Plain Fence, Height: 4ft 6in, Width: 3ft
So here we are then. On the second circuit of the Aintree course, the 14th/30th fence is the final obstacle that the Grand National field must overcome before facing the harsh 500-yard run-in to immortality for the winner.
On the first circuit, this 4ft 6in jump rarely provides all that troubling to most, however it does act as a precursor to the final named fence on the course – the dreaded Chair.
Famous Fallers at Fence 14/30
While fence 14/30 is far from being the most devilish on the Grand National course, that’s not to say it doesn’t take the odd scalp from time to time.
One notable faller here was Hedgehunter, the National champion from 2005. But a year earlier, his attempt at winning the Aintree showpiece came unstuck at the very final fence.
Otherwise, you have to go back to 2013 for the last time that fence 14/30 proved the undoing of those in the field. On that occasion, the tiring legs of 20/1 shot Sunnyhillboy and Roberto Goldback saw them unseat Richie McLernon and Barry Geraghty respectively at the final obstacle, while Mumbles Head refused to jump it.