Sport: At Aintree

Golden Miller, winner in 1934, fell at the first fence. His jockey remounted but the Miller refused at Valentine's Brook and was withdrawn. Avenger, overnight favorite because the track was soft, fell at the first jump the second time round, broke his neck, had to be shot. At odds of 100-to-1, Lord Mildmay's stallion Davy Jones took the lead from the start and held it the second time around, over Becher's Brook, around the Canal Turn and past Valentine's Brook. There were two jumps left before the finish.

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