Becher Chase Offers Valuable Grand National Clues

This weekend we have the first real trial for the 2018 Grand National and that is the Becher Chase. Although the race is only over the distance of three miles and two furlongs, six furlongs less than the big event in April, it is seen by many…

Blaklion Makes Perfect Return At Wetherby

Those who are already thinking about backing Blaklion for the Grand National in 2018 will have been delighted with his reappearance run at Wetherby last weekend. The current Grand National favourite ran in the Charlie Hall Chase over three miles…

Minella Rocco Begins Grand National Campaign

We nearly saw the first move in the Grand National market this week when Minella Rocco began his campaign with a run in the Grade Three Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown. The run was respectable, and of course he will come on a bundle for…

Aintree Fashionistas Could Win £35,000 Range Rover

Did you know that there is much more to the Grand National than just horse racing? The Aintree festival is also known for music, general entertainment and a fantastically fun atmosphere. It is also a great place for dedicated followers of…

The Last Samuri: Can He Go One Better This Year?

THE LAST SAMURI was within two furlongs of victory last year but David Bass was pipped in the closing stages by the staying on RULE THE WORLD. Twelve months on, he has gone up in the weights but The Last Samuri has the class to beat his rivals…

Withdrawals Continue As Vics Canvas Bows Out

The list of high-profile contenders who are missing out on this year's Grand National race continues to grow, as Vics Canvas becomes the latest ride to be withdrawn prior to the race. Last year's third-place finisher in the Aintree showcase…

Vicente Aims To Give Owner Hemmings A Grand Victory

Have you picked who you are backing for this year’s Grand National yet? One option many of you may have overlooked is the Paul Nicholls’ trained Vicente. Last year’s Scottish Grand National winner definitely has plenty going for it…

124 Entries For Irish Grand National

With a bumper prize pot in 2017, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National has attracted 124 entries for it's annual renewal at Fairyhouse on April 17th. There was no real surprise that trainer Gordon Elliott dominated the entries with 28 potential…