The Becher Chase 2019

On the eve of Aintree’s second-biggest fixture of the season it’s well worth taking a careful look through the runners in both the Becher Chase 2019 and the Grand Sefton Chase to see if we can garner any pointers towards the 2020 Grand National…

Sharp Response Throws Hat into Grand National Ring

The Sue Smith trained Sharp Response took a huge step forward last week and looked every bit like a Grand National 2020 contender. The horse went to Haydock and ran very well and even though he didn’t win connections must be delighted with…

Ruby & Katie Walsh Named Racing Ambassadors For Next Year’s Grand National Festival

Former jockeys Ruby and Katie Walsh have been named as the Racing Ambassadors for the 2020 Grand National Festival, 20 years after their family’s iconic Aintree win with Papillon. The siblings are notable figures in the world of horse racing,…

Native River Set for Many Clouds Return Ahead of Possible Grand National Tilt

Native River, the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero, is Aintree-bound for his much-anticipated return to action with the Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase over 3m 1f on the Mildmay course at the Grand National venue his first target. Trained by Colin Tizzard,…

Tiger Roll’s Hat-trick Chances Described As “Slim and None”

It is still very much up in the air as to whether back-to-back Grand National winner, Tiger Roll will return to Aintree in 2020 to try and become the first horse ever to win a hat-trick of successive Grand Nationals. In a recent interview…

Is A Grand National Win On The Cards For Sir Alex Ferguson?

Twenty years after guiding Manchester United to a famous treble, Sir Alex Ferguson is now dreaming of Aintree glory next April with Give Me A Copper. The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old was backed down from 7-1 to 5-1 for the Badger Beers…

Two Grand National Hopefuls Shine At Wetherby

Traditionally, the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby is a race for Gold Cup outsiders to show off their credentials. Three miles on a fair and flat track is usually a great place for the hopefuls to start their campaigns, although the conditions…

Grand National Winner One For Arthur Set to Reappear this Weekend

The National Hunt season gets underway properly over the coming weeks. Many potential Grand National runners will have their first runs of the season and one previous winner will be seen this coming weekend. 2017 winner, One For Arthur, is having…

Will Yanworth Turn to Cross Country And The Grand National?

Without a doubt, the strangest trainer switch of the off-season has been the move of Yanworth. Formally trained in the UK by Alan King, the JP McManus owned horse has remained in the same ownership but will now be trained in Ireland by Enda…