Somerset trained horse finishes 2nd in Grand National

Balthazar King, trained by Somerset's Philip Hobbs, came second in the Grand National at Aintree. The race was won by the 25-1 shot - Pineau De Re.

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Somerset trainer hoping for Grand National success

The most famous event in the horse racing calendar takes place this weekend - and there are high hopes that the West Country might produce a winner. This year's Grand National has a top prize of a million pounds.

Somerset trainer Philip Hobbs has never won the big race. But after a successful Cheltenham Festival, expectations are high for the two horses he has running.

Bob Cruwys went to meet him at his stables near Minehead:

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