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Noticeable Absentees From The 2017 Grand National

One of the most important dates on the racing calendar is approaching and fans of the Grand National will be excited to read through the entries for this year’s big race. For the third time out of the last four years, over 100 horses were…
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Irish Grand National 2016 Odds

The Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Monday 28th March 2016. There are currently 90 entries for the 3m5f marathon but except that number to get whittled down to around 28 runners on the day. It should come as no…

Swing Bill

Swing Bill was the 11 year old from the David Pipe yard who was 10th in the 2012 National, which was won by Neptune Collonges, and so with hopes high that he could do better he was given an entry to the 2013 Grand National. Since the…

Junior

Trained by David Pipe, the the nine year old chestnut gelding Junior, was expected to go for his 2012 Grand National warmup at Haydock in February but instead opted for the Betfair Supports Walking With The Wounded Handicap Hurdle at Newbury…

According To Pete

Trainer Malcolm Jefferson was a very happy man when the weights for the 2012 Grand National were announced and his charge had been given a solid 10-12 by the BHA Handicapper. Guaranteed to line-up on April 14th, it was hoped that According To…

Smoking Aces

From trainer Tom Taafe came Smoking Aces, a then Irish eight year old who was hoping to head to Aintree for the first time on April 14th 2012. Before he did though he still needed horses to be withdrawn ahead of him in order to make the final…

Roulez Cool

Roulez Cool is owned and trained by Robert Waley-Cohen who also owns Oscar Time the runner up in the 2011 Grand National. Roulez Cool is nie years old and most likely to be ridden by the owners son and amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen. [Racecard…

Psycho

Of all the horses that hope to line-up for the 2012 Grand National, Psycho is probably the one with the least amount of headlines or punter chat. I'm not quite sure why because he's a terrific horse who's been given a decent weight of 11-00…

Postmaster

The second of Tim Vaughan's horses that was still left in contention for the 2012 Grand National, Postmaster was most definitely the more likely of the two, the other was Our Island, to get a start on April 14th 2012. He made the top 40 following…