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Grand National 2022 LIVE: Result and reaction as Noble Yeats wins the big race at Aintree

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Follow all the latest updates from the 2022 Grand National at Aintree as one of British sport’s most iconic events returns for a 174th edition.

Coronavirus caused the cancellation of the race in 2020 and kept the crowds away in 2021, so for the first time in three years, fans will be able to watch in person at Aintree and help create that famous atmosphere.

A stacked field of horses and jockeys look to make history for themselves, the trainer and owner with 40 runners and riders ready to try and win the most valuable jump race in Europe.

Minella Times, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, triumphed 12 months ago and returns to try and make it two in a row this year but there are plenty of fancied horses in the field, including Any Second Now, Escaria Ten, Snow Leopardess and Longhouse Poet.

Follow all the latest updates below:


Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:43 p.m.


The Grand National

Sam Waley-Cohen’s father – and owner of winning horse Noble Yeats – Robert Waley-Cohen said:

“It’s a dream come true. Just fabulous. It’s a team and thank God it has really worked. He has so much dedication and puts in so much hard work.”

Michael Jones9 April 2022 17:40


Reaction from Sam Waley-Cohen

Winning rider Sam Waley-Cohen is an amatuer jockey and was riding in his last ever race on top of his father’s horse Noble Yeats. It’s a remarkable story and pretty unbelievable.

Waley-Cohen told ITV Racing: “I can’t say anything. It is a dream. I can’t believe it.”

(Getty Pictures)

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:38 p.m.


Grand National 2022 results

1st – Noble Yeats (Mr S Waley-Cohen) 50/1

2nd – Any Second Now (MP Walsh) 2/15 Fav

3rd – Delta Work (JW Kennedy) 10/1

4th – Santini (Nick Scholfield) 33/1

5th – Fiddlerontheroof (Brendan Powell) 12/1

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:35 p.m.


A Grand National fairytale

Here’s how Noble Yeats won the Grand National:

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:31 p.m.



He can! Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen wins the Grand National on his final ride before retirement! Noble Yeats kicks on down the final straight and stays ahead of Any Second Now to claim victory!

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022 5:30 p.m.


The Grand National

Over the last and it’s a two horse race now as Noble Yeats leads just in front of Any Second Now! Can Sam Waley-Cohen get across the line?

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:29 p.m.


The Grand National

Three from home and Coko Beach is back in front, Two For Gold is falling back. Longhouse Poet and Freewheelin Dylan are in contention. Noble Yeats is coming through as well with Fiddleront hero of close behind.

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:27 p.m.


The Grand National

Eight fences from home and Two For Gold edges in front of Coko Beach with Longhouse Poet trailing in third. Cloth Cap pulls up but Escaria Ten is running nicely just behind the leading pack.

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:25 p.m.


The Grand National

More falls at The Chair as Burrow’s Saint goes down. Snow Leopardess has been pulled up too.

Lostintranslation has moved up the field but Coko Beach and Two for Gold still lead the rest.

Michael JonesApril 9, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

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