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Join Together

Join Together may have only come second in the Becher Chase in December 2012 but if that race had been two feet longer he would have won it. His reserve speed at the end was nothing short of remarkable and if he was able to bring that to Aintree…

Picking a National Horse By Name

For many, the Grand National is all about a once-a-year flutter and is considered the people's race simply because you dont have to be a hardened punter to get value for your money or to be lucky enough to pick the winner. One method is…

Katenko Out Of the 2013 Grand National

Though I'm not fully certain that he would have even been left in the running for the 2013 Grand National, it seems that we'll never know in the case of the Venetia Williams trained Katenko who has been withdrawn due to injury. Primarily…

Pady Does Well Prepping for 2013 Grand National

With a guaranteed spot as 2013 Grand National Runner, this is potentially the one and only shot Forpadydeplasterer is going to get at winning one of the most coveted prizes in National Hunt racing so prepping him for it was always going to be…

Join Together Prep Race Doesn't Go To Plan

Ready and willing to fill the void left by Neptune Collonges, Join Together looks like Paul Nicholls' best hope of achieving back-to-wins in the Grand National and the prep race he was aimed at was the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster last Saturday.…

Magnanimity

Owned by Gigginstown Stud, or Michael O'Leary in other words, Magnanimity is one of the horses lucky enough to benefit from the scratchings process as prior to the second round he hadn't actually made the cut into top 40 to start the race. But…

Mullins Scratches Three From 2013 Grand National

The first scratchings deadline for the 2013 Grand National has passed and it was announced on Wednesday that eleven horses had been withdrawn at the stage. Irish Champion trainer, Willie Mullins, withdrew the largest number for any trainer…

Bob Lingo

Bob Lingo is a very interesting horse not least because he's not very well known in the UK as he has never raced here but also because he's one of only a few horses that runs every few weeks. Clearly he's not the type who needs to be well rested…