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Our Island

Our Island was seven years old for the 2012 Grand National and trained by Tim Vaughan and was sitting as the second reserve on the final list of 2012 Grand National entries with only a couple of days to go until the big race. He would need two…

Neptune Equester

At the last minute Neptune Equester finally got the green light to line-up in 2012 following the withdrawal of two horses at the last scratchings deadline. At number 40, he was one of the rank outsiders for the bookies. …

Midnight Haze

There should have been odds given on horse with the name 'Midnight' to win the 2012 Grand National - Midnight Haze hoped to join The Midnight Club in the line-up at Aintree on April 14th but the Kim Bailey owned and trained horse still had a…

Deep Purple

Deep Purple was the 11 year old trained by Evan Williams who was guaranteed a spot in the 2012 Grand National as he'd been given 11-03 by the BHA Handicapper. …

Black Apalachi

In 2012, then 13 years old, this was, undoubtedly, Black Apalachi's final shot at the Aintree Grand National, having entered in 2008, 2009 and 2010 where he fell and unseated his rider in the first two before getting is best finish in 2nd place…

Ballyvesey

Ballyvesey is the seven year old from Ireland, trained by Peter Bowen. Currently residing at the bottom of the 2012 Grand National entries list, in 59th position, it will take a miracle, or indeed the withdrawal of 19 horses, to guarantee him…

Apt Approach

With six horses still left in with a chance of starting the 2012 Grand National, trainer Willie Mullins will have his work cut ut for him getting them all race ready and Apt Approach is just one that is i with a real chance of causing an upset…

Another Palm

Another Palm is an Irish seven year old trained by Noel Meade and frequently partnered with jockey Paul Carberry. With only eight lifetime chase starts under his belt he is one of the least experienced horses in the field but that is also due…

Abbeybraney

Trained by George Bewley and owned by Sue Johnson, Abbeybraney is the 11 year old Irish horse who was previously owned by prolific race horse owner Graham Wylie from 2008 until November 2011. He was bought, by Wylie, for 200,000 guineas with…