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April 4, 1976

lThe Duke of Alberquerque spends a comfortable night in hospital and is "much improved" after fracturing his right thigh and suffering concussion when Nereo (Fred Winter) fell at the 13th in yesterday's Grand National.

lWollow (Henry Cecil) is 5-2 favourite for the 2,000 Guineas later this month with Malinowski (Vincent O'Brien) and Manado (Francois Boutin) at twice that price and 20-1 bar.

lPasty (Peter Walwyn) is

6-1 favourite for the 1,000 Guineas, followed by Gale Bridge (Ryan Price) at 12-1.

April 4, 1991

l1987 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner The Thinker (Arthur Stephenson), has to be put down after breaking his near hind on the gallops while warming up for a crack at the Grand National.

lAnthea Farrell becomes the first woman to ride a winner over the big fences at Aintree when J-J Henry, trained by her father Peter Beaumont, takes the John Hughes Chase from The Antartex (Gordon Richards/Neale Doughty).

lChester Barnes, in charge of Pond House affairs, while Martin Pipe stays at home for the first two days at Aintree, declares that the stable was on at 10-1 after Aquilifer (Richard Dunwoody)-who was sent off at 11-2-takes the Martell Cup from Norton's Coin.

lSparkling Flame completes a Dunwoody double by beating Esha Ness (Jenny/Mark Pitman) in the novice chase.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 4, 2001
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