auclair Fell
Innox Fell
Whispered Secret Unseated
Juveigneur Fell
Tyneandthyneagain Fell
3rd (open ditch) Baron Windrush Unseated
4th Ross Comm Fell
5th Ebony Light Fell
6th (Becher’s Brook) Just in Debt Fell
8th (Canal Turn) Le Duc Unseated
15th (The Chair) Silver Birch Fell
Jack High Unseated
Heros Collonges Unseated
16th (Water Jump) Garvivonnian Pulled up
17th Lord of Illusion Pulled up
Iris Royal Pulled up
18th Shotgun Willy Pulled up
19th (open ditch) Cornish Rebel Pulled up
Le Roi Miguel Pulled up
Direct Access Pulled up
20th Haut De Gamme Fell
21st Amberleigh House Pulled up
22nd (Becher’s Brook) Sir Oj Fell
23rd (Foinavon) First Gold Unseated
25th (Valentine’s) Ballycassidy Fell
27th (open ditch) Therealbandit Pulled up
Native Upmanship Refused
Rince Ri Refused
Iznogoud Pulled up
Colonel Rayburn Pulled up
29th It Takes Time Pulled up