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What they said: the best lines from three days at Aintree that had it all

Peas in a pod: Gordon Elliott sees similarities in himself and his dual Grand National hero
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"I've always felt with the Cue Cards, the Native Rivers and the Thistlecracks – where am I ever going to find another one? I think we've seen it today again." 
Colin Tizzard thinks plenty of Mildmay Novices' Chase winner Lostintranslation

"Of course there's a competitiveness between us, but we don't let it bother us – we just have another drink!"
Jessica Harrington on her friendly rivalry with Nicky Henderson after Supasundae got the better of Buveur D'Air in the Aintree Hurdle

"Needed that."
Rich Ricci enjoyed Min's Melling Chase demolition job

"He's a little like myself. He likes the good life. He eats, sleeps and drinks. And he wants to win. He's the people's horse."
Gordon Elliott sees some of his own character in Grand National superstar Tiger Roll

"He's a machine, great to watch and good for the game."
Jonjo O'Neill is among those to pay tribute to Tiger Roll

If The Cap Fits (centre) played his part in a rousing finish

"What a race! Three good horses, battling it out on the best day of the year and people should enjoy that – it's what racing is all about and I'm glad to be part of it."
The Stayers Hurdle provided the best finish of the meeting and even though Harry Skelton was on the wrong side of a head defeat on Roksana, he loved every second of it

"He was in his suit walking off the racecourse when I called him back and told him to get changed."
Nicky Henderson had to get a late replacement for Champ in the Sefton and Mark Walsh proved an able deputy

 "I lost my shoes out there on the track but somehow I've got everything intact!" 
Amy Murphy briefly got stuck in the mud on Thursday, but Kalashnikov fared much better to give the trainer a first Grade 1 success

"There were 3,000 shares available at £57 for Pentland Hills, which equates to roughly 2,100 individual members, and I think it's fair to say we've got a lot of enthusiastic and happy people." 
Dan Downie, racing manager for Pentland Hills's owners, shows you don't always have to spend big to win big


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