Grand National Weights Revealed As Build Up Begins

The official time to get excited about the Grand National is when the weights are revealed, something we saw earlier this week. The weights were revealed in London, which is always a baffling decision when the event takes place at Aintree, Liverpool. Onto…

Reaction To Grand National Weights 2018

It was billed as Phil Smith’s handicapping swan song, the Grand National weights dinner for the race he had presided over for the last twenty years, but alas things did not all go to plan. After an embargo, a single horse weights teaser and…

Total Recall Win Sets Him Up Nicely For Grand National Bid

Total Recall has long been spoken about as a Grand National contender, and at the weekend, he registered a win over hurdles that should put him spot on for the big race in April. Trainer Willie Mullins had been keen to not impact his handicap…

Jumps Racing At The Heart Of Grand National

Ask anyone to name the world’s most famous horse race and, more often than not, the answer will be the Grand National. The name is synonymous with the sport and gets the pulses racing for what is always an exciting weekend of racing at…

Seeyouatmidnight Has Credentials For Grand National 2018

The Randox Health Grand National is just a couple of months away (14th April), but already punters, tipsters and bookmakers are weighing up the potential contenders. A final field of 40 runners (and a few reserves) will be announced a couple…

Native River's Stamina Looks Ideal for the Grand National 2018

The National Hunt season is in full swing and many of the top trainers are already looking ahead to both the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals in 2018. The Randox Health Grand National is always a huge ante-post betting event and many of the…

Minella Rocco Shows National Credentials

We saw many fantastic winning performances over the festive period, but one horse who put in a very good showing, despite not winning was Minella Rocco. This is not his time of year. He will always perform better on the spring ground, where…

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…