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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Alvarado found himself somewhere in no mans land on spot number 68 hoping for a large number of entries above him to be withdrawn and scratched so that he could be guaranteed a spot on…

Balthazar King

In 2013 Balthazar King was one of three serious contenders for trainer Philip Hobbs and more importantly was the one most likely to give him the illusive Grand National win having had his best result back in 2002 with What’s Up Boys when…

Soll

Soll has had a few different trainers in the last three years and until October 2012 was trained by Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins. At that point he moved to the yard of Jo Hughes before being moved again in October 2014 to David…
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Teaforthree

At nine years of age and having been allocated 11-03 for the 2013 Grand National, Teaforthree was one of the horses with all the right credentials to win in 2013. A classy horse who had proved himself to trainer Rebecca Curtis, he was always…

Double Seven Aiming For Grand National

Having finished third in 2014, connections of the much fancied Double Seven, have their sights firmly on the Grand National 2015 in a bid to go two places better this time around. Owned by JP McManus and trained by Martin Brassil, the…

Grand National Contenders For Consideration

There’s a great deal of water set to flow under the bridge before the forty runners face the starter at Aintree on 11 April, 2015, for the £1 million Crabbie’s Grand National, but already two serious contenders have demonstrated their respective…

Double Seven

If there's one horse to keep a close eye for the 2015 Crabbies Grand National then Double Seven would be it. Trained by Grand National winning trainer Martin Brassil with Numbersixvalverde in 2006, owned by JP McManus, third in the 2014…