Trained by Jonjo O’Neill, who won the Grand National with Don’t Push It back in 2010, and owned by JP McManus, Alfie Sherrin is an eleven year old bay gelding sired by Kayf Tara.
Originally hopes were high that he would get a place for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National, but with a weight of 9-11 and an original 88th spot well down the list of entries, it would take a miracle for this horse to be able to line-up on April 5th, despite the relatively short ante-post odds of 33/1.
A decent horse who won the JLT Speciality Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in 2012, he’s had relatively few chase starts despite his age, at just 11 in total with only two wins and two third places.
He has run nearly as many hurdle races and overall has had a decent career earning connections just over £93K but with so many entered above him for this year’s Grand National it’s going to be very difficult to get a place but stranger things have happened.
Even so, he has only had two runs this season and hasn’t had a win for two years so the reality is that even if he did get it it’s highly unlikely that he would challenge for the win or the place although his most recent run at Cheltenham would have fired him up even if he did only finish in 8th spot.
Result: Alfie Sherrin did not make the cut for the 2014 Grand National.