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Grand National 2015 Entries Revealed

It’s that time of the year again folks! The wait is over and the Crabbies Grand National 2015 entries have been revealed with 98 getting the green light for a shot at winning the biggest steeple chase in the world.

Top of the charts with an Official Rating of 163 is Lord Winderemere and of course if he remains in contention he may also find himself burdened with the top weight of 11-12 when the BHA Handicapper, Phil Smith, announces the weights in mid-February.

The numbers are down on last year which had 115 entries but 60 individual trainers have all submitted at least one entry. Paul Nicholls has the highest number of runners entered with 7 in total including Benvolio, Mon Parrain, Rebel Rebellion, Rocky Creek, Rolling Aces, Sam Winner and Unioniste.

Owned by John Hales, Unioniste has been given an entry but it has been mentioned that a run on the day is weight dependant so he may still get withdrawn at a later stage.

Last year’s winner, Pineau De Re has been entered again in a bid to become only the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals. He’s currently at 25/1 ante-post with Betfair and although the odds are currently stacked against him he may still be able to pull it out of the bag on the day.

The unstoppable Balthazar King may yet be King of Aintree if his current form continues. With a higher rating than in 2014, he’s also likely to carry more weight especially in light of his second place in 2014 but if he has a crack at it and wins it would be a first Grand National for trainer Philip Hobbs and with Richard Johnson likely to partner him, it would also be his first win from 18 attempts!

The oldest horse to get an entry this year is Oscar Time and at 14 years of age, it’s a tough ask and while Amberleigh House romped home at 12 years of age back in 2004, no 14-year-old has ever won the Grand National, although if you go all the back to 1853, you will find that a 15 year old named Peter Simple did manage the near impossible.

Robert Waley-Cohen, owner and trainer of Oscar Time tweeted: “Couldn’t resist entering Oscar Time in the Grand National. In great form and is behaving younger than his age which anyway he doesn’t know.”

And with a win over the Grand National fences in December, when he went on to win the Becher Chase, as well as two previous Grand National places, it’s easy to see why Waley-Cohen is optimistic about Oscar Time’s chances.

The full list of all 98 entries is below:

Horse

Age

Owner

Trainer

ACROSS THE BAY (IRE)

11

Scotch Piper Syndicate

Donald McCain 

AL CO (FR)

10

Frank Lloyd

Peter Bowen 

ALDERWOOD (IRE)

11

J P McManus

Thomas Mullins IRE

ALPHA VICTOR (IRE)

10

Denton, Kinsey, Osborne Hse, Wesley-Yates

William Kinsey 

ALVARADO (IRE)

10

William & Angela Rucker

Fergal O’Brien 

AMERICAN SPIN

11

George Collacott & R Gadd

Luke Dace 

ANY CURRENCY (IRE)

12

Cash Is King

Martin Keighley 

BACK IN FOCUS (IRE)

10

Andrea & Graham Wylie

Willie Mullins IRE

BAILEYS CONCERTO (IRE)

9

United Five Racing & Andrew Sayer

Dianne Sayer 

BALLYCASEY (IRE)

8

Susannah Ricci

Willie Mullins IRE

BALLYOLIVER

11

Richard Britten-Long

Venetia Williams 

BALTHAZAR KING (IRE)

11

The Brushmakers

Philip Hobbs 

BENVOLIO (IRE)

8

Patricia Thompson

Paul Nicholls 

BOB FORD (IRE)

8

The Bob Ford Partnership

Rebecca Curtis 

BOSTON BOB (IRE)

10

Andrea & Graham Wylie

Willie Mullins IRE

BROADWAY BUFFALO (IRE)

7

Jo Tracey

David Pipe 

BUDDY BOLERO (IRE)

9

Malcolm Denmark

Tony Martin IRE

BURTON PORT (IRE)

11

Trevor Hemmings

Jonjo O’Neill 

CAPPA BLEU (IRE)

13

William & Angela Rucker

Evan Williams 

CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE)

9

J P McManus

John Kiely IRE

CARLITO BRIGANTE (IRE)

9

06 Zoo Ltd

Karen McLintock 

CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA)

7

J P McManus

Gordon Elliott IRE

CEDRE BLEU (FR)

8

Tangledupinblue

Charlie Mann 

CHANCE DU ROY (FR)

11

Daphne Du Pre

Philip Hobbs 

CORRIN WOOD (IRE)

8

Dermot Hanafin Robert Rose Ian Whitfield

Donald McCain 

COURT BY SURPRISE (IRE)

10

Nick Mustoe

Emma Lavelle 

DOLATULO (FR)

8

Chasemore Farm

Warren Greatrex 

DOUBLE ROSS (IRE)

9

Options O Syndicate

Nigel Twiston-Davies 

DUKE OF LUCCA (IRE)

10

Lesley Field

Philip Hobbs 

ELY BROWN (IRE)

10

Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire

Charlie Longsdon 

FIRST LIEUTENANT (IRE)

10

Gigginstown House Stud

Mouse Morris IRE

GALLANT OSCAR (IRE)

9

Garrett Kelly

Tony Martin IRE

GAS LINE BOY (IRE)

9

Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club

Philip Hobbs 

GLENQUEST (IRE)

12

Coolglen Syndicate

Stuart Crawford IRE

GODSMEJUDGE (IRE)

9

Favourites Racing

Alan King 

GOONYELLA (IRE)

