Jem Mason a jockey who had tasted success in the first Grand National about Lottery was onboard the 4/1 favourite The Roarer, but victory went to Matthew ridden by Denny Wynne and returning 11/1.
In history this race has been highlighted as being one of the originators of Irish interest in the Grand National, Wikipedia’s current entry notes that the winning horse was owned by one of the large Cork landowners who at the time was throwing tenants out of their potato famine ravished land holdings. As such many of the rank and file Irishmen supported the other Irish runner Brunette, who went off at 20/1 and was last of the horses that made it round the course.
The race continued to grow in stature and was contested by a then record 26 runners. 1846′s winner Pioneer finished in fourth, 1840′s Winner Jerry finished one better than Pioneer, getting up for third.
Winners SP: 11/1
Winning Distance: 1 length
Owner: John Courtenay
Jockey: Denny Wynne
Weight Carried: 10st6lbs
Favourite: The Roarer 4/1
2nd: St Leger (Tom Oliver), age unknown, 14/1
3rd: Jerry (Denny Wynne), 7 years old, 12/1
4th: Pioneer (Captain William Peel), 7 years old, 13/1