Seabass

When aimed for the 2012 Grand National, the Ted Walsh trained, Irish runner Seabass gained huge attention due to his unbeaten record in his previous seven starts. Just prior to the 2012 National he won at Naas on February 26th 2012 and before…

Goonyella

From trainer Jim Dreaper comes Goonyella, a nine year old that really packs a punch on the national hunt circuit. He's a worthy chaser who finished 8th in the 2013 Coral Welsh National, 7th in the 2014 Irish Grand National, and was the winner…

Saint Are

Saint Are just made it into the top 40 for the starting line-up for the 2013 Grand National, due to a number of horses ahead of him being withdrawn at the scratching stages, when trained by Tim Vaughan. Saint Are was only seven years…

Many Clouds

The 2015 Grand National winner, Many Clouds is heading back to Aintree to retain his crown in a bid to become the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals. Defying all the stats and trends that usually ear mark a…

Shutthefrontdoor

In 2015 Shutthefrontdoor became the clear favourite for the Grand National. Trained by Jonjo O'Neill he was the mount of Champion jockey AP McCoy for his last ever National and went off as short as 6/1 across all of the major UK bookmakers.…

Rocky Creek

Last season David Pipe told me that he thought that Rocky Creek had all the right credentials to win the Grand National. The fact that he doesn't even train him speaks volumes as to how highly regarded he is. He is in fact trained by…

Pineau De Re

At 11-years-old, the 2014 Crabbies Grand National was the first time Pineau De Re had received an entry and with his place fully secured it looked like it was full steam ahead for the horse whose odds just kept dropping! Trained by Dr…
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Oscar Time

2013 was the third consecutive entry for Oscar Time in the Grand National following his terrific success in 2011 when he finished runner-up to the ultimate winner, Ballabriggs. He was entered again in 2012 but injury forced him out of the…

Alvarado

With a weight of 10-02 for the 2014 Grand National, Alvarado found himself somewhere in no mans land on spot number 68 hoping for a large number of entries above him to be withdrawn and scratched so that he could be guaranteed a spot on…