8

Ann & Alan Potts Partnership

Jim Dreaper IRE

GREEN FLAG (IRE)

8

John Adam

Lucinda Russell 

GUESS AGAIN (IRE)

10

Malcolm Denmark

Tony Martin IRE

HADRIAN’S APPROACH (IRE)

8

Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes

Nicky Henderson 

HARRY THE VIKING

10

Jim Beaumont, Douglas Pryde & Quona Thomson

Sandy Thomson 

HOME FARM (IRE)

8

Chris Jones

Henry de Bromhead IRE

IKORODU ROAD

12

John Odell

Graeme McPherson 

KATENKO (FR)

9

Andrew Brooks

Venetia Williams 

KRUZHLININ (GER)

8

Paul & Clare Rooney

Donald McCain 

LACKAMON

10

Sue Smith

Sue Smith 

LIVING NEXT DOOR (IRE)

9

John Breslin

Tony Martin IRE

LOCH BA (IRE)

9

Peter Taplin, Susan Bunney & Partners

Mick Channon 

LORD WINDERMERE (IRE)

9

Dr Ronan Lambe

Jim Culloty IRE

MAGGIO (FR)

10

Mike Deren

Patrick Griffin IRE

MAKE A TRACK (IRE)

9

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

MANY CLOUDS (IRE)

8

Trevor Hemmings

Oliver Sherwood 

MART LANE (IRE)

10

Geoff Thompson

Sophie Leech 

MERRY KING (IRE)

8

Frank Gillespie

Jonjo O’Neill 

MON PARRAIN (FR)

9

John & Barbara Cotton

Paul Nicholls 

MONBEG DUDE (IRE)

10

Oydunow

Michael Scudamore 

MOUNTAINOUS (IRE)

10

Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter

Richard Lee 

MY MURPHY (IRE)

9

Hans Zindel

Liam Burke IRE

NEPTUNE EQUESTER

12

Jim Beaumont

Sandy Thomson 

NIGHT IN MILAN (IRE)

9

Richard Collins

Keith Reveley 

OSCAR TIME (IRE)

14

Robert Waley-Cohen

Robert Waley-Cohen 

OWEGA STAR (IRE)

8

Anthony Callan/Siobhan Callan

Peter Fahey IRE

PINEAU DE RE (FR)

12

John Provan

Dr Richard Newland 

POOLE MASTER

10

Geoff Thompson

David Pipe 

PORTRAIT KING (IRE)

10

Marie Davis

Maurice Phelan IRE

PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR)

12

Prince & Paupers Syndicate

Willie Mullins IRE

QULINTON (FR)

11

Bob Whitby

Johnny Farrelly 

RAJDHANI EXPRESS

8

Robert Waley-Cohen

Nicky Henderson 

RAZ DE MAREE (FR)

10

James Swan

Sandra Hughes IRE

REBEL REBELLION (IRE)

10

Woodhouse, Sutton & Dobson

Paul Nicholls 

RENARD (FR)

10

ROA Arkle Partnership

Venetia Williams 

RIGADIN DE BEAUCHENE (FR)

10

Andrew Wiles

Venetia Williams 

RIVER CHOICE (FR)

12

Fergus Wilson

Richard Chotard FR

ROCKY CREEK (IRE)

9

The Johnson & Stewart Families

Paul Nicholls 

ROI DU MEE (FR)

10

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

ROLLING ACES (IRE)

9

David Martin, Paul Barber & Ian Fogg

Paul Nicholls 

ROSE OF THE MOON (IRE)

10

Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partners

David O’Meara 

ROYALE KNIGHT

9

Chris Stedman & Robert Corsan

Dr Richard Newland 

RUBI LIGHT (FR)

10

Bill Hennessy

Robert Hennessy IRE

SAINT ARE (FR)

9

David Fox

Tom George 

SAM WINNER (FR)

8

Angela Yeoman

Paul Nicholls 

SHOTGUN PADDY (IRE)

8

Axom (XXXVI)

Emma Lavelle 

SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (IRE)

8

J P McManus

Jonjo O’Neill 

SOLL

10

Derrick Mossop

David Pipe 

SPRING HEELED (IRE)

8

Dr Ronan Lambe

Jim Culloty IRE

STANDING OVATION (IRE)

8

The Bravo Partnership

David Pipe 

SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE)

12

J P McManus

Jonjo O’Neill 

SUPER DUTY (IRE)

9

Brannon, Dick, Hernon & Holden

Ian Williams 

SYDNEY PAGET (IRE)

8

Roger O’Byrne

Donald McCain 

TALES OF MILAN (IRE)

8

Phil Middleton

Phil Middleton 

TEAFORTHREE (IRE)

11

Conyers, O’Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman

Rebecca Curtis 

THE DRUIDS NEPHEW (IRE)

8

The Stonehenge Druids

Neil Mulholland 

THE PACKAGE

12

The Johnson Family

David Pipe 

THE RAINBOW HUNTER

11

May We Never Be Found Out Partnership

Kim Bailey 

THEATRICAL STAR

9

Brocade Racing

Colin Tizzard 

TRANQUIL SEA (IRE)

13

Jean & Clemmie Shipp

Warren Greatrex 

UNIONISTE (FR)

7

John Hales

Paul Nicholls 

VINTAGE STAR (IRE)

9

Trevor Hemmings

Sue Smith 

WYCK HILL (IRE)

11

J P McManus

David Bridgwater 

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