The previous years winner Kellsboro Jack had been pledged by the owner not to be risked over the gruelling National course again, so the race could have lost some of it’s vim, but for the fact that superstar chaser Golden Miller once again lined up at the start!
Golden Miller was priced as second favourite, and its Grand National starting price was 8/1.
Dorothy Paget’s charge had recently won its third successive Cheltenham Gold Cup. The horse of its generation was bred by GoldCourt and was out of Millers Price.
The race went off at a fast pace and at the water jump most of the favoured runners were still all in contention.
Still going at a frenetic pace the race developed into a four way contest, numbered in that four Golden Miller and 1932’s winner Forbra.
The race whittled down to a match between Golden Miller and Delaneige, but after the final fence Golden Miller’s class showed and he powered ahead to win by five lengths.
Golden Miller set a new record time (8 seconds faster than 1934), despite carrying 7lbs more than Kellsboro Jack did.
Starting Price: 8/1
Age: 7 years
Winning Distance: 5 lengths
Owner: Miss Dorothy Paget
Jockey: Gerry Wilson
Weight Carried: 12st 2lbs
3rd: Thomond II