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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…

Chance Du Roy

A surprise winner in the 2013 Becher Chase at Aintree, Chance Du Roy went off at 14/1 for trainer Philip Hobbs and was ridden by Tom O'Brien. A classy horse, who at 10-years-of age, has had some notable wins from his 22 chase starts,…

Monbeg Dude

Monbeg Dude came to prominence when he won the Coral Welsh National in January 2013, an event rescheduled from December 2012 due to bad weather. Trained by Michael Scudamore, Monbeg Dude is a very exciting prospect for the 2015 Crabbies…

Raz De Maree

From the Dessie Hughes yard in Ireland comes Raz De Maree, his only entry for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National. Originally placed much further down the entries list after the weights were handed out, at number 64, a significant number…

Kruzhlinin

One of more obscurely names horses entered for the Grand National, after a bit of research it transpires that 'Kruzhlinin' is the name of town in Russia where Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokov, recipient of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature,…

Buckers Bridge

Trained by Henry De Bromhead, Buckers Bridge is an eight-year-old bay gelding who was handed 10-10 by the BHA Handicapper for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National. A solid chaser who had four starts over fences last season the weight he was